10 Powerhouse Small Appliances No Kitchen Should Be Without

Once you add these appliances from The Home Depot to your kitchen, you'll wonder how you went so long without them. Whether you're using the Crock-Pot slow cooker to cook your perfect dinner while you're away at work or reheating leftovers in the Cuisinart toaster oven, these 10 appliances will simplify meal prep and more.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Baking afficionados and novices alike swear by the KitchenAid stand mixer for its ability to tackle tough mixing tasks with ease. It features a titled design, a 4.5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl, and has 10 speeds to give you total control of your batter's consistency. Plus, it comes complete with all the tools you need to get started including a dough hook, flat beater, and a six-wire whip. You'll reach for it every time to make cake batter, cookie dough, mashed potatoes, and so much more. ($260; homedepot.com)

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Cuisinart Food Processor

Slice, dice, or shred your food in seconds with this Cuisinart food processor. With two stainless steel discs and user-friendly controls, it brings precision to your meal prep. It's also great for making homemade salsa, shredding chicken, and more. Plus, all of the removable parts are dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze. ($78; homedepot.com)

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Ninja Blender Set

Whether you're making a fruit smoothie, treating yourself to a frothy milkshake, or prepping ingredients for dinner, this Ninja blender set will be your go-to. It's powerful enough to crush anything from ice to frozen fruit while the food processor is perfect for dicing and slicing. The set comes with a 72-ounce pitcher, an eight-cup food processor, two 16-ounce travel cups, and lids so you can store leftovers in the refrigerator. For a quick and easy clean, fill the container with soap and water, run it for one minute, and let it dry. But make sure to run it through the dishwasher at least once a week for a deep clean! ($155; homedepot.com)

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Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Perfect for reheating leftovers and making crispy appetizers, this Cuisinart toaster oven is a game changer. Unlike traditional toaster ovens, this one features a built-in air fryer and can cook as much as four pounds of food at a time. With an adjustable thermostat and seven different functions to choose from (bake, broil, air fry, warm, toast, convection bake, and convection broil), you'll have full control to make a meal exactly how you like it. The best part is it comes with handy accessories including an oven rack, baking pan, and air fryer basket. ($199; homedepot.com)

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Nespresso Coffee Machine

You can officially skip the drive-through line because once you have this Nespresso coffee machine in your kitchen you'll be able to make your own delicious brews at home. This single-serve machine allows you to make anything from black coffee to flavorful vanilla lattes in five different sizes (14- or 8-ounce coffees and 1.5- or 5-ounce shots of espresso). It features a large 54-ounce water tank that heats up in just 15 seconds, and each machine comes with 12 complimentary capsules so you can start brewing coffee right away. What's not to love? ($249; homedepot.com)

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Presto Griddle

Use one appliance to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner (with washes in between of course) thanks to this Presto Tilt 'n Drain griddle. It has a large, non-stick surface that gives you up to 50 percent more space to cook than some other models and comes with a slide-out drip tray for easy cleanup. The tilted design drains excess fat and grease away from your food, or you can opt to lay it flat for when you're making things like eggs and pancakes. It even features Control Master heat settings that automatically maintains an accurate cooking temperature. ($41; homedepot.com)

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Butterball Electric Fryer

If you're searching for a kitchen appliance that allows you to indulge in your favorite fried foods while using less oil, then this electric fryer from The Home Depot might be for you. Its extra-large design meets commercial standards and will be perfect for preparing meals for family gatherings. Fill the basket with anything from a 20-pound turkey for Thanksgiving to mozzerella sticks and cheese balls for the big game. For a fast and easy clean, simply open the drain valves to release excess liquid and place the basket in the dishwasher. ($107; homedepot.com)

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Cuisinart Pressure Cooker

If you're in a hurry but still want a homemade meal, the Cuisinart electric pressure cooker has you covered. This non-stick pot can hold up to six quarts of food and has a digital thermostat that displays an accurate temperature reading while your food cooks. Select low or high pressure, set your timer, and choose between different programmed settings for browning, simmering, and sautéing. Its modern design locks the lid before allowing pressure to build, making it a safe appliance for your kitchen. Plus, it helps seal in flavor as well as vitamins and minerals so they don't boil away. ($100; homedepot.com)

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Crock-Pot Slow Cooker

Sometimes the last thing you want to do after a long day is to prepare a homemade meal, but with this Crock-Pot slow cooker it'll be hot and ready as soon as you get home. This stainless steel pot can hold up to seven pounds of food and keeps things simple with three heat settings (warm, low, and high). Prepare your food the night before using the food processor mentioned above and toss the ingredients into the Crock-Pot before you head out the door in the morning. Set it to low and let it simmer all day to get the most flavor. ($30; homedepot.com)

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Cuisinart Citrus Juicer

Summer will be here before you know it, and that means you might want to enjoy a fresh glass of lemonade. Use this Cuisinart Citrus Juicer from The Home Depot to make delicious, freshly squeezed juice from your favorite fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. This small-yet-mighty machine features three pulp-control settings, and thanks to the auto-reverse juicer cone and final spin feature you'll get the most out of every piece of fruit. ($26; homedepot.com)

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