15 Must-Have Small Kitchen Appliances for Home Cooks 2024

For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and they enjoy spending time there preparing meals for themselves and others. However, other individuals want to be able to design a quick lunch and get on with their lives. Perhaps you’d like to incorporate some technology to lessen your trash.

Whatever your feelings about the kitchen, you must spend time there daily. Why not make the most of your time by investing in modest kitchen equipment and devices to make your time there more accessible and less stressful? You need over 20 little kitchen appliances, whether you’re looking for new kitchen equipment or just a fun gimmick. You are welcome to skip ahead to the part you are searching for:

1. Hamilton Beach Digital Slow Cooker

Slow cookers take the work out cooking stews, soups, meat dishes, and many other foods. This 6-quart cooker is suitable for both family dinners and potlucks. The super-tight sealed lid makes it easy to travel.

With the Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, you can say goodbye to weeknight stress. With three preset cooking options, preparing a family supper on a busy weeknight is easier than ever. It is entirely up to you what you make and how you prepare it. You can cook items to a precise temperature for a certain number of hours or on High, Low, or Warm settings for up to 14 hours using three smart settings: probe, program, and manual.


Hamilton Beach Digital Slow Cooker


2. Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer

This rice cooker features the perfect setting for cooking white rice, sushi rice, brown rice, or porridge. It even has a microcontroller that keeps the cooking temperature and timing accurate.

  • Computerized Fuzzy logic technology
  • Automatic Keep Warm, Extended Keep Warm and Reheat functions
  • Easy-to-clean coated stainless steel exterior
  • Delay timer (2 settings)
  • Easy-to-read LCD Display Panel with Clock and Timer functions
  • Interchangeable melody and beep signal
  • Menu settings include: White/Sushi, Mixed, Porridge, Sweet, Brown, Cake, Steam, and Quick Cooking


Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer


3. Cuisinart Elemental 11-Cup Food Processor

This vast food processor minces whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cheese. Its size also makes it excellent for soups and sauces. Cuisinart’s tiny appliances, including our pick for best food processor, are consistently among our top-rated picks in testing.


Cuisinart Elemental 11-Cup Food Processor

4. KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Blender 

This hand blender (an immersion or stick blender) purées, emulsifies, and whips food with a single stainless steel blade. It also avoids the need to bring out another appliance.

  • 8″ Blending Arm With Fixed S-Blade to Quickly Blend Smoothies, Soups, Hummus & More
  • Soft Grip Handle Offers a Non-Slip and Comfortable Grip While Blending
  • 3-Cup Bpa-Free Blending Jar With Lid for Small Blending Jobs
  • Color Value: Aqua Sky
  • From the Brand: Kitchenaid


KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Blender 



5. Hamilton Beach Electric Pasta and Noodle Maker, Automatic

Choose from four recipes and seven noodle types to make excellent pasta at home in under 20 minutes.

  • MAKE 2-3 SERVINGS OF FRESH, HOMEMADE PASTA IN 15 MINUTES. This electric pasta machine mixes, kneads, and extrudes the pasta. No drying is needed — once the noodles are extruded, you can boil them immediately.
  • INCLUDES 7 DISCS FOR 7 PASTA SHAPES: This easy-to-use pasta machine lets you choose from thick spaghetti, lasagna, spaghetti, angel hair, wide noodles, penne, and fettucini.
  • INTERNAL SCALE HELPS YOU MEASURE INGREDIENTS. This pasta maker weighs ingredients and helps calculate the ratio of flour to Water. After some practice, you will be a Pro in no time.
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE DRAWER: No more misplaced parts. Keep the 7 pasta discs right where you need them in the built-in storage drawer of this electric pasta maker machine.
  • MAKE CUSTOM PASTA. The flavor possibilities are endless when you make your pasta. Get creative with different flours and experiment with flavors using vegetable juices, purees, spices, and more.


Hamilton Beach Electric Pasta and Noodle Maker, Automatic


6. Ninja Air Fryer 

The Ninja air fryers construction and adaptability both wowed us. It has two spacious drawers, detachable nonstick crisper plates, and a matte black exterior accentuated with high-quality shining stainless steel.

Operating as an air fryer is simple, but it can also roast, bake, reheat, dehydrate fruits and vegetables, and cook from frozen to crispy in minutes. Furthermore, Ninja promises 75% energy savings over a regular oven. Although we couldn’t prove it, it cooked quickly and with fantastic results.

