Small Appliances

If there is one thing that most people wished they had more of its time. Small kitchen appliances bring a host of time-saving conveniences to your kitchen. From slow cookers to rice cookers.

Small kitchen appliances are, as they say small. They sit on your countertop, or when not in use you can keep them in your cupboard.

Slow Cookers

We've reviewed the best slow cookers available to buy

Air Fryers

Our best air fryers reviewed - what's your choice?

Deep Fat Fryers

Our best deep fat fryers reviewed incl. pros & cons

Electric Steamers

The best electric steamers reviewed, buy, plug-in & go

Rice Cookers

10 best rice cookers for you to compare & buy

Health Grills

Find the best health grills for your budget & needs?

Sandwich Toasters

Best sandwich toasters reviewed for tantalising toasties

Bread Makers

Best bread makers reviewed for high rising results!

Mini Ovens

Finding the best mini oven is easy with these reviews

Waffle Makers

Reviewed for you. The best waffle makers - no waffle!

Sous Vide

The best sous vide reviewed - when precision matters

Coffee Machines

Best coffee machines reviews for coffee lovers

Dutch Ovens

Best dutch ovens reviewed for boiling & braising

Soup Makers

Best soup makers reviewed for your homemade soups


Find the best kettles for your next hot beverage

Popcorn Makers

Best popcorn makers for your next movie night!

Coffee Grinders

Best coffee grinder reviews that won’t grind you down

Multipurpose Appliances

The best multipurpose appliance for the task in hand!

Slow Cookers Two People

best slow cookers for two people

As someone who loves to cook, I may confess to having several! My favorites being a mini blender and my slow cooker which is probably my most used small appliance. Other small appliances that fall into the category of small appliances are toaster, rice cookers, health grills, coffee machines, mini ovens, deep fat fryers and air fryers, to name just a few.

What Small Kitchen Appliances Do You Need?

That is a very challenging question. It is very easy to get carried away and buy all sorts of small appliances for them to either collect dust on your countertop (I am guilty here with my coffee machine), or those that depend on your love of cooking that you just can’t do without and will use over and over again.

Before sitting down to write this I started my dinner for this evening. Slow Cooker Chicken Korma.

The process started with using my Kenwood mini chopper food processor (I have had mine for at least 10 years) you can pick them up for around £20 and worth every penny!

I chopped my onion, ginger and garlic, before browning my chicken, then adding my onion mix, spices and then added all the ingredients and some chicken stock to my slow cooker and that’s it, I will add some cream and ground almond later – but for me that is saving time. I can now work knowing I will have a delicious, home cooked, meal on my table this evening with minimal input from me.

So in answer to the question, What Small Kitchen Appliances Do You Need? there is no definitive answer, it really depends on your individual needs, your kitchen space and your budget.

We’ve done the research to help you choose the best small appliances for your kitchen and to support you with choosing, using and getting the best out of your small appliances, we have a series of guides to help you.

The Ultimate Guide to Slow Cooking

What Rice Can You Cook in a Rice Cooker

Dutch Oven Cleaning Guide

How to Clean a Deep Fat Fryer at Home

How to Dispose of Old Kitchen Appliances

We’ve done the research to help you choose the best small appliances for you