Most Useful Kitchen Appliances for Every Home Cook

Every kitchen in the world needs some basic appliances, but what about all the other kitchen appliances? You know, the ones that aren’t absolutely essential, but would sure be nice to have? If you could splurge on anything you wanted when it comes to your appliances for the kitchen, which ones would be at the top of your list?

Here are some kitchen appliances every home cook should own.

 A food processor.

This is an electric kitchen device used to chop and/or blend food. When it comes to cutting up all your chopped veggies for a stir-fry, slicing up tomatoes for fresh salsa, and pureeing beans for a smooth dip, this trusty appliance can help you do it all.

The most basic models consist of one blade assembly that holds the bowl in place. The motor cranks on an axle and the blades whiz around inside the bowl.

 A rice cooker.

This is among kitchen appliances used to cook rice and/or steam vegetables. It’s an ideal option for budget-conscious cooks because it usually costs around $30-$50 and can be used over and over again.

One of the biggest benefits of using this small appliance is that you don’t have to watch over it as it looks like you do when using a stovetop pot or an electric pressure cooker.

Since rice cooks more quickly than grains like wheat or barley, it’s sometimes referred to as a fast-cooker. This appliance is also great for making quick salads and serving soft baked goods during the holidays.

 A blender.

Blenders come with three main components: the motor, the jug, and a blade assembly (hence the name “blender”). The motor is housed in a base that can be screwed onto the side or base of your countertop. The jug is the removable container that sits at the base of the blender. The blade assembly spins inside this container and blends food.

One of the biggest advantages of using a blender is that it’s super-easy to clean. Just throw in some mild soap, and run under hot water. Some blenders also come with a small cutting blade that can help you chop up bigger pieces of food for recipes such as salsa or smoothies.

An immersion blender.

This is a hand blender that can be used to blend soups, sauces, and other types of liquids. It’s typically considered a smaller version of a countertop blender. You simply stick the handle into the pot or bowl and blend. They’re very easy to use but are also relatively inexpensive to buy and easy to store.

They come in handy when you want to puree your food without having to transfer it from the pot onto another plate or bowl first.

A coffee grinder.

This appliance can whiz right along in the morning with a fresh cup of Joe, but it can also come in handy a few hours later after you’ve strained your coffee. A coffee grinder can be used for grinding up nuts or spices for bread, for making homemade pesto, or even for making fresh seasonings.


These appliances are ideal for anyone serious about making tasty and healthy meals. They can all be used to help you prepare meals that are low in saturated fat and rich in essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals. They also come in handy when you want to whip up a special dessert recipe that the whole family will love.