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Small Appliances Buying Guide

A comprehensive guide that will give you all the information you need on how to buy a small appliance.

Getting Started

Small appliances can perform large tasks. Take the tears out of chopping onions with a food processor or mini-chopper, mix dough with your food processor, make fresh smoothies in the blender, deep fry your favorite fish - the list is endless. For advice on selecting the perfect small appliance check out our quick reference guide to small appliances. If you need further assistance contact our Gourmet Shop Sales Associates at 888-228-5800.

Types

Considerations for all small appliances:

  • Determine your cooking needs and wants - both current and future. Is your family growing or growing up and moving out? Are you interested in increasing your culinary endeavors? Are you wishing to simplify and reduce time in the kitchen?

  • Evaluate your kitchen counter space. Where are you going to put all those new small appliances?

  • Check the height of the appliance compared to the height of your cabinets.
    Appliances that mount under the cabinet are available.

  • Decide on the color of your new small appliance. 

  • Determine the appliance capacity. The number of speeds and settings on an appliance usually increases with the size of the machine. Those who have large families or like to entertain may choose to buy larger appliances.

  • Decide whether you want corded or cordless appliances.


Features

Small Appliance Types and Features 
The following small appliances are available in our store and online in our Gourmet Shop section.

Appliance Features
Blenders
Blenders
Blenders are great for that perfect smoothie or puree.

Features Include:

  • Ice Button (for crushing ice)
  • Pulse Button
  • Glass or Plastic Containers
  • Safety Lid
  • Electronic Controls
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Easy-to-Use 5-Speed Controls
  • Space-Saving, Easy-Clean Design
Bread Machines
Bread Machines
For perfectly baked loaves of bread to cakes, fresh fruit jams and more.

Features Include:

  • Home Made Menu function
  • Sourdough Starter function
  • Viewing windows
  • Cake and Jam settings
Can Openers
Can Openers
Can openers have become safer and easier to use.

Features Include:

  • Heavy-duty body
  • Detachable arms
  • Power pierce blade
  • Easy to clean
  • Available in a variety of colors
Coffee Grinders
Coffee Grinders
Coffee Grinders are great for better tasting coffee and espressos.

Features Include:

  • Precision Burr Grinding Mechanism
  • 16 Selectable Grinds
  • Pulse Control
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Easy to Clean
Deep Fryers
Deep Fryers
Deep Frying doesn't always have to be greasy!

Features Include:

  • Constant Temperature Controls
  • Digital timer (Select Models)
  • Scoop and basket to lift and drain food
  • Easy Clean Oil Drain system
  • Cool-touch exterior walls (Select Models)
  • Replaceable filters
  • No-slip rubber feet
  • Exterior lift handle
Grill/Griddle
Grill/Griddle
The Cuisinart™ Griddler™ makes "multifunctional" an understatement!

Features Include:

  • Contact grill, panini press, flat grill and griddle
  • Removable, nonstick grill and griddle plates
  • Hinged, floating cover adjusts to thickness of food
  • Two adjustable temperature controls with indicator lights
Hand Mixers
Hand Mixers
For occasional mixing chores a hand mixer can handle it.

Features Include:

  • Easy-to-Use 7 Speed Control
  • CleanTouch™ Controls
  • Double Batches
  • Electronic Mixing Sensor
  • Protected Air Vents
  • Stainless Steel Turbo Beaters
Ice Cream Makers
Ice Cream Makers
Making gourmet ice cream for your family or premium margaritas for a dinner party just got easier.

Features Include:

  • Brushed stainless steel housing is durable and easy to clean
  • Fits easily on most countertops
  • The high-performance mixing blade is dishwasher safe
  • Automatic overload protection
  • Front Loading Design
  • Ingredient Pusher (Select Models Only)
Juicers
Juicers

Create your own citrus or vegetable juices!

Features Include:

  • Large capacity pulp container (Select Models only)
  • Easy-clean design
  • Heavy-duty metal base provides stability while juicing
  • Dishwasher-safe reamer and juice bowl
Rice Cookers
Rice Cookers
Now making the perfect rice dish is easy with the new brushed stainless Cuisinart™ Rice Cooker

Features Include:

  • Calibrated measuring cups
  • See-through glass lid with steam vent
  • Automatically switches to warm when rice is cooked
  • Cool touch chrome-plated handles
  • Includes measuring cup and rice spoon
Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Slow cook your favorite one-pot recipes for tender meats and delicious family meals.

Features Include:

  • Temperature Dial with "Off, Low, High, Warm" settings
  • Automatically switches to "Warm" setting when done
  • Convenient retractable cord storage
  • Non-Stick Interior
Toasters
Toasters
Today's toasters aren't just for toast anymore.

Features Include:

  • Two or Four Slots
  • Wide Slots for Bagels
  • Defrost Features
  • Crumb Tray (Hinged or Removable)
  • Settings for a variety of breads
  • Cool Touch Exterior
Toaster Ovens
Toaster Ovens
Preheat quickly and uses less energy.

Features Include:

  • Adjustable racks
  • Warming Option
  • Broiler Element
  • Crumb Tray
  • Auto Shut-off 
Waffle Makers
Waffle Makers
Cook Three Different Meals With One Unique Appliance.

Features Include:

  • Self-Adjusting Hinge
  • Removable Nonstick Grids 
  • Grids Are Dishwasher Safe
  • Waffle size varies per model
  • Cooking Time Varies per model
  • Changeable Grills


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