October 27, 2009
Posted by Kevin Sharkey
1 Appliance Central. All of my small appliances are grouped in one area for easy access.
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.
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
4 The Waring Professional Food and Beverage Blender is a classic (www.waringproducts.com). Simple to use and powerful.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
11 Cuisinart's SmartStick Hand Blender (www.cuisinart.com) is perfect for small jobs and can be used in a bowl, pitcher or pot.
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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