The right home appliances can help you stay healthy and give you back more precious time to spend on the things and people you love. The added convenience could be worth the initial investment, and enable a healthier, more relaxed lifestyle for you and your family.
Home is where the heart is, as they say, but it’s also where the stress is! That mess in your closet, the dishes in your sink from 2 days ago, the laundry that’s been piling up for weeks…household chores can feel endless. Cleaning up after pets and children while keeping healthy is a challenge, but there are ways to win back your time and stay healthy!
With that in mind, here are five time-saving appliances to help busy families stay healthy!
1. Water Dispenser
Clean, filtered water on demand is a key benefit of having a water dispenser in your kitchen or office. A water dispenser also eliminates the need for purchasing plastic water bottles, and is a cost-effective way to make your home more eco-friendly.
When you shop for a water dispenser, do your research to determine which features suit your needs and budget best. Top-loading water dispensers, for example, may require you to lift a heavy 2-gallon bottle of filtered water and mount it on top of a 3ft dispenser.
Some water dispensers also feature hot and cold taps, making them useful as an alternative to tap water throughout the entire year. Check out these reviews of the best water dispensers for a range of prices, makes and brands.
2. Coffee Maker
Ok, so who doesn’t love a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning? Instant coffee is, well, instant, but is instant coffee as healthy for you as ground coffee? Globally, nearly half of the world (outside of North America) prefers instant over-brewed. Surprisingly, the health benefits of both are relatively the same.
A coffee maker and thermos could save you a few hundred dollars over the course of the year in coffee. Used in a small office, you’ll save valuable time as well as money. With fresh coffee available only feet away any time you want, your productivity is sure to increase!
Quality household models with state of the art features are offered in a wide price range, varying between $20 to $150 and more. There are a lot of quality brands, most of which can brew a pot of coffee for 4 servings within 3 – 5mn.
3. Electric Grill
Want a healthy alternative to pan-fried food? Try cooking with an electric grill instead of your kitchen stove every once in a while. Electric grills are compact, smoke-free, and they still give your food that delicious grilled flavor. Best of all, grilling food can be healthier than frying it.
Use your electric grill not only for meat, but fruits, vegetables, bread, and cheese as well! Paninis, mushrooms, asparagus, pineapple, Reuben sandwiches – they all taste better grilled! When you’re done, an electric grill is easy to store, even in a cozy studio apartment or condo.
Since they’re so compact, you can take an electric grill on the road with you. An electric grill also takes only seconds to clean, thanks to their non-stick Teflon or ceramic surface.
4. Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Busy households with school-age children can see a lot of foot traffic on any given day. Pet dander, dust mites, dirt, broken glass, and floor spills are a constant concern, and almost impossible to prevent. A powerful handheld vacuum cleaner, however, is an inexpensive way of clearing away a mess quickly and efficiently.
Vacuum drapes and window sills or clear your doorway of sand debris in just seconds.
Smaller and more compact than the conventional floor model, a handheld vacuum cleaner stores easily and is perfect for those rushed and hectic mornings.
For roughly $40 – $60, you can find a quality handheld vacuum at any department store or hardware store. Advanced cyclone suction systems, upholstery brushes, rotating, tangle-free bristle brushes, and HEPA filters are some of the features you’ll find on the best brands today. There are some additional costs related to replacing the filter so read carefully before you buy.
5. Food Processor
Make healthy veggie purees, fruit smoothies, homemade ice cream, and tons of other tasty snacks your family will love. A quality food processor, with varying blades for diverse applications, can provide years of healthy snack alternatives instead of bagged potato chips and sugar-loaded candy.
Cleaning your food processor regularly will extend its lifespan and prevent damage to the motor. Check the warranty coverage for the brand of your choice, and shop around until you find what you like!
This content is sponsored by Mike John.