With people spending more time at home and in the kitchen as a result of the pandemic, there are a number of small kitchen appliances and gadgets that might be worth an investment at this time. We’ve rounded up the best small appliances and kitchen items to make your cooking and baking dreams come true. If your kitchen cupboards are already jam-packed, we’ve found some space-saving gadgets for you, too.
Talk about small kitchen appliances that are complete game changers. The Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer is amazing. With 7 built-in smart programs including bake, roast, toast, broil, dehydrate and rotisserie, this easy-to-use and dependable appliance will change your weeknight cooking for the better.
There are certainly less expensive blenders you can buy, but the Vitamix 5200 is a professional grade blender that pulls double-duty in the kitchen. If you’re looking to consolidate small kitchen appliances, then this self-cleaning blender can make hot soup without a stove, frozen treats without an ice cream maker, and mix batters and dough without a mixer. Vitamix blenders are engineered and assembled in the USA and are built to last.
Compact personal blenders are great as small kitchen appliances. Even if you’ve already got a standard size blender at home, consider picking up a Ninja Nutri Pro Compact Personal Blender for a communal kitchen at work. Regardless of where you use it, the Nutri Ninja Pro is a powerful blender ideal for making nutritious juices and smoothies on the go.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mix
If you’re a serious baker, you’ll know that there are certain recipes that call for a stand mixer. If you’ve got a small kitchen, then you’ll need to sacrifice other kitchen storage to make room for the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer. The mixer includes a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip for different types of recipes and bakers can purchase additional attachments to convert the mixer to a pasta maker or high-powered cheese grater in seconds.
If you consider yourself an occasional baker and you don’t have enough storage space for a stand mixer then the KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer might be all that you need. Hand mixers are perfect small kitchen appliances that are easy to use, easy to clean and can mix ingredients from your favorite cookie doughs to mashed potatoes, and so much more.
The best small kitchen appliances are the ones with multiple purposes and multiple attachments. The Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9 Speed Immersion Blender comes in handy when making all kinds of delicious treats. With this hand blender, you can whip up salsa, pesto, pancake batter, smoothies, whipped cream, and even peanut butter.
There’s nothing like the convenience of a Keurig Coffee Maker. The Keurig K-Classic is reliable and pretty, and can brew 6, 8, and 10 oz cups of morning joe. Over 75 of the world’s best beverage brands and coffee makers have produced over 400 varieties of K-cup blends so if you’re into coffee and don’t have time to brew your own, the Keurig K-Classic might just be for you.
If you’re on the hunt for upscale and rustic small kitchen appliances the the Poliviar French Press Coffee Maker is just the thing for you. The artisanal look of the Poliviar rests in its teak wood handle. This French press is made of durable materials and has double-wall insulation, so it’s no doubt that it will keep your coffee hot four times as long as a similar glass version would. If you like to manually adjust the strength of your coffee and don’t mind a little bit of coffee ground clean-up, then a French press is the way to go.
In Europe, tiny kitchens are the norm. In most of those kitchens, you’ll find a Moka Pot. The Bialetti Moka Express Moka Pot delivers 9.2 ounces of coffee- enough for one mug with a little leftover. If you want to get the feel and taste of Italian coffee in the comfort of your own home, brew a cup of coffee grounds on your stovetop and in 5 minutes you’ll be transported across the pond to your favorite European destination.
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If you prefer your coffee with cream and frothed, treat yourself to a Zulay Original Milk Frother. This #1 best seller on Amazon will give your hot drinks a professional finishing touch, whether that’s your morning latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate, or matcha.
A slow cooker is a kitchen staple. Who doesn’t love no-fuss cooking, especially on busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook? The Crock-Pot 6 Quart Slow Cooker has some fancy upgrades including a digital countdown control and a locking lid. The stainless steel exterior will look sleek on your kitchen counter while healthy and wholesome meals cook inside.
If you’re cooking for one, maybe two people, and don’t have room on the counter for a larger slow cooker, then small kitchen appliances are your friend. The 1.5 quart capacity of the Elite Gourmet Mini Slow Cooker has a removable stoneware pot making it easy to clean-up. With a mini slow cooker, home chefs can cook a variety of foods in portion-controlled sizes. How great is that?
If the idea of homemade Belgian waffles gives you all the warm and fuzzies of a Sunday morning brunch, then you might need the Presto Ceramic FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker. This professional-style rotating waffle maker flips 180 degrees to evenly spread batter for waffles that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Yummmmm!
