6 Of The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances, According To Experts

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A kitchen is a special place for those who love to cook. It’s a lab where the magic happens when you throw together a few ingredients. Back in the day, you’d have to do everything manually, but now we have all kinds of appliances available.

In fact, there are too many of them out there. We’ve put together a list of 6 appliances that experts agree should be found in any kitchen. Here’s the rundown.

Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is the ultimate tool for the modern working person who refuses to eat unhealthily. A quality slow cooker is worth its weight in gold, that’s a fact. If you’ve never used a slow cooker before, it’s incredibly easy. All you do is prepare the meat and/or veggies you need for your recipe, place everything in the slow cooker, add some water if necessary, dial in the time, and let it work.

People generally set everything up in the morning, and their food is ready by the time they get home. It’s literally a perfect appliance for those who are leading busy lives. If you don’t have a slow cooker, get one. You won’t regret it!

Toaster Oven

Sandwiches are always better when they’re toasted. The same goes for pastries and other yummy things most of us love to eat on the regular. The best way to achieve that toasty crispiness is to get yourself a toaster oven.

It’s the perfect appliance for when you’re craving a nice Cubano, but you want your sandwich nice and crispy. Learning how to use a toaster oven is super simple and takes a few runs at the most. Every model is slightly different in terms of how quickly it gets the job done and how far you can push it.

Coffee Machine

Coffee is the fuel of the modern working human. Many of us consume large quantities of coffee every day. Getting a quality coffee machine is a no-brainer. Now, if you’re into black coffee and you like it straight, you’ll find that just about any coffee maker will do just fine.

However, if you’re into more niche brews of coffee, you’ll want to explore the advanced section of coffee makers. Either way, a coffee machine makes all the difference in the world when you’re trying to start your day the right way.


Blenders are the Swiss army knives of kitchen appliances. Not only can you enjoy making smoothies every day using a blender, but you can also do light food processing as well. For instance, if you’re into pottage soups, you can use your blender to reduce the veggies or whatever you’re adding to your pottage to a fine texture. 

But wait, there’s more! Blenders are perfect for making all kinds of sauces and even spice mixes if you’re brave enough!

Microwave Oven

Microwaves have become the go-to appliance for warming up food. It’s a low hassle solution, gets the job done quickly and there’s little to no mess. However, you can also use microwave ovens to cook food.

There are even all kinds of “brownie in a cup” recipes that are custom-tailored for microwaves. If you have a freezer full of meat, a microwave is a must. Defrosting meat is so much easier when you have one of these in your kitchen.

Stand Mixers

Stand mixers are an invaluable part of the kitchen appliances if you plan on baking anything, sweet or savory. Making dough by hand is great if you’re into artisanal baking, but it tends to get old quickly! It’s especially impractical if you’re making bread or baking pastries with any frequency. 

A good stand mixer will serve you for a long time. All you need to do is make sure that you get one that can perform every task you need it to, as well as come with all the accessories you’ll want. Even the most diehard fans of handmade bread or pizza dough submit to the stand mixer after a while. It’s simply a more practical way to make dough.

Choose Your Appliances Wisely

No matter how large your kitchen is, there’s a chance you won’t have enough room for every single appliance you run into. The key is to choose them wisely. The ones listed above are considered to be the must-have for any cooking enthusiast.

Of course, your needs will dictate what appliances you’ll get. Just make sure not to get so many different devices that you completely clutter your kitchen. There’s nothing worse than trying to cook and constantly moving things around to find some room.

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