Here are some kitchen appliances that I use and recommend. You don't have to spend tons of money to achieve great results, you just need to know what to buy to save money epecially long term. I've come realise that all brands aren't equal, hence shopping for products from the same company may not be a good thing.
We use the Salter Halogen Oven because it reduces our electric bill compared to using a cooker oven. Though most halogens look the same, they are infact different. I prefer the Salter because it uses halogen, convection and infrared power so when your food is cooked it's piping hot inside. This halogen element is covered compared to some that are quite bare which make your eyes hurt and your kitchen glow very brightly.
A Vitamix can be an extravegant kitchen appliance. I once owned a Vitamix, which after years of use it eventually burnt out. I replaced it with a Kitchen Aid & Thermomix. Vitamix lasts many years, much longer than an average blender. It's clever at making hot soup in minutes, amazing ice cream in seconds, grinds all nuts for nut butters, quick smoothies, mixes cakes and grinds wheatberries into flour to make bread.
The Kitchen Aid blender is the one to love, it comes with glass pitcher and culinary pitcher. The Artisian is voted one of the best in its category. In my house, both pitchers are used regularly. Both pitchers are made of scratch resistant glass and the whole unit is very durable. Though not as fancy as the Vitamix, it does blend, mix, grind and cook exceptional well. It is up for most tasks that the Vitamix performs.
This heavy gauge bakewear 9" Teflon springform tin is the perfect size to bake any cake or brownie, and is a nice price. It offers a silicone non-stick coating, is fridge safe, freezer safe, dishwasher safe, has a heavy duty durable interior and exterior, and has a lifetime warranty. As with any non-stick coated tin, it is advised to line them with greaseproof paper before adding ingredients and cooking.