The Best Kitchen Appliances 2012
Choosing the Best Kitchen Appliances
of 2012 Made Easy!
Kitchen appliances are ubiquitous in just about any home. From
toasters to rice cookers to blenders, any home cook is sure to have a bevy of kitchen appliances in their kitchen.
With so many different types available, it's important to buy the right kitchen appliance to meet your cooking
needs, and finding the right combination is the key to equipping your kitchen with the best choices for your
hard-earned money. After all, buying small kitchen appliances can be a confusing and time consuming activity!
There are so many new kitchen appliances available
today and lots of colors and brands to choose from. So where do you start? One way to go about it is to pick a
brand name that you've had good luck with in the past, and then look for small kitchen appliances that carry the
same brand name.
Popular brands you'll most likely find are Cuisinart,
Proctor Silex and Hamilton Beach, with smaller brands like Deni and Kalorik being found in boutique stores and
online retailers. Here's an overview of some popular kitchen appliance types available:
Blenders can be used to make smooth and delicious
blended drinks such as smoothies or margaritas and can also be used to make salsa or soups in place of a food
processor. The most common blenders have glass jars, but you'll also see hand blenders, immersion blenders and
even single serve blenders available in stores.
Also known as the "crock pot," a slow cooker can be
one of the best time savers in your kitchen. Consisting of a glazed ceramic container with a metal shell and a
heating element inside, slow cookers cook food on low heat but are designed for you to "set it and forget it."
Fill up your slow cooker before you go to work, set it on low and come home to delicious, one-pot meals with the
touch of a button!
Over the years toaster ovens have found a permanent
place in the kitchen because of their versatility and efficiency. Whether you need one to quickly toast slices
of bread or bake a small batch of cookies, this versatile appliance can do it well. Moreover, they take less
time to prepare meals and consume less energy than using a conventional oven.
Deep fryers are becoming increasingly popular because
they offer a faster and safer way to fry foods. Instead of working with hot oil and a smoking pan, you simply
pour oil into the deep fryer, set the heat and place your food into a basket. In minutes, you can have delicious
French fries, fried chicken or doughnuts with professional results!
Ice Cream Makers
While many people may think that an ice cream maker
is just another one of those kitchen appliances that will simply collect dust on their counters, this appliance
offers a world of possibilities for the ice cream lover. In addition to being able to make ice cream with
superior ingredients, ice cream makers also allow you to create low-fat or low-sugar