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Appliance Central.  All of my small appliances are grouped in one area for easy access.

1 Appliance Central. All of my small appliances are grouped in one area for easy access.

I wanted to conceal the microwave, so I had my contractor, Bob Tobin of BC Interiors (www.bcinteriorsltd.com), install an outlet in an upper cabinet.

2 I wanted to conceal the microwave, so I had my contractor, Bob Tobin of BC Interiors (www.bcinteriorsltd.com), install an outlet in an upper cabinet.

The Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor by Cuisinart has a lot of great new features.  It's like having 3 food processors in one! Check out all the new innovations at www.cuisinart.com

3 The Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor by Cuisinart has a lot of great new features. It's like having 3 food processors in one! Check out all the new innovations at www.cuisinart.com

The Waring Professional Food and Beverage Blender is a classic (www.waringproducts.com).  Simple to use and powerful.

4 The Waring Professional Food and Beverage Blender is a classic (www.waringproducts.com). Simple to use and powerful.

Cuisinart's Spice and Nut Grinder makes it easy to create your own fresh ground spice blends.  I'm working on a little something I like to call Sharkey's Seasoning.  Watch out Emeril!

5 Cuisinart's Spice and Nut Grinder makes it easy to create your own fresh ground spice blends. I'm working on a little something I like to call Sharkey's Seasoning. Watch out Emeril!

I like to make espresso in the morning and Breville's Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine (www.brevilleusa.com) lets me custom program my shot just the way I like it.

6 I like to make espresso in the morning and Breville's Die-Cast Programmable Espresso Machine (www.brevilleusa.com) lets me custom program my shot just the way I like it.

Another classic, the KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (www.kitchenaid.com).  I chose the silver metallic finish for my kitchen but there are 25 other great colors.

7 Another classic, the KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (www.kitchenaid.com). I chose the silver metallic finish for my kitchen but there are 25 other great colors.

Breville also makes this Smart Oven (www.brevilleusa.com).  I chose a toaster oven over a traditional toaster because I like to toast bagels and bake small batches of cookies.  This oven does that and so much more.

8 Breville also makes this Smart Oven (www.brevilleusa.com). I chose a toaster oven over a traditional toaster because I like to toast bagels and bake small batches of cookies. This oven does that and so much more.

Because I concealed my mircowave in a cabinet.  I had to find one that was just the right fit and had all the features I wanted.  The GE Profile Spacemaker II was perfect (www.geappliances.com)

9 Because I concealed my mircowave in a cabinet. I had to find one that was just the right fit and had all the features I wanted. The GE Profile Spacemaker II was perfect (www.geappliances.com)

Alexis gave me a print out of the Sanyo 5-Cup Micom Rice Cooker and Steamer (www.us.sanyo.com) and said this was the rice cooker to have.  Now I have it.

10 Alexis gave me a print out of the Sanyo 5-Cup Micom Rice Cooker and Steamer (www.us.sanyo.com) and said this was the rice cooker to have. Now I have it.

Cuisinart's SmartStick Hand Blender (www.cuisinart.com) is  perfect for small jobs and can be used in a bowl, pitcher or pot.

11 Cuisinart's SmartStick Hand Blender (www.cuisinart.com) is perfect for small jobs and can be used in a bowl, pitcher or pot.

Although it's not a must have, the Tradional Waffle Iron from Cuisinart (www.cuisinart.com) does make weekend mornings better.  I smell waffles.

12 Although it's not a must have, the Tradional Waffle Iron from Cuisinart (www.cuisinart.com) does make weekend mornings better. I smell waffles.

I am so happy with all of the new appliances in my kitchen. I don't know how I managed without them for so long.  They truly make my life a little easier each day.  When setting up my kitchen with Martha, she recommended these basic small appliances for me.  She thought I would need a food processor, blender, coffee/spice grinder, coffeemaker, stand mixer, toaster/toaster oven and microwave.  Alexis, Martha's daughter, recommended a rice cooker and I always wanted to try out a hand blender and waffle iron, so I added them to my collection. What I really love about my new appliances is that they not only work incredibly well but they make my kitchen look fantastic too!

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Comments (4)

  • Hi Kevin, these are the most important appliances to have in the kitchen. I love the way you group them, so neat and organize. The kitchen is one of the most important place in my homes.
    Love your post!

  • Suggestion for you: Add the Breville Juicer machine. (I love your manual orange juicer, by the way). The Breville machine makes such great smoothies.

  • Have been tempted to buy a rice cooker for some time. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • I love the fact that they are so neatly tucked away, too. Enjoy!

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