The 7 Best Small Kitchen Appliances 2022

Don’t get us wrong: we love our indulgent KitchenAid Stand Mixer and All-in-One Always Pan. But this spring, we’re on the hunt for sleek, low-profile small appliances to take our cooking game to the next level. There’s nothing that boosts our serotonin levels more than a kitchen gadget that doesn’t take up all of our counter space, especially if it makes our lives easier. It seems there’s one for almost every cooking need, whether it’s a handy rice cooker or a (probably useless hot dog roller, it’s out there in cyberspace. We’re more than happy to stock our cupboards with all the kitchen gadgets we need to wow our dinner guests, streamline our mornings, and make our lives easier, especially as the weather warms up and the prospect of hanging out above a hot stove sounds less. and less attractive. That’s why we take a deep breath, put aside our big, but beautiful, big kitchen appliances and bring you the best small kitchen appliances that will turn your cluttered counter into a quiet kitchen sanctuary.

We’re talking single-serve waffle makers to channel your inner Leslie Knope, conical burr coffee grinders to nail your next cup of coffee, and more impressive and often overlooked appliances that remind us what a treat it is to live. in the modern culinary world. So clean your stove, put away your dishes, and make room for your next serotonin-boosting impulse buy.

A beginner blender

Does anyone really like washing a colossal blender? Not us. The Nutribullet is the perfect compact option for lazy people who just want to sit back, relax and enjoy their kale smoothies. With its 600 watt motor and blade, it blends all your ingredients with just one touch. Plus, it has utility far beyond protein shakes and smoothies. We’re talking sauces, sofritos, salsas, soups and more.


$79.99 to Nutribullet


$73 to Amazon

An excellent choice

Besides copious amounts of caffeine, nothing wakes us up in the morning better than good old eggs. How do you like them? Poached? Scrambled? Badass ? The best-selling Dash egg cooker can cook them five different ways and hold up to six eggs at a time. We’ll take them poached please, because we’re ~fancy~. This thing is so popular (and loved by users) that it has 98,000 reviews on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.5 stars.


$17 to Amazon

Because we hate spending energy

We love a good cooking session, but sometimes getting down to business just isn’t the vibe. This is where the Instant Pot comes in. Everyone and their grandma seems to have an Instant Pot, and we can’t blame them. It’s a cult favorite and kitchen staple with endless cooking possibilities. The mini model is a space-saving kitchen tool with features such as rice cooking, slow cooking, yogurt making, steaming and sautéing. Just add ingredients to cook for hours and get going. (Also, bring us some of that homemade yogurt.)


$69 to Amazon

Eggo waffles (for adults)

Eggo Waffles are the embodiment of a nutrient nostalgic breakfast, but it’s time to go mini, thic waffles. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker has a four-inch nonstick cooking surface and delivers top-notch results, according to its average rating of 4.7 stars from over 200,000 reviews. There’s even a design that will print a pineapple on your waffle if you want to get in touch with your tropical side. He’s also a TikTok star who’s gone viral for his baking abilities outside of the waffle zone, like quesadillas, which we could really use right now.


$12.94 to Amazon

Grind, build, bind

If you haven’t been on the practice grind (we understand), you can always do the next best thing, which is to get into coffee grinding. Hop aboard the artisan coffee bandwagon with the Breville Smart Grinder Pro, which uses conical burrs to convert beans into ground coffee in a flash – key to consistent coffee grind and flow during the brewing process. (Caffeine connoisseurs will approve.)


$299.95$199.95 to On the table


$299.95$199.95 to On the table

Michael Scott’s Worst Nightmare

He is hurt! We would love to shake George Foreman’s hand and thank him heartily for the service he has provided the world with this grill. Screw on the big poppa grill on the patio – this suction cup holds five burgers at once, more than enough to satisfy those late night meat cravings we all have. (We all have them…right?) Cooking time should only take about 10 minutes before you can tackle grilled perfection.


$85.52$51.34 to Amazon

Not today, fat

Greasy, fried delicacies on a warm spring day make us want to move, but not when a cramp hits. Air-fried comfort foods, on the other hand, give you all the pleasure without the stomach pain (hopefully). The Chefman Compact Air Fryer has just enough room to hold a double handful of onion rings or buffalo cauliflower so your taste buds can keep dancing, without the oil. You can also fry, reheat or bake frozen foods easily with the built-in 60-minute timer.


$36.99 to Amazon

Now let’s put some Ina Garten on TV and cook.


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Karl M. Bailey