7 GREAT Kitchen Appliances That Make Life Easier

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Are you new to cooking and looking for the right appliances? Are you looking for ways to save time while cooking?

OR are you ready for those Black Friday deals?!

Right now, my favorite products are all on sale for the holidays and these prices make me rethink why I didn’t purchase them during this SALE.

Personally, cooking is not a hobby of mine and that is why I appreciate any appliance that will help me save time.

Cook chicken in 7 minutes? Thank you Instant Pot. Want to cook a beef stew with little effort? I see you Crockpot!

I have each of these products on this list and I cannot live without them. I highly recommend you buy these appliances for yourself or for family members for great gift ideas! You can thank me later!

1. Ninja 2-Baket Air Fryer

This Air Fryer is an upgrade from the one I have. It has TWO baskets, which is very helpful when cooking two different foods at once, such as chicken and broccoli, and has 6 different cooking settings.

You can air broil, air fry, roast, reheat, dehydrate, and bake!

If you have yet to experience an air fryer, you’ll be fascinated by the way any food you place into the air fryer comes out crispy within minutes. The benefit of this appliance is the end result; crispy food without using excessive amounts of oils and increasing the calorie and fat content.

Need a healthy alternative for a chicken nugget? Lightly coat cubed chicken with whole wheat breadcrumbs and place in the air fryer. In minutes, you’ll have crispy, juicy chicken nuggets that aren’t drenched in oil.

2. The Crock Pot

The Crockpot is the BEST appliance to save time when cooking for the whole family. The only time this appliance takes time out of your day is during preparation ( cutting up veggies, cubing beef, etc.).

This Crockpot has a setting called My Time, which now adjusts to when your mealtime is scheduled, rather than trying to plan the perfect time to turn on the Crockpot and running home when it’s complete.

The auto-adjust cooking cycle also helps to make sure your food is never overcooked! These settings are HUGE improvements to this appliance as you can also adjust the amount and type of food you are cooking!

The best part? The lid locks into place and you can carry your completed meal on the go!

My favorite meals to make in the crockpot are soups and stews. It is the easiest way to cook a meal and serve the whole family!

3. The Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is my favorite appliance to cook chicken! This appliance cooks chicken fresh or frozen in just minutes! If you’re looking for an easy way to make shredded chicken or just cook your frozen chicken that you forgot to take out of the freezer… (did I say in minutes?), then this appliance is for you.

Okay, okay, this appliance has other functionalities. The Instant Pot is a crockpot, a pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, saute pan, and can even make oatmeal, eggs, cake, and more! If you don’t have a lot of space, the Instant Pot will be the best option for you.

With the display, you’ll also be able to see how much cooking time is left.

If you’re new to the Instant Pot, beware of opening the lid prior to letting out the steam! You can also allow the pressure to reduce on its own prior to opening. Other then that, there really aren’t any cons to this appliance.

4. FoodSaver

I can finally say it. This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE appliance that I use frequently!

If there is anything in the kitchen that helps me stay consistent with my meals on nights I don’t feel like cooking, this is it. At this moment, my freezer contains soups, stews, and meals that I vacuumed sealed months ago and are still fresh! The best part is that none of my foods have freezer burn on them. How can you beat that?

I can just pop these meals out of the freezer the night before and they are ready to go the next day. Or I can defrost the meal in the microwave or even in my Instant Pot!

The Food Saver helps you keep your food 5x FRESHER longer by removing the air and creating an airtight seal.

If there is any appliance I would tell you to buy NOW? It’s this one!! You won’t be sorry.

5. Ninja Blender – Duo & Personal

Up next is the Ninja blender! The Auto-iQ technology in this blender has different programming that can blend/pulse whatever you put into the blender.

There is a digital display that counts down how much time is remaining on the iQ programming, leaving the guesswork out for you.

The powerful blade crushes ice to pieces in seconds making this blender great for shakes and smoothies!

Ninja also makes a compact personal blender that is smaller and for individual servings!

Our blender is mostly used for post workout shakes. The individual blade for the personal smoothie cup is perfect when you’re creating individual smoothies. The blender also comes with a lid for the individual smoothie cup!

6. Ninja Digital Air Fryer Countertop Oven

Another great product from Ninja is the Digital Air Fryer Countertop Oven. This oven has 8 functions, including Air Fry, Air Roast, Air Broil, Bake, Toast, Bagel, Dehydrate and Reheat/Keep Warm! This oven changes the game by having so many different functions in just one appliance!

The Ninja oven is able to hold a pizza up to 13”, 9 slices of toast, or about 6 chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz each). Easy to feed the whole family!

The best part about this convection oven is the flip-up functionality to save space (up to 50%) when not in use!

7. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

Lastly, we have the OG of appliances, the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. Find a cooking show where the chef doesn’t use this mixer and I’ll be shocked.

If you don’t understand the hype about this mixer, then you’ve never used the attachments on this Kitchenaid appliance. 

By far the coolest attachment for the stand mixer is the pasta maker!! All you have to do is make your pasta dough, connect the attachment to the front of the mixer, and place the rolled out dough through the attachment to create homemade pasta. Looking to impress someone at a dinner party? This attachment is the way to go.

With other attachments, you can also spiralize your zucchini noodles, ground up ground beef, peel an apple, sift flour, shred cheese, I mean the list goes on!

There is a reason why this is the most costly appliance on the list. Time after time, it holds its ground with being the best Stand Up Mixer on the market.

And there you have it, the 7 BEST kitchen appliances out there.

If you have any appliances that you CANNOT live without and make your life easier, please comment below! And if you’re interested in being the first to hear about our posts and nutrition/fitness tips, then subscribe to our newsletter!

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