It’s the time of year when everyone wants to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Before you know it, your refrigerator is overflowing with fruits and vegetables and your Pinterest account is full of healthful recipes.
So, to help your wellness resolution along, here are five of the best small kitchen appliances. These gadgets will make healthy eating simple by saving you time and energy—plus, they’ll help you stick to your new routine by making it easy and convenience.
1. The Star—the Multi-cooker
No doubt, the number one brand in the multi-cooker space is Instant Pot. There are others out there, but Instant Pot is the multi-cooker most people think about first. Affordable, versatile, and customizable, this 9-in-1 multi-cooker is a:
- Pressure cooker
- Slow cooker
- Rice cooker
- Yogurt maker
With it, you can also:
- Bake a cake
- Sterilize baby bottles
Some models are Wi-Fi equipped so that you can check on your meal’s progress from anywhere. There’s even an air fryer model or, if you already have an Instant Pot, the Mealthy CrispLid turns your existing appliance into an air fryer and dehydrator.
With such versatility, it’s no surprise the multi-cooker made our top spot when it comes to the best small kitchen appliances for healthy eating.
2. Just Like a Restaurant—Try a Sous Vide Precision Cooker
If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite brunch place always serves up expertly poached eggs in record time, they’re probably using a sous vide precision cooking system—definitely one of the coolest small kitchen appliances.
For your home kitchen, all you need is:
- A sous vide cooker
- A stock pot of water (some sous vide cookers come with their own water tank)
- Some zipper storage bags
You can whip up a variety of foods all cooked to a precise temperature, including:
3. From Smoothies to Soups—A Personal Blender Does the Trick
From healthy smoothies to skinny margaritas, these smaller version blenders can really do the job of the bigger models. Look for a smaller or hand-held blender that has a strong motor and multiple blending containers with to-go cup lids.
And because of their small, compact size, personal blenders save counter space and are easy to clean in the dishwasher.
4. For Low-Fat Cooking—the Electric Indoor Grill
Virtually smokeless, electric indoor grills allow you to cook your favorite meats, fish, and vegetables anywhere. Their non-stick coating means you don’t have to use extra fat while cooking and the coating also makes clean up quick. Look for a grill that has 1300 to 1800 watts for one that can handle thicker cuts of meat.
Electric indoor grills are great for apartment living and can be a lifesaver when you’re grilling outdoors and it starts to rain. Some, like Cuisinart griddles, even double as panini presses!
5. Heavy Duty or Personal—Try a Juicer
Today, juicers have become an integral part of the nutrition routine for elite athletes with a price tag to match (would you believe over $6,000 or $7,000?). But there are also a ton of powerful juicers and juice extractors that don’t require a bank loan to own.
Juicers are a great way to get more fruits and vegetables into your life. The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is a good example of a juicer that’s easy to use and is easy to clean. With its whole fruit feed chute, prep time is cut way down.
If you’re kicking off an intense nutrition program, consider these five best small kitchen appliances to make delicious and nutritious meals in no time at all. Good luck!