Whether you have a small or large kitchen, choosing which countertop appliances will be most useful is important. You don’t want to over-clutter your countertops with unnecessary items, so even this list should be taken with a grain of salt. If something isn’t important to you, don’t get it! It’s about what works in your lifestyle.


  1. 1. Toaster Oven – This is a good option because it is a multi-functional appliance. You can toast, bake and broil, and it’s faster than using your full oven, especially for smaller jobs.
  2. 2. Electric Water Heater – Boiling a pot of water can take forever, but with an electric water heater you can cut the time in half. Hot water is important for a lot of cooking and beverages, so this time saver is a valuable item to have.
  3. 3. Blender – A powerful blender is a great asset in the kitchen. Most can double as food processors which reduce cooking prep time (less chopping), and having the option to puree and blend can be useful for making soup or participating in the juicing trend.


There are lots of great countertop appliances out there that you can take advantage of in the kitchen. If you are looking for a beautiful new countertop to display your favorite appliances on, contact Architecture Stones for our vast selection of natural stone slabs.