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Appliances designed to make life easier

Jana Randall is a busy mother, loving wife, and active career woman from Arizona. In her free time, Jana writes to cover topics on home, living, and pets, while also working full time and blogging. As interests, Jana enjoys reading, wr...

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We all need a way to slow down life's harried pace, especially in the kitchen. A quick and efficient fix is to switch out your old appliances that can slow you down while preparing a meal. Here are some great appliances to make your life easier in the kitchen.

Whirlpool Dishwasher

Whirlpool Gold Series dishwasher with PowerScour option

It's always been a wonder as to why you would have a dishwasher, but still need to pre-clean all of your dishes. What's the point? With Whirlpool's Gold Series dishwasher with the PowerScour option, this is no longer a worry. The dishwasher's sensors measure the load size and soil level,  determining the wash and dry settings needed for your load. While using half the water of a normal dishwasher, this energy-efficient beauty has a setting that will scour off all of the annoying food left from casserole dishes and baking pans. This dishwasher is a great addition to any kitchen.

$474 at Sears.com

KitchenAid mixer

KitchenAid electric stand mixer

Ask any woman with a KitchenAid electric stand mixer, and it's a sure bet that she will tell you she doesn't know what she would do without it. Convenient and easy to look at, the KitchenAid electric stand mixer has changed the world of baking. Decently sized at 4.5 quarts, the mixer can do anything from making frosting to mashing potatoes. It comes fully equipped with dough hooks, flat beaters and balloon whisks, but also has other accessories available for all of your needs.

Priced from $299 at Target.com

Crockpot

The slow cooker

The Crock-Pot has changed the lives of many busy, working mothers. Conveniently made to slow cook a full meal while you're away, the Crock-Pot is a miracle worker. Low-priced and equipped with various temperature and cooking settings, the Crock-Pot is an essential appliance in every kitchen. Cook dinner, breakfast, lunch or dessert, or even make enough hot cocoa for the family. The Crock-Pot is a no-brainer purchase to ease your time in the kitchen.

$40 at Sears.com

The Keurig

The Keurig is every coffee lover's dream come true. Perfect for anyone on the go, the Keurig is designed to make two full servings of coffee with the single touch of a button. With hot water always on deck, throw in a Keurig brew cup in the flavor of your choice, put your cup in the station, and voila! A perfectly good cup of coffee. Working quicker than a stop at your local coffee shop, the Keurig is definitely an appliance meant to make your life easier.

$119 at Walmart.com

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Whirlpool free standing range

Whirlpool free-standing range

The oven is an essential appliance in any home and is used for nearly every meal. Make your kitchen life easier with the Whirlpool free-standing range. This oven is a baker's fantasy land, as it is designed with a built-in sensor to maintain the temperature throughout your baked goods. And as if that isn't enough, a fan in the back of the oven distributes hot air more efficiently to avoid annoying dry-out of meats and breads. Amaze all of your friends and family with your holiday cooking by using this amazing, efficient oven.

$900 at Lowes.com

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