Everyone has favourite kitchen gadgets, but there are a few small electric appliances that should be in every home, whether you are new to cooking or practically a gourmet. These small kitchen appliances can make or break any meal, snack or dessert. Of course you can bake a proper cake without a mixer or quickly chop vegetables without a food processor, but it is so much easier when you have convenient appliances to help.
Blenders allow you to turn solids into liquids. They make soups, milkshakes and healthy juice drinks. Choose from our selection of classic blenders that offer a variety of speeds for even the toughest foods, including small, personal-sized options for making a quick drink on the go. At Williams Sonoma, you will also find a selection of handheld immersion blenders that allow you to work in large pots or mixing bowls.
Juicers are essential for healthy living and adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, but it is important to know which type is right for you. Centrifugal juicers work quickly and are better for harder vegetables like celery. They are also easier to store and take up less space. Masticating or slow juicers are larger and take more time to make juice, but they are less likely to expose your fruits to oxidation.
Food processors are ideal for chopping and shredding foods such as vegetables and meat. They come in sizes ranging from full to miniature, and many come with an assortment of blades and attachments to help get your food to just the right texture.
No matter how much time you spend mixing your batters by hand, they will never be as smooth as they are when you use a mixer attachment. A classic KitchenAid stand mixer is a must-have for any home chef. Like immersion blenders, hand mixers allow you to get right into your mixing bowl to smooth things out.
Toasters and Ovens
When it is time to actually bake, heat or cook the food you prepared with your other small kitchen appliances, convection ovens offer an alternative to your conventional oven. Convection ovens tend to cook faster and cook more evenly than conventional ovens. Because they are smaller, they heat up faster, which is great when you are in a hurry. It might even help you save a little on your energy bills. Convection ovens are great for toasting, dehydrating and browning food too.