As a busy mom, I'm always down for saving time in the kitchen! With everything I have going on, standing over a hot stove cooking dinner is the last thing I want to do. Luckily, I have a cabinet full of essential appliances for busy or just plain ol' tired moms! If you don't have at least one of these in your cabinet, you are missing out!
- Pressure Cooker
I don't even know how I survived all those years before I started using a pressure cooker! I was a Crockpot girl for years and still love the idea of slow cooking. Most pressure cookers give you a slow cooking setting, so it's like having two appliances in one! NO MORE thawing meat! This is great for those busy days that the perfect meal plan didn't happen or you just forgot to take the meat out of the freezer. It also cuts your cooking time down by about two-thirds! I have made a frozen roast in 45 minutes, fully cooked and super juicy!
- Air Fryer
An air fryer gives you all the crispy, crunchy yumminess of your favorite fried food without smelling up your house and splashing grease all over your stove and your hands (ouch!). It's not actually "frying" the food, so little to no oil is required making your options a lot healthier and less fatty. My favorite thing about my air fryer is the "set it and forget it" feeling it gives me. I don't have to stand over the stove making sure I'm not burning anything. I can toss my food in, set the timer, and go multitask without worrying about burning my house down.
- Tabletop Convection Oven
The tabletop convection oven is the mother of all game changing appliances! I have used my Nu Wave Oven for 6 years now and I cannot imagine living without it. Like the pressure cooker, I can get my meats from freezer to table in less than an hour and they stay juicy! It has a timer so it's another set it and forget it appliance that gives me more, time to focus on other things. I am able to put dinner on, leave, pick the kids up from school and it's finished when I get home. Not only does it cook food 25% faster than a traditional oven, but when cooking meat, all of the excess fat drains to the bottom so you aren't eating it. This time saver is also a space saver that's super easy to clean.