Eight Small Kitchen Appliances Every Newlywed Needs

Whether you're just married or are searching for the perfect gift to give the happy couple, you can't go wrong with a small kitchen appliance. We've rounded up eight options that allow you to make anything from crispy appetizers to delicious entrées and even desserts!

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Martha Stewart Pressure Cooker

This seven-in-one digital pressure cooker by Martha Stewart is the one kitchen appliance every newlywed couple needs. Its stainless steel construction is easy to clean and can cook up to eight quarts of food at one time. Plus, it has 14 preset programs for slow cooking, making rice, soup, yogurt, and much more, and also features a keep warm setting to ensure your meal is always hot and ready to eat at dinner time. This small appliance comes with everything you'll need—including a wire rack, spoon, and rice measuring cup—so you can start whipping up pressure-cooker pot roast and even raspberry upside down cake. Tip: If gifting this to a couple, Martha Stewart's Pressure Cooker cookbook is the perfect add-on. ($100, usually $110; qvc.com)

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Vitamix Blender

If you're looking for a high-quality appliance that can cut through almost anything, this Vitamix professional series blender is a no-brainer. Its 64-ounce container is large enough to make breakfast smoothies for the whole family and can be tucked away in most cabinets so it won't take up precious counter space. The strong motor and wide blade radius make it great for blending anything from nuts to frozen fruit into a creamy consistency and can even friction-cook hot soup in minutes. Best of all, cleanup can be done in 60 seconds or less so you can go from making soup to salsa in a snap. ($600; williams-sonoma.com)

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KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

When you have this KitchenAid stand mixer, you can bake tasty treats and make your favorite recipes in no time. It's powerful 325-watt motor does the hard mixing work for you at the touch of a button, so all you have to do is tilt the head up, add the ingredients, and turn it on. It has 10 different speeds to choose from to ensure you get the right consistency every time, and it features a five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl that's large enough to make up to nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread. With this mixer you'll also receive a dough hook, wire whip, pouring shield, and a one-year free replacement warranty. ($220, usually $475; macys.com)

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Keurig Coffee Maker

Instead of waiting in line at a drive-through, make your own high-quality coffee at home. This Keurig coffee maker allows you to brew your cup just the way you like it, thanks to its strength and temperature control settings. Plus, it comes complete with a pack of six K-Cup pods, so it's ready to go as soon as it arrives. Simply fill the removable 70-ounce water reservoir and you can make up to eight cups of coffee before it needs refilled. If you want to make more than a single cup, remove the drip tray and you can use a travel mug or carafe, too. ($140, usually $150; amazon.com)

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Power AirFryer XL

Gift this extra-large air fryer to a soon-to-be-married couple and they'll wonder how they ever cooked without it. The air fryer acts as a miniature convection oven, rapidly circulating hot air to cook food. The hot air allows you to indulge in all your favorite fried foods because you don't have to use as much oil, and can therefore reduce the number of calories up to 80 percent. It features seven preset functions to eliminate the guesswork of cooking common foods (like French fries) and comes with a 2.4-quart frying basket that holds enough food for up to four servings. Use it to make crispy chicken wings and cheeseballs on game day, or it can even make juicy steaks for your next date night at home. ($100; target.com)

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Cuisinart Toaster

No kitchen is complete without this Cuisinart two-slice toaster. It's the perfect size for two people and has an advanced design that features seven browning options along with five preset options for toast, bagels, English muffins, frozen waffles, and pastries. Use the defrost button to ensure frozen bread is heated evenly all the way through, and make sure to empty the slide-out crumb tray periodically to avoid build-up. ($50; william-sonoma.com)

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Hamilton Beach Three-in-One Grill and Griddle

Thanks to the Hamilton Beach grill and griddle, you can have your favorite barbecue foods all year long. This three-in-one machine is the ultimate kitchen appliance that'll become your new go-to for making burgers, grilled chicken, steak, and more. It has two cooking areas and comes with two reversible, nonstick plates so you can use the grill, griddle, or both. Each side has its own adjustable heat dial and channels excess grease into a tray for easy removal. And did we mention the plates and drip tray are also dishwasher safe? From cooking to cleanup, this appliance makes mealtime a breeze. ($60, usually $69; walmart.com)

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Crock-Pot Slow Cooker

There's no better feeling than coming home to a hot dish that's ready to eat, which is why every new couple needs this Crock-Pot slow cooker. It can roast up to seven pounds of food or serve up to 10 people, so be prepared to host your next family gathering. If you're in a hurry in the morning, use the Vitamix blender mentioned above to chop your ingredients and put them in the slow cooker on low. The flavors will blend together while you're away, and if you're not quite ready to eat when you get home at the end of the day, switch it to the warm setting. ($35; homedepot.com)

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