The past year has seen many of us become more proficient home cooks, no doubt due to the rise of work-from-home arrangements and pandemic-induced lockdowns. But if you’re looking to be more efficient in the kitchen and still whip up delicious, wholesome meals for the family, consider these reliable kitchen helpers take the guesswork out of preparing and cooking a delicious meal. This means you can take the extra time you’ve saved to spend on more important things… like being with your loved ones.
From compact yet intuitive multi-cookers and ovens, to advanced refrigerators that do more than just keep your groceries fresh, take your cooking skills up a notch with these cutting-edge kitchen appliances, picked by our readers and editors in this year’s Domestic Diva Awards!
Ninja Foodi 8-in1 6L Multi Cooker OP300
Save precious time and kitchen space with this game-changing cooker that combines the best of pressure cooking and airfrying in one body. In just minutes, savour beautifully-cooked dishes that are tender and juicy inside, crispy outside; it even fits a whole 2.3kg chicken for roasting!
This smart and versatile machine combines over 20 cooking functions, including new ones such as sous vide cooking. Not sure where to start? Its built-in recipe library has over 70,000 recipes to inspire you.
Zojirushi Micom Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker NL-GAQ-10/18
At the touch of a button, this convenient rice cooker gives you fluffy white or brown rice in minutes. You can also make healthy quinoa or steel cut oats with its diverse menu functions!
Panasonic 4-in-1 Combination Steam Oven NN-CS89L
Whether you’re reheating leftovers, baking a pizza or steaming fish, this multi-functional steam oven helps you save even more time with two levels, nine presets and over 30 automatic programmes to choose from.
Miele Countertop Steam Oven DG 601o
If you prefer a free-standing steam oven, consider this topnotch unit from Miele. It allows you to cook different foods simultaneously on three levels to save time and energy, without worrying about flavour transfer.
Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven HBG633BS1B
Achieve delicious bakes, grills and roasts with this excellent convection oven that features advanced heat distribution technology, a simple-to-use touch display and 10 different heating methods (including a pizza setting!).
Electrolux 70L CombiSteam Deluxe Oven EOB8857AAX
Healthy eating is a cinch with this built-in steam oven, which offers three steam levels with interval steaming (so you don’t have to keep checking on your food), and comes with a food probe that alerts you when the food has reached the desired core temperature.
Ariston 71L Multi Function Pyrolytic Oven
Bake, grill and roast to your heart’s content without worrying about major cleanup. This oven features advanced self-cleaning technology that makes grime and food residues easy to wipe away with just a damp sponge.
Cornell 9L Oven Toaster CTO-S10WH
You can easily prepare a savoury 9-inch pizza or bake cookies and muffins for the kids with this compact toaster oven with an adjustable thermostat of up to 250 C.
Smeg 2-Slice Toaster TSF01
Have your toast exactly how you like it with this breakfast companion – it lets you choose between six browning levels, reheat your slice or even toast on one side only, while its retro design makes a stylish addition to your home.
Philips Airfryer XXL HD9860/91
Air-fry enough food to feed the hungry family with this large-capacity airfryer, which comes with various automatic cooking modes, and even works to trap excess grease and fat for healthier dishes.
Mayer 1.5L Air Fryer MMAF89
This compact air fryer is great for smaller households or kitchens, and comes in chic pastel colours to brighten up your countertop. An easy way to whip up healthier food with minimal to no oil!
KitchenAid Artisan Series 4.8 L Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
Reliable, powerful and easy to use, this stand mixer is just what you knead for making all your home-baking dreams come true. It even comes in 18 different colours to suit your personality!
Philips High Speed Vacuum Blender HR3752/01
Whip up nutritious smoothies that will remain fresh for a longer period of time with this vacuum blender. It sucks oxygen out before blending to create less bubbles, preventing your fruits and veggies from browning too quickly.
Kenwood Blend-X Compact Blender BLP31.D0WG
This small but mighty blender is ideal for petite spaces. It comes with two additional attachments – a multi mill for grinding herbs and spices, as well as a smoothie cup attachment so you can save the extra step of transferring your drink after blending.
KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor
Whether you need to slice, chop, mash, grate or shred, this versatile processor will make food prep virtually effortless. It even has a dough blade for mixing and kneading dough!
Philips Avance Collection Juicer HR1922/21
This top-class juicer lets you choose between two different juice textures to suit different preferences in your household. Switch between a clear juice with minimal pulp, and a more creamy version with up to 50 percent more fibre.
Hurom H200 Easy Series
Want to make healthy cold-pressed juices for the whole family? Featuring an improved hopper design, Hurom’s slow juicer allows you to add large fruits and veggies whole, without having to chop them up first.
Novita Faucet Water Purifier NP180
Get clean filtered water directly from the tap with this faucet purifier that removes bacteria and residual chemicals from regular tap water. Convenient for everything from rinsing fruits and vegetables to drinking and cooking!
Tefal Convenient Food Steamer VC1451
This sleek stainless steel food steamer is a great option if you’re on a budget but still want your family to enjoy healthy steamed dishes. It’s easy to use and switches off automatically, and comes with two stackable bowls for convenient storage.
Mayer 4L Electric Multi-Cooker MMEMC4
This convenient cooker will make your next steamboat session at home fuss free. It’s got a flat heating base to ensure your ingredients are cooked more evenly, while the removable inner pot makes for easy cleaning.
Hitachi Stylish Refrigerator R-VGX480PMS9
You can customise the temperature in the chiller compartment depending on your storage and lifestyle needs, such as “Soft Freeze” for meats and fish so you don’t have to spend time defrosting them.
LG 408L Bottom Freezer Refrigerator with Inverter Linear Compressor (Matt Black) GB-B4059MT
This bottom-mounted fridge is equipped with top-quality features to save more energy and keep your food fresh, especially items stored at the door. An adjustable folding shelf makes it easy to store taller or bulkier items.
Samsung 647L SpaceMax Side by Side Refrigerator RS62R5006F8/SS
This side-by-side refrigerator’s slimmer walls and spacious interior efficiently accommodates your latest grocery spree, while its advanced cooling technology ensures that each compartment maintains its optimal temperature consistently.
LG 464L side-by-side-fridge with InstaView Door-in-Door (Matt Black) GF-Q4919MT
Standout design and function come together in this innovative fridge, which has a sleek mini glass panel to let you peek inside or access your favourite snacks with less cold air wastage. Its advanced air filter also helps reduce odours and bacteria within.
Samsung 549L 4-Door Flex Family Hub, Multi Door Refrigerator RF65A9770SG/SS
While not as energy efficient as the others in this list, this futuristic fridge offers various interactive features for a smart, connected home. You can use it to control other smart devices, conduct meal planning, and even monitor what’s inside at the touch of a button!
All products featured in this article are independently selected by The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s editorial team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Text: Elizabeth Liew