5 Small Kitchen Appliances and Tools You Need

Cooking can be a chore, especially after a long day at work or helping the kids with schoolwork. The right kitchen appliances and tools will simplify your life and cut down on time spent in the kitchen. They can also freshen up your regular meals so you’re not stuck eating the same boring meals all of the time. Check out these 5 Kitchen tech must-haves.

1. Instant Pot

Trade in your slow cooker for an instant pot. They are one of the most popular small appliances for a good reason.

What is an Instant Pot?

An instant pot is a pressure cooker that can prepare many different things. Your meal can cook in an hour or less and will instantly keep itself warm when it’s done. No need to start a meal 6-8 hours in advance! Of course, you can do that if you want to, too. However, if you have a model with wifi, you can start it via a mobile app. You can even track the progress of your meal and control it remotely.

2. Air Fryer

Keep your kitchen cleaner and your meal healthier with an air fryer! They are fabulous for reheating leftovers, or even crisping up takeout food that got soggy during the trip home. When people get an air fryer, it quickly becomes one of their favorite small kitchen appliances. The only downside is that they are a bit bulky, so make sure you find a home from them in your kitchen before ordering one.

How does an air fryer work?

An air fryer cooks your food by circulating hot air around it rather than cooking it in hot oil. You won’t get grease splattering around the whole kitchen and the smell of fried food won’t stain your entire house. Additionally, fried food is hard on your waistline… an air fryer will help keep your calorie count in check.

3. KitchenAir Spiralizer

The KitchenAir spiralizer will save you a ton of time. It can peel, core and slice fruits and vegetables for you. Just think about all of the time you could save if you didn’t have to peel apples for pie or potatoes for au gratin! This spiralizer will quickly earn its place as one of your favorite kitchen tools.
Trade in cook books and shopping lists for the Cooklist App! This app will totally simplify your life. “Cooklist shows you recipes you can cook with the groceries in your home. It connects to your grocery store loyalty card and automatically adds your purchases to a digital pantry in the app.” You can browse recipes that contain ingredients that you already have. Alternately, you can select a recipe and Cooklist will automatically add the ingredients to your shopping cart.

5. Smart Thermometer

Another way to simplify your life is to use a smart thermometer, such as the Meater. It’s common knowledge that a thermometer should be used to properly and thoroughly cook meat. However, it’s annoying to have to poke your meat constantly. Additionally, every time you open your oven or grill, heat escapes. With a smart thermometer, simply stick it in your meat and walk away! An app will keep track of the temperature and let you know when it’s ready.
If you do decide to purchase a new appliance, don’t let it go unprotected. There’s nothing worse than an expensive electronic device breaking and having to pay for a small appliance repair. Worse, going to buy a whole new one. With Upsie, you can protect your appliances for up to 70% less cost than retailers. Upsie prides themselves on providing excellent customer support creating a seamless customer experience.
I hope you found this list of  5 Small Kitchen Appliances and Tools You Need useful. Happy cooking!

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