We’re excited to share some of the best kitchen appliances 2022 has to offer. Featuring innovative designs, eco-friendly features, and smart technology, these must-have kitchen appliances are making cooking, cleaning, and living a little more fun and exciting. Use the link below to check our 7 top picks, or peruse 15 of the coolest appliances to make it into kitchens this year.
Between dish washing machines that fit larger dishes and refrigerators with automatic doors, 2022 is an exciting year for kitchen appliances. More of our kitchen essentials are being equipped with innovative smart technology or features that make them safer and more sustainable. Let’s dive into 7 of the top appliances this year.
Our top picks: 7 appliances everyone needs in their kitchen
When it comes to kitchen appliance trends, this year has a lot to offer. Between kitchen appliances with customization options, as well as those with built in smart technology features, 2022 is an exciting time for quality home appliances that do a little extra. Here are 7 of our favorites.
- Best food processor: Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap Food Processor
- Best blender: Vitamix Explorian Professional-Grade Blender
- Best smart refrigerator: Samsung 3-Door Refrigerator with SmartHub™
- Best microwave: Toshiba ML-EM34P Smart Microwave
- Best smart kitchen composter: Lomi Instant Kitchen Composter
- Best coffee maker: Cuisinart SS-15CP Coffeemaker
- Best dishwashers: LG QuadWash Energy Saving Dishwasher
Top 15 trending kitchen appliances of 2022
In this list of 15 trending kitchen appliances, you’ll see many of the best kitchen appliance brands like LG, KitchenAid, and Bosch. With something for every budget and space, there’s an appliance in this list for everyone—whether you’re looking for the best smart kitchen appliances or refrigerators, dishwashers, or other appliances that are designed to be energy efficient.
Taking kitchen appliances to the next level, this Instant Pot is equipped with smart features and wifi connectivity. With 10-in-1 uses, it works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, rice cooker, sautépan, warmer, sous vide, canning pot, and warmer.
Why we love this: Using wifi, the Instant Pot can be connected with a smartphone app for mobile control.
LG kitchen appliances are well-loved in homes around the world—and their range of dishwashers are no exception. This 24” tall tub dishwasher features three racks for dishes and large pots, while still fitting seamlessly under counter spaces. Unlike other dishwashers, QuadWash™ and Dynamic Dry™ mean that dishes will be clean and dry the first time, so you won’t have to waste time (or energy) running the wash cycle repeatedly.
Why we love this: As one in LG”s range of Energy Star-certified dishwashers, this one meets strict EPA standards regarding energy efficiency. You can rest assured knowing that you’ll get cleaner dishes with less energy required.
When before could household food waste disappear at the touch of a button? There’s no smarter (and more sustainable) kitchen appliance than the Lomi electric countertop composter. Perfect for any kitchen—big or small—it turns up to 80% of your waste (food and some bioplastics) into nutrient-rich dirt that can be added to houseplants or the garden.
Why we love this: Composting kitchen waste in Lomi is odor free and won’t attract rodents, ants, fruit flies, or maggots—unlike your kitchen trash can! The composter looks great sitting on top of a countertop, but it’s also small enough to be stored in a cabinet.
A kettle is one of the most-used kitchen appliances and Müeller is one brand that is making them better. At the touch of the button, boiling water will be delivered quickly thanks to SpeedBoil features. For maximum safety, there’s an auto shut-off feature that will be activated 30 seconds after the water is boiled.
Why we love this: With 7-cup capacity, you won’t have to worry about BPA or other toxic chemicals, as the kettle features a durable, long-lasting borosilicate glass carafe and stainless steel bottom.
If you want to heat up leftovers in a way that incorporates cutting edge features, this is the microwave for you. With the capability for smart home integration, it can be paired with an echo device to work with hands-free Alexa commands. Additionally, this brand specializes in sustainability, so the microwave has an efficient LED cavity light and energy-saving ECO mode to reduce energy consumption.
Why we love this: The stainless steel design also has a built in humidity sensor to ensure optimum heating and easier cooking.
