When you go shopping for household items, do you go for what you want or what you need? There’s clearly a difference between your wants and needs—but the distinction is only discernible when your spending habit is driven by simplicity, rationale and intentionality.
Millions of households around the world still face that one challenge that makes you ask this one question:
Why do people possess many things they don’t need?
The question may seem somewhat petty when looked at on the surface. But many people wish they could return all the expensive unneeded stuff they purchased. Others are more than willing to exchange those items for ones with only the essential features as they rarely use them, or don’t use them at all.
I once had this gorgeous stand mixer with all the sophisticated features. And all I used the $350 equipment for, was to mix egg whites. Pretty a waste don’t you think?
You can actually get value from a few modest household appliances while leading and maintaining a healthy and quality lifestyle.
When you are looking to set up your kitchen, choose your appliances keeping in mind only the essential functions you need them to perform.
In this guide, I’ll be reviewing 5 minimalist home appliances you should consider buying. They will save you a lot of money, and maybe some space.
KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer
You don’t mix cake batter or whip meringues every day. Even if you often do, the confection is definitely not meant to feed the entire neighborhood. Some hand mixers can be as efficient as stand mixers, performing the same tasks without all the bulkiness and high-endedness.
The KitchenAid KHM926CU is a digital hand mixer that comes with a selection of speeds that allow flexible mixing of various recipes, from slow-stirring to high-whipping, depending on the type of ingredient you want to mix.
This hand mixer features a Soft Start, Lockable Swivel Cord, Pro Whisk and Beater Ejector. It also comes with accessories including a storage bag, blending rod, and dough hooks.
The KitchenAid KHM926CU is the versatile go-to small appliance that produces consistent results in mixing, blending, whipping, and kneading.
Instant Pot DUO Plus 3 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Duo Plus combines 9 kitchen appliances in one. It efficiently performs the functions of a Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Egg Cooker, Steamer, Yogurt Maker, Sterilizer, and Sauté. Plus, it can get your dishes ready in much lesser time.
Think of how much space, money, and time you will save with this 3 quartz programmable multipurpose pressure cooker. This Instant Pot DUO Plus model features 13 smart programs including Rice, Steam, Porridge, Egg Maker, Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Sauté, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Keep Warm, Sterilizer, and Pressure Cook.
This versatile kitchen tool has a stainless steel inner cooking bowl with no chemical coating, and is designed to dispense heat evenly. It also features a 24-hour delay start and the ability to keep your food warm for up to 10 hours.
Cuisinart DGB1U One Cup Grind and Brew
The Cuisinart DGB1U offers a One Cup Grind and Brew of fresh, filtered coffee that’s custom-made to your taste and flavor. The Cuisinart DGB1U is a fully automatic coffee maker that is quick and easy to use.
The Cuisinart DGB1U features a Grind Off option that allows you to use pre-ground coffee beans if to make the brewing process faster. The taste of your coffee is also enhanced by the factory-included charcoal water filter.
It comes with a drip tray with adjustable height. This allows you to fit in various sizes of cups and mugs without making any spills or splashes. It is designed for easy clean up, and all its parts are removable and dishwasher safe.
If basic coffee that’s just for you is all you want, this appliance will offer just that and maybe more. You will get a decent brew with minimum stress while being able to personalize each cup of coffee with a rounded and rich flavor.
GiniHome Stainless Steel 3 in 1 Can Opener
The can opener is an innovation that appeared in the U.K. and United States in the mid 1850s. A classic piece of tool you’d agree. Our age has seen more sophisticated versions of can openers that feature robust designs, and ones powered by electricity.
The GiniHome stainless steel multipurpose manual can opener is designed to open any type of cans. Its Food-Safe features make it ideal for opening milk, vegetable, soda, meat, and pet food containers. It can also open beer bottles. Offering such value, you won’t need to get multiple tools. This manual can opener is just like a one-opener-opens-all!
The GiniHome Stainless Steel 3 in 1 Can Opener features an ergonomic knob, extremely sharp blades and a non-slip handle that makes it very convenient and safe to use. This is one kitchen essential that should be found in every household.
Hot Target 3-Set Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Barbecue & Kitchen Tongs
These complete set of 3 chef-quality tongs offers everything you’ll ever need for your cooking. Forged with high-quality BPA-free silicone materials, these tongs are corrosion resistant and rigid, with a good grip and handling.
These lightweight, non-stick tongs are heat resistant and dishwasher safe. Made from premium and purely food-grade materials, the tongs are 7 inches, 9 inches, and 12 inches in length—each perfectly designed to suit your various cooking needs.
These set of tongs feature the Pull Ring Technology and silicone heads that cannot be detached. This design prevents accidental opening/closing and the build-up of bacteria, thereby giving you more control when using them.
The 7 inches tong is quite effective for close control while the 12 inches tong will prevent the heat from scorching your hands while barbecuing. The 9 inches tong gives an all-rounder experience while cooking and serving.
We live in a world where we work long and hard to make ends meet. But the average income of the working class does not suffice for their needs. Part of this situation is due to the hurried choices people make when purchasing things, including household items. If you can remove all the extraneous elements and go for items with only the features you need, you will save more on time and money, thereby improving your quality of life.