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Essential small kitchen appliances

For a game-changing kitchen experience, here are five appliances you must have

Whether cooking is your passion or your greatest fear, there is no denying that having the right small kitchen appliances can make a huge difference. They make cooking, baking or just day-to-day kitchen life a whole lot more enjoyable and hassle-free. Here, we have curated the perfect selection of some of the top small appliances everyone should consider having in their kitchen.

A modern kitchen is more than just having the sleekest worktops or most up-to-date fixtures and fittings; it is about selecting the right tools and the top small appliances that make daily tasks quick and efficient, making your life run smoothly and enhancing the enjoyment you get out of cooking and baking.

Bringing professional capabilities to home chefs, the best small kitchen appliances are versatile workhorses and culinary game-changers. From pasta to pastry and soup to smoothies, having the right gadgets for the job is a must. They can reduce your prep time considerably, make various cooking tasks much easier, and help you with tedious and complicated techniques.

THE GREAT ADDRESS has rounded up some of the best small kitchen appliances that are a must for your shopping list. There is a wide array of essential small kitchen appliances, including multi-tasking tools such as blenders, food processors, stand mixers and more. Plus, we cover some of the best speciality kitchen appliances that are sure to elevate your culinary creations to new heights, such as ice cream makers and pasta makers.

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Having tested Springlane’s kitchenware multiple times, we have given the brand’s range a full sweep to highlight our pick of the best small kitchen appliances that you can currently buy.

Top must-have small appliances for your kitchen

Cooking at home is all about joy, sharing time with people, learning, exploring and creating. It is also about the excitement of trying a new recipe and the satisfaction of making a meal that tastes and looks delicious.

Cooking can be a lot of fun, but without the right tools, it can sometimes become a chore – all time-consuming, laborious and exhausting. But, with some of the most popular appliances in your kitchen, you will be able to prepare all sorts of dishes hassle-free.

With so many kitchen brands and tools on the market, it can be difficult to decipher which ones are worth splurging on. Below, you will find some of the most recommended and sought-after products that are the pillars of every modern kitchen.

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Impressive high-performance blender

It is hard to imagine a kitchen without a high-performance blender. Used to crush, mix, liquefy, emulsify, or puree foods, it is one of the most universal and versatile kitchen appliances you could possibly own. A good, high-performance blender can tackle smoothies, shakes, dips and condiments, sauces, dressings, soups, batters, non-dairy milk, nut butter, frozen desserts, baby food, cocktails, and more.

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Hanno high-performance blender from Springlane is an excellent choice. With an impressive 2.7 hp, it is more powerful than a conventional blender, and with an output of 2,000 watts, it ensures even and creamy mixing results. At up to 32,000 revolutions per minute and fitted with an innovative 6-blade system made of stainless steel, the Springlane blender breaks down fruit and vegetables effortlessly. Whether it is smoothies, soups, nut butter, pesto or frozen cocktails – the blender’s step-less speed control and four different programmes (Pulse, Smoothie, Crushed Ice or Grind) ensure variety on your menu. For peace of mind, the blender is equipped with overheating protection to avoid accidents. For convenience, the automatic cleaning function allows stubborn residues in the container of the high-performance mixer to be removed conveniently at the push of a button. If you are looking for a blender that can handle hot liquids, the Hanno blender offers a stainless-steel pitcher as an optional extra.

Timesaving food processor

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 Some of the most tedious and time-consuming parts of cooking are all the prep work, such as chopping or cutting vegetables. If you want to reduce this time and increase efficiency, then a food processor is one of the kitchen’s most versatile and indispensable tools.

Using a quality food processor is like having your own personal sous chef — it will save you from doing tons of laborious and tiring work. In minimal time, this kitchen workhorse can chop, slice, grate, shred, mix, whisk and knead. The best machines can tackle everything from cakes and cauliflower rice to mince and mayonnaise to potatoes and pesto.

Dishes prepared with Kaia food processor

If you want the best all-around product at a great price, have a look at Springlane and Kaia, a blender-food processor combo that can handle everything. This innovative multi-purpose kitchen essential easily and seamlessly converts from a food processor to a blender to a mini chopper. Its practical 3-in-1 system includes a 1.5-litre base container (for chopping, beating and kneading), a blender attachment (for smoothies) and a mini chopper (for pestos and sauces). Create anything from dips to drinks, doughs to desserts with this 3-in-1 food processor, multi-serve blender and chopper. The possibilities are practically endless.

Driven by a powerful 1000W motor, the interchangeable food preparation attachments and stainless-steel blades easily chop, mix, puree, slice and blend the toughest ingredients for delicious results every time. The blender’s three pre-set programs, Pulse, Crushed Ice and Smoothie, adapt to the density of your chosen ingredients.

Mini food processor for smaller batches

Handy and versatile, mini food processors can do everything a full-sized food processor can do — just in smaller batches. Time-saving and convenient, a mini food processor is great for quickly chopping vegetables and fruits, preparing dressings, sauces and salsas, grating cheese, making hummus and pancake mix, and so much more. Besides being a time saver for chopping, cutting, and mixing, a mini food processor is quickly cleaned. It is compact enough to keep on the countertop for ease of use and for small volumes that are made regularly.

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If you are looking for a mini food processor blender combo with a chopper, then Springlane Sam would be a smart choice. As one of the best combination blenders and food processors, it is extremely versatile and delivers consistent results every time. The food processor attachment makes grating, cutting, chopping and dicing your favourite vegetables all effortlessly easy. The blender allows you to prepare whipped cream, pesto, soups and more in no time at all. Chopping herbs, onions, chocolate or nuts has never been so easy. Sam’s chopper attachment with a matching blender jug (400ml capacity) is ideal for pesto, hummus and dips.

Dishes prepared with Sam Mini Food Processor from Springlane

This all-in-one food processor, chopper and blender from Springlane can handle most of your blending and chopping needs quickly and with ease – once you own one, you wonder how you ever lived without it.

Versatile hand blender

There is not much its larger, bulkier sibling — the countertop blender — can do that a hand-held immersion blender cannot. Hand blenders, also known as stick blenders or immersion blenders, are ideal for tackling a multitude of kitchen tasks. If your food needs to be pureed, whipped, emulsified, beaten, stirred or made into a smoothie or sauce, your stick blender can do the job. A multi-purpose tool, immersion blenders can be used for pureed soups, dips, dressings, sauces, baby food, smoothies, desserts, batters and much more. One of the advantages of using an immersion blender is that it can blend, chop, or whisk your food straight in the pot, pan, or bowl.

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With an 800W motor and bundles of accessories, Springlane’s Sam is quite simply one of the best hand blenders you can buy right now. It blends, purees, chops, emulsifies, froths, and whips like a pro. Plus, the blender comes with a rich array of useful attachments, including a whisk, a stirrer and a dough hook.

Offering maximum versatility and efficiency, Sam is a 3-in-1 innovative system that combines a full-sized hand blender, a compact food processor and a chopper in one set. Simply switch between the various accessories to effortlessly beat, whisk, mix, blend, grate, dice and chop.

The immersion blender will give you a consistent puree in seconds. Whether soups, sauces or creamy mashed potatoes: Sam’s detachable blender attachment with its 2-blade stainless steel blade is ideal for blending a wide variety of ingredients. Velvety or chunky? Thanks to the infinitely adjustable speed control technology, you can decide according to your preferences. With the hand blender’s whisk attachment or its stirring and kneading hook made of robust stainless steel, whipped cream, frothy desserts, waffle batter and even whipped cream can be made with no effort. Also, the food processor attachment allows you to grate, cut, dice and grate your favourite vegetables. Chopping herbs, onions, chocolate or nuts has never been so easy. Sam’s chopper attachment with a matching blender jug (400ml capacity) is ideal for pesto, hummus and dips.

Whether in the mood for something hot or cold, sweet or savoury, the rich spectrum of Springlane’s all-in-one immersion blender will introduce you to a whole new world of endless possibilities.

Powerful stand mixer

Whether you are just starting out on your baking adventures or are a more experienced baker, a stand mixer is a must-have tool.

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As one of the hardest-working appliances in the kitchen, stand mixers are built to handle most mixing tasks, such as beating, creaming, kneading and whipping for pastry and savoury recipes. They are crucial to more challenging tasks like mixing cakes from scratch and kneading deliciously chewy bread dough. What makes a quality stand mixer an essential kitchen appliance is that it takes a lot of the physical work out of kneading and mixing whilst also ensuring consistent and thorough mixing throughout the batter, dough or cream. Standard accessories let you accomplish a versatile range of tasks, from whipping up fluffy meringue and airy cakes to kneading bread dough and mixing cookie batter. Many stand mixers come with the option to purchase additional attachments to broaden the appliance’s range of applications, such as making pasta, churning ice cream, shredding cheese, grinding meat and many more.

With its attractive price-to-performance ratio, you cannot beat the Karla stand mixer from Springlane. It is great for cookies, cakes, bread, and beyond. At 800 watts, this machine comes with a powerful motor that can efficiently process any dough. You can make up to 1.5 kilos of dough at a time.

Karla stand mixer from Springlane

Thanks to the full metal housing, stainless steel bowl and Teflon-coated attachments, you do not have to compromise on design or quality. The Springlane stand mixer incorporates all ingredients thanks to the powerful planetary mixing motion that reaches all edges of the bowl. It has eight speed settings to give you maximum control over any task or creation — from a slow stir to a fast whip. It also offers some useful features, including a handy count-up and count-down timer, as well as a removable splash guard.

As a standard, it comes with a flat beater, whisk and dough hook for all your baking needs. Optional pasta and meat grinder attachments transform the Springlane stand mixer into a versatile small appliance.

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