When you're looking for ways to make cooking easier and quicker, these small kitchen appliances are the best kitchen tools to have.

From mixing and blending, to slicing and shredding and completely making things such as yogurt, ice cream and hot chocolate, which means less standing over the stove watching it cook, less preparation, less to cleanup and most importantly - more time for you!

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Treat yourself or put one of these small kitchen appliances on your next birthday, christmas, or wedding present list!

KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Empire Red

State of the art stand mixer, with 10 speeds, tilt back to access mixture and fully adjustable. Available in a huge range of attractive colors, show it off on your counter and co-ordinate with your kitchen decor!

Includes a flat beater for cookie mixtures, making sauces etc, wire whip to whip up egg whites, cream and aerating liquids and a dough hook for making yeast doughs.

Preparing food is quick and easy using this versatile kitchen tool, and there are many extra attachments to collect to do almost any job in the kitchen.

Check out the video demonstation!

Oster 16-Speed Blender with Glass Jar in Black and Chrome

Oster Core 16-Speed Blender with Glass Jar, Black

With 16 speeds including crush ice and pulse, you'll be a whizz at blending margaritas, pureeing soups and whipping up smoothies.

Sharp stainless steel blades and an all metal drive system (most are plastic) mean this is a quality product, that is both practical and durable. Large glass jug, goes in the dishwasher, with comfortable handling and snugly fit lid to prevent spillage.

In black and chrome, it looks good on the counter too! You can also buy a milkshake blade extra to create extra frothy milkshakes! Check out The Ultimate Smoothie Book with 130 recipes to use on your blender!

Cuisinart SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender in Brushed Chrome

Cuisinart SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome

This nifty little kitchen tool is the most popular of small kitchen appliances around. There are so many uses, when you only have a small amount of liquid and don't want to bother with a large blender, immerse this hand blender in a bowl or jug and it will do its job. Made by Cuisinart, you are sure to be happy.

Lightweight enough to hold with one hand, it's smooth blending makes it ideal for soups, batters, drinks and gravies.

Blend in the pot or pan, you don't need to dirty more dishes or bowls and the blade guard helps prevent splattering.

Easy to clean and small enough to store in a drawer!

Cuisinart Prep Plus Food Processor

Cuisinart Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless

If you're looking for one tool to make cooking easier and help you do the most prep work in the kitchen, this one is it!

It can "slice, dice, chop and puree" leaving you with more time and impressive looking, healthy meals! You'll love to add salads and vegetables to your meals once you have one of these!

The large feed tube means you can add whole fruit or vegetables - no need to cut up first and the stainless steel slicing and shredding discs make a snall job of all that fiddly work. Also has a chopping or mixing blade and a dough blade.

The large 9 cup bowl makes this ideal even for family size meals. Comes with a recipe book and an instructional DVD

Cuisipro Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker

Cuisipro Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker

If you'd like to make yogurt at home, this is probably the best electronic yogurt maker on the market, getting the best rave reviews.

You get 8 individual cups, so you can make up to 8 different flavors at one time!

Put it on in the morning and by the evening you have fresh, homemade yogurt, brimming with healthy yogurt cultures.

Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Make frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbet and frozen drinks at home in 20 minutes! If you've always thought this is one of those gadgets you'd never use - you obviously haven't tasted home made ice cream! Smooth and creamy, pure vanilla ice cream is the tastiest heavenly flavor you will ever have - it's just made to team up with apple pie!

Double insulated wall for fast and even freezing, it makes up to 1 1/2 quarts of your favorite ice cream. Just add fresh ingredients, turn it on and let it go - it's fully automatic. Nothing else to do!

Comes with instructional booklet, plus check out the instructional video. Get creative with this book The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets and Granitas so much to choose from!

Back to Basics Cocoa-Latte 32-Ounce Hot Chocolate Maker in Chrome

Back to Basics CM300BR Cocoa-Latte Chrome 32-Ounce Hot-Drink Maker

If you've spent time making hot chocolate, heating up the milk in the saucepan, not daring to walk away as you know as soon as you do it will boil over and create a huge mess, then treat yourself to this delightful machine.

You can use milk or water, add the ingredients, turn it on and walk away! It will heat it up to the right temperature and whip it into frothy perfection for the creamiest of chocolate drinks. Then just turn the dispenser valve to pour into your awaiting cup. No mess or spills, easy to clean!

Perfect for hot chocolate or other drinks such as capuccino, warmed cider or mulled wine.

Presto Professional SaladShooter Electric Slicer and Shredder

Presto 02970 Professional SaladShooter Electric Slicer/Shredder, White

You will love making salads and healthy foods once you have one of these.

Slice or shred vegetables, fruit, cheese and any other variety of foods. An adjustable food guide allows for small or large foods so just point and shoot for quick results. Change cones for either thick slices or ripple cuts.

We use a lot of grated cheese in our family for pasta meals, so just for this one use I can say it has saved me so much time - I wouldn't be without it!

Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker

Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker

This new Coffee Frappe maker will let you make delicious, frosty frappes at the press of a button in the comfort of your own home. Save time and money from visiting cafe's and coffee shops and impress your friends with your perfect frappes.

This machine will brew the coffee, grind the ice and also allows you to add extra flavorings such as milk, cream and chocolate. Creates the perfect, elegant summer cold drink. No mess, no fuss, it's so easy. Click on the image or link for more info plus a video demonstration!

Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Electric Can Opener in Black and Chrome

Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener, Black and Chrome

This electric can opener will open any size cans including pop tops. The side cutting system removes the top and leaves a smooth edge.

The large ergonomic lever is easy to operate. Looks very stylish, fitting in with most kitchen's decor. Especially ideal for those with hand movement difficulties.

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

Ideal for people on the go, who are too busy to come home at night and prepare a fully cooked meal. Aren't we all!

Place all your ingredients in the stoneware pot, set the program and leave. Once the food is cooked, it will change to keep warm mode so your food doesn't burn or dry up. The food is slowly cooked over a long time, creating delicious, melt in your mouth flavors and tastes.

Every family home needs one of these wonderful pots!

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