Nothing beats making a delicious meal at home, and there are a number of small kitchen appliances that a budding chef might find useful. Which kitchen appliances are essential and which small kitchen appliances are gimmicks can be tough to decide. Fortunately, we have made a list of five small kitchen appliances and gadgets that every foodie should consider having in their kitchen. These tools make cooking easier, so clear some space in your spacious kitchen and consider purchasing these small kitchen appliances.

Slow Cookers

This is easily one of the best small kitchen appliances for your apartment for a number of reasons. Mastering the art of slow cooking not only makes for delicious meals in ample quantities for leftovers, but it is also one of the easiest ways to cook for our busy lifestyles. While some slow cooker recipes call for adding ingredients throughout the cooking process, there are an equal number that are one-pot meals. Simply dump everything in, turn the slow cooker on, and in 6-8 hours you will have a mouth-watering meal. Slow cookers come in all sizes, so regardless if you’re cooking for yourself or your whole family, you can still enjoy the convenience of a slow cooker.

Blender

Investing in a high quality blender can do much more than smoothies and frozen drinks. Blenders are a useful tool for home cooks. Depending on the settings available on your appliance, you can do everything from dice vegetables to puree ingredients into a soup. Some blenders even have enough RPMs in their motors to heat up liquids. Your mileage may vary, but a good blender can be an invaluable tool for speeding up the cooking process. Even better, most blenders can even clean themselves. Simply rinse out the container, add warm water and a little dish soap, and put the blender on high for a few seconds.

Rice Cooker

At first glance, a rice cooker might seem a little too niche to be worth taking up space in your kitchen. However, ask anyone who owns a rice cooker and they will tell you the benefits of getting no fuss, perfectly cooked rice again and again. Many rice cookers also come with additional features, like the ability to steam vegetables or even to double as a pressure cooker. While cooking rice might seem easy enough, having a rice cooker makes the entire process automatic. Just don’t forget to rinse your rice to get rid of the extra starch!

Electric Kettle

While your Greystar apartment kitchen has a stove that you could easily set a kettle on, there is something to be said about the convenience and speed of a good electric kettle. Depending on the kind you get, an electric kettle can heat up water much faster than a traditional stovetop, allowing you to steep tea or brew coffee quicker, and as we all know, the sooner we get our morning coffee or tea, the sooner we can truly start our day!

Julienne Slicer

Make no mistake: a julienne slicer is no replacement for a good, well-maintained chef’s knife; however, there are many jobs that can be sped up thanks to these handy devices. They work simply enough and don’t require any electricity. Simply slide whatever you are slicing over the blade and out comes evenly cut pieces. Most julienne slicers also come with a safety guard, allowing you to work with the blade without risking your fingers. If you’re tired of slicing onions or interested in freshly grated parmesan cheese, a julienne slicer might be just what you need.

Our Greystar apartment kitchens will provide you with the major appliances you need to get the cooking done, while these useful small kitchen appliances will help speed up the process. If you are ready to get serious about cooking in your apartment, grab a few of these suggestions and start whipping up your next culinary masterpiece!

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