|Mini Processor/Blender/Whisk |
This is a good set because it saves space. I use all these attachments often and they work well so I feel the set is worth the price. If you want a good but cheaper version, the Hamilton Beach set costs about half as much.
|Immersion Blender |
You can make soup, of course, but you can also make home-made aioli in minutes. Blade detaches from motor for easy clean-up. Good price for a tool that is perfect for when you need it, but you don't actually need it that often.
|MiniChop Food Processor|
Even though I have that combo-set for work, I use this one at home. Great for chopping nuts, or onion when your knife cuts don't matter. Chops celery for chicken or tuna salad. Fantastic for a quick pesto, too! (This is a good model too, if it's available.)
|Magic Bullet Blender |
I use this to make EVERYTHING: smoothies, hummus, salsa, crêpe batter, and to whip eggs for omelettes, The set includes a blade specifically used to grind spices & coffee. MUCH easier to clean than a blender or a coffee mill!
|Ice Cream Maker |
If you have special dietary requirements, you can still enjoy frozen treats! You can make your own "ice cream" with non-dairy milks, alternative sweetners, caffeine free carob instead of chocolate, etc. Your imagination is the limit!
Whether you want a spare burner/eye or you do a lot of kitchen-less cooking, this is incredible. You need ferrous* pans to use this device, and everything I suggest above meets this. (*If a magnet sticks to your pan, it will work.)
|Electric Skillet |
If I could have either this OR a crockpot, I'd pick this! You will have precise control over how low you cook a pile of onions, or how high you heat your oil for frying. Attractive enough to set out on a buffet! You won't believe you lived without it.
|6-qt Instant Pot |
The trendy new Programmable Pressure Cooker that can also be used as a Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer. If you don't have time to cook, this is a very small investment into eating better at home.
|Insulated Casserole Carrier|
Why is this included in appliances? Because it's practically a refrigerator. If you use these metal cake pans with lids and a pair of freezer packs or a few blue "ice" bricks, I promise, that food will stay cold for HOURS. Use this thermometer to monitor it.
|Kitchen Aid Mixer |
No matter how decked out your kitchen might already be, you can't call yourself a cook until one of these shiny workhorses is sitting on your countertop -- preferably in a color that won't clash when you change the color of your dish towels. (no matter what color you choose, never get the glass bowl!!)
|Cuisinart Food Processor |
If you are the kind of person who prefers making piecrust or pesto from scratch, but not necessarily by hand, this jack-of-all-trades will become a constant countertop fixture. It comes with three basic blades which are all you really need for most jobs. A variety of additional blades are available.
This is a timesaver, and even though it's technically a "unitasker" it does its one job exceedingly well, turning out rice that is evenly cooked and had a pleasant, tender chew. If offers a digital timer and audio alert, a delayed-start function, clear water line indications, and a removable lid insert that makes cleanup easy.
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