The Essential Question

What are the best appliances to buy for you and your home? People are always in a rush and there is little time to spare for preparing meals, especially if you have kids!

The situation is often that breakfast is eaten on the way and dinner is bought on the car ride home. Lunch is always a sandwich bought from the office or school cafeteria. Time is of the essence but you also need to balance in home cooked meals for healthy living.                         

You can have nutritious meals even if you are short on time, and without sacrificing delicious taste. You just need the right kitchen appliances to use so that preparation for your meals is convenient and quick at a price you can afford!

What Are The Best Appliances To Buy When Starting Out?

You will definitely need a coffeemaker, a blender, and a microwave oven.  These three are the basic time-saving appliances most consumers should start with. Here are 5 of the best brands and models per kitchen appliance that you can buy online or in store:


Top Coffee Makers

Coffee Maker
Brands and Model
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Chrome
Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Stainless Steel
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker, 2-Way (49980A)
Black & Decker DCM600B 5-Cup Coffeemaker, Black

Presto 02811 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker
BestsellerYES – Top 1Top 2Top 7Top 22YES – Top 1
MaterialStainless SteelPlasticPlasticPlasticStainless Steel
Cup Capacity12 cups14 cups1 cup & 12 cups5 cups12 cups
Made InChinaChinaChinaChinaUSA

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT

This bestseller coffee maker has over 4900 positive reviews and it only costs $29.74. (It used to be $39.99.) You can use its “delay brew” feature so that when you wake up, coffee is ready! While brewing, water is being filtered of chemicals too!




Cuisinart DCC-3200

This Cuisinart coffee maker is perfect for heavy duty coffee drinkers.. You can program this coffeemaker for 24-hour dispensary and service.





Hamilton Beach 49980A

This has both single-serve and a 12-cup capacity coffee maker.The double brewer saves a ton of time, especially around the office! Soft pod feature for easy spill cleanup.





Black & Decker DCM600B

This is ultra-cheap ($14) and yet a highly rated coffee maker on most websites. It is small, compact and can do the job – grind, brew and drink in 5 minutes! .





Presto 02811

This is a coffee percolator, a boiling pot, which can make 1 to 12 cups of coffee at a single time. 





Top Blenders

Brands and Model
Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)
KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender with 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher - Silver
Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel/Black Finish
Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender with 32-Oz Jar, 2 Potable 16-Oz Jars & 8-Oz Chopper (52400)
BestsellerYES – Top 1Top 85Top 7Top 6Top 19
MaterialPolycarbonatePlasticPlastic Jar
Zinc Base
Glass Jar
Metal base
Cup Capacity3 cups6 cups7 cups6 cups4 cups
Made InChinaChinaThailandNorth AmericaChina

Magic Bullet NutriBullet

This personal blender is for the busy person indeed. Put your fruits, veggies, sauces and snacks in – 10 seconds and its done!




Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)

This dual-use blender is being used as an efficient food chopper by its customers. If you want to make a smoothie, it can crush the ice and ice-hard fruits in a less than 30 seconds.




KitchenAid KSB1570SL

Looking for something classic? KitchenAid KSB1570SL is one of the best and fastest working 5-speed classic blenders that can whip up your food now.





Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender

It has 7 speeds, from low to high pulse. It has 6 blades, with Dual Direction Technology that grinds with ultra-precision. Settings are pre-programmed with just one click.





Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender

This 8-piece BPA-free blender has the regular pitcher and three more tumblers for personal use. 







Top Microwaves

Microwave Oven
Brands and Model
Panasonic NN-SN661SAZ Stainless 1200W 1.2 Cu. Ft Countertop Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology
Danby DMW7700BLDB 0.7 cu. ft. Microwave Oven - Black
RCA RMW1182 Microwave and Grill, 1.1 Cubic Feet, Stainless Steel
Westinghouse WM009 900 Watt Counter Top Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cubic Feet, Stainless Steel Front with Black Cabinet
BestsellerYES – Top 1Top 2Top 4Top 7
MaterialStainlessStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
Size in Cubic Feet1.2 cu. ft.1.1 cu. ft.1.1 cu. ft..9 cu. ft.
Made InChinaUSAChinaChina

Panasonic NN-SN661SAZ

This is the top-rated counter top microwave oven in a popular buy and sell site with over 1,900 positive reviews. The most common positive listed with this microwave is it’s lightning quick cooking speeds. It has 1200 watts of cooking power, with a child-lock button and comes in 3 languages(French, English and Spanish)!



Danby DMW7700BLDB

This 700-watt microwave oven requires so little space without sacrificing maximum function.  Cook food and defrost in seconds!





Do you have kids at home who can sometimes be irresponsible with your appliances?  Child lock safety with 1000 watts (that’s 10 power levels) for grilling.  Consumer favorite.



Westinghouse WM009

It works superbly with its 900-watts power and one-touch buttons for easy cooking of things like: popcorn, pizza, potatoes, and frozen foods. Reheating is done in one click and this microwaves also has a child-safety lock.



Kenmore 73092

This microwave is ultra convenient, it can actually be programmed to remember how long you like certain things cooked! Child lock, check! 900 watts with multi-stage cooking and ADA compliant.

Final Thoughts

We’ve given you some great appliances to look at, but we encourage you to continue to research independently!  These are just some of the many great appliances that can be purchased at a price affordable for most consumers. Good luck, and feel free to click here or here for advice on some larger appliances!