Top 5 small kitchen appliances
Today’s modern kitchens are generally fitted out with much more than the standard washing machine and fridge freezer. Kitchens of today often include just about every appliance known to man. But what are the top 5 appliances in modern kitchens? At KAPUT we share our 5 favourite things…
1. Slow cookers make mealtimes easy
One of the best small kitchen appliances of today is the slow cooker. Slow cookers are a great addition for those who live busy lives. All you have to do is put the ingredients for the meal in the slow cooker before heading out to work and leave it cooking all day. When you return your meal is ready and waiting to be put on the plate.
The slow cooker is typically cheap to purchase, along with being economical. This is due to the fact that food cooks slow and you can generally use cheaper cuts of meat. They are perfect for cooking stews and casseroles, but one tip is to brown meat first.
For more information on getting the most from your slow cooker check out these tips and hints.
2. The microwave oven – fast meals
Microwave ovens deserve their place among the top 5 kitchen appliances as they offer one of the fastest ways to cook a meal. You can cook just about anything in the microwave today, including a full roast dinner from frozen in just minutes.
Microwaves vary in size, so there is one suitable for everyone. Microwaves start off with the basic models and then go up to those offering plenty of additional features.
3. The coffee machine – wake up and smell the coffee
The coffee machine is a great addition to modern kitchens of today and there are many choices. There is the most basic that you simply put ground coffee and water in and press a button. Then there are machines that grind the beans, make the coffee and even make a cappuccino complete with steamed milk.
Coffee machines typically start in the price range of under £50 and upwards of hundreds of pounds. If you go for one of the top of the range it may pay to take out extended warranty appliance insurance to cover your machine. Typically insurance may be taken out to provide protection for up to ten appliances on a policy from a specialist insurance provider.
4. The Tefal Actifry
If you like to eat healthy your kitchen may benefit from the Tefal Actifry. This kitchen appliance typically uses around only one spoonful of oil to cook your chicken leg and chips. Of course it cooks much more than chips and this means that you can have your favourite fried foods without using a large amount of oil to do so.
5. Juicer, Blender/Smoothie Maker
No kitchen would be complete without the addition of a juicer, blender or smoothie maker. Juicers and blenders can make healthy and delicious drinks using fresh fruit. They are an easy way for you to get your five a day fast and easy.
Again juicers and blenders come in all shapes and sizes, starting from the most basic and going up to those that can juice, blend and make smoothies all in one machine. The juicer/blender is fast becoming a must have item in any modern kitchen of today.
All of the top 5 appliances may be protected with extended warranty appliance insurance for peace of mind. At KAPUT our multi-appliance warranty insurance policies cover up to ten appliances and this may apply to both new and used appliances.
In a press release we issued earlier this year KAPUT warned that as many as 70% of consumers failed to appreciate the way in which warranty insurance works and that the age group most likely to have this gap in their knowledge are 45 to 54 year olds.