We appreciate the recyclable packaging, and our initial impressions of this being a high-quality product stemmed from the fact that we could use it almost immediately after opening the package. We had some difficulty with the match and sync capabilities, but this fryer stood out once mastered by following the step-by-step directions.


Ninja Air Fryer 


7. Presto 19-inch Tilt-n-Fold Griddle

This top-rated electric grill can cook up to 10 pancakes and a dozen eggs. Its cast-iron surface (which can be turned to drain grease) is ideal for cooking meat.

  • Great for every meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Easily adjusts from a level cooking surface for eggs and pancakes to a tilted surface for meats
  • Legs fold in, and drip tray locks in place for easy, compact storage. Heavy cast aluminum base with a sizeable 184-square-inch cooking surface
  • Premium nonstick surface ensures stick-free cooking and easy cleaning. Control Master heat control automatically maintains the desired cooking temperature
  • Slide-out drip tray empties efficiently. Easy to clean. Fully immersible with the heat control removed
  • Tilt to drain. Flip down the levers to tilt the grilling surface when cooking meats. Fold to store. It fits in most standard 18-inch kitchen cabinets


Presto 19-inch Tilt-n-Fold Griddle

8. Zwilling 4-Slice Toaster

This sleek four-slice toaster has seven toasting settings and controls the heat, so you don’t end up with toast charred on one side and barely frozen on the other.

  • PRECISE TOASTING: 7 browning control settings and bread slice centering
  • EASY TO USE: Built-in slot lift and extra lift to ensure gentle raising of toast and easy retrieval
  • FAST CLEAN-UP: The long toaster features a removable crumb tray
  • CUSTOM SETTINGS: 3 pre-set custom programs: defrost, reheat, and bagel
  • NON-BURNING: Safety function with automatic shut-off prevents burnt toast
  • LOTS OF SPACE: Integrated cable winder for convenient storage.
  • QUALITY DESIGN: German engineered by ZWILLING, designed in Milan, Italy by Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez


 Zwilling 4-Slice Toaster

9. Stand Mixer

This powerful stand mixer elevates baking to new heights. It comes in a variety of hues and looks great on a countertop. Hand and stand mixers are a practical requirement when creating bread, pastries, and other baked goods. Your budget, counter/storage space, and level of patience will primarily determine the style you select. But we strongly advise all foodies to keep one on hand; you never know when you’ll yearn for some home-baked sourdough, which will be significantly more difficult to produce without a mixer.

While stand mixers are undoubtedly convenient and, in the case of these two, both consistent and dependable, they are by no means the sole option. Whether you want to save even more money and space or don’t mind a little manual labor, the stand mixer can do it all. It has enough battery to beat 200 cookies’ worth of dough, recharges entirely in under two hours (and a 10-minute charge is adequate to mix a cake), and can even be used as a food processor (with additional attachments).


Stand Mixer

10. Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus

The best keeps getting better: The latest version of the Instant Pot Duo series is the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus. It’s the fastest in the industry, the easiest to use for novice users, and the most adjustable for seasoned Instant Pot customers, with over 20 enhancements.

Quick and Easy Cooking: Cooks up to 70% faster; the new 1200 W heating element decreases preheating time, allowing for faster meal preparation. Our revolutionary QuickCool technology shortens pressure release times. The redesigned EasySeal lid instantly seals the pressure cooker, and the improved steam diffusion cover eliminates the need for a steam diffusion cover.

Delicious every time, just the way you like it: 48 customizable preset selections for soups, beans, rice, ribs, and more; reduces guessing and simplifies the preparation of meals that everyone will enjoy; Sous vide and bake modes make it simple to prepare chef-quality appetizers and desserts.

Inner Pot for Pots: New 304 (18/8) stainless steel inner pot with easy-grip non-slip handles and a flat internal surface that can be used on gas, electric, and induction cooktops; developed for best healthy results; healthy, easy to clean, and dishwasher safe.

The world’s giant screen: The large, bright screen is slanted for easy reading from a distance, and the new cooking progress indicator informs you exactly where you are in the cooking cycle.
The following items are included: a saucepan and a steam cooking rack. Before using, ensure that the plug is ultimately placed.


Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus


11. Blender Food Processor

A food processor is almost like having your own sous chef in the kitchen for a busy home cook. It helps with speedy mise-en-place, does the heavy lifting for holiday dinner prep, and whips up messes quickly. The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor is an excellent choice for grating cheese, preparing pie dough, chopping vegetables, or making pesto.

