Summer’s just around the corner, and the higher temperatures mean things are getting hot in the kitchen. To make cooking easier this season, check out what’s trending in small kitchen appliances
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With notable brands like Vitamix, Blendtec, and Ninja taking over the blender market, now’s the time to get on board. Blenders aren’t just about smoothies anymore—the high-speed variety can tackle a range of cooking duties. Try blending soups, making milkshakes, grinding your nuts for nut butter—or even grinding wheat berries to make your own flour!
During swimsuit season, it’s never a bad idea to look for healthier ways to cook your favourite meals and snacks. Air fryers are a great way to get a crispy deep-fried taste without the fat or calories. This counter-top appliance is essentially a mini convection oven. A high-speed fan circulates the hot air, making for a consistent, crisp coating. An added bonus: your dinner or snacks cook really quickly because the food is heated from all sides.
For anyone who loves the speed of a microwave and the flavour of food cooked in an oven, a combi-oven is an ideal choice. With a variety of heating, steaming, toasting, and warming settings, this small appliance gets the job done in a snap. A trending favourite is “grilled cheese” sandwiches—the bread and cheese are warmed up first and then the sandwich is toasted from above and below by radiant heat elements.