Air fried sweet potato wedges?… Crispy and delicious with only one teaspoon of oil?… Yes please! I could eat these all day.
In this day and age the things you can do with so many amazing new kitchen appliances/gadgets are endless. I think we’ve gotten to the point that if some of these items were not in our kitchen I would be lost when it comes to quick and easy meal preps. So many quick, creative and healthy dishes come from using these tools that I can literally never run out of things to make with them. The possibilities are endless.
Here are my top 6 kitchen gadgets to own in 2017. Ranked in order. Hope you can get your hands on some of these and cook/blend/chop/spiralize/juice/air-fry your way to goodness!
1. Vitamix Blender
This is literally the one appliance I can’t live without. I blend my way to goodness at least once a day – green smoothies, salad dressings, soups, etc. Trust me, once you go Vitamix you will never go back. It’s worth ever penny. I’ve had mine for 8 years, have used it nearly every day, and it’s still going strong!
2. Instant Pot
The Instant pot has taken off in popularity over the past few years and I’m one to tell you, it’s literally amazing. You can even control the new ones form your smart phone! This appliance takes one pot cooking to a while new level. There are endless cookbooks, Facebook groups, and online guru’s sharing so many delicious instant pot recipes, you are sure to never stop cooking up new dishes all with with minimal prep and just the push of a button.
If you have kids, or just love your french fries, trust me you’ll want to invest in a good digital air frier. We bought ours about a year ago and have not stopped using it since. You can fry all kinds of thing in this little basket. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc. etc. The possibilities are endless. Everything turns out amazing. If you can’t get you kids to eat their vegetables get this beauty, trust me they won’t be able to resist…. and neither will you!
There are so many times with I whip out this little baby, I can’t even begin to count the ways. Avocados or cashews or basil goes in along with a number of different ingredients and out comes dips, dressings, and pesto – all in about 2 minutes flat. Clean up is quick and easy and it fits in even the tiniest of cupboards. Not to mention, this gadget lasts forever and will never go out of style. I think ours must be over 18 years old because my husband used this little baby even before we met.
5. Breville Juicer
This is my all time favorite juicing machine. It’s easy to use and relitively well priced for what this baby can do. I use it a few times a month thus it’s coming in at number 5. But when I do, I love it. The kids love apple, carrot and pineapple juice, but I don’t usually like the clean up. Thus my blender sees my face more often then this juicer. But if you love your juice, I say get this Breville. Its amazing and still defiantly makes it into the top 6!
Ever wonder why your salad never tastes as good at home as when you eat it out? It’s cuz the greens get so soggy from all the washing! Pop them into this salad spinner and watch at least a cup of water come out you never even thought was there to begin with. Trust me it will make your salads so much better! It’s an inexpensive kitchen gadget I always keep in the house. Plus the kids love using the button endlessly – watching it spinning. It keeps them so entertained while I am cooking!