Gone are the days when kitchens merely consisted of the standard oven, microwave, hob, fridge and freezer combination. Nowadays, there are so many exciting and innovative appliances available. This gives you the opportunity to try new foods and drinks while also cutting down the time spent cooking meals in the evening. Keeping that in mind, in this post we have put together five of the best kitchen appliances for 2019. So, let’s take a look…
Meat tenderiser – If you are a lover of meat, stick this appliance on your Christmas list! If you can take it or leave it, once you’ve tried a tenderiser, you will be craving a juicy piece of steak every mealtime. Tenderising is the process of breaking down the muscle fibres in the meat, which makes it more tender and easy to digest. This is essential for poor cuts of meat, but it’s something that even superior quality meats can benefit from too. The difference in taste and texture is astounding. Not only this, but you will find that the meat cooks a lot quicker once it has been tenderised, and it will absorb marinades better too.
Food processor – When it comes to usefulness and convenience, nothing quite beats a food processor. From soups and salads, to stews and stir-frys, this machine makes preparation a breeze. You can slice, dice, grate and much, much more, making it easier to be healthy. This appliance is easily becoming the most sought after kitchen tool.
Espresso machine – This is the type of appliance that you will value a lot more than you probably expected. If you are like most people, then you will need your morning cup of coffee to function, and then maybe another one, or two, or ten! While you can quite easily make your own coffee with boiling water from the kettle, the difference in taste and quality when using an espresso machine is astounding. Don’t forget to buy ethically sourced coffee online, though. This means that the coffee will have been obtained in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Bread maker – Making your own bread can seem like a lot of hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. With this appliance, all of the hard work is done for you. You will get to experience delicious freshly made bread, with the delightful aroma filling your home, yet you won’t have to lift a finger. You can experiment with different kinds of breads too, incorporating nuts, fruits and such like. A lot of the more modern machines also come with gluten free programs.
Four-Slice Toaster – Last but not least, the final kitchen appliance making it onto the list is the four-slice toaster. A toaster may sound like one of the most obvious kitchen appliances, however, a standard toaster only allows for you to warm two pieces of bread at a time. This can be incredibly frustrating if you’re cooking for two people. There’s nothing worse than cold toast! A four-slice toaster eliminates this problem, and you can also get ones with plenty of added features too, such as specialised crumpet settings and browning control.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.