Picking out the right kitchen appliances is a fun way to fully fill out your kitchen and make it feel like a place that you want to spend your quality time in.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house so you want the right tools to make it feel like it allows you to get work done for cooking and for experimenting with recipes.
The tools you use are going to greatly improve your capacity for hosting, making food for your family, or just cutting down on your own cooking time.
These six kitchen appliances will make your life much easier.
1. Ice cream makers
Not just ice cream making machines, but also for making waffle cones too!
These appliances are not on the forefront of many people’s minds, but they do offer something that is really valuable. Having your own appliance for ice cream cones, or ice cream itself, allows you to have fun in the kitchen and even save money buying them at the grocery store. You never know when you might need to host an ice cream party either.
2. Water carbonator
You have probably seen how popular these appliances have gotten and there is a good reason. Soda and other carbonated beverages can be really bad for your teeth because of the increased amount of sugar, which is why having an appliance to carbonate water is a healthy alternative. They take up little space and can allow you to make sparkling water, or help you with your at-home bar potential!
3. Bread maker
The idea of making your own bread is no longer a hard task that involves a lot of patience and getting the baking down just right. Bread makers are one of the more popular up and coming appliances, which have actually been around for a long time, but people are seeing how useful they can be.
As with an ice cream maker for cones or ice cream itself, you can save a lot of money by making your own bread instead of buying it. Not to mention, you can make extra and store it for later.
4. Bullet/smoothie blenders
Nearly every household owns a blender, but you probably also know how big and space consuming it can be. They work but they are so large and hard to handle that you might want to consider getting a bullet/smoothie blender. They do not have the same amount of capacity as a normal blender has, but they make up for it by being much quieter, easy to clean, and space saving. Plus, they make some pretty great smoothies to get healthy with.
5. Slow cooker
Have you ever wanted to make a good, savory meal but find yourself lacking the time? This is a problem that nearly everyone has had to face in the kitchen at one point or another.
Using a slow cooker allows you to cook roasts, meats and veggies for a long time to really get flavor, but allows you to occupy yourself with other activities while doing it. Slow cookers are useful for big family events like holiday dinners, which is especially handy when having to deal with kids running around.
6. Food saver
Being able to properly seal your food can mean the difference between weeks or even months of food storage. A food saver works by vacuum sealing the bag you have your food in, which will allow you to store it in the fridge for much longer than the usual week that it takes for leftovers or unused food to go bad. This is especially handy for things like meats, which often go bad very quickly when uncooked.
Storing food in the freezer is usually the go-to option and will let you keep food for a long time, but it also means you have to thaw it out. Food savers are simple, easy to use, and allow you to keep food lasting fresh, and to cook it right away when you choose to.
The difference between a good time cooking in the kitchen, and a bad time, usually comes down to the skill level of the cook. However, in most cases, it is actually the appliances you are using.
Tools do not make the master, but they certainly make the job easier. These appliances are sure to help out for some of the more odd jobs around the kitchen and help you find some surprising benefits too.