The Most Important Small Appliances Every Kitchen Needs
Your kitchen is home to most of the appliances in your home. It is also where you will most likely find a large number of essential household appliances. There is no doubt that your fridge, stove, oven, and dishwasher are all extremely important. That said, there are also a number of small appliances that are particularly important for daily or, at least, weekly use.
Choose multi-functional appliances
For the sake of space and convenience, many people choose multi-functional, or multi-purpose, appliances. For example, instead of buying a blender and a food processor, you can buy these two as a single appliance. Many grills also come with different types of inserts which makes them suitable for toasting sandwiches, grilling various foods, and making waffles. The more of these multi-functional appliances you have, the less you will have to worry about clutter.
Why you really use it?
When you sit at home and watch daytime TV or if you are watching late at night, you are bound to come across various infomercials. It's easy to get 'sucked in' by all their amazing demonstrations and how easy they make everything seem. However, sales tactics are just that – tactics to make you buy. Even if the appliance seems great, you always need to ask yourself about its practical value in your home. Do you need it, and will you use it? If so, how often do you think you will use it? If, for example, you think that you will use a certain appliance for chopping or processing ingredients for soup, then it could be a worthy investment in terms of saving time. If, on the other hand, you love the idea of making your own fruit juice but you hardly have the time to cook dinner, you may not have time to enjoy this handy appliance. For this reason, appliances are not only deemed essential due to their purpose, but also personal lifestyle.
Here is a list of essential small appliances and why they can prove to be beneficial in your kitchen:
Toaster: This is one of the cheaper appliances you will find and it will certainly come in handy when toasting bread and other treats like mini waffles.
Slow Cooker: A great addition to a busy household. Cooking a delicious meal to perfection requires a bit of prep (chopping veggies and meat), loading the slow cooker, and adjusting the relevant settings. You can continue with your daily chores like cleaning or taking care of your children while your food cooks.
Mixer: Mixers are essential for whipping cream and mixing all sorts of delicious ingredients for various desserts. A hand mixer works fine for occasional use while stand mixers are ideal for the frequent baker. There are also mixers that come with a stand, but they can be used without the stand too. This is a good option if you are unsure and you have enough space to store the stand and bowl.
Blender or Food Processor: It's important to understand the major differences between blenders and food processors. Blenders are great for making things like baby food and pureeing soups. Food processors, on the other hand, are better suited for chopping food. You can chop anything from onions to cabbage. You can even use a blender or food processor for hummus, for example. Many people choose handheld blenders and food processors with a capacity of at least 2L. Smaller capacities won't take up as much space but this also means that you might have to make multiple batches instead of just one.
Coffee Maker: Of course this only applies if you drink coffee, or if you entertain guests who enjoy coffee and you want to offer them this option. Luckily, there are various types and sizes of coffee to choose from.
Microwave: This one should need no explanation. You would need this appliance for fast defrosting, as well as quick reheating, and even for the preparation of certain meals.
There are also a number of other small kitchen appliances that you may or may not consider essential. These include electric can openers, rice cookers, pressure cookers, electric kettles, deep fryers, juicers, bread machines, and waffle irons. Some appliances are useful additions to your kitchen while others are seen as nothing more than fun gadgets. As such, novelty items can quickly lose their appeal, and get lost in the back of your kitchen cupboard. Either way, one thing is for sure, appliance repairs are inevitable at some stage. When you want to extend the life of your favourite kitchen appliance, make sure that you contact the best in the business. Call Max Appliance Repair at (647) 477-0946 for fast appliance repairs in the Greater Toronto Area. No matter the appliance, brand, or problem, you can rely on our team for a speedy service.