The best kitchen appliances of 2012 blend modern technology and convenience. Manufacturers realize that few people have time to cook nutritious meals. They also know consumers care about the environment. The latest trends in kitchen appliances include automated features and eco-friendly materials. These five appliances will save you time and worry.
KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender
The KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender is one of the most convenient appliances on the market. It allows you to blend, chop, froth or puree ingredients. This lightweight blender has five speeds that will give you maximum control. The eight-inch removable arm allows you to reach deep inside pots and bowls. You can use it without splattering food on your arm. The blender has two bell blades and a whisk attachment. The innovative pan guard prevents your cookware from getting scratched by blades. It also comes with a BPA-Free one-liter pitcher. You can purchase this blender through KitchenAid’s online store for $99.99.
Whirlpool Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator
The Whirlpool 24.5 Cubic Foot Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator offers all the newest features. The Adaptive Defrost System keeps the refrigerator from icing. The 6th Sense Technology inside the appliance will adjust temperature settings as necessary. It lowers the temperature automatically whenever you add food. The dual-pad ice and water dispenser also includes a PUR water filtration system. A FreshFlow air filter inside the appliance will keep odors from contaminating your food. This two-door refrigerator has a swing door and digital control temperatures. It qualifies for the Energy Star Program. This appliance is available through Best Buy’s online store for $2,199.99.
Home Bakery Virtuoso 2-Pound Bread Machine
The Home Bakery Virtuoso 2-Pound Bread Machine offers you the opportunity to make delicious, homemade bread. Unlike other bread machines, the Virtuoso results in bread resembling a store-bought loaf. The 13-hour timer provides a convenient way to cook on your timetable. Options include settings for wheat, gluten-free, sourdough and cake bread. The cover contains an extra heater to ensure thorough baking. Buy this appliance at Bed Bath & Beyond for $279.99.
SodaStream Soda Value Kit
Homemade soda is a hot trend for 2012. SodaStream’s Fizz Soda Kit includes all the ingredients and tools to make your own soda. The kit comes with three BPA-Free bottles, two carbonators, a 12-pack of mix and a home soda maker. You can also pick six soda flavors from 50 available choices. The soda maker will help you monitor your gas and fizz levels. All you need to do is fill the bottle with water. The machine will add carbonation. Afterward, you can add flavoring. With this soda maker and kit, you will not have to contend with cans and bottles. Purchase it through SodaStream’s online store for $219.95.
Wolfgang Puck Six-Quart Multi-Cooker
Many people use multi-cookers to make delicious lunches and dinners. These appliances are easy to use and convenient. The Wolfgang Puck Six-Quart Multi-Cooker allows you to cook in low or intense heat. You can roast your meat or slow cook a stew. The rack also lets you warm baked goods. The six-quart container has a non-stick surface and glass cover. It also comes with Wolfgang Puck’s recipes. You can buy this multi-cooker from Bed Bath & Beyond for $129.99.