Do you have Spring Fever? Now that the weather has begun to warm where I live, I all of a sudden have the desire to clean & organize, as well as purge and donate the clutter in our home. With the fresh air of spring it’s just nice to start off the season with a newly spruced up home. But sprucing up your home doesn’t have to break your budget, sometimes something as simple as a toaster in a festive color can transform a kitchen.
When it comes to small appliances in our kitchen we’ve always gone with a bold color. Our color of choice currently is apple red. But when it comes to decorating my kitchen, instead of cluttering up my counter space with decorative items that don’t have a purpose, I choose to decorate with appliances that I know my family will use on a daily basis. Think about how many small appliances you use on a daily basis? It’s a lot easier for us to leave them out on the counter versus storing them and bringing them back out again in a few hours. Small appliances like a toaster, crockpot, coffee pot, and blender are appliances that are constantly used in our home hence they are always on our counters. Since these small appliances are on our counters all the time, why not choose ones that are stylish. In a fun accent color these small appliances can compliment your kitchen decor.
As a part of the Walmart Moms, I was sent a few small appliances from a new collection now available at Walmart called Bella Linea. The Bella Linea collection is beautiful in my opinion. I think they have a great selection of colors to choose from to compliment any kitchen decor. I also love the sleekness of these products. They have a very “cool” look to them when on my counter top.
Bella Linea has two types of toasters to choose from. There is one that makes just 2 slices of bread while the other can toast 4 slices of bread at once. Before, I thought my family was a 2-slice toaster kind of family but since I tried out the 4-slice toaster it has changed our mornings. Our family isn’t that big but with a household of all boys we definitely go through our fair share of toast on any given morning. I immediately fell in love with the 4-slice toaster. Besides the fact that this toaster works wonderfully, the colorful metal panels on the side of this toaster are just beautiful. I love the ridges as I think they give this toaster a very unique look from the average toaster. These stylish toasters from Bella Linea are budget friendly too! The 2-slice toaster is only $24.94 and the 4-slice toaster is $34.92 online or in Walmart stores.
Now let’s take a look at a small appliance that many of us rely on in the mornings: a coffee pot! When it comes to coffee pots in my kitchen, they have to be programmable. I want to be able to set it up the night before and forget about it until the morning when I wake up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Bella Linea 12-cup coffee maker ($44.97) does just that in a stylish, bold color. This coffee maker comes with a removable filter, which is so convenient as I do not have to buy any disposable filters or worry about running out of them. Also I loved the settings of being able to brew regular strength or bold. I like my coffee strong, so I prefer to set mine on the bold setting (it takes a lot to get me going in the mornings). There is no better smell in the mornings to me than being awakened by freshly brewed coffee. And if you over sleep past the time you set your coffee to brew, no worries as it will still be warm with the 2-hour keep warm setting.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at Bella Linea’s 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker ($34.92). Like Bella Linea’s other small appliances, this slow cooker is just as beautiful. I’ve mentioned before that slow cooker meals make our busy homeschool days run a bit more smoothly. So I was very excited to try out this new slow cooker. The feature that was so unique to me and that stood out the most was the lid. This top locks in place! I have not seen any other slow cookers do this before. There is also a built in spoon rest on the top so it’s easy to take from place to place without worrying about spills or loosing the serving spoon. The pot roast I made in this slow cooker to test it out, was mouth-wateringly delicious. Perfectly cooked. I didn’t have any issues with it. At the beginning of our homeschool day, I simply throw all of my pot roast ingredients into the Bella Linea slow cooker and set it. After our day was done and it was time for dinner, the roast had the entire house smelling delicious. We couldn’t wait to dig in. Clean up was also very easy. The entire top is a hinged locking lid. It can be unlatched from the front and back so that they stoneware pot can be lifted out for cleanup.
All of these small appliances have been getting lots of use in our home. What is your favorite color from the Bella Linea Collection: green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, teal, or white?