9 Kitchen Appliances for the Lazy Bachelor

Okay, so you're not a master chef. These gadgets will help.

Here at Esquire, we believe your living space should be a reflection of who you've worked so hard to become. All it takes are a few upgrades. These are the stylish (and functional) items worth buying to make your house a place you're proud to call home.

Up now: kitchen appliances that make cooking foolproof.

THE WAFFLE MAKER: KRUPS Adjustable Temperature Belgian Waffle Maker

Start the day on the right foot with perfectly fluffy waffles, dripping in syrup and crispy around the edges. Simply pour the mix, close the lid, and wait for the beep.


THE COFFEE MAKER: Nespresso VertuoPlus

This handy little device is all you need for a quality cuppa joe. No filter, no grounds—just one button and go.

THE FRYER: Philips Airfryer

Satisfy snack cravings quickly, easily, and with less fat and grease. Instead of frying your food in oil, super-hot air circulates through the entire unit, ensuring crispy fried goodness with less guilt for the health nuts.

P15,495, available in major appliances stores

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THE BLENDER: Oster Versa Pro Series Blender

Quality eating calls for quality drinking, and this blender will have you mixing up delicious cocktails in no time. You can also make smoothies, dips, and soups.


THE DEHYDRATOR: Weston Pro Series Digital Dehydrator

Don't throw out those scraps—dehydrate your extra produce for future snacks, powders, and did we mention beef jerky?


THE COOKER: Instant Pot 10-in-1

Fast stews. Slow stews. Steamed rice. Chili. Cake. Hell, it'll even cook an egg. This silver little dream does just about everything you can imagine, and all you have to do is provide the ingredients. Voilà.


THE GRILL: George Foreman 6 Serving Removable Plate Grill

If something hot off the grill is more your thing, George Foreman still packs a punch. With time and temperature controls, you can knock out a tasty meal in a hurry.



THE SOUS VIDE: Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

If you're new to sous vide, here's all you need to know: It's the best cooking you'll ever do, with the least amount of effort. Food is cooked in water to the temperature selected, ensuring it's consistently moist and tender throughout, with no risk of burning. You'll get updates on your phone when it's ready—just remove it from the pot and look like a gourmet.


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