5 Kitchen Appliances Your Kitchen is Incomplete without

In any household having the right appliances is a must. After all who’d heat up your food or cool the beer cans or get you perfectly grilled sandwiches early morning? Both small and large appliances play an important role in day to day functioning of a household but not every appliance you hear about is necessary. Here are KitchenGuyd’s 5 most important appliances every kitchen needs.

1. Stoves and Ovens

You’ve got to cook daily and thus a stove is simply indispensable. There are plenty of options when purchasing stoves. You can opt for induction, gas or electric stoves. For newbies, an electric stove is ideal as it heats up slowly whereas for professionals induction’s the best choice as it heats up quickly and allows greater temperature control.

If you’re into baking then you can opt for either a convection or conventional oven depending on your experience level but it’s not a must to have an oven.

2. Refrigerator

Like a stovetop, a refrigerator is an absolute must too. You can opt for either a single door or double door refrigerator depending on the family size. Larger units can preserve more food for a longer duration.

High-end models come with additional features and functionality like quick ice dispenser. They are also energy efficient, built using durable materials like stainless steel and designed to stand out.

For those with lots of wine at home can opt for a separate wine cellar to keep it cool, aromatic and flavorsome.

3. Dishwasher

Washing leftover dishes and utensils can be a real chore especially after a house party but with a dishwasher, you’ll save tons of time and effort best utilized on other tasks at hand.  The budget models tend to be noisier and offer fewer controls.

On the other hand, the high-end models come with additional features, save power and water and are noiseless. Also, these dishwashers can clean more dishes and thus ideal for larger families.

Dishwasher

4. Ventilation

By ventilation, we are referring to a chimney and yes it is an important part of every kitchen especially if you’ve got tiled walls or granite in the kitchen as it protects them from the sticky fumes and smoke and also keeps the roof from turning black.

You can opt for either an electric or modular chimney and while both perform equally well if you cook with spices more often than not, a modular chimney is our suggestion.

5. Electric Griddle

An electric griddle will come in handy than you’d think especially if you love your breakfast sandwiches or your steak and burgers grilled to perfection. Also, an electric griddle is compact and thus can be stored even in small drawers etc. when not in use.

Its compact design also makes it easy to move around. The top models are also energy efficient and can be used to make even waffles etc.

Electric Griddle

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Tips for Buying the Best Pellet Smoker

Choosing a good pellet smoker involves a lot of thinking and deciding. You need to consider several factors before you can finally stick with one model for yourself. If you are new to the whole pellet smoker thing, then you might benefit from considering these few tips when buying the right pellet smoker for yourself:

Price difference

You will find a lot of cheap and affordable pellet smokers if that is what you are looking for but cheap doesn’t mean good-quality pellet smokers. A cheap pellet smoker will rust soon and will break down much quicker than a quality pellet smoker. You need to look for a pellet smoker which won’t break time soon and can be affordable by you. You will find a lot of good-quality pellet smokers under $500 if you are looking for a slightly inexpensive one for yourself.

Good quality construction

Make sure that you buy a pellet smoker which is sturdy and constructed out of good quality materials, it shouldn’t be delicate or too flimsy. It shouldn’t be too heavy either, you will be easily able to gauge the quality of your pellet smoker looking at its joints and stuff. You want a pellet smoker which is durable and easier to maintain.

Temperature controls

This is an important factor to consider when buying a pellet smoker for yourself, you would need your temperature control to include many options so that you can use the pellet smoker for preparing different type of food items. Most smokers will provide you with 180 degrees Fahrenheit to 425 degrees Fahrenheit which is good for grilling, smoking, etc. purpose but if you want to sear your food items or fire-bake pizza, then you need to have more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit temperature option.

Type of grill controller

You can set the desired temperature for your pellet smoker by using the temperature controller. There are different types of temperature controller available in the smoker: PID controllers, Multi-position controllers, 3-position controllers, and one-touch non-PID controller. You should learn more about all these types of controllers before you choose the right pellet smoker for yourself.

Pellet smoker size

You will find pellet smokers available in various sizes depending on your needs and requirements, so you need to determine the area available to keep the pellet smoker and the uses of your pellet smoker. If you are planning to have BBQ parties outside in the backyard, then you would need a large pellet smoker to grill and smoke a lot of items together. If you don’t have a yard, only a small garden where you would like to cook for your family, then you need to consider a smaller pellet smoker.

Features

There are a lot of features available in a pellet smoker, you just need to decide which ones would be useful for your needs. There are features like direct grilling option, secondary cooking rack, programmable meat probes, WiFi capability, and so on. So, take a look at all the pellet smoker features and then go for the one which you need.…

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