5 Must-Have Kitchen Appliances

by Scotty Ledford, P.A. 06/06/2019


The kitchen truly is the heart of most homes, and when it comes to choosing the best appliances to have in your kitchen, you must consider every item within the broader context of your eating lifestyle. But all things being equal, the following is a list of must-have kitchen appliances that every kitchen should have.

  • High-Speed Blender. Blenders are particularly good investments if you are a family tilted to soups or smoothies. There’s nothing as needful as the ability to turn vegetables into delicious broth or crushing fruits into healthy smoothies for the kids. Blenders are also great for whipping up homemade mayonnaise in your style.
  • Slow Cookers. Slow cookers are perfect for days when you want to come home after a long day at work and meet a well-cooked, piping hot meal waiting for you on your arrival. Simply throw in all the ingredients and condiments for your soup before you leave in the morning, set the programmer and walk away. You will return a well-cooked meal on your return at night. It’s almost like having your personal chef.
  • Espresso Machine. This coffee device is definitely on the list of appliances that every kitchen should have. An espresso machine will save you some money spent on coffee shops by delivering high-quality coffee to you at home. More so, if you are very particular about your coffee beans and flavors, then having your own espresso machine is a good investment.
  • Toaster Oven. If you have some extra space available on your countertop, then having a taster over is something that you should consider. Some baked edibles may be too large for your regular toaster, which is where your toaster oven comes in handy. It can even bake cakes and pizzas in a short time without giving off as much heat as a regular oven.
  • Food Processor. A food processor is a vital appliance for running all sorts of kitchen tasks. From blending to chopping and slicing, the food processor is almost a one-stop solution to cooking. The best thing is that you get to save time by not manually chopping those carrots and slicing the garlic, which can be converted to other things to make your cooking go a lot faster.

Always remember—at the end of the day, a must-have appliance for you is one that really fits in with the rest of your cooking habits and be sure to check out internet reviews before you finally pick a model for whatever appliance you want to purchase.

About the Author
Author

Scotty Ledford, P.A.

Originally from Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Area, Scotty graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1980. Upon earning an Associated Degree in Business from Prince George's College in 1982 he secured a manager position at Homes & Land Magazine of Southern Maryland.

In 1986, Scotty opened his own franchise; Home & Land Magazine of Prince George's County and later became the managing partner of the Southern Maryland Publication. For twenty-three years Scotty always placed in the "Top 20 Publisher's Club" in an arena of over 300 publishers/owner. He also won the coveted "Publisher of the Year Award" in 1991.

After purchasing a condo on the West Coast of Florida in 2001, Scotty hired a property manager and put it in the monthly rental program. If the condo didn't rent on a given month, he would come down from Maryland and stay at the condo for a couple of weeks at a time. Well, it didn't take long for Scotty to dislike having to go home at the end of his stay. It was apparent that Florida was going to become his new full time home and he moved to Sarasota in January of 2003.

Having always been in the real estate industry, Scotty obtained his Florida Real Estate License in 2004. Shortly after that, he sold his Homes & Land franchises in Maryland. Scotty held his license with a couple of large national brokers initially but decided that a local firm was a wiser idea. Recently Scotty became affiliated with Fine Properties saying "No other broker can give me the tools needed to succeed in representing my clients and their interests better than Fine Properties."

As a residential agent representing both sellers and buyers in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Scotty has the experience, resources and marketing background to help anyone realize their real estate goals in the Sarasota-Manatee County market.