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The Best Small Appliances of 2023

View our top picks for the year to upgrade your kitchen.

Why Do I Need a New Appliance?

A new small appliance is a great way to increase versatility and functionality in kitchens of any size. An abundance of new technology might mean it's time to upgrade an old machine, too. No matter your budget, there's probably a gadget in your price range that will help you create a new dish at home. Our experts have helped compile our best small appliances of 2023 to guide you while you shop and ensure you get the most value for your money. Whether you want to learn a new skill in the kitchen or eat healthier in the new year, we're confident you'll find something you'll love.

Best Toaster Oven

Breville The Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro

Stainless Steel Breville The Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro
The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is our #1 best-selling countertop oven. This handy gadget does everything you need it to with 13 pre-programmed settings (Toast, Bagel, Bake, Broil, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Proof, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies, Slow Cook and Dehydrate). Its surprisingly generous interior capacity offers enough space to cook an entire meal' you can even make a Thanksgiving turkey in it. This Breville countertop oven even helps make cleanup easier thanks to a removable crumb tray that you can easily empty in the trash. The backlit LCD display is easy to clean and easy to wipe down, too, making this appliance foolproof for anyone to use. Whether you're reheating leftovers or making dinner for the family, you might even end up using your Breville air fryer more than your major kitchen appliances.

Best Blender

Vitamix Ascent A3500

Brushed Metal Vitamix Ascent A3500 Blender
A blender is a staple in the kitchen, and no one does it like Vitamix. The Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 blender can make much more than smoothies, making it the perfect multi-use appliance. It offers five program settings (Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, Self Cleaning) to help you make a variety of delicious recipes at home. The Vitamix A3500 is probably the smartest blender you'll ever own thanks to the Self-Detect system: this appliance can literally sense the size of the container you're using and adjust the blending settings accordingly for ideal results every time. So whether you're making yourself a breakfast smoothie or a large batch of soup for a family meal, your Vitamix blender will respond as needed. Operation is incredibly simple as well, with touchscreen controls that are intuitive and wipe clean.

Best Bread Maker

Zojirushi Home Baker Virtuoso Plus

Front View of Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker
Making your own bread can be intimidating, but a great bread machine does all the work for you. We love the Zojirushi Home Baker Virtuoso Plus because it meets all of your loaf-making needs—just pour in your dough and let this appliance do the work for you. With dual kneading blades promote more even mixing, leaving you with a delicious, high-quality loaf of bread. It yields a traditional horizontal 2-lb. loaf that can last you several days or feed multiple people at once. Additionally, the 15 different options including those for gluten-free bread or sourdough starter so you can have the perfect accompaniment to any meal. This Zojirushi bread machine can even make cake or jam and comes with measuring cups so you can start making delicious treats right out of the box.

Best Espresso Machine

Breville The Barista Touch Espresso Machine

Stainless Steel Breville The Barista Touch Espresso Maker
If you can't start your day without coffee, the Breville The Barista Touch is a must-have in your home. This espresso machine boasts the ability to make specialty coffee with ease, using freshly ground beans and precise temperature control for professional-quality drinks. The touchscreen is easy to use, and you can even save up to 8 personalized coffee preferences so you can enjoy your drink exactly as you like it with a single touch. Perfectly-frothed milk and precisely-dosed grounds mean that every drink tastes amazing; Breville has even equipped this espresso machine with digital temperature control (PID) for coffee drinks that taste balanced, not burnt. The manual steam wand lets you make latte art, too, so you can enjoy the barista touch at home. Enjoy the perfect Americano, flat white, cappuccino or latte with just a touch.

Best Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer

Red KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer
Our best stand mixer of 2023 should come as no surprise. The KitchenAid Artisan Series stand mixers are instantly recognizable for their fun colors and reliable design, and are a staple in kitchens everywhere. KitchenAid stand mixers are meant to be left on your counter to inject color and style in your space. The tilt-head design makes it easy to add ingredients as you work so you can easily combine your ingredients. It comes with three attachments (wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook) so you can start making cake, frosting or bread as soon as you open the box. But these mixers aren't just for bakers; you can also prepare a variety of savory dishes like pizza, pasta or burgers. With the right stand mixer attachments, you can make ground beef or spiralize zucchini noodles from your mixer.

Find the Best Small Appliances at Abt

Whether you're looking for added functionality or need to upgrade an old appliance, our small appliances have something for everyone. Should you have additional questions about our Abt's best small appliances of 2023, please call 800-860-3577 to speak with an expert. Additionally, be sure to check out the rest of our best of articles in the Learn Center to outfit your home with the best products Abt has to offer.

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  • driver was on time and did an excellent job of installing.
    Tim H. - Valparaiso, IN
    January 1, 2023
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