The design is user-friendly. There are only two big paddle-style buttons: one for “off/pulse” and one for “on.” There’s no fiddly touchscreen here and simply one bowl to contend with. The base is sturdy and does not sag during heavy use. Because it has an extra-wide feed tube, you may slice more giant vegetables and grate blocks of cheese without first cutting them into small pieces. It includes a shredding disc, a slicing disc, a disc stem that can be removed, and a metal blade for chopping, mixing, blending, and pureeing.

We liked how the blender food processor could handle simple jobs like pureing hummus and larger ones like creating pastry dough. It also consistently mixed both wet and dry substances.


Blender Food Processor


12. Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler

Do you want a steak, but it’s raining? Do you want a panini, but the sandwich shop is closed? The Cuisinart Griddler is the machine for all of these occasions and more. It has choices for a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. The grill plates are also changeable, allowing you to choose between a flat or ridged surface, depending on your preferences. The hinge adjusts to accommodate thicker or thinner things and fully opens to avoid steaming dishes or heaping helpings of pancake batter. It’s the ideal compact barbecue for those who have limited room.

The simple controls make it simple to use. The selector dial lets you choose between griddle and grill, and the temperature is regulated with the left or right dial. When the grill reaches the desired cooking temperature, indicator lights illuminate. The nonstick, dishwasher-safe removable grill plates make cleanup a breeze. We liked how simple the griddler was to use; however, the hidden drip tray was easy to overlook while cleaning.


Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler


13. Ninja Blender

If you’re looking for a low-cost blender, consider the Ninja Professional Blender 1000. Compared to the Foodi, it’s a more straightforward blender, but it’s well-made and runs admirably. It has the essentials: a 72-ounce main jar, a blade stack, and a lid with a pouring spout. While it can’t combine hot ingredients, it crushes ice just as well as any Ninja blender we’ve tested, so it can quickly and simply generate snow-like crushed ice for cocktails or drinks like slushies. It can also make beautiful, smooth nut butter, though the process isn’t easy, partially because you have to remove the top to stir bigger mixes.

Although it does not come with individual jars, it can process tiny batches of fibrous materials such as kale, resulting in a well-blended single-serve smoothie. Unfortunately, it does not work as well in larger batches. Filling the jar with many servings of fruit smoothies results in a gritty combination. It’s relatively quiet for a blender, and the jars, lids, and blades are all dishwasher-safe. It’s difficult to clean by hand, as with the last pick, because you must be careful not to hurt yourself on the sharp blades.


Ninja Blender


14. Philips Air Fryer

The Philips Airfryer is one of the best pod-shaped air fryers we’ve tested, cooking more quickly and evenly than most competitors. According to our measurements, the Airfryer has a capacity of slightly more than 3 quarts, comparable to our top pick. Its interface is straightforward and uncomplicated, with no inconsistent touchscreen or difficult-to-turn controls. However, it has a large and expensive basket, frequently priced at $250. If you don’t mind the extra weight and find it on sale, this is an excellent air fryer.

It evenly cooks more than any other model we examined. It cooked the crispiest and most evenly browned food of any pod-shaped air fryer we tested. While the Philips Airfryer crisped food evenly and fast, it could also crisp trays of nuggets with minimum overdone edges and baskets of virtually identical fries.

It has a simple user interface. A single dial on the control panel allows you to adjust the cook time and temperature. The machine does not beep loudly with each adjustment of the parameters. To avoid a cluttered display, there are only four preprogrammed settings.

The square basket is spacious and simple to remove and insert. It closed quickly with one hand and required no additional force or support.


Philips Air Fryer


15. Hamilton Beach Belgian Style Waffle Maker

This Belgian-style waffle maker is versatile and delicious, allowing you to produce two great waffles and a variety of other dishes. Try waffle recipes ranging from simple to fancy, or try something new, like keto chaffles or hash browns.

Simple to Use and Clean: This waffle maker has nonstick Belgian-style grids and produces two 4-inch square waffles that are 1.1″ deep.
Waffles Perfectly Cooked: The browning shade choice runs from light to brown and crispy, ensuring your waffles are perfectly cooked.

Sleek Design: This excellent stainless steel waffle baker is easy to clean and looks beautiful in any kitchen.
Remove Uncertainty: The power and preheat lights on the waffle maker’s top indicate when the machine is turned on and when it is hot and ready for batter.
The lid locks for compact, upright storage of the waffle maker in a cabinet or pantry.

Hamilton Beach Belgian Style Waffle Maker

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