If you don’t have a lot of storage room and are a fan of small kitchen appliances, check out the #1 best seller Dash Mini Waffle Maker. This compact and lightweight appliance makes more than just waffles- think paninis, hash browns, and even biscuit pizza. Home chefs can really get creative with this nifty mini waffle maker to create infinite waffle combinations.
The Dash Rapid Electric Egg Cooker makes cooking perfect eggs a snap. With the Dash, you can cook 6 eggs any style, any time. Cooking options include hard, medium and soft-boiled eggs, omelet, poached eggs, and more. It’s never been easier to get your morning protein than it is with a rapid egg cooker.
If you’re tired of paying for boxed microwave popcorn, then you might want to grab a microwave popcorn maker for your kitchen. The collapsible bowl of this kitchen gadget makes it easy to make popcorn from simple ingredients so you can have the full movie theater experience of popcorn and a movie at home. The Salbree Microwave Popcorn Maker comes in 18 different vibrant colors and has consistently high reviews on Amazon.
Fasta Pasta! Besides being fun to say, the Fasta Pasta Cooker eliminates the need for boiling a pot of water to make pasta. The Fasta Pasta microwaveable pasta cooker cooks perfect al denote pasta without the boil over mess on a stovetop. The cooker includes an attachable strainer so you can drain your pasta with one simple container in minutes.
Not an appliance, but a handy thing to own, is the Caphalon Square Grill Pan. If you want the taste of a grilled steak or hamburger, then an indoor grill pan is a great thing to own. The deep ridges of the pan will add authentic grill flavor to meats while locking in juices for savory meat. If you don’t have an outdoor grill or are short on space, get an indoor grill pan for your next barbecue.
There are two types of people: those who like pre-mixed peanut butter and those who like it old-fashioned. If you raised your hand for the latter camp, then you might want to spring for Grandpa Witmer’s Old Fashioned Mess-Free Peanut Butter Mixer. This kitchen gadget stirs the separated oils from peanut butter without splashing and making an oily mess. If you’ve ever tried mixing old fashioned peanut butter with a knife or a spoon, then you know how messy it can get.
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Pineapple is one of the juiciest and sweetest fruits you can buy, but cutting them open is a pain. Consider investing in the Newness Focus Pineapple Corer to make an otherwise messy job, fairly neat and clean. A pineapple corer is a small kitchen gadget that is easy to use, peels, and cores entire slices of pineapple in seconds. This pineapple corer by Newness Focus has great reviews on Amazon.
This handy kitchen gadget is great whether you’re making kid-friendly vegetables or Keto-friendly dishes. The Full Star Vegetable Spiralizer is handheld and easy to stow when not in use. With three settings, ribbons, medium, and thin, you can create healthy meals for everyone in the family. This gadget gets extra props for the finger guard to protect your hands while in operation.
The Microplane Premium Classic Zester is one of those simple kitchen tools that can elevate your cooking and baking. A zester/grater made of stainless steel, it can be used to grate citrus, cheeses, spices, and even chilies and ginger. It stores flat so you don’t have to worry about it taking up a lot of room in your kitchen drawers.
Raise your hand if it’s been a while since you’ve had your kitchen knives sharpened. If you’re like most people, and it has in fact been awhile, then check out the Kitchen IQ Edge Grip 2-stage Knife Sharpener. You don’t have to send your knives out for sharpening anymore when you can pick-up an inexpensive handheld sharpener for the kitchen.
One kitchen item that takes up tons of real estate is mixing bowls. The Joseph Joseph Nesting Mixing Bowl Set features 9 pieces that all stow neatly into one unit. With this compact set, you get mixing bowls, a colander, steel sieve strainer, and a measuring cup set. Great for at home or even when on-the-go, the Joseph Joseph Nesting Set is a no-brainer when space is an issue.
A foldable cutting board is a nice-to-have item in a kitchen. The Chop2Pot is an award-winning folding chopping board that, when squeezed, creates a convenient chute for chopped food to slide down. With the Chop2Pot, you don’t have to worry about chopped food going astray making it easier for clean-up and cooking.
Not all Kitchen appliances need to be oversized and energy guzzlers. Bigger may be better, but a secret every home cook knows is that good things come in small packages. These small kitchen appliances just might save your recipe, and the day.
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