Shop with our list for some time-saving kitchen appliances to make cooking easier on you. Image Credit: Pexels/Mikhail Nilov

Meal prep can sound so daunting when you’re living by yourself – but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to portable kitchen appliances, you can save space and whip up a wholesome meal within minutes. We’re talking about a whole range of products, from egg cookers, Panini presses for quick sandwiches and single-cup coffee machines to bullet blenders.

With our list of convenient machines, your meals will be taken care of in an instant. There is no better time than now to hop on to the Appliance Week sale on Amazon for all your kitchen needs. If you subscribe to Prime, you can get these appliances delivered to you tomorrow.

1. Instant Pot DUO 6, 5.7 L (6-Quart), 7-in-1 Multi-Use

Believe the hype - Instant Pot has all your cooking needs sorted, and this 5.7-litre appliance is worth the money because it makes enough delicious food for you and then some, for friends or as leftovers that you can warm up the next day. This one unassuming pot has seven functions so you can save counter space by not bothering to buy the following individual kitchen essentials: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yoghurt maker and food warmer. It’s also easy to clean and saves energy by consuming 70 per cent less than other devices, which means you save on your utility bill. What more could anyone want from a kitchen appliance?

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh25 and two years for Dh32.

2. Russell Hobbs Rice Cooker with Steamer, 1.8 litres

Fancy a one-pot meal dinner? This rice cooker by Russell Hobbs has you covered. It lets you steam vegetables or fish in a tray as your rice is being prepared. Go about your day worry-free since this smart appliance turns off on its own once the rice is done. The cooker bowl is 1.8-litres deep, giving you a capacity of 10 cups of rice at a time. If you’re planning to heat up some leftovers, simply turn on the keep warm function and fluff out your rice. The cooker-slash-steamer comes with a spatula and a measuring cup.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year brand warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh20 and two years for Dh25.

3. Kenwood Bundle Kettle Toaster

Kenwood has a black kettle and toaster bundle for a super-saver price. The kettle can hold about 1.7 litres of water with an auto-shut off function to prevent the water from overheating. While you are boiling the water for your morning tea, toast bread slices to a crisp golden brown in the accompanying toaster. Removable crumb tray makes cleaning easier, too.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh20 and two years for Dh25.

4. NutriCook Rapid Egg Cooker: 7 Egg Capacity

Another countertop essential is this small egg cooker that does the job without you having to watch time. Whether you like your boiled eggs soft, medium or hard, NutriCook’s measuring cup lays it out clearly with water level indicators, turning off when the given amount has evaporated. What’s more is that it has slots for seven eggs at a time.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh20 and two years for Dh25.

5. PHILIPS Essential XL Airfryer

Snag a discounted Philips air fryer for those low-effort cooking days. Healthy and versatile, this air fryer can ‘fry’ with up to 90 per cent less fat. It comes with an extra-large basket (6.2 litres), so there will be enough food to go around when friends come over. Besides frying, you can bake, grill, roast and even reheat like an oven.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty on the air fryer.

6. Magic Bullet, 400 Watts, 6 Piece Set

Consider your smoothie needs met with Magic’s speed blender. It’s compact and takes up very little space on the countertop. Go beyond blended drinks to speed up your food prep by chopping and mixing ingredients with cross and flat steel blades. Depending on quantity, you can switch between a tall 18-ounces cup and a small 12-ounces cup.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year brand warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh20 and two years for Dh25.

7. Melitta AromaFresh Drip Filter Coffee Machine

You will never make caffeine runs to your local coffee shop with this machine. Start your morning by grinding and brewing your own choice of beans using Melitta’s sophisticated drip filter coffee machine. You can even pick the strength from mild and medium to strong. The grinder gives you enough black coffee for up to 10 cups and the glass jug will keep the beverage warm for up to 60 minutes.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh35 and two years for Dh44.

8. Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine

If you’re not much of a black coffee person, then try Nescafe’s one-cup Dolce Gusto Mini Me coffee machine with three capsule boxes. This bundle lets you brew a variety of hot and cold beverages from espressos and cappuccinos to hot chocolate and even tea. Enjoy creamy, frothy drinks thanks to its maximum bar pump pressure of 15.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh25 and two years for Dh32.

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