Make your home a smart one by choosing the right appliances for it.
Here’s a list of suggestions you should consider when buying any appliance for kitchen and home.
Decide how big of a mixer you need. Just about any stand or hand mixer will do for all those simple mixing and whipping chores.
If you have guests often at home, a food processor can be a lifesaver. Even if you're just cooking for your family, it can save time and let you combine several functions in one appliance.
A blender is one of those essential countertop appliances. Used for making smoothies, shakes and malts, it also comes in handy for pureeing, chopping and even crushing ice.
A rice cooker is an electrical appliance used for cooking rice with a reduced preparation time of cooking and the traditional errors for undercooking or burning the rice. A rice cooker does not speed the process for cooking rice but it reduces and simplifies the cooking process.
This appliance is used in kitchens around the world but specially in Asian countries.
The main things to consider when you're buying a toaster are how many pieces of bread you usually toast at the same time and how wide the slots need to be.
Freshly brewed coffee is only the beginning of the features available for this essential countertop appliance.
For Espresso Coffee Makers consider the following points:
Jug or traditional?
Jug kettles are tall with a handle at the side. Traditional kettles are rounder and squat with the handle on top.
Jug kettles can be more difficult to lift and carry when they are full because you need more strength in your wrists and arms to support the weight of the kettle from the side. Because the handle is on the top of a traditional kettle it is more evenly balanced. Gives a more even distribution of the weight. Also most of their handles are big enough for you to hold them with both hands. And if you have weak or painful arms or shoulders you may find it easier to hold the handle with the palm of your hand, which you can't do with a jug kettle. A lot depends on the shape of the handle - see the summaries for our comments on their comfort.
On the plus side you can boil a very small amount of water in any jug kettle, as little as a single cupful. This makes them lighter to lift and carry and saves electricity. Most corded traditional kettles and some cordless ones have to be filled with more water.
Cordless or Corded?
Cordless kettles fit onto a base which plugs into the mains - you don't have to connect and disconnect the flex every time you use it. The drawback is that you cannot pour without lifting the kettle off its base first. And you cannot use cordless kettles with a kettle tipper - a device that the kettle straps into which allows you to pour easily, but you can't use one of these with a cordless kettle.
Plastic or metal?
The main difference between the metal and the plastic kettles is that the metal ones are generally more expensive. They are more likely to get very hot.
There are Hair Dryers starting from a few hundered rupees to a few thousands. The cheapest models are also the least beneficial for hair, and while they may provide initial savings, the damage they cause could lead to substantial costs in terms of additional conditioners and deep treatments to overcome heat damage. A mid-range dryer is the best choice for most users, and the best way to cut costs is to select a model that offers only the features you regularly use, rather than upgrades that will not affect your styling habits.
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