Here are the favorite appliances I use in my kitchen:
Instant Pot – Programmable Pressure Cooker
We have been pressure cooking our food for a long time. With the advent of the Instant Pot, this has become so much more safer. Instant Pot has certainly replaced the stovetop pressure cookers in my kitchen. See many Instant Pot recipes on the blog.
Philips Air Fryer
I love fried food, who doesn’t? However as we all know it is not very healthy, we don’t eat much of it. With air frying, you can enjoy many of your favorite foods guilt-free. Another big advantage we have had with using the air fryer is that we are eating lot more veggies. Yes…you read that right! It is so easy to cook veggies in the air fryer, we are doing a lot more of it, and they are so delicious. Check out Air Fryer recipes on the blog.
Vitamix 5200 Blender
We use our blender almost everyday. Start the day with smoothies and milkshakes, then use it for grinding onions or tomatoes to make a curry, or use it to grind idli/dosa batter and finally to make nut butters. I have heard the vitamix can also make dough, but I am still to try that. Check out the few Vitamix recipes I have shared.
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
This is one gadget a must have for Indian kitchens. I make roti or paratha almost everyday. The most boring part of that for my is making the dough. But with the kitchenaid stand mixer that is not a problem anymore. I use it every other day to make dough. Other things I use the kitchenaid stand mixer is for baking mixes.
Cuisinart Hand Blender
Even though I have the Vitamin blender, I find this hand blender a must in the kitchen. It is useful for curry, lentils, soup or dessert that I want to blend right in the pot. No need to transfer to the blender and then back to the pot. Especially with the instant pot now, I am making a lot of one-pot dishes that are great to blend in the pot itself, such as Butter Chicken, Tomato Soup or Carrot Pudding.
Digital Kitchen Scale
I like this digital scale for baking where exact measurements are important.