Kitchen Appliances Vocabulary

A collage of the kitchen appliances and gadgets featured on this page.

This kitchen appliances vocabulary will be very useful in daily life.

Listen to the video to hear the correct pronunciation — in American English — and practice saying the words out loud during the pauses after each word. 

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Kitchen appliances vocabulary in pictures

illustration of a blender

blender:  used to cut up food into smaller pieces and make soft foods into liquids.

  • Many people make "smoothies" by blending ice and fruit / vegetables into smooth icy drinks.
illustration of a juicer

juicer:  a machine that presses the liquid from fruits and vegetables.

illustration of a bread maker

bread maker / bread machine:  a machine that makes and bakes bread (including kneading the bread).

illustration of a coffee bean grinder

coffee grinder:  a machine that chops (grinds) coffee beans into fine particles to use in a coffee machine.

illustration of a coffeemaker

coffee maker / drip coffee machine:  a machine that brews coffee by passing hot water through coffee grinds in a filter.

illustration of a deep fryer

deep fryer:  a machine that heats a large amount of oil and is used for cooking foods and vegetables (e.g., French fries).

illustration of an electric bread slicer

electric bread slicer:  an electric tool for slicing breads easily.

Illustration of a food scale

food scale:  a device for measuring the weight of foods.

Illustration of a hand mixer

hand-mixer:  an electric tool you hold in your hand for mixing foods.

Illustration of a stand mixer

stand-mixer:  a mixer that stands on it's own and has many different settings to mix, knead and blend foods.

microwave oven:  an that quickly heats and cooks food using electromagnetic radiation.

slow cooker:  an appliance that cooks food with very low heat over a very long period of time (hours).

gas stove & oven (on left) / electric stove (on right): appliances that use electricity or gas to cook food at high temperatures. Food is either heated inside the oven or on top of the stove in pots or pans.

electric burner:  plugs into the stove or cook top. It reaches different temperatures as selected when cooking.

gas burner:  releases various levels of gas to heat foods placed in pots and pans.

Illustration of a range hood

range hood:  an appliance on top of the stove that uses a fan to pull in steam, smoke and grease from the air from cooking.

Illustration of a refrigerator

refrigerator and freezer (top compartment):  stores foods in a cool place (refrigerator) and very cold place (freezer) so that foods do not spoil (go bad).

sandwich maker:  makes hot sandwiches by pressing them between two heated plates.

Illustration of a toaster

toaster:  an electrical device for making toast with heat to brown and toast the bread.

Illustration of a pasta maker machine

pasta maker machine:  a device that shapes pasta dough into different types of pasta (e.g., spaghetti, linguini, lasagna)

steamer:  a machine that cooks food using the steam from boiling water.

Illustration of a waffle maker

waffle maker:  a machine that cooks hot waffles.

dishwasher / dishwashing machine:  washes and dries dishes, glasses, cups, utensils, plates, bowls, pots and pans, etc.

Illustration of a washing machine

washing machine:  a machine that washes clothes and other fabrics and has different cycles for different types of fabrics. The machine also spins the clothes after they have been washed to remove excess water and allow them to dry more quickly.

Your turn to practice kitchen appliances vocabulary

Do you have a big kitchen? Which of the above kitchen appliances do you own and use? Do you have others?

To practice, either write answers to the questions on a sheet of paper or practice speaking out loud to yourself or a speaking partner.

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