Five Small Appliances Every Kitchen Needs
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Do you have a small appliance sitting on your kitchen counter that you can’t live without? Nowadays there are SO many small appliances on the market that it’s hard to know what’s truly worth buying OR what will eventually end up sitting on your counter, creating clutter, or collecting dust.
Here are 5 small appliances that every kitchen needs…
The KitchenAid Professional Mixer gives us an extra hand in the kitchen and allows us to mix, knead, and whip ingredients with ease! It is great for stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading dough, or even for whipping heavy cream. With ten different speed settings, we can mix dough for nine dozen cookies, four loaves of bread, or seven pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch! It’s a must-have in our kitchens!
Check out some of our favorite Hip2Save KitchenAid recipes:
- The Best Chocolate Cake
- Easy Coconut Cake
- Sherry Poppyseed Bundt Cake
- Salted Caramel Oatmeal Cookies
- Coconut Oil Cooling Lotion
2. Air Fryer
We love our Air Fryers! One of the best things about an air fryer is that we can “fry” foods with very little oil to get that delicious crispy fried texture on food as we’d get in a conventional oven – only with much faster cook times! That’s because air fryers cook by circulating hot air! Plus, there’s no waiting for the fryer to pre-heat or the machine to come to pressure as we would with a pressure cooker.
Check out some of our favorite Hip2Save & Hip2Keto air fryer recipes:
- Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets
- 2-Ingredient Air Fryer Bagels
- Easy No-Mess Bacon
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- Keto Kale Chips
- Keto Chicken Wings
- Crunchy Air Fryer Pickles
- 10 Reasons We LOVE our Air Fryers for Keto
3. Instant Pot
If you’ve crossed over into Instant Pot heaven like we have, you already know what a lifesaver this pressure cooker is on busy nights. Not only does an Instant Pot speed up cooking by 2-6 times, but it uses up to 70% less energy and produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion.
There are many Instant Pot varieties, sizes, and models, but all of them have multiple settings that can act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and more. Plus, there are lots of Instant Pot hacks that will make your life a lot easier – not to mention tons of yummy recipe ideas!
Check out some of our favorite Hip2Save & Hip2Keto Instant Pot recipes:
- Easy Italian Beef Roast
- Keto Crack Chicken
- Quick Mashed Potatoes
- Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
- Cook a Whole Turkey in your Instant Pot
- Cook and Puree a Pumpkin in your Instant Pot
- Mongolian Beef
- Creamy Homemade Mac & Cheese
- Pressure Cooker Potato Salad
- 30 Minute Pressure Cooker Ribs
While a Vitamix Explorian Blender is on the pricier side of small appliances, it’s an awesome investment since we enjoy making smoothies, eating soups, drinking fruit juices, or indulging in frozen treats.
This awesome blender has a whopping 10 speeds (including a pulse feature) and is perfect for grinding nuts and coffee beans, pureeing hot soups, mixing batters and dough, and even creating chilled desserts in seconds! Yes, please!
Check out some of our favorite Hip2Save & Hip2Keto blender recipes:
- Frozen Disney Pineapple Dole Whip
- Blender Lemon Pie
- Baked Oatmeal Berry Cups
- Wendy’s Copycat Frosty (+ Keto version!)
- Restaurant Style Salsa
- Make and Freeze Smoothies
- Homemade Fruit Snacks
- Blueberry Kiwi Mojitos
- Homemade Orange Julius Smoothie
- Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer
If you’re one of those people that “drinks the coffee, then does all the things,” you’ll love the Ninja Coffee Bar. This brewer has Thermal Flavor Extraction, which unlocks the full flavor potential of our coffee using automated controls for temperature calibration, pre-infusion, and coffee saturation.
It brews concentrated coffee that can be used to make espresso-style drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more – all without having to use any other machine! The Ninja Coffee Bar can also pause at any point while brewing, which is great for those times when we really need a cup of coffee but don’t have the time or patience to wait for a whole carafe to brew. This coffee-making gadget is a must-have in our kitchens!
Check out some of our favorite Hip2Save & Hip2Keto coffee recipes:
- Bulletproof Coffee
- Iced Coffee Popsicles
- Easy 10 Minute Tiramisu
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Starbucks Vanilla Caramel Frappuccino
- Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer