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12 Small Kitchen Appliances No Kitchen Should Be Without

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. It’s where family and friends gather to share meals and conversations. And while the big appliances like refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers are crucial to a well-functioning kitchen, it’s often the smaller accessories that make the biggest difference. From a tiny coffee maker that brews just enough for you to enjoy with breakfast to a compact blender that blends up healthy smoothies in a flash, we’ve found 12 small appliances no kitchen should be without.

Many small appliances are powered by electricity. Some, like toaster ovens and microwaves, require a permanent plug that connects to an outlet while others, such as blenders and food processors, have detachable cords with convenient cord storage. Many of these devices may also come in a commercial, or industrial, version which is connected to a different power source and designed for use nearly continuously.

While most small appliances are electrical, there are also a few that are powered by gas. These are typically handheld gadgets, such as egg beaters and graters or items that are used for manual operation like hand-cranked mixers. Appliances that perform multiple functions, such as a blender or food processor, are also commonly called multi-function appliances and can save space in the kitchen by eliminating the need for individual appliances.

Whether you have a full kitchen or a teeny apartment, the right small appliances can help you cook, clean and prepare all of your favorites. From essentials like microwaves, toaster ovens and blenders to luxury gadgets that make mealtime a breeze, there are plenty of useful small appliances on the market to help you whip up anything from soups to pizza.

If you’re looking for a space-saving alternative to your standard oven, look no further than the Brava smart oven. This countertop appliance roasts, toasts, air fries and even makes omelets, all while minimizing the time you spend in the kitchen. Plus, it connects to your WiFi, making it a great choice for tech-savvy foodies.

No kitchen is complete without a quality coffee machine. Whether you prefer your morning coffee filtered or a piping hot cup of espresso, we’ve got a wide variety of coffee machines to meet your needs.

A quality coffee grinder is also an important addition to any kitchen. It allows you to control the grind of your beans, giving you more options for the perfect cup. From extra coarse for cold brew to ultra-fine for a latte, there’s a coffee grinder that’s perfect for you.

Abt carries a wide selection of popular choices in small appliances, but we also carry more niche options that suit a variety of tastes, cooking needs and budgets. If you’re interested in a healthier, lower sodium option for your favorite snacks, check out our popcorn or soda makers. Or, if you’re an amateur chef looking to experiment with new recipes, we have bread machines, meat slicers and ice cream makers that allow you to take your creations to the next level.