As electronics get cheaper and more advanced, a multitude of small kitchen appliances and gadgets have popped up in recent years. But what small kitchen appliances give the greatest value to your kitchen? What will be worth your money and not sit languishing in an inconvenient cupboard? Here are the top 5 small kitchen appliances you need to try.
Air fryers are one of those small kitchen appliances that solve multiple problems at once. Conventional oil frying involves hot oil that can spit up and burn you, can get expensive quickly, and isn’t the healthiest means of cooking food. Air fryers, on the other hand, are safer, can save money in the long run, and are far healthier than oil fryers. The only disadvantage is that air fryers tend to be a bulkier machine, so you will have to clear some counter space. It’s the one item on this list of the top 5 small kitchen appliances you need to try that I would highly recommend for the cook with any experience level.
Pressure cookers have been used in restaurants and commercial settings for ages, but only in recent years have they become available for home cooks. By creating a sealed, pressurized environment, pressure cookers enable you to cook food more quickly and evenly than a conventional oven. There are a multitude of pressure cookers available at any price point, and they won’t take up more space in your cupboard than a large pot.
If your tap water is hard or has an unpleasant taste, you probably find yourself reaching for expensive and environmentally unfriendly bottled water. Luckily, getting a tap water filter can make it so you spend less on bottled water and use less plastic as well. There are multiple ways to filter your tap water. Filtered water jugs for your fridge, on-tap filters, and under-the-sink filters like this Brita sink filter all have their advantages and disadvantages, so make sure you do your research before committing to one kind of water filter.
If you enjoy making soups and smoothie bowls, an immersion blender can be a great investment. Unlike conventional blenders, immersion blenders can work on any temperature or quantity of food. They are also less bulky than a conventional blender, and you can wash them more easily than the large jug and blades of the blender you might have now. There are a huge variety to choose from, so you can find an immersion blender that works for you at any price point.
Sous vide is a cooking method that uses vacuum seals and precise temperature control to ensure consistent and professional results. Sous vide sets and kits are a great way to bring this restaurant cooking method into your home. Sous vide immersion wands ensure that the temperature remains consistent and that the cooking process is perfect, and a home vacuum sealer works just as well as a commercial one for getting the right results. If you run out of vacuum sealer bags, you can also use a plastic bag that’s been sealed and clipped to the side of the pot to ensure that no water leaks in.
All of these small kitchen appliances solve common problems while cooking or help make tastier, more consistent food. If you look at this list and find something that catches your eye, don’t be afraid to take a chance and expand your kitchen appliance horizons. You will end up with better, easier, quicker cooking and a fun new way to make your meals.