Kitchen Appliances Buying Guide

Your kitchen is much more than a sink.  You now need a refrigerator, an Mandolin.

Large Appliances

It can be a huge investment to purchase any large appliance. Hopefully these buying guides will make your buying process a little easier!

The Stand vs. The Hand

If you are in the market for a new mixer, you should have an idea of how you want to use your mixer before you buy. If you are leaning more towards an everyday whipping and stirring machine then a handheld mixer is probably a better and cheaper choice. If you are looking for a machine to mix cookies, mashed potatoes, and viscous foods, the stand mixer is probably the better option for you. The winner of the debate is really decided by you and your mixing needs.

 Small Appliances


Major Manufacturers

If you're wondering which brands to buy, these are some of the most popular. You can count on the reputation of these companies for most appliances. * Hamilton Beach * Kitchen Aid * Bosch Kitchen * Sunbeam * Black and Decker * Oster * Amana * Cuisinart * Krups * Braun * Viking Range * Electrolux * Salton * Presto * Toastmaster

Related Guides

* Bread Machines: Could be great as a gift, especially for a new home. * Camping Kitchenware: For when you take your cooking to the great outdoors. * Cookbooks: Just in case you need some new recipes. * Cookware Racks: When storing your kitchen gear, the cupboards are no longer an option. * Deep Fryers: For that Turdukin at Thanksgiving. * Dinnerware: Will help you serve that food on the table. * Flatware: Also known as Silverware. * Freezers: To help you store that massive amount of left-overs. * Grills: For that backyard barbecue. * Kitchen and Dining: Check this out for some good, general advice. * Meat Grinders: Just make sure Kramer doesn't know you used it on your shoes. *Pasta Makers: For great homemade eats on Italian night! * Soy Milk Makers: Bet you never thought about making your own soy milk! * Spice Racks: You shouldn't let that old spice route whither away.

International Resources

For this resource in your home country, please see: ! NL: Huishoudelijke Apparatuur Shopgids
FR: Equiper sa cuisine, guide d'achat