General Electric is one of the most trusted kitchen appliance brands. And when it comes to GE appliances, their french door refrigerator and its customization options is one of the best. It’s got a bottom freezer, adjustable shelves, and an ice dispenser and water filter. Once you open each brushed black french door, you’ll have access to climate controlled refrigerator drawers.
Why we love this: As far as refrigerators go, this is one of the best for our planet.
The most sustainable kitchen products are those that use human power instead of electricity—which is why this coffee is one of the best sustainable products to have in any kitchen. Made of high-quality stainless steel with ceramic conical burrs, it can produce any type of grind including for both espresso and French press coffee.
Why we love this: Taking up less space than an electric coffee grinder, this one is also travel-friendly, too.
As one of the most popular appliance brands, KitchenAid appliances have become common fixtures in most kitchens, and this electric oven would look good in any space. Equipped with quality stainless steel and KitchenAid Printshield, you won’t have to worry about cleaning off fingerprints. As a high end manufacturer, other premium features include a built in connection to wifi—which means that the oven can be controlled from a mobile device.
Why we love this: Powered attachments let you use the oven as a grill, steamer, or baking stone.
This coffee maker is from one of the best kitchen appliance brands. Cuisinart has done it again by combining quality features and a brushed copper design. Perfect for caffeine lovers, the coffee maker combines a 12 cup brewer on one side and a single-serve brewer on the other—which also doubles as a hot water dispenser.
Why we love this: It’s worth noting that the glass carafe is BPA free for the purest cup of coffee.
A perfect kitchen gift for mom or dad, this do-it-all blender can create smoothies, fruit purées, sauces, baby food, soup, and more. It features aircraft-grade blades to handle the toughest ingredients. Once you’re done making salsa or blending a margarita, just add a drop of dish soap and warm water, and the Vitamix will clean itself in under a minute.
Why we love this: To help this blender go the distance, replacement parts are available.
There are few more popular culinary trends to have emerged in recent years than bread making—and this is one of the home appliances to make it happen. It makes rectangular-shaped 2-pound loaves and offers 10 pre-programmed settings with the option for 3 crust shades. From cinnamon raisin bread to garlic breadsticks and even homemade meatloaf, the easy-to-follow instruction manual and recipe book can help any baker make something delicious.
Why we love this: As one of the many reasons people love the Lomi, it can compost a broader range of organic materials—including the loaves you make in this bread maker that become wasted!
When it comes to innovative smart features, there’s nothing more unique than this smart refrigerator. In addition to all of the functions of conventional refrigerators, it’s also got a large capacity and built-in wifi. As you cook dinner and stream music, the higher price tag will be worth it.
Why we love this: This is one of Samsung’s Energy Star-certified refrigerators, meaning that it’s eco-friendly and energy efficient.
Available in brushed stainless, this dual fuel range and convection oven is one of the most aesthetically-pleasing major appliances. Offering the best of both worlds, the dual fuel range is equipped with a 5-burner gas cooktop and electric convection oven. There’s a reason Bosch’s products are found in so many kitchens!
Why we love this: The impressive 18,000 BTU gas ranges speed up cooking time and a self-cleaning cycle burns off grease.
Taking the cake for kitchen appliances at affordable appliances, Hamilton Beach has become a household name. Their food processor doubles as a vegetable chopper. It’s BPA free and has durable blades, making it a perfect appliance for dicing, shredding, chopping, slicing, pureeing, and mixing just about anything.
Why we love this: The Big Mouth® feed tube means that whole foods (oranges, tomatoes, etc.) can be added to save time.
One of the most innovative appliances to make it into more kitchens in recent years, you can’t go wrong with an air fryer. Air frying has taken the world by storm as an easier, quicker, healthier way to prepare meat, seafood, vegetables, and more. Equipped with smart features, this one has built in wifi, meaning that it can work with Alexa.
Why we love this: In addition to its ability to air fry, this kitchen essential also doubles as a dehydrator, toaster oven, rotisserie, broiler, and pizza maker.
Between dishwashers with automatic air dry functions and refrigerators that play music, our everyday appliances are getting more innovative all the time. As one of the most sustainable kitchen appliance brands, we at Lomi hope this list provides inspiration for some of the trendiest kitchen appliances of 2022.
Written by: Heather Seely