Cooking in the kitchen takes skill, time and resources. Of course, sometimes a kitchen is only as strong as its tools. Having high-quality devices in your kitchen can save valuable time and energy, often for a reasonable price. For example, if you are someone who likes fried food, you will need a good fryer but do air fryers work as good as deep fryers? When’s the last time you made this investment?
If your kitchen is lacking in the more useful models on the market, check out the list below on some of the best multi-purpose kitchen appliances.
1. BUTEFO 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool Set
Starting this list is a small but powerful gadget for even the most modest kitchen. At only eleven inches tall, the BUTEFO 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool Set fits perfectly on any counter or inside any cabinet. At the average price of only twelve dollars, this appliance can also fit in any budget.
Looking at first like a novelty item, it provides the following eight functions: funnel, squeezer, measuring cup, can opener, egg masher, egg separator, spice grater and cheese grater. Eight separate sections, each with its own color, stack on top of one another, providing top convenience at a shockingly low price. Listed as an Amazon’s Choice item, this appliance is especially ideal for anyone deciding to downsize or simply wanting to save a little space and money.
2. Jeslon 3-in-1 Kitchen Multipurpose Julienne Grater
This handy tool combines grating with straining your food in one convenient appliance. With this multipurpose grater, you don’t need a separate cutting board or colander because they’re both built in. This appliance makes even mess-free draining possible with a rotating belt that locks the basket in place while the water runs out. The different blade options also enable more versatility in the size and shape of your food, making any dish look like a pro-made meal.
With all its attachments, this multipurpose grater saves both time and space by offering professional-level convenience at a fraction of the price. At less than twenty dollars for this 3-in-1 set, chopping and washing vegetables just got easier. Use each part separately or together to make quick and beautiful vegetarian dishes.
3. Magic Bullet
Known as the original Bullet, this appliance takes the place of every boring blender. It blends, mixes, whips, grinds and chops food to perfection and your preferred consistency. Known especially for how well it makes smoothies, the Magic Bullet includes a cup, mug and multiple lids for travel or drinking on the go. The number of its accessories makes the Magic Bullet more desirable than the Nutribullet for many consumers.
Additionally, its skills don’t just end with smoothies. Make guacamole and salsa for a party, or treat yourself to a frozen margarita. Get even more creative with recipes for everything from sorbet to soup. Its quick, easy cleanup allows for multiple meals and drinks without having to pull out a different appliance for each one. For the low price of only forty dollars, the Magic Bullet’s services have made it a kitchen necessity in many households.
4. Nostalgia Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Electric Breakfast Station
Another great choice for someone in a smaller living space, or even for travel, this breakfast station combines an aqua or red 1950’s diner design with first-class efficiency. It triples as a coffee maker, griddle, and toaster oven for making speedy breakfasts for a small group of people. Make up to four cups of coffee, four slices of toast and several eggs at once. Then after breakfast, use it again for your second serving of coffee while a pizza or batch of cookies heat up in the oven.
Compact and versatile by design, the Nostalgia website describes this appliance as “perfect for small kitchens, apartments, dorms, campers/RVs”—just to name a few. It also currently has almost fifteen hundred reviews on Amazon and is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars. At only one hundred dollars average, the Nostalgia Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Electric Breakfast Station gives you just as much food for your dollar.
5. Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
If you’re tired of both the taste and quality of regular coffee, look no further than the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker to create the brew of your dreams. Take the cups and guesswork out of your morning routine. With this appliance, it measures coffee grounds for any of six sizes—everything from a single cup to an entire glass carafe, which comes included.
Of course, what makes this appliance truly special is the variety of coffee it can make. Imitate your local, overpriced coffeehouse and make your own cappuccino or latte. You can even make iced coffee that won’t get watered down thanks to its four unique brew styles. Most excitingly, this coffee maker includes a folding frother to turn either hot or cold milk into creamy goodness. With over 2,500 reviews on Amazon at a 4.7 star rating and for only about one hundred and fifty dollars, imagine all the money you could save by making your own coffeehouse-quality coffee right at home!
6. Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker
Finishing the list strong is a mammoth of an appliance, both in terms of quality and space. This Ninja Foodi is available in multiple sizes, most recently the 8-quart. There are also options that come with a dehydrator, nesting broil rack or skewer stand.
The 8-quart Ninja Foodie Deluxe, especially, holds true to its slogan, “The Pressure Cooker that Crisps.” According to the Ninja Kitchen website, this Foodi can just about do it all—pressure cook, air crisp, sear, sauté, steam, bake and even broil. The appliance also comes with a reversible rack and recipe book, depending on which size Foodie is purchased. Surprisingly, size does not affect the quick clean-up time. Ranging between two hundred and four hundred dollars, the Ninja Foodi combines literally nine jobs in one convenient, sturdy appliance.