Trendy time-saving kitchen appliances that are actually worth the hype

Alyssa Tria
Shopping Editor
Yahoo Canada

Adapting the often-innovative, convenience factor of college culture, homeowners are now taking the easy route when it comes to home-cooking and meal prepping with kitchen appliances.

For a while, the trendy Instant Pot stole the spotlight with more than 300,000 monthly viewers on Pinterest. But now, brands are stepping their game up with more time-saving, mess-proof appliances that are also designed to cater to all foodie needs. From deep-fryers to griddles to iced-coffee makers, here’s our roundup of trendy kitchen appliances that are actually worth the hype.


Philips Twin TurboStar XXL Digital Air Fryer

Philips Twin TurboStar XXL Digital Air Fryer

Whether you hate the mess or the idea of deep frying, this air fryer by Philips is designed to cut that in half with 90 per cent less oil. Not only is great for frying tried-and-true bites, but it can also be used for roasting and even baking!

Shop it: $330, Best Buy

Ninja Foodi

Ninja Foodi

Fans of one-pot dishes will love this dual-purpose air fryer. Designed with air fryer and the brand’s Tendercrisp technology, Ninja’s Foodi instantly cooks your favourite dishes in an instant with the crisp and texture you want. For this, you’ll need the necessary accessories.

Shop it: $240-300, Amazon

Hamilton Beach Premiere Cookware Electric Griddle

Hamilton Beach Premiere Cookware Electric Griddle

As much as we love the idea of a big weekend breakfast, nobody loves the mess of pans and grease that come with it. To help you make breakfast a breeze, we promise you and your family will love the ease of this electric griddle by Hamilton Beach. Great for large groups and family trips to the cottage, place the griddle on the dinning table and use the warmer tray for easy access to fresh, hot food when you want it.

SHOP IT: $100, The Bay

Philips Viva Stainless Steel Soup Maker

Philips Viva Stainless Steel Soup Maker

Simplifying the process of soup making, the Philips Viva Soup Maker is designed for “drop and go.” Made with six pre-set programs and a manual blending function, this appliance delivers your favourite flavours and textures. Works well with cream-based soups, too!

Shop it: $169, Hudson’s Bay

Ninja Nutri Ninja


Ninja Nutri Ninja

Perfect for the person that’s constantly on the go, this blender is specifically designed to instantly prep your favourite smoothies within seconds. Available with three different size cups, use them to make and carry your smoothies.

Shop it: $109, Best Buy


Keurig K-Cafe

Keurig K-Cafe

This all-in-one coffee brewer takes home brewing to the next level. The new Keurig K-Cafe not only makes coffee, cappuccinos, teas and lattes(yeah, its froths!), but ices them, too! Sure, it’s a splurge, but you’ll still save tons on visits the coffee shop.

Shop it: $250, Keurig

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