The 5 Must Have Kitchen Appliances

dishwasher for your kitchenHow important is the kitchen to you? Kitchens are designed to look beautiful and be clean. It does not matter if you spend just a couple of minutes cooking stuff fast or you spend hours, you require a spacious and hygienic place. The kitchen is where all the cooking happens and you are probably on the search for some ways of making the experience better. Kitchen appliances are of great help here and if you make the right choice then it will definitely be worth your time.

Today’s crazy work schedule and lifestyle leaves little time for one to spend in the kitchen and that is why owning the proper kitchen appliances is important for every homemaker. The following is a list of the top 5 must have kitchen appliances to help make your job faster and easier. Make sure you include these when talking to your kitchen installation company.

1.    Dishwasher

Even though eating with the family is lots of fun, cleaning afterwards is definitely not. The dishwasher is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can own since it takes away the hassle of having to clean all kinds of utensils and crockery that you use when cooking and eating meals. All you have to do is simply rinse the utensils using water, put them in the dishwasher, add some soap and let it do the rest. The dishwasher is truly a must have kitchen appliance since it saves time, it is easy to use, and it delivers excellent results.  To top it all off, they come at reasonable cost meaning that you can easily afford one if you desire.

2.    Refrigerator

The fridge is a ubiquitous appliance in kitchens worldwide and it is for good reason. In fact, it is hard to find a kitchen that does not have one. Fridges are simply an indispensable part of any kitchen since they help the homemaker to store many perishables for long periods and even freeze them if need be. Refrigerators come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and brands, which means that you can choose one that meets your personal tastes and preferences. Another great advantage of the refrigerator is that it saves your from unnecessary trips to the grocery store since you can buy groceries in bulk and store them in it. You can also store any leftovers in it for eating at a later date/time.

3.    Microwave Oven

Even though the microwave oven was invented later than the standard baking oven, it has gained in popularity. It is yet another ubiquitous feature of the modern kitchen. The microwave oven of today can bake, heat, and grill food items in a much shorter time and with even better results. Microwave ovens are simply heaven-sent for those households that do much re-heating of food especially those ones where all members work.  Regular baking ovens are good for baking muffins or cakes and are better suited to the individuals that prefer traditional cooking. Microwave ovens are also available in a wide variety of sizes, brands, colors, and styles to suit your preferences.

4.    Coffee Maker

If you love great coffee that tastes just the same as or even better than that from the coffee shop then you definitely need a coffee maker in your kitchen. The coffee maker will save you both time and money since you never have to wait in line at the coffee shop to spend money to get your daily fix of great coffee. All you have to do is simply brew your coffee to your level of satisfaction and take it using your beautiful coffee mugs as you talk with other members of your household. Coffee makers are yet another common appliance in the modern kitchen and you definitely need to get yourself one if you have not done so already.

5.    Blender

The blender is a rather old kitchen appliance but one that definitely deserves to be on this list. The blender might be old but it has not undergone much transformation since it first came onto the scene. Blenders are great for preparing both ready to eat meals and meals that require further preparation.

In conclusion, this article has looked at the top 5 must have kitchen appliances of the modern kitchen. For a great kitchen installer go to These 5 must have kitchen appliances will make your life better, your cooking easier and faster, and your overall results more satisfying.

Classic Spaghetti Sauce

What better way to start this blog than with the most classic of Italian dished, an authentic spaghetti sauce straight from mother Italy. This is no normal sauce, using fresh ingredients and organic produce this is the real deal and will beat out anything you find anywhere else.

spaghetti sauce


  • 1/2 cup of onion (minced)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 cup of crushed celery
  • Ground lean beef – 1lb
  • Freshly chopped mushrooms – 1 ounce
  • 1lb spaghetti
  • Beef stock – 10.5 ounces
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese


  • In a large pan saute the garlic, onion and celery in the olive oil until onion is see through.
  • Cook the beef until it is cooked through an no longer pink then add the butter into the mix with everything else until it is melted and covering other ingredients.
  • Mix in the mint, mushrooms, 1 tsp salt and the sugar and stir for around 5 mins.
  • Separately combine the tomato paste and beef stock then pour it into the pot then add in the basil. Leave it to summer on a low heat for around 2 hours.
  • Boil a large pot of water, add the salt and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the spaghetti to the pot and check regularly, remove and strain once it is cooked.
  • Serve: add the sauce on top of the spaghetti and garnish with the grated cheese and parsley.
  • Enjoy the best spaghetti sauce you have ever tasted!
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