These are kitchen appliances and tools designed for a specific use. This can include anything from scales to meat grinders, ice cream makers, or pasta makers. While these devices are not necessary for cooking, they can be used to enhance the final product. Some of these appliances are designed to speed up the cooking process. In contrast, others are meant to help you create specific dishes that are otherwise difficult or impossible to make with standard appliances. Most of this equipment will fall into one of two categories; they are either designed to speed up the cooking process or to allow you to cook a specific type of food better. Many other types of specialty equipment can make your favorite dishes more convenient. With the help of a pressure cooker, you can cook dried beans in a fraction of the time it usually takes. You can also make delicious dips and spreads in a flash with the help of a food processor.