The Ultimate Time-Saving Kitchen Appliances
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Before I became a mom, I imagined hours of me cooking and baking healthy snacks and foods in the kitchen and everyone laughing, smiling and helping out with matching aprons… you know the typical commercial family type thing. When I became a mom that illusion went out the window pretty sharpish.
I was, and still am determined to cook healthy and nutritious meals for my family, but soon realized toddlers especially, get HANGRY very quick! The leisurely sipping a glass of wine while picking, chopping and prepping ingredients while engaging in fun conversations turned into a scramble for the quickest healthiest meals that I could throw together and get in front of my toddler ASAP!
So I thought I would share with you the top 5 kitchen appliances that really SAVE YOU TIME! so that you can cook healthy, yummy recipes for your family in a flash!
1 – Pressure Cooker
How did I live without my pressure cooker! I do not even know! I have the power pressure cooker XL which is fantastic! White rice cooked to perfection in 6 minutes YES PLEASE! Cook dried beans in less than an hour without soaking…umm YES! Did I mention it can also be used as a slow cooker, Canner, Soup Maker, Steamer, Cookware and Rice Cooker! However, the Instapot which I didn´t see until after I made my purchase has all those features PLUS it can make yogurt too!
If you are scared of the old fashioned pressure cookers, rest assured that this one is completely and utterly safe! It has a locking mechanism which will not allow you to unlock the lid until the pressure is released, which can be done either manually or by slow release. So have no fear this device will not explode on you!
Also one of the best features is you can really set it and forget it, the minutes will count down and once complete the machine automatically switches over to ¨keep warm mode¨ so you can put the food on, run some errands or head to the park and come home to a beautifully cooked meal. Grab yours here!
2. Toaster Oven
I use my toaster oven more than my regular oven because it’s so easy, fast and convenient. Most toaster ovens also come with a convection feature which actually cooks the food up to 30% faster than a regular oven. They also heat up faster, thus saving precious minutes waiting for the oven to preheat.
I remember watching the infomercials on Nutri bullet and waited years before actually buying one and the one I bought was for my mother… The moment she unpacked it we put it to use… you know doing all the tests they show on the tv commercial… grinds coffee ✓ crush ice ✓ pulverize everything ✓
Need I say more…. no more kneading doughs, get´s your mash potatoes all creamy effortlessly… the list goes on. This appliance really is a power horse and EVERY Kitchen should have one. Click here to buy.
I have a bit of an addiction to hummus and tabbouleh salad. In fact, I literally make two huge containers full of tabbouleh each time and they only last about 2 days… whoops. Before I was the proud owner of a food processor, it took me a good 40 minutes to really finely chop all the tomatoes, onions, mint, parsley, cucumbers etc… while of course chasing a toddler around and making sure he doesn´t get into things he shouldn´t be!
That same salad now takes less than 2 minutes to prepare with the food processor. It is simply GLORIOUS! I can churn out the salad, and homemade hummus faster than ever! I use mine to make veggie burgers, hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, the list is endless!