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 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.
A Vitamix can be an extravagant kitchen appliance. It is a worthwhile investment if you love cooking as we do. Vitamix' lasts many years, much longer than an average blender from a high street store. It's clever at making soup in minutes, amazing ice-cream in seconds, grinds all nuts for nut butters and raw milk, quick smoothies, mixes cakes and grinds wheat berries into flour in a jiff to homemade make bread. This is a kitchen appliance that can do almost anything. It is by no means perfect, but it's not far from it.
The Magimix Food Processor is the one to love if you're looking for a simple appliance that does it all. It has many functions compared to other kitchen processors ie it's ideal for slicing, grating, chopping, whisking, blending, dough, baking and much more. It offers a one touch operation, all accessories are dishwasher safe, is very durable and offers a 30 year motor guarantee. The Magimix is voted one of the best in its category. We use the 5200xl version and use it regularly. Though not as good looking as the Vitamix, it performs exceptionally well.
I bought this Tefal Soup Maker for my mum a couple of years ago for Christmas because her stove and hand blender weren't producing good results, lumpy soup is no mans best friend! My mum hasn't stopped using it, it is very efficient and produces good results every time. It is lightweight, built well, and the inside is stainless steel unlike some made with plastic and has 3 extra functions which are smoothie option, fruit purée and self cleaning. A soup maker is a good alternative if you don't want to splash out on Vitamix.
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 in fact quite 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 more covered up compared to some that are quite bare which make your eyes hurt and your kitchen glow very brightly. On the downside, halogen ovens need cleaning more often than other kitchen appliances.
This Crock Pot was approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute 2018. Aside from being durable, it also offers an array of features such as a digital timer to set cooking times from 30 minutes to 20 hours. There is an auto keep-warm function, a hinged lid to make preparation, stirring and serving easier. It's size is ideal for medium sized families, the 4.4l ceramic bowl & lid are removable and are dishwasher safe. It is oven-safe, it has 3 heat settings Low, High & Keep-Warm for delicious dishes, from soups, rice and stews to pot roasts and desserts.
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 an amazing lifetime warranty. As with any non-stick coated tin, it is advised to line them with greaseproof paper before adding your ingredients and putting them in your oven. We have all size baking tins and have used them for years without having to replace them.