Unique Kitchen Items You Didn't Know you Needed
There are a few staples that everyone needs to have in their kitchen: a range, a refrigerator, a sink, dinnerware, pots and pans, and baking materials. But these aren't the only items that can help you out in the kitchen. There are a few more specialized small appliances that can really help make your time in the kitchen a lot easier and more efficient. Here are just a few of the unique kitchen items you should check out.
Electric Wine Opener
Let's face it, opening wine can be a pain. The corkscrew can be difficult to use and pulling the cork out is bound to end in disaster once in a while. If you're hosting a wine tasting or dinner party, this pain is only multiplied. Avoid this al together with an electric wine opener. This unique kitchen item is designed to make your life just a little bit easier. It's a cordless appliance only slightly larger than a pen that comes with a stylish charging dock.
All you need to do is attach the electric corkscrew to the top of your wine bottle and hit the button. It will do the rest.
From standard wheat bread to intricate sweet dessert loaves, a bread maker enables you to make nearly any loaf you can imagine without the headaches of using a standard oven. With a bread maker, you're able to simply add the ingredients then select the settings you prefer and your machine will do the rest. It's the easiest way to eat your favorite foods fresh.
If you're making a small meal for yourself or the kids, it's not worth firing up the whole oven. It takes a long time, wastes energy and just leads to more dirty dishes overall. Instead, you should consider the Oster® 7-Minute Grill with DuraCeramic Coating. Easy to clean and even easier to use, this electric grill makes everything from paninis and burgers to breakfast food and fish. And the best part is it cooks in seven minutes.
"An induction cooktop uses magnetic energy to heat up."
Combo Food Processor and Blender
Some of the best tools in the kitchen are the ones that can do it all and do it all well. These food processor blender combinations let you make everything from a vegetable puree or salsa fresca to a smoothie or milkshake with ease. It's a hybrid appliance that saves you the space and cost of having two separate appliances. It's a great option for first-time home owners as well as amateur cooks that love diving deep into the recipe book.
Personal Induction Cooktop
This appliance is just plain cool, even when it's on. Rather than using the direct heat of a flame or electric burner, an induction cooktop only uses magnetic energy to melt chocolate, boil water or do whatever you need. It works with special induction cookware and is an easy-to-clean safe option for many common kitchen tasks.