It takes a lot of effort to prepare a family meal at home. Having good kitchen appliances, thankfully, will be a lifesaver. Why perform all that human effort when a machine can do it twice as well in half the time? Remember that the dishwasher is not included in our ten essential kitchen appliances list for any family. Instead, here's a list of the eight most important kitchen tools to get you started cooking a decent meal in no time!
1. A slow cooker
The slow cooker, often known as a crock-pot, is a countertop kitchen appliance used to cook foods at a low temperature for a fixed period. Slow cookers are a piece of excellent kitchen equipment since they can be placed on a counter and left to cook for several hours while you are at work or running errands with the kids. Over the years, slow cookers have replaced cast iron ovens that have to be observed consistently while cooking on the stove. Slow cookers also keep the kitchen cooler by keeping the oven and stovetop off.
2. Rice cooker
A rice cooker is a valuable multitasker in the kitchen and is a mainstay in every Singaporean household — or any Asian home for that matter. You no longer have to estimate how much water to use vs how much dry rice to cook with the rice cooker; instead, you can trust this kitchen equipment to inform you what to do. Even better, the rice is cooked to perfection in around 20 minutes. Rice cookers are inexpensive and readily accessible wherever you buy them. Did you know that you can also use a rice cooker for cooking noodles, porridge and soup? Go figure!
3. Toaster and toaster oven
Toasters and toaster ovens are a must-have in many kitchens today. Toasters make delicious toast bread and bagels quickly and efficiently, while toaster ovens are excellent for melting cheese and warming up dishes. If you have children, having a toaster or toaster oven will make fixing breakfast for them faster and easier. Pop a pair of Pop Tarts in the toaster for 1 minute, and you’re done!
There's always a mess after eating, cooking, or baking! Cleaning those dirty dishes comes next, but you can't just put your freshly-washed dishes back into your cabinets. This is where the dish rack will come in handy. A dish rack serves as a temporary storage area for your dishwares while they are being drained of excess water. Dish racks can come in metal or plastic, but one made of stainless steel will last a long time and never get rusty.
5. Food processor
If you need to chop a lot of vegetables in a short amount of time, a food processor is your best bet. The food processor often comes with various blade attachments, allowing you to choose the blade that best meets your needs.
6. Cooking hobs
Gas, electric, and induction hobs are the three types of hobs available. Different varieties of hobs are built for various functions and have safety features to keep you safe from injury or mishaps. To get your dish cooked to perfection, make careful changes to the flame or heating element.
7. Microwave oven
The microwave oven is the most popular compact appliance in the modern household. A microwave, in fact, is for many people the entire kitchen experience, as it’s perfect for busy people looking to fix a fast and fuss-free meal, and simple enough to be operated without adult supervision. Microwaves cook food in half the time it takes in a normal oven. Microwaves are simple to use and are a long-lasting investment.
8. Conventional gas oven
Conventional ovens are by far the most prevalent and have been a staple of modern households since the 1950s. They are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs, and can be either gas or electric. This sort of oven is well-known for swiftly heating meals and allowing for precise temperature control, which is why it is a popular choice among professionals. Its huge size also allows it to prepare big quantities of food at once, making it a must-have for your dinner party.
Kitchen appliances are the little things that can make your family experience whole – allowing you to fix breakfast in time and coffee whenever you need a caffeine fix. At Sim Siang Choon, we carry many renowned brands of kitchen appliances from Kitchen hobs to accessories that suit your budget and space allocation. Simply get in touch with us to know more about our range of products or even better, come visit our showroom to see for yourself!