If you’ve got a small kitchen, navigating the tiny space can be overwhelming especially when prepping food or washing dishes. That’s why essential appliances have to be scaled down otherwise it’ll overwhelm what’s left of the limited space. For example, dishwashers are convenient to have around, not only because they make dish washing easy and […]
Storing wine can be a tricky matter because wine is sensitive to temperature and light. This won’t pose much of a problem for new wine collectors because an ordinary wine cooler will be more than enough to store their limited collection. But as one develops a more refined taste and begins to expand one’s wine […]
For those who don’t have a wine cellar, a small wine fridge is the next best thing. Wines are delicate beverages. The older the wine gets, the more picky its storage requirements become. There’s a reason why cellars are ideal storage places. They’re dark, silent, cool and humid; all of which are essential in preserving […]
When it comes to storing your drinks, meal leftovers, or midnight snacks, a mini-fridge is a must-have. It’s compact enough not to take too much space and functional enough to keep your food fresh and your drinks cold. Also known as a compact refrigerator, a mini-fridge differs from a regular refrigerator in that it can’t […]
A mini electric kettle is a handy thing to have whenever you’re traveling. It’s small enough that you can tuck it away in the corner of your luggage and useful enough for those times when you desperately need a hot cup of water. Also known as travel kettles, these are single serving kettles which generally […]
How small is small? In the world of small electric skillets, it’s actually around 6-8 inches. Unlike standard manual skillets which can have mini-sizes (there’s even a 3-inch mini-skillet!), the electric ones tend to come in reliably standard sizes. And by reliable, I mean, it’s a worthwhile kitchen tool to have for dorm and camper/RV […]
Perhaps the most important thing about choosing a slow cooker is getting the sizing right. Sure, there is the variation in features to consider, along with different brands and prices. But, if you want quality food you need to get the sizing right first and foremost. The reason for this is that slow cookers work best when they’re partially full. Specifically, you want it to be somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters full.
This allows for the best cooking and means that your outcomes will match the recipe that you have at hand. For many people, the simple answer is a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, which tends to be the right size for feeding a family. But, if you live on your own or want a slow cooker for sides rather than main meals, sometimes smaller is better. Small slow cookers may not be as common but there is still a range of mini slow cookers out there, some of which are fairly tiny.
Pressure cooking offers a great way to speed up cooking time and also preserve nutrients in the process but picking a good pressure cooker can be tough. Perhaps the biggest issues I that there are just so many factors to consider. The process does end up being quite a bit easier if you’re working with a stovetop pressure cooker, like the ones in this list. But, even then, you still have to consider a range of factors including size, price and quality.
When it comes to an electric pressure cooker, it’s easy to feel that larger is better. To a certain degree, that’s even true. But, there are also some reasons why you might want to pick a smaller pressure cooker. The first of these is simply price. Electric pressure cookers can often be expensive; however, the smaller ones are sometimes less expensive, which makes them a good choice in some situations. Plus, a smaller pressure cooker is going to take up less physical space. That’s certainly a good thing if you don’t have much room in your kitchen.