Years ago, when I bought my very first home, I was so excited about owning something of my own that I completely neglected to consider the quality and condition of some of the most important items in the house, the kitchen appliances. It may sound trivial, but if you end up with faulty or dangerously worn appliances, it will really affect your day to day living, and you will most likely have to replace some stuff like I did. This is not the worst thing in the world that could happen but it is definitely frustrating after you have spent so much money on a home that does not even meet all of your requirements. Surveys show that the kitchen is one of the most highly used rooms in your house. People spend so much time in there, and it is not just for eating. A kitchen can be a lot like your family conference room, it can be an office, a cafeteria, and a place for celebration. With that many uses, you will want to make sure your kitchen is up to your standards so you can take full advantage of it. In my opinion, there are a few appliances and tools that you should not attempt to live without. If you want to make sure you do not forget any of the essentials, keep reading before you make any more offers on the house of your dreams.
A Gas Burning Stove Top
I can tell you after living in plenty of places with gas burners, as well as electric, I have come to realize the superiority of the gas burner. There is something more precise and efficient, yet nostalgic, about a gas burner. I tend to believe that they cook better, and sometimes even faster than other styles. Do not make a decision you will regret and go with an electric stovetop, not only are they not as strong, the glass top can be dangerous if you were to drop anything.
This is probably an obvious choice, everyone wants a dishwasher. I was lucky enough to live in one or two houses with a dishwasher in my lifetime, but I am currently living without and it is definitely a struggle. A dishwasher will save you time, energy, and help you avoid getting rough, dried hands from too much time spent washing with soap. Make sure you get an energy efficient one so you can save on your electric bill and still afford those gorgeous Stuart Weitzman boots this season.
A Blender or Juicer
Not everyone has the same priorities, but I have found that you can do so much more with a blender than just make a smoothie. There are endless recipes online for soups, juices, smoothies, salsas, and anything else that needs to be chopped up in little pieces or pureed. I suggest researching the top brands on the market to see what each one does and how they are different so you can choose the best one for you, depending on your needs.