Kitchens are a lot different than they used to be years ago. If you were lucky enough to have kitchen appliances decades ago, it was obvious to others that your family was doing well financially. Toasters and even blenders were pretty common fixtures in a kitchen but there were other things that you only saw in high end kitchens. Nowadays, however, you’ll find everything needed in most kitchens to make cooking easier.
A stand mixer has been an important part of a lot of kitchens for years. It’s one of those kitchen appliances that perform many tasks. You can whip up meringue, mix ingredients for cakes and knead bread dough with all of the attachments that come with the mixer. If you have the right attachments, you can also slice, grind, grate and make pasta.
Another important kitchen tool is the blender. Many people don’t realize just how useful a blender can be. It can be used to make drinks such as smoothies, pureeing foods for sauces, and making milkshakes. There’s really no end to the many things that a blender can do when it comes to cooking.
Microwaves have become one of the most standard of kitchen appliances since they were introduced to the public in the late 1970s. By the 1990s, nearly every kitchen in the country contained a microwave. These handy little ovens brought about an entirely new way of cooking that offered speed and convenience to the person in charge of preparing the meals in a family. Another version of the microwave was the convection oven. This has the ability to cook like a conventional oven while being a lot faster.
The food processor came into being several years ago and become a multi-purpose kitchen appliance that every updated kitchen had to have. These handy appliances can perform the same tasks of others, including the blender and stand mixer. The food processor started out being used mostly to chop, grate and blend ingredients that were too solid to put in the blender. Juicers are also pretty common these days.
All of these are kitchen tools that make life a lot easier for the cook in the family. They encourage creativity and experimentation in the kitchen.