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Getting a meal on the table is hard enough with all of life’s daily demands, so there is no shame in maximizing the convenience of small kitchen appliances to get the job done quickly. The four timesavers that I can’t live without are listed below and I really think you’ll find that they make preparing meals easier.
Alright, I’m breaking down this short list based on each piece of equipment’s affordability and efficiency. Let’s dive in.
Most people consider this counter appliance to be one used by college students or individuals who don’t cook much. A toaster oven is incredibly versatile and a HUGE timesaver when you want to cook or reheat a meal. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used it to prepare nachos, small pizzas, open-faced sandwiches, and even roasted garlic.
Life happens. You don’t always have the time or energy to prepare full meal and the Black and Decker Toaster Oven is the solution.
If you’re like me and you want to buy extra steaks when they’re on sale for later use, using a Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer is the best option to freeze them and keep frostbite flavor at bay. I also use it to store airtight packages of fresh items from garden tomatoes (great for sauces!) to soup leftovers.
You’ll find that even though you are initially spending money on it and the roll of sealer bags, you save money overall by purchasing groceries on sale and storing them for later use. Later, you can just shop your freezer instead of heading back to the store!
When you want to blend a fruit smoothie, mix a batch of dressing, or finely chop vegetables, the Magic Bullet Blender is your go-to appliance. The beauty of it is that you tote your mixed beverage with you using the handle cup and drinkable lid or simply store it in the refrigerator for later use. I once thought tiny drink blenders were only for people who mixed their morning protein or muscle powder smoothies. Wrong. You’ll love it’s practicality for everyday use and its small size requires minimal storage.
The big daddy of all the small appliances, the Cuisinart Food Processor should be in every home cook’s kitchen. No matter the task, it delivers. I’ve used it to prep vegetables for a week’s recipes, mixed up fresh dough, and made large batches of sauces and dressings. If you’re committed to your kitchen and love donning an apron to prepare recipes, you deserve the functionality of a food processor.
These four small kitchen appliances are a food lover’s dream because they make preparing a meal a joy. Eliminate long hours standing over a hot oven or prepping ingredients and invest in kitchen gadget that simplifies the job. You’ll be happy you did.
While these are my favorite appliances, I’m eager to hear what appliance you think I should have included on the list. Comment below with your suggestion!