Are you looking to upgrade your kitchen? Having the right equipment for your cooking and baking needs is important when you're trying to lose weight. They say abs are made in the kitchen and not the gym, but you still need the right machines to do it!
Food Processor: Slice, dice chop and puree anything with the Cuisinart Prep 9! It can handle just about anything you will put in it and holds enough for a normal family cook. If you entertain often and need to cook for larger parties, you may want to upgrade to the Prep 11.
Blender: If you love smoothies as much as we do (which is a lot) you'll need a good blender! The KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender can whip up the smoothest smoothie in seconds and is quiet enough that it won't wake up your family as you prep your breakfast!
Mixer: If you enjoy baking, you need a quality mixer. You can use it for breads, batters and even more! We love the KitchenAid Artisan 5-QT. It works quietly but can tackle just about anything.
Slow Cooker: Busy moms LOVE slow cooker meals. Throwing ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning means a hassle-free evening and a fully prepared meal when you get home that night. We recommend the Hamilton Beach Simplicity 6-Quart Slow Cooker. It is easy to use and will get the job done. When it's finished cooking, it will switch into a warming mode so you can serve your meal at any time.
Toaster Oven: Reheat, toast, bake and more in the Breville Compact Smart Oven! This toaster oven is compact enough not to take up too much counter space but still offers a great cooking experience.
Rice Maker: If you only cook rice occasionally, we recommend the Hamilton Beach Deluxe Simplicity Rice Cooker/Steamer. It does everything you need to make a great side dish. If you are into more interesting types of rice and enjoy styles like sticky rice or rice porridge, you may want to consider the more expensive option of Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker.
What are your favorite kitchen gadgets? Share with us in the comments below!