Leave These on Your Counter

Countertops are the foundation of your kitchen. Whether you have recently remodeled, built a new home, or cleaned and polished your existing countertops, you may have considered countertop appliances.

Researching, comparing, and purchasing large appliances is not only a financial investment, it is time consuming. Considering smaller, countertop appliances is less anxiety ridden and can even be fun. Here is our list of small appliances must-haves that you won’t need to hide away after each use!

  1. Coffee makers
    1. If you drink coffee on a regular basis, a coffee maker is probably already a part of your kitchen. Since most models offer a programmable setting and maintain your brew at a constant temperature, consider choosing a more elegant and sophisticated unit. Depending on your kitchen aesthetic, you may select a coffee maker with a stainless steel carafe, one with a pop of color (Bodum), or keep it simple with a French press.
    2. If coffee is not your drink of choice, a hot water kettle may be right for you. These kettles are usually electric and come in numerous styles including traditional tea pot styles, carafes, along with stainless steel, plastic, and glass models.
  2. Toasters and Toaster Ovens
    1. There is nothing better than a warm slice of toast. Regardless of the meal, a toaster is a kitchen staple. Upright toasters offer many more options than before. You can now adjust settings depending on the bread, bagel, or muffin as well as the toasting pattern!
    2. If you have room to spare on your countertop, we love toaster ovens. With the ability to toast, roast, and bake with convection heat, this all purpose appliance is super convenient and easy to use. In addition, it can also reheat foods or provide extra oven space when entertaining.
  3. Blenders
    1. Whether you are a fan of smoothies, milkshakes, or trying to sneak in some leafy greens into your morning routine (recipe) the blender can be your new best friend. In addition, blenders can replace a mix master to make omelettes, soups, and even pancakes. Blenders can range in price depending on their nuanced speed settings, size, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and type of blades. We suggest selecting a model that balances overall performance (with a warranty) and price.

We hope this list encourages you to leave a shiny, new appliance out on your countertop.

 

This futuristic toaster conceived by Stumpf Studio is our dream toaster!

This futuristic toaster conceived by Stumpf Studio is our dream toaster!

For the movie lover, this waffle maker will make a countertop statement.

For the movie lover, this waffle maker will make a countertop statement.

 

If you have extra space, we are supporting this PancakeBot kickstarter!

If you have extra space, we are supporting this PancakeBot kickstarter!

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