I have been a stay at home mom for 15 years. I must admit I was really afraid to quit my job and stay at home to take care of a new born human. I had been working for 20 years without a break and I was not very good at just being at home. I must admit I thought it was going to be much harder than it actually was. Once I walked in the door with that baby, I knew this was what I was meant for. My family made fun of me and said I would never make it 6 months and here I am 15 years later! I would brag that my daughter’s first word was “yellow” because she was a genius but it was more my workaholic self stuck at home with flash cards! What I have learned over the years, especially now that I have been blessed with the ability to work from home, is I need all the help I can get. I love to cook, but even though I am here 24/7, I am not sitting around eating bon bons (although these thighs say different!). If there is a small appliance that can make your life easier, I am all about getting it. You may not know this, but Frigidaire, the iconic company we all grew up with, makes small appliances! I know, right? I mean, I have their Freezer and refrigerator in my house for goodness sake! Now I get to review one of their products for you and tell you how much it has changed my family.
Small Appliances That Make Your Life Easier
One of the things I love most about being a parent is teaching life skills to my kids. I want them to be successful adult because that is really what our job as parents is all about. The kids are old enough to be functional in the house which includes being more self sufficient. They need to know how to mop a floor, do laundry, iron a shirt and cook (among a million other things). I am lucky that my kids love to be in the kitchen with me and love to help me cook. I must admit that when we get cool appliances to cook with, it makes it a bit more enticing for them. When we received the Frigidaire Professional 5 in 1 Grill and Griddle Panini Press, the kids were like, “What the heck is a panini press and does it make grilled cheese?” Of course this baby is like a Cadillac and can make eggs and bacon, steaks and burgers, panini sandwiches, pancakes and so much more! You really need to watch the video to see what it is truly capable of.
You can turn the removable plates to the grill or griddle side, so you can make pancakes or burgers. It opens all the way to function as a double side by side cooking surface. You can turn a knob to make it clamp down for a panini and it is so easy to clean. The day after the Frigidaire Professional 5 in 1 Grill and Griddle arrived, the kids were sick and all they wanted was grilled cheese. They were laying in the living room, which is directly off the kitchen and asked me to make some. They really did not feel up to helping but they asked me to narrate for them as I cooked! I must say they tasted great although they did not look so with the melted cheese all over. I was worried about cleaning the cheese off and it wiped right off. I could not believe it. I am so in love with this appliance that we literally use it all the time. The kids are feeling much better (as you can see from Henry’s thumbs up picture) and we have made grilled cheese over and over again! I never knew I would ever say this, but this product really has changed the way my family functions in the kitchen. It has made my life so much easier and the kids have learned how to use it so easily. Your family would absolutely love this product. The Frigidaire Professional 5 in 1 Grill and Griddle retails for $139 and can be purchased from Home Depot, Sears, Lowes and other fine stores that carry small appliances.