3 Essential Appliances for any Kitchen Worth its Salt

If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s cooking in a kitchen that isn’t properly equipped. Like any craft, cooking relies on having the right tools for the job. Poor quality tools (or even no tools at all) can make it impossible to cook tasty food in a reasonable amount of time.

Aside from the obvious items, like an oven, good set of sharp knives, pots and pand and so on, there are some essential items I think every kitchen needs to have.

I’m also an impatient person. If I want something from the kitchen, I want it now. So with that said, here are three items I believe everyone needs in their kitchen.

Water dispensers are faster to boil and more energy efficient.

High-Quality Kettle

I don’t understand why people are so reluctant to pay a bit extra for a great kettle! It doesn’t make sense to me – especially if you drink a lot of tea. The best kettles boil much faster, leaving you more spare time to drink your delicious tea.

Even so, I like to go one step further and look for one cup dispensers. These are like the dispensers you find in waiting rooms, and can provide hot water REALLY quickly (far faster than a regular kettle).

I recently bought a Morphy Richards Red Accent, and haven’t looked back since. It reduces energy bills, because you’re only boiling the water you actually need, and it boils water in less than a minute. If that doesn’t sell you on it, I don’t know what will!

Combination Microwave

Microwaves are bad for cooking – at least most of the time. They often make food soggy and unappetising, which is the opposite of what we all like.

What most people don’t realise is that you can buy microwaves with grills and convection ovens included. This means you can cook crispy bacon, baked potatoes and more without worrying about sogginess. That’s why my kitchens always have a combination microwave.

They call it a nutrient extractor for a reason...


It’s hard to get all your vegetables, isn’t it? Especially as we apparently need TEN a day, not the 5 we’ve always been told.

To get my nutrients, I use the Nutribullet. Yes, it’s over hyped (it’s really just a food processor, not the secret to eternal life), but it makes it so easy to get your 10 a day. Just chuck in some fruit and veg, mix it up and drink it. Job done.

So there you have it, my three recommended appliance purchases. Have a I missed something? Or do you think I’m an idiot? I want to know in the comments form!

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