The best kitchen appliances for preparing delicious holiday dishes


As the holidays draw near and Halloween is just around the corner, you will likely be cooking up a few hearty meals for your family, friends and guests, if you are hosting some get-togethers. Even if you’re not, you’ll want at least one delicious meal for yourself and your immediate family. Basic appliances are always there to do it all, but with a few extras spaced out around your kitchen, you can speed up or improve the process. Take an air fryer, for example, which can crisp and cook snacks or meals without all of the fatty oils your average fryer introduces. A Sous Vide circulator, on the other hand, allows you to prepare restaurant-quality gourmet meals in your home kitchen.

If your kitchen is fully stocked and ready to go, keep going! However, we recommend that you at least check out some of the devices we’ve picked out, just in case! If you need help and want a few meal-worthy home appliances to get everything done faster and better, we’ve picked some awesome choices. From coffee to crispy oil fries and onion rings, these kitchen appliances will help you prepare the perfect meals and snacks. Your family, friends and guests will thank you after having dinner during the holidays. And hey, if you’re not entertaining – and well done – you can still cook intimate and tasty meals for your household.

Instant Pot 6 Quart Duo Crisp Air Deep Fryer

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you’re missing out, bigtime. These are multi-purpose slow cookers, similar to a Crock-Pot, but they offer a lot of variety. They are super easy to use, easy to clean, and there are so many different dishes you can cook in them. You can even make wine in an Instant Pot! This model packs 11 devices into one unit. This is a pressure cooker, air fryer, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, sous vide cooker, mini-oven, grill, dehydrator, etc. Smart programs with quick select options let you put most cooking tasks on autopilot, which is great if you’re entertaining guests. Plus, the pot, drip pan, baking tray, and basket are all dishwasher safe. The Duo Crisp costs $ 149 at Walmart with free shipping.

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Nano Precision Cooker

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Nano Precision Cooker in pot with man preparing more food.

A Sous Vide Precision Cooker is a gourmet prep appliance designed to sit in and go, like a slow cooker. The Nano Precision has Bluetooth wireless connectivity, so you can both check the meal and operate the device using a mobile app. Smart temperature controls maintain the perfect level while cooking to prepare food just the way you want it. To use it, just add the stove to a pot, add water, drop your food – prepared in a sealed bag – and let it roast. The Anova Sous Vide Nano Precision Cooker retails for $ 127 at Walmart with free shipping.

Ninja Air Fryer

The AF100 4 Quart Ninja Air Fryer with cooked food next to it.

Air fryers are much healthier than conventional fryers, they don’t need oil, and they don’t do a lot of damage. They’re also much easier to clean when you’re done cooking. This Ninja 4 Quart Air Fryer is all that and more. It can handle a wide temperature range from 105 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees. The control panel is simple with presets to choose from and custom options to fine-tune your food preparation. It will definitely become a staple in your kitchen if you have never used an air fryer before, they are so satisfying. Normally it’s $ 89, but Walmart is offering it for $ 69 right now with free shipping, just in time for the holidays.

KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Onyx 4.5 Quart Countertop Blender.

Baking cakes, trying to mash potatoes or making dough for a homemade pizza? You can do all of these things with this 4.5 Quart Freestanding Blender from KitchenAid. It has a soft start feature so your mix doesn’t splash all over the place when the beaters start rolling. The tilting head design ensures clear access to the bowl and its contents. Plus, it comes with several accessories including a coated flat beater, dough hook and 6-thread whisk. It’s $ 300 at Walmart with free shipping.

Keurig K-Duo Single Serve Coffee Maker with Carafe

While most Keurig coffee makers are single serve, making one pod at a time, this one offers the best of both worlds. You can brew both pod based coffees and a full pot if you are looking for delicious java. The 60-ounce water tank holds enough for both sides of the brewer and reduces how often you need to refill it. Plus, the full pot side automatically stops brewing when you take out the carafe to pour coffee into a mug. Simple button controls make it easy to set up the machine and select what you want. Normally $ 99, it’s on sale for $ 79 right now at Walmart with free shipping.

Crock-Pot 7 Quart Manual Slow Cooker

Crock-Pot 7 Quart Slow Cooker with ready meals.

This classic-style slow cooker can hold 7 quarts of any slow cooker you prepare. That’s enough for eight people, and sometimes more! The removable round stoneware interior and glass lid are dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to clean. The high and low temperature settings allow you to fine-tune how quickly or how slowly food cooks. Slow cookers like this are a great option for preparing meals, cranking them up to 11, and then getting on with your day. Stews, soups, and more can sit and cook safely while you’re at work, in the store, or just lounging. This 7-quart manual range from Crock-Pot costs $ 28 at Walmart, right now.

Farberware 4 Liter Stainless Steel Deep Fryer

Stainless steel FarberWare and 4 liter fryer with basket.

Air fryer? Get out of here. We’re going back to the classics with this one, a 4-liter stainless steel fryer that makes deliciously browned fried foods and snacks. The enamel-coated oil pan keeps everything safe even at very high temperatures, and the lid has a viewing window so you can check your food. It comes with 2 small frying baskets and 1 large basket. The baskets and oil pan are dishwasher safe, so they are easy to clean. Fill it with oil, turn it on, add your food to the basket, dive in and you are ready to go! It’s $ 40 through Walmart with free shipping.

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Karl M. Bailey

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