What Brands Are the Best for Small Kitchen Appliances?

Cuisinart, KitchenAid and General Electric are the top brands for small kitchen appliances as of 2015, according to a list compiled by Ranker. All Clad and Le Creuset also have high rankings.

Famous for its food processors, Cuisinart offers a comprehensive range of small kitchen appliances including hand mixers, espresso makers, slow cookers, toasters and ice cream makers. Consumers also find unique products such as a combo steam and convection oven, a sparkling beverage maker and a baby bottle sanitizer. The brand's Blend and Cook soup maker holds the 2012 Housewares Design Award, and its kitchen tools product category includes more than six collections.

KitchenAid offers basic countertop appliances, such as food processors, stand mixers, hand blenders, slow cookers and blenders. Consumers also find a variety of attachments for the brand's stand mixers. In addition to its consumer line, the brand offers commercial kitchen products as well as culinary bundles with matching appliances, and additional product lines include waffle bakers and countertop ovens.

General Electric's small kitchen appliance sector boasts a history of more than 100 years and a full service and support section on its website. The brand offers juicers, deep fryers, toaster ovens, hot plates and coffee makers. The appliance line is available exclusively at Walmart as of 2015.