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Give Yourself a Treat with these Kitchen Appliances

Your kitchen has everything, but you’re looking to add a little bit of icing to the cake. Why not invest in one of these appliances?


They’re seen as a luxury in India, but across the world dishwashers are a must-have kitchen appliance. Most are 24-inch built-in, or portable under-the-counter models that promise supreme ease of cleaning.

This undated product image released by Kenmore shows a Kenmore Elite Dishwasher 12793 with 360 Degree Powerwash Plus, available in stores by late May 2013. (AP Photo/Kenmore)

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Look for features such as favourite programmes (you can set your machine to automatically select options you like) and greater loading flexibility.

Dishwashers can be noisy. Motors mounted on the base-pan ensure the quietest operation.

Check the number of programmes offered, drying system, upper/lower rack wash features, hard water compatibility, child lock, water consumption and energy efficiency.

A food disposer means you don’t need to pre-rinse dishes by hand, cutting down on water use.

Opt for stainless steel interiors – they seldom chip or discolour.


Can’t survive without your daily dose of java? Bring home a coffee maker and crank up your love for caffeine another notch. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, you can choose from stainless or glass French press, filter drip machines, or home espresso machines.


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What kind of coffee does the machine make? Some may offer only espresso while others make espresso, cappuccino and latte.

Individuals can get by with a one-cup machine, but a family needs a four- or eight-cup coffee maker.

Opt for pump machines over pressure ones – they may be more expensive, but they churn out a better cuppa!

Ensure the machine has a nozzle that ensures effective frothing, a heat resistant carafe and lid, and a removable drip tray.

Check for add-ons such as a built-in timer and clock, and automatic on, off, and brew settings.


Barbecues and cool nights often go hand in hand. Get yourself an indoor/outdoor barbecue grill and make entertaining easy. A grill lets you cook anything – veggies or meats – and lends an exotic taste. Another plus is that grilling is a healthy option.


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Charcoal and gas grills work best when someone else has to operate them. Opt for an electric grill – it’s easy and convenient.

How big should your grill be? You need 50 square inches of primary cooking space per portion of food – a 400-square inch grill will work for eight portions. Look for secondary cooking surfaces (warming racks or side burners).

Stainless steel cooking grates look good, conduct heat better and won’t rust.

Pick up a tool set that puts together all you may need for barbecuing – a fork, a spatula, tongs, a basting brush, skewers and a cleaning brush.


They may seem to be appliances needed by those on a diet, but a good steamer can be one of the most versatile and used appliance in a modern kitchen. Steamers combine convenience and versatility, and are capable of preparing complete meals.


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Look for interchangeable baskets that allow swapping from one level to another. In a steamer, food cooks fastest in the bottom basket.

Baskets with removable bases allow stacking, which works well for large or bulky food items.

Opt for an appliance with an easy-to-view water gauge (to see when a top-up is needed) and easy-to-access water inlet (to top up the water level while cooking)

Look for accessories such as a timer, programmable options, large drip tray, egg supports and rice bowl.

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