Unlike decades ago, people today get married a little later in life. As such, when they move in together, they already have the essential kitchen appliances and tools to start life as a couple. Nevertheless, there are staple kitchen appliances and household tools that newlyweds need.
These appliances and household tools make cooking and life in the new home much easier and enjoyable. Read on for more.
- Stand Mixer
You can use a stand mixer to prepare a host of foods. It is an especially important appliance if you often invite friends, family, or colleagues over to your place. If you are a fan of cakes, a stand mixer will come in handy. When shopping, avoid low-quality mixers just to save a few bucks.
Even though most foods in supermarkets are prepackaged, you still need a blender if you intend to prepare fresh juices and smoothies. The preparation of natural, healthy food means that you need to do everything at home. This way, you ingest fewer additives and preservatives.
- Toaster Oven
When you only need to warm food or cook a small amount of food, a toaster oven is better than a full-size oven. A full-size oven consumes a lot of energy. As such, warming a frozen pizzad does not require you to switch on the oven but a smaller toaster oven. Toaster ovens do not cost much and they save a lot of energy. When shopping, go for a toaster oven that can fit a 12-inch pizza – that will have enough room to cook for two.
Coffeemakers are as simple or sophisticated as you want them to be. For every newlywed, having a good programmable coffeemaker will make work easier in the morning when you are rushing to work. Modern units are programmable, have auto-shut-off features, can make coffee as little as one cup to avoid wastes, and can make lattes and cappuccinos besides coffee.
- Portable Generator
In the event of a power outage, you will need to have backup power. Today, there are green generators that run on solar power as well as conventional gas generators. You might also need generators for recreational purposes when you have an event in your yard. When shopping for a portable generator, consider performance, size, durability, safety features, ease of use, and affordability.
- Can Opener
Can openers can be electric or manual. They come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and designs. You can use them to open cans, littles, bottle tops, sometimes sharpen knives, and much more. When shopping, go for an opener that opens a wide range of can sizes from the smallest to the largest. A manual can opener is ideal in instances of a power outage.
- Slow Cooker
Also known as a crockpot, a slow cooker is one of the appliances you will need at home. Many cookbooks have recipes that need a slow cooker. If you run busy schedules, you will be surprised by the number of dishes you can prepare even when you are not home. Slow cookers are available in different quart sizes and have lots of different features. Choose cookers with programmable settings.
- Microwave Oven
Most newlyweds are chasing careers. With a microwave oven, couples can make fast foods and reheat leftovers fast. When you need to make breakfast sandwiches or oatmeal or other fast foods, a microwave oven is a great idea. If you need a microwave to cook foods, choose a convection microwave oven as it browns food the way traditional microwaves don’t.
- Food Processor
A blender cannot stand in for a food processor. A food processor chops foods into small particles for recipes. The blades of a food processor move slower than those of a blender allowing dry food to be chopped, shredded, sliced, pureed, and kneaded as needed.
Others In your house, you might also need a multi-tool with different shapes and sizes of screwdrivers, a toaster, and a food steamer. Once you have these staple tools and appliances, you can proceed to buy luxury appliances such as salad spinner, vacuum sealer, food slicer, yogurt maker, meat grinder, food dehydrator, and indoor grill among others.