Top 10 Essential Kitchen Appliances for working women in India


Essential Kitchen Appliances

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.

  1. 1
    Mixer/Grinder
  2. 2
    Refrigerator
  3. 3
    Microwave oven
  4. 4
    Hand Mixer/Blender
  5. 5
    Sandwich Maker/ Toaster
  6. 6
    Rice Cooker
  7. 7
    Induction
  8. 8
    Electric Kettle
  9. 9
    Chimney or exhaust fan
  10. 10
    Water Purifier 
 
 

#1. Mixer/Grinder

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.

Advantages

Mixer Grinder
  • Simple and easy to clean and maintain
  • Saves a lot of manual energy
  • Earlier people used to spend so much time in grinding but the mixer made working women lives very easy as it is very time efficient
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    Mixer/ Grinder access the other tasks in the kitchen while the grinding or mixing
 
 

#2. Refrigerator

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.

Advantages

  • The refrigerator has a freezer compartment which can store the food for weeks and months safely without getting spoilt.
  • It saves food from microbial growth.
  • It keeps the food away from insects and rodents.
Refrigerator

Disadvantages

  • It uses a large amount of energy.
  • It releases a gas which causes global warming.
  • Food items stored in the refrigerator with an open lid are exposed to the chances of microbial multiplication.

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.

Happy Cooking!

 
 
 
 

#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.

Advantages

  • The microwave heats food very quickly, takes very less time than a gas burner
  • Very helpful to heat frozen food
  • The utensil used to heat the food doesn’t get hot unless it is heated for a very long time
  • Taste of the food doesn’t change when reheated in the microwave
  • There is very less loss of nutrient
  • The food gets heated uniformly
  • The utensils used in the microwave are easy to clean
Microwave oven

Disadvantages

  • One can only use microwave-safe utensils
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    It cannot be used to cook everything. Only limited food items can be prepared in a microwave
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    Microwave radiation emitted during the heating process is absorbed by the food. There are not very good for the human body
 
 
 

#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.

Advantages

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    Relatively Cheap
  • Extremely suitable for quick tasks
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    Portable
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    Easy to use
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    Quick and simple to clean
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    Takes very less storage space in the kitchen
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    There is no fixed bowl, therefore it can be used in any kitchen bowl.
Hand Mixer

Disadvantages

  • One has to physically stand while using the hand mixer.
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    As it has a smaller motor, it does not have the capability of a stand mixer.
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    If the batter is thick, then it can get difficult to mix in a bowl.
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    There are chances of splashing while blending the stuff in the bowl as the bowl is not fixed and can slip or slide.

Blender

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.

Advantages

  • A blender has different speed options. This feature makes it ideal for all kinds of cooking.
  • As the stand of the blender is made of stainless steel, it is very durable.
  • It can be used with other attachments like pasta roller, crusher, ice cream machine that have been purchased separately.
  • Big stainless steel bowl attached to it so the chances of splashing which minimizes.
  • It is a hands-free mixer. While the mixer is running, you can perform other tasks in the kitchen and you end up preparing food in less time.
 
 

#5.  Sandwich Maker/ Toaster

This cooking appliance is used to heat, toast and then finally seal two slices of bread to prepare a sandwich.

Advantages

  • Takes very less time to prepare the sandwich
  • It can be used for heating and grilling as well
  • You can prepare extremely less oily food items
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    The bread is evenly cooked from all the sides
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    It is extremely simple to use and anyone can use it with perfection
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    It is very small in size and perfect for all kind of kitchens
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    It is simple to clean as all its parts are detachable and can be washed with water
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    It can be easily carried anywhere
Toaster

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.

Advantages

  • A toaster uses much less energy than an electric oven.
  • The cooking time is quick and efficient.
  • The major advantage of a toaster is that you can adjust the setting to choose how dark you want your toast to be.

Disadvantages

  • The users can burn their hands or get hurt if they are not using the toaster properly.
 
 
 

#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.” 

Advantages

  • Make a hot breakfast.
  • Electricity and time-efficient
  • Steam vegetables
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    Make risotto without stirring
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    Slow-cook soups, beans, or stews
Rice Cooker
 
 
 

#7. Induction

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.


Induction

Advantages

  • With induction, you can cook your food very fast as the power directly transferred to the cookware
  • It is also very easy to control the temperature so, it results in consistent and delicious food more accurately than the gas stove.
  • Very easy to clean the cooktops because its cooktop consists of glass
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    It’s very light and the very right fit for your kitchen counter.
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    It is 100% safe as it only gets heat up when you place cookware and cools down very quickly, also only the cooking zone heat up where the cookware placed.
 
 
 
 

#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.

Electric Kettle

Advantages

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    An electric kettle is safer than any other cooking option because it comes with a feature of auto cut.
  • Electric kettles are more energy-efficient than a microwave or electric stovetops, thus saving electricity bills.
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    It saves time as it boils water quickly in seconds.
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    In many countries, people use a kettle to make hot beverages like tea or coffee. It tastes better and very quick.
 
 
 

#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

Advantages

Chimney or exhaust fan
  • Reduces the amount of heat while cooking
  • Keep the kitchen air smoke free and less irritating.
  • Protects your wall tiles from getting sticky
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    Removes pungent or bad odor during cooking
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    Adds to your interior decor
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    Protection of ceiling from smoke
 
 
 

#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.

Water Purifier

Advantages

  • The Water Purification Process Removes Harmful Chemicals
  • Water Purification Can Help With Weight Loss
  • Drinking water helps retaining freshness
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    It helps your skin to remain glow
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    It is very low maintenance
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    You purify water really fast
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    100% reliable for working women
 
 

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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.


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