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Best Small Kitchen Appliances of 2022

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Abt's Best Small Kitchen Appliances of 2022

Start the new year with a new culinary skill. Abt's best small appliances of 2022 are the perfect way to incorporate new dishes into your daily routine and even learn a new cooking method. Whether you're trying to eat healthier or cut back on your coffee spending, our list of the best small appliances has something for everyone. From innovative technology to stunning designs, each of these products is a welcome addition to your kitchen.

Best Bread Machine

Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker

Zojirushi Supreme Breadmaker
Abt's best bread machine of 2022 is undoubtedly the Zojirushi Supreme breadmaker. This brand is known for their great lineup of bread machines but the Supreme stands out thanks to dual kneading blades for more thorough, even kneading. This particular machine bakes 2 lb. loaves of bread but can also prepare sourdough starter, cake, jams or even meatloaf. If you love cinnamon raisin toast, the Zojirushi Supreme makes it simple with a distinct beep that lets you know when it's time to add your fruit or nuts. The simple LCD screen and touch controls make operation a breeze so you can enjoy a fresh slice in no time. A bread machine is ideal for beginners who want the delicious taste and health benefits of homemade bread as it does the work for you. Even if you aren't a beginner, investing in a great breadmaker makes the process way easier than making a load entirely by hand; it also eliminates much of the guesswork, too.

Best Coffee Grinder

Capresso Infinity Plus Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Capresso Infinity Plus Conical Burr Grinder
If you love the smell of freshly-ground coffee in the morning, you'll love Abt's best coffee grinder of 2022. The Capresso Infinity Plus conical burr grinder grinds fresh whole beans for rich, balanced flavor. The see-through bean container can hold up to 11 oz. of your favorite variety and makes it easy to see when it's time for a refill. It also means you won't leave the beans sitting unused in the machine too long, which can impact the flavor of your coffee. With 16 fineness settings, you can enjoy your coffee exactly how you want. What makes the Capresso Infinity Plus special is its unique gear reduction motor, which produces less friction and thus less heat, preserving the flavor and aroma of the beans. Its compact size leaves plenty of open space on your kitchen counter to keep things neat. And at under $100, the Capresso Infinity Plus is an affordable way to make delicious coffee without leaving home.

Best Espresso Machine

Breville the Oracle Espresso Machine

Breville the Oracle Espresso Machine
If you're seeking the best of the best for home-brewed coffee, an espresso machine is a must. The Oracle® Touch by Breville is Abt's best espresso machine of 2022 for its incredible functionality. It can brew two drinks at once so you and a friend or significant other can enjoy a piping-hot drink at the same time. It's also great for entertaining as the double spout can make caffeinated beverages faster for your guests. This particular espresso maker gets its name from its sleek, intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to swipe and select a variety of drinks including espresso, cappuccino or flat white. Equipped with temperature control technology, this machine maintains a consistent temperature that is necessary for great-tasting espresso. The milk frother uses steam to create tiny bubbles in the milk for perfect microfoam that sets the Oracle® Touch apart from other machines.

Best Food Processor

Cuisinart Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor
From chopping to grinding to pureeing, a food processor offers a helping hand for a variety of meals. The Cuisinart Elite 12-cup food processor features a powerful, durable construction to efficiently prepare a multitude of ingredients. With a 12-cup bowl and a 4-cup bowl included, you can adapt recipes to suit the amount of people you're feeding. The slicing disc and shredding disk can prepare everything from fresh vegetables to nuts. The Cuisinart Elite is our best food processor of 2022 thanks to the SealTight™ Advantage that locks the blade in securely and prevents messy pouring or leaking that can happen with other food processors. This food processor is great for making homemade sauces or hummus as well as chopping nuts to top baked goods or making nut butter.

Best Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker
Dessert lovers, this next pick is for you: the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 quart frozen yogurt-sorbet and ice cream maker turns your kitchen into an ice cream parlor. This ice cream maker is surprisingly easy to use, meaning users of all skill levels can make delicious ice cream at home. Simply put your ingredients in the frozen bowl and start the machine. Thanks to the heavy-duty motor, you can enjoy a delicious scoop of homemade ice cream in about 20 minutes. You'll be able to customize flavors to create your dream scoop and it's also a great way to accommodate dietary restrictions. In addition to ice cream, the Pure Indulgence can make frozen yogurt or sorbet for lighter options. If you're craving a fruity frozen drink, you're in luck—this ice cream maker can do that, too.

Best Microwave

GE Profile Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven

GE Profile Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven
The microwave is the unsung hero of the kitchen so choosing a reliable option is crucial. Our best microwave of 2022 is the GE Profile 1.1 cu. ft. countertop microwave. This model is hugely popular with Abt customers because of its unrivaled versatility: in addition to being set on a kitchen counter, this microwave can also be mounted under cabinets or built into your cabinets for a sleek, modern look. It can adapt to your kitchen's existing design or to a new layout should you choose to remodel. With simple, no-fuss operation, this GE Profile microwave can reheat leftovers, defrost chicken or make movie theater-quality popcorn. The addition of sensor cooking means this appliance can detect the type of food being heated, adjusting the cooking time and power for perfect results.

Best Toaster

Dualit Polished Chrome 4 Slice Toaster

Dualit Polished Chrome 4 Slice Toaster
The Dualit 4-slice toaster features a sleek chrome finish and extra-wide slots to accommodate thick slices of bread or bagels. It's our best toaster of 2022 because it can easily feed the whole family at the same time while also looking great on your kitchen counter. A great appliance shouldn't sacrifice design and this Dualit toaster certainly doesn't. The straightforward control dials include bagel and defrost settings so you get the perfect result each time no matter what you're craving. What makes this toaster so special is its award-winning ProHeat® elements that are coated in mica that toast food evenly. The mica forms a protective layer, making this appliance extremely durable.


We hope this roundup has helped you find a new small appliance to add to your collection or replace an outdated model. Be sure to check out Abt's best grills of 2022, best refrigerators of 2022 and best TVs of 2022 for more information. And if you need more assistance with a purchase, check out our small appliances buying guides. You can also call 800-860-3577 to speak with an Abt expert about any of these products.