Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

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Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby Baby39 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:07 pm

What is the MUST have appliances in a new kitchen for someone whom is learning to cook for two?

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby cherrygal » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:24 pm

Thermal cooker - for soup, stews
Rice cooker
Small Toaster $40 - $70
If you don't have built-in oven, buy a Convection Microwave Oven (microwave with oven function for baking) - abt $300+
Blender for smoothies (optional)

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby sleepy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:14 pm

For me an electric steamer is a must. Can use it to steam dishes & even cook rice, then no need to buy a rice cooker.

Oven is handy too. Don't have to buy the heavy duty baking cakes oven. Just a small toaster to toast bread, wedges, hush brown.

Electric kettle to boil hot water. No need flask to store hot water. Boil whenever you need hot water to cook noodles.

I only have these 3 appliances in my kitchen and these are enough to cook reasonably delicious meals :wink:

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby UncleLim » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:11 pm

Baby39 wrote:What is the MUST have appliances in a new kitchen for someone whom is learning to cook for two?


The fridge must have a large freezer compartment for lots of TV dinners !

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby Funz » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:07 pm

A a stove, a microwave oven, a toaster, a electric chopper and a kettle.

That was what I started out with, cooking basic meals for me & DH.

Along the way, I collected a slow cooker, blender, food processor, juicer, cake mixer, bread maker, soya milk maker, sandwich maker, etc, etc, etc.

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby cnimed » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:29 pm

Depend on your needs. How often do you cook, the kind of food you like to cook, how much time you have to cook, how much space you have etc.

For Chinese food, a slow cooker or shuttle chef(check capacity) is helpful, especially if your stove does not have a small ring. For western, a medium sized oven - big enough to fit one chicken - is essential. A good frying pan (with cover) of appropriate size. Everything else can be duplicated with a basic set of pots.

A very good sharp knife.
A blender.
A coffee machine is nice but optional.

Luxuries that I am eyeing are ice cream maker and waffle maker. :please:
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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby cnimed » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:58 am

Come to think of it, if I am starting from scratch, I will seriously consider a thermomix. That, an oven and a coffee maker will cover all my gadget needs cooking for a small family and catering for special diets.
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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby Chenonceau » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Thermal Pot (for soups, stews, braised meats)
Happycall Thin (for grilled meats)
Happycall Medium (for veggie stir fry and cakes)
2 Burner Gas Stove
blender (for fruit smoothies)
fridge with big freezer (to store boxes of pre-made stews and sauces that I can heat up and make 5 minute dinners)
microwave oven (to heat up pre-made dinners)

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby Shoe » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:13 pm

I like the Braun hand blender with various attachments like this one...
http://www.braun.com/global/household/f ... ick-5.html

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Re: Suggested applicances for a new kitchen

Postby Shoe » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:14 pm

deminc, have you got a Thermomix? Any reviews?

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