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So I mentioned in Monday’s post that I had a midterm the day after St. Patty’s day, but I neglected to mention the two I had yesterday. Since I’m a master procrastinator, this means that I didn’t have a post ready for yesterday since most of my time this week was spent studying. But, today I’m back with another ‘5 Things’ post, this time on kitchen appliances I love.
There’s barely enough room in my kitchen, and I have to share it with three other girls which means I’ve got even less space. So, I tend to be very selective about the things I buy for the kitchen. Appliances need to have multiple purposes or at least do something I need often AND they need to take up as little space as possible. These 5 do that for me:
5. Vegetable Peeler
Is a vegetable peeler an appliance? Well, either way, it’s awesome. I’ve never been a fan of vegetable peelers, probably because I have my grandmother’s voice in my head calling me a sellout, but I love it. I got it from my roommates for my birthday last year and I haven’t used a knife to peel vegetables since. It’s faster, less dangerous, way more effective and you can even make vegetable noodles with it, without using more more and precious kitchen space on a spiralizer.
4. Hand Mixer
I only use this when I’m baking and I don’t even use it every time, but it deserves a mention. Why? First, my mixer is second hand and I’ve had it for more than a year already with no problems. Second, it makes mixing certain batters so much easier. I’m not sure how I ever creamed coconut oil and maple syrup without it. Third, it takes up like no room, way less than a stand mixer would, which is awesome.
3. Toaster Oven
The toaster oven in my apartment isn’t even mine and I use it almost everyday, so I’m definitely gonna miss it when I leave here. We have a toaster as well, which I use often too, but the toaster oven is so multifunctional. I’ve used it to make grilled ‘cheese’ when I don’t want to dirty a skillet. I’ve used it to toast muffins and other things that just don’t turn out right when heated in the microwave. Just yesterday I even used it to make a single serve batch of granola. That alone should make it the Best. Appliance. Ever.
This one may be a cop out. I mean, everyone has a microwave right? Well, I can still remember a time when I didn’t have one so it makes the list. These days, I hardly ever use my microwave for warming up cold food, since I’m home for most meals and usually just cook. But I do cook some things in there. The two things I use the microwave for most are making oatmeal for breakfast and melting coconut oil for baking. I also use it to quickly cook things like sweet potatoes and squash for muffins and breads.
My NutriBullet is probably my most prized possession. Including my entire shoe collection. I bought this for myself almost three years ago and I’ve never regretted it. It’s small compared to most high speed blenders but it’s definitely powerful. It also comes with two blades, so I can make smoothies and mix crepe batters with one, and make nut or oat flours with another. Plus, it comes with three cups so I can use it for multiple things in the same recipe. If you include the cab fare I needed to lug it home, this was the best 100 bucks I ever spent.
What about you?
What are your favourite kitchen appliances? Any on this list that you love/hate? Any to add?
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