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Hands down best appliance we’ve ever owned. I can seriously go on all day about this-but I’ll spare you the fangirling. Watch out for their flash sales for the best deals!
We used it and loved it before the Instant Pot came along! It is really nice because you can program the cook time and it comes with a mini pot for making extras!
HIGH POWERED BLENDER
Absolute hands down favorite blender EVER! This thing does so much, including being able to make (like COOK) soup from refrigerator cold ingredients! Check out my Pumpkin Soup Recipe as an example.
It’s no Vitamix, but we loved this Ninja Blender for use with a lot of applications, especially making nut butters, homemade lotion, smoothies and baby food!
We have a classic Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer, and use it all the time, mainly for mixing batters when baking and with the Slicer Attachment mentioned below-ours is very similar to this one!
STAND MIXER SLICER ATTACHMENT
This is our preferred way to slice things now! It takes way less space than a food processor but works really well for our uses. It’s a great way to slice potatoes thin enough for homemade chips!
We used an older version of this food processor, before downsizing and sticking to the attachment listed above! This one was great because it had literally everything you need to slice, mince or shred all of your foods into a nice closed container-great for onions!
ICE CREAM MAKER
If you need an Ice Cream Maker that is cheap and works really well, I can highly recommend this one by Cuisinart! We love how few parts there are, it is really easy to assemble and use, it is a little loud when running, but if the bowl and your ingredients are cold it doesn’t take long to make some awesome ice cream!
Here is the best budget Mandolin I have tried! Others in the same price range that I’d tried fell apart or cracked within months of using them, this one lasted a couple of years! I loved how convenient it was to store and how well it worked for the price.
HIGH QUALITY MANDOLIN
For a bit more investment, this one is more versatile and sturdier! We have a similar model and I have also tried this particular one and can attest to it’s quality. Although the list price is high, sometimes they have it on sale for 1/2 off!
I have used this product and it is really handy to have around! Think… slow cooker (or Instant Pot) Veggie Soup you want to blend into creamy, or single serve drinks like morning coffee with cream!