The Best Countertop Appliances | Serious Eats

In many apartments, the kitchen is the space in which we make the most sacrifices. That area, while sometimes minuscule, is where you do all of your cooking. It’s also where you must skillfully Tetris your beloved appliances. But which ones are the must-haves, the ones that deserve to take up some of that precious counter space? These are the go-to items we at Serious Eats love and use all the time.

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50 Comments

  1. Colin Bartlett on December 24, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Chicken nugget recipe, please.

  2. The Good Plate on December 24, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Have a look at the Braun Food Processor from Germany. The best thing about it is the variable speed in addition to pulse. It also has a smaller bowl that fits in it, a dough blade, a shipping blade and a citrus juicer. It’s also relatively quiet. It’s a wonderful piece of machinery.

  3. Rexii Oper on December 24, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Sodastream? Wtf???

  4. L2THEC1 on December 24, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I love Breville since , the movie Enemy of the State, and that blender l still own, but how much did they pay ya’ll 😋😋😋

  5. Steve Ayala on December 24, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Lots of good stuff! One thing I would add is a sous vide circulator and maybe a vavuum sealer.

  6. Michael Quisao on December 24, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Oh no, I have a serious crush on Ariel. And I am here for a chicken nugget recipe. 😂

  7. Alactrium on December 24, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Fruit or cookies or
    *deepest breath*

    Alcohol.

    Oscar-worthy.

  8. SABAM25177 on December 24, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Was this just an ad for ads?!

  9. Stacy Hackney on December 24, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you.

  10. Al Hung on December 24, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Wait – Robot Coup?

  11. Tacosauce on December 24, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Brags about her channel any chance she gets , we get it you want money

  12. Gerald on December 24, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    A good little compendium.

  13. Ryan Heddins on December 24, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Chicken Nuggets, Please!!!

  14. Oberschaf on December 24, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Sorry, but with these cheap tattoos, I just can’t take her seriously… not even when I’m trying…😔

  15. Stephen DeVore on December 24, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    If she was my wife I would be happy to buy her anything she wanted. WOW !! I guess I will have to settle for the chicken nugget recipe.

  16. Harold Henderson on December 24, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    After burning out 3 "kitchen" blenders, I bought a "bar" blender. 3 speeds, Off-Lo-Hi.

  17. Luke Blackman on December 24, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Vitamix is goat

  18. Pretty Prudent on December 24, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    …and then she swaps saliva with the dog at the end.

  19. JjrShabadoo on December 24, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    +1 nuggets

  20. Stephen Elms on December 24, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    You have a Joule on the counter and in just about every shot, but no mention of sous vide? Given how much one can cook with a pot of water and some time seemed a better buy over the $800 pizza oven.

  21. Harshi Shreyan on December 24, 2020 at 10:48 pm

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  22. Michelle VDG on December 24, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Hilarious like I’m gonna spend 600-900 bucks on that red mixer but damn it’s gorgeous

  23. Maxine Headroom on December 24, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Sodastream has plants in occupied areas of Palestine. It’s really shocking to hear you guys support war crimes!

  24. J J on December 24, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    U mention they’re good products but give no real insight the specific functions of each product. Like we know what a kettle does but maybe explain the different temp settings or i get u say its a good blender but what are the power levels? Doesn’t make me trust the person when they can’t even tell me why the product is different from the competition

  25. Superoracle100 on December 24, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Chicken nugget recipe please!!

  26. A W 2 on December 24, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I have to ask: is this supposed to be SATIRE??? WHO on earth can AFFORD all that equipment?

  27. SpiritofE on December 24, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    She look like my gym teacher

  28. Liz T on December 24, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    The breville oven is great till it falls apart after only a year. I do not recommend it!

  29. D H on December 24, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Well done Ariel! Thanks for your info. I keep going back and forth about taking the plunge about an expensive food processor. You have convinced me to go for the vitamix. Your videos are delightful, fun and informative. More!!!

  30. Daily Kitchen Supply on December 24, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Great ideas

  31. flea10x6 on December 24, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Vitamix Esp the 5000-53000 are the commercial mixers which have since evolved. The Kitchen Aid is the smaller commercial Hobart
    The Magimix is the smaller commercial Robo-Coupe.
    Yup

  32. Phillip Mulligan on December 24, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I am looking for a dual oven stand for my fulls iced microwave and a large Brevelle toaster oven. Sadly no one online sells such dual oven stands. I hate loosing precious counter top space to a big toaster oven.

  33. George Cockerill on December 24, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    I would love to see a Serious Eats chicken nuggets recipe.

  34. Kimberly Goodwin on December 24, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    I have everything on this list except the pizza maker. I’m serious in my home cooking. Lol!

  35. D H on December 24, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Excellent video! Ariel is a delightful narrator

  36. Brenda Russell on December 24, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Your suggestions seem, mostly, to be in lottery territory. I will respectfully suggest, based on over 45 years of cooking, that any "expert" list of essentials be taken with at least a modicum of skepticism. Buy very little to begin with and add to that according to what you actually need, at an affordable price. Shop your local thrift store, not an online kitchen boutique. Don’t end up with a kitchen overflowing with thousands of dollars’ worth of stuff you’ve never used.

    After cooking for a family of 5, I have yet to purchase a food processor. I have knives and I’m not afraid to use them; none of my knives cost $150, let alone more. In fact, I doubt that all the knives I’ve ever bought cost that much, in total.

  37. postalcode123 on December 24, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    NUGGETS!!!

  38. Harold Henderson on December 24, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Loose the pizza oven. Buy unglazed ceramic (or terracotta) tiles to put on your oven rack. Much cheaper.

  39. David Greensmith on December 24, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    I have the Breville Boss Blender, their stand mixer and their food processor. They give the Vitamix, Magimix and Kitchen Aid a run for their money.

  40. TheBanks on December 24, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Remocollectionn.com

  41. Nik Lee on December 24, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    George Foreman Grill

  42. Misty Uren on December 24, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    I remember our mother would always use the same large carving knife on such things as the Thanksgiving turkey and then use the same knife for chopping up the large fecal logs my brother would leave in the toilet which then wouldn’t flush.  Every holiday I’d just stare at that big knife  and think ‘hunks of shit’.

  43. Asian Muffin on December 24, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    **laughs in cheap**

  44. LaTonya Jackson on December 24, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    All u need is a garden and some chickens.

  45. Jacqueline’s Sew Organized on December 24, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    The older Hobart mixers actually have metal gears too. I have one and it’s a beast!

  46. dlxe on December 24, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I do not agree with the vitamix. It’s more worth it to get a vacuum blender for the price c’mon

  47. Michael P on December 24, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    I want a chicken nugget recipe!!!!! #TeamNugget

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  49. James Hobbs on December 24, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    She finds it hard to make rice on the stovetop?
    Sad.

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