Being a working woman is not a cakewalk. There are a lot of chores inside the hose in your kitchen that you are responsible for, that too in the mornings. Working women start their day with cooking breakfast, preparing lunch and packing lunch for everyone including you to getting ready for work, and there are certainly other things you have to do before you leave. Without owning all the necessary appliances, multi-tasking is just impossible. Keeping this in mind, there are tons of appliances available in the market but choosing the right appliances can be a tough task. To make your cooking experience effortless, I have broken it down all the right appliances to you. Also, there is a saying “a smart kitchen refines your personality”. Now, I am listing 105 essential kitchen appliances that are perfect for working women.
The following are the top 10 essential appliances for working women in India.
- 3Microwave oven
- 4Hand Mixer/Blender
- 5Sandwich Maker/ Toaster
- 6Rice Cooker
- 8Electric Kettle
- 9Chimney or exhaust fan
- 10Water Purifier
The mixer grinder is a term that has come up for Indian mixer blenders. The term has evolved from the concept of grinding masalas in India.
The mixer is a very smart choice for a smart kitchen; it's a handy kitchen appliance that makes cooking very easy for working women. A powerful grinder and blender can help you out from mixing smoothies, soy milk to dosa batter. There are so many extended versions of the Grinder like the Turbo Blender and grinder will help you make dosa batter in seconds, and it even works without soaking the ingredients overnight. So, this will give a chance to surprise your family and friends with instant yummy dosa and idlis even their surprise visit.
The refrigerator is a lifesaver, an appliance that is used to store drinks and food at a cold temperature to keep fresh for a long time. At less temperature, the chances of bacterial reproduction are very low and that’s how it saves all beverages and food from getting spoilt.
The list of appliances available in the market today is endless. However, it is you who needs to decide which ones are suitable for your modern kitchen based on your requirements. We hope that this guide will give you a good idea, helping you make informed purchasing decisions.
#3. Microwave oven
A microwave is an appliance used to heat and cook food by exposing it to microwave radiations. Microwaves are more popular for reheating already cooked food. You will have to be careful about utensils in a microwave because not all containers are microwave-safe.
#4. Hand Mixer/Blender
A hand mixer is a very useful kitchen appliance that is to beat, whisk, and stir the batter. There are two types of hand mixer such as manual and electric. The Manual handheld is also called a rotary hand beater. One needs two hands to use it.
An electric hand mixer is a modern version of the hand mixer. It has a motor and runs with electricity. The motor rotates the beaters and you don’t need to use manual energy to rotate the handle.
A blender is used to beat, batter or mix food is a very useful appliance in the kitchen. It is an electric mixer and usually is stationary which will help you use it smoothly. A stationary blender contains a jar with metal blades attached at the bottom. It can be used to make soup, smoothies, shakes, juices, puree, cake batter bread dough, and so many other things.
#5. Sandwich Maker/ Toaster
This cooking appliance is used to heat, toast and then finally seal two slices of bread to prepare a sandwich.
A toaster is very simple to use kitchen appliances. It is used to cook slices of bread. You will have to adjust the knob on the toaster to choose how well you want your bread to be toasted. You need to slide the slice of bread in the slot and pull down the lever of the toaster. The toast will automatically pop out once it is done.
#6. Rice Cooker
The best part about having a rice cooker is that you can set the rice cooker to cook for a recommended time and do other chores around your kitchen or even do anything while the cooker does its job to perfection. Because in the cooker, you prepare food using vapor which lets the food remain warm for almost 4 hours after cooking. Steaming baskets allow cooking food very efficiently.
Cooking rice can be troublesome, messy, and inconsistent when cooked in a saucepan, but not with this cooker, it makes perfect rice every time.” Not only does rice turn out perfectly cooked, but “it is also used for steamer basket to cook zucchini squash, and it too turned out perfectly.”
Cooking on the Induction stove has been around for decades and is very significant for the working women. However, only recently they came to the limelight. Brands like Samsung, Viking, GE, and Kenmore started selling induction in the last two years. Induction’s power efficiency, it is very easy to consider this appliance on the iPad of your kitchen.
#8. Electric Kettle
A hot beverage is a must-go-to for everyone in the morning. However, at times because of lack of time, you may need to skip your morning cup. This is the time when an electric kettle becomes your go-to and it is a great help. An electric kettle is perfect for making morning beverages like tea/coffee, and even boils water for your other recipes; it boils water in a few seconds.
What to look for when buying: Check for its speed of boiling, size, and weight. Also, note how many cups of tea or coffee it can make at once.
#9. Chimney or exhaust fan
Primarily used to eliminate the smoke in the kitchen that culminates while cooking.
What to look for when buying: It comes in two styles, the baffle filters, and metal grease filter. So decide which one suits your kitchen best. Choose one with minimum noise and more suction power. The baffle filter is supposed to be better because they have overlapped filters that suck the grease out.
Approx Price Range: A basic chimney can cost anywhere from Rs. 5,000 to 25,000
#10. Water Purifier
Removes impurities and germs from the water making it safe to consume. Different purifiers use different processes of purification.
What to look for when buying: A water purifier comes in different shapes and sizes so it is important to measure the space you have to spare for one. Look for companies that offer a good after-sales service. A purifier that is low on maintenance and high on performance would be the most suitable option.
As per my experience, I am also a working woman twitching from household to office work, it is hard to spend time with family. So, getting help from the above appliances made my life very easy and spare me extra time to enjoy with family and friends. All the kitchen appliances I mentioned above are the perfect choices to add in your kitchen and are a best companion for busy women. These appliances can be very time efficient and will make your cooking experience effortlessly.