19 Best Small Kitchen Appliances for Every Kind of Cook
The best small kitchen appliances are space-saving workhorses and culinary game-changers. From pasta to panini, and from soup to smoothies, having the right gadgets for the job is a must, especially if you don't have a ton of countertop real estate.
If you’re looking to make life easier by stocking up on a few items to make cooking easier, faster and more fun, we’ve rounded up some of the best small kitchen appliances of 2021 that are a must for your shopping list. There's a whole parade of small kitchen appliances here: coffee makers, blenders, bagel-friendly toasters...plus multitasking tools that can handle everything else.
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- Best Stand Mixer
- Best Pasta Machine
- Best Waffle Maker
- Best Panini Press
- Best Kitchen Scale
- Best Ice Cream Maker
- Best Food Processors
- Best Pressure Cooker
- Best Air Fryer
- Best Toasters
- Best Blenders
- Best Hand Mixers
- Best Coffee Makers
Best Stand Mixer
1. Cuisinart 5.5 - Qt Stand Mixer
The Cuisinart 5.5 - Qt Stand Mixer is one of the top small kitchen appliances and features a 500-watt motor, die-cast metal construction and 12 speeds that perform food prep with precision. The tilt-back head provides easy access to the 5.5-quart mixing bowl while the splash guard keeps your countertops clean.
Best Pasta Machine
2. Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine
You’ll be churning out homemade spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna and more with the Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine. Known as the world’s most popular pasta machine, this small kitchen appliance is easy to use, solidly constructed in Italy and produces smooth sheets of fresh pasta with every turn of the handle.
Best Waffle Maker
3. Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker
The Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker bakes two Belgian waffles at a time that are perfectly crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. A special browning control knob and an easy-to-handle rotary feature allow for even baking and perfect waffles every time. With this small kitchen appliance, you’ll never want to leave home for brunch again.
Best Panini Press
4. Cuisinart Griddler Grill & Panini Press
Craving a juicy burger but not up to breaking out the outdoor grill? You can’t go wrong with the Cuisinart Griddler Grill & Panini Press. The two grill plates can be used for pressing panini or grilling steaks, but also open flat into a convenient tabletop grill. This small kitchen appliance even has dishwasher-safe grill plates for easy cleanup.
Best Kitchen Scale
5. Zwilling Kitchen Scale
No more guesstimating — the super-precise Zwilling Kitchen Scale is accurate to 0.1 oz./1 g. and can weigh up to 22 lb./10 kg. Developed in Germany and designed in Milan, Italy, this cordless small kitchen appliance features a built-in LCD display that can read out measurements in grams, kilograms, ounces and pounds.
Best Ice Cream Maker
6. Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker
Get ready to make your own frozen treats at home with the Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker. This state-of-the-art small kitchen appliance produces two quarts of homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbet in 20 minutes. With an accompanying recipe book for sweet inspiration, it’s an essential tool for any ice cream lover’s kitchen.
Best Food Processors
7. Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder
The Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder effortlessly chops, grinds and purées to save you time and mess in the kitchen. The blade includes an auto-reversing feature with a sharp edge perfect for chopping and puréeing and a blunt edge for grinding through tougher foods. An additional safety feature secures the blade in place during every step.
8. Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 11-Cup Food Processor
The Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 11-Cup Food Processor is built to provide professional quality results every time. Some of the features of this small kitchen appliance include an industrial quality motor, two different slicing discs, a shredding disc, a chopping/mixing blade and two sizes of pushers. This small kitchen appliance is sure to become a trusted culinary companion for years to come.
Best Pressure Cooker
9. Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
The Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker is the natural choice for creating whole meals and side dishes with minimal effort or mess and superior nutrition and flavor retention. Whether browning, simmering or sautéing, you’ll experience your favorite dishes in a whole new way with this small kitchen appliance.
Best Air Fryer
10. Cuisinart AirFryer
Jump on the air fryer wagon with the Cuisinart AirFryer. Engineered to ensure delicious golden-brown results, this high-efficiency unit cooks a variety of foods with minimal noise and maximum ease. Designed with a spacious, nonstick interior and stylish stainless steel, this small kitchen appliance is the perfect addition to any kitchen.
11. Cuisinart 4-Slice Compact Toaster
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Cuisinart 4-Slice Compact Toaster is an ideal small kitchen appliance. Its generously wide slots are perfect for toast, English muffins, bagels, toaster pastries and even waffles. With seven browning settings and an LCD countdown display to monitor toasting time, you’ll never have to settle for burnt toast again.
12. Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Broiler
Don’t let its size fool you — the Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Broiler is capable of warming, baking, broiling and toasting up to 500°F. The industrial stainless steel styling and interior nonstick coating make this small kitchen appliance a valuable addition to any kitchen.
13. Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender
Designed for easy individual meal prep, the compact Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender features powerful cross blade, smoothie and pulse settings and a handy to-go drinking lid. The sturdy, BPA-free 20 fl. oz. jar is heat and cold resistant and easy to clean. And as an added safety feature, this blender will only start when the lid is on correctly and will automatically shut off when opened.
14. Cuisinart Hurricane 3.5 Peak HP Pro Blender
The name says it all — the Cuisinart Hurricane 3.5 Peak HP Pro Blender is a powerhouse of pure kitchen magic. Unique technology provides consistent and powerful blending speed for all manner of recipes. A memory function remembers your preferred settings for even easier use. From soups to smoothies to purées, you’ll soon discover why this small kitchen appliance is one of the best.
Best Hand Mixers
15. Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Mixer
The Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Hand Mixer is one small kitchen appliance any home cook will love. With its extra-long beaters, chef’s whisk, spatula and dough hooks, it’s an ideal choice for a versatile set of kitchen tasks, from mixing deviled egg yolks and whipping fluffy meringues to kneading heavy bread dough.
16. Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Hand Blender
The Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Hand Blender will revolutionize the way you blend and mix. This small kitchen appliance has a 300-watt motor designed to power through tough food-prep tasks and easily blend and purée your favorite recipes. The two-speed slide control is easy to operate and the blending shaft reaches deep into pots, pitchers and bowls for fast and easy cleanup.
Best Coffee Makers
17. Cuisinart 7-Cup Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Make your own cold brew coffee in as little as 25 minutes with the Cuisinart 7-Cup Cold Brew Coffeemaker. This 7-cup coffeemaker saturates coffee grounds in cool water, while unique spin technology circulates coffee through water for total flavor extraction for a naturally smoother and sweeter cold brew!
18. Cuisinart 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker
The Cuisinart 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker is one of the best coffee machines and combines the best of classic looks and modern convenience. A double-walled thermal carafe with stainless steel accents, a gold-tone coffee filter and charcoal water filter guarantee a delicious cup at any time of day.
19. AeroPress Coffee Maker
The patented AeroPress Coffee Maker is here to transform your morning cup. Unlike the French press, this small kitchen appliance uses a rapid, total immersion brewing process to make delicious and full-flavored coffee in about a minute without bitterness and with low acidity, while specially designed microfilters eliminate grit for a smoother cup and easier cleanup.
The best small kitchen appliances are built to make life easier without crowding your limited space. Thanks to their function, form and appearance, these kitchen counter appliances are without a doubt some of the best small kitchen appliances of 2021.
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