The availability and variety of small appliances to add to your kitchen
cookware are many but below are some of what we believe are essential to your kitchen.
The slow cooker is a basic small appliance that cook very slowly and are ideal for recipes
that call for combining all the ingredients and leaving it to cook. Stew, soup, chilli, nacho cheese, and pot roast are
good examples of dishes that cook well in a slow cooker. Many brands can be programmed to shut off at a certain time,
great for busy people who want to enjoy a warm, cooked meal at the end of the day.
Bread machines take all the work out of bread making. With this small appliance, the necessary ingredients are combined,
the lid shut and the button pressed. The machine mixes and kneads the dough, then heats up slightly
allowing the dough to rise. After it has risen, the kneading resumes for a few minutes and then the machine heats up
and cooks the bread.
For heating, toasting, baking and broiling toaster ovens are incredibly convenient. Toasted sandwiches, crispy French
fries, pizza, cookies, even Cornish hens, virtually any small dishes you bake in your oven can be cooked in this small
Chopping, dicing and slicing by hand takes time, but a food processor does all that in seconds. Use this small appliance
to prepare fruit and vegetables for salads, sauces or pureed for homemade baby food.
Not all kitchens have the space or the need for these small appliances, but the benefits these machines have to offer
are worth considering.