On reflecting on four years of cooking in Japan, I wanted to share some of my thoughts about which kitchen appliances were useful and how larger appliances differ from their North American counterparts. If you’ve just moved to Japan and aren’t sure if you’d rather have a food processor or a blender, or if you’re unsure of what is available and where to get it, this is the guide for you.
I plan to update the guide periodically, so if you have comments on your experiences with Japanese appliances, recommendations, or if I missed anything, please leave me a comment! (For example, I use a French press and Chemex instead of an electric coffee maker, so I don’t have experience with that.) Also, what would you like to see with the style–Photos? Links? Which brands I (and others) liked?