If you live in a small apartment or home, it is necessary to make the most of every square inch.  It can be very difficult to host the essential cooking instruments in a teeny tiny space.  Read on for five space saving appliances that you need in your kitchen.  


The best space-saving is the all in one sink-stove-fridge combo.  It is a sink, a stove and a fridge that takes up about 30” of counter space.  It is small, but effective.  It does require unique wiring and plumbing, so get a professional plumber and electrician to help install the impressive all-in-one.  

Convection Microwave

Technology has allowed us to combine the microwave and the oven into one beast: the convection microwave.  This oven/microwave combo allows you to bake, grill, defrost, and warm up your food just like you would if the two appliances were separate.  You can place it overhead, on the counter, or at the height of an oven, leaving you extra room for storage.  

Portable Induction Burner

If you don’t do a lot of cooking, or just don’t have the space to have a full sized range in your home, a portable induction burner is perfect for you.  This nifty little appliance plugs into any outlet, and you can cook virtually anywhere.  When you are finished, simply wipe it down and tuck it away in a cabinet until the next use.  

Countertop Dishwasher

A full sized dishwasher takes up a lot of space in your apartment or home.  For those who hate hand washing dishes, there are small, countertop dishwashers that you can install in your home.  These little contraptions hook up to your sink and can fit almost anywhere.  

Compact Refrigerators

Instead of buying a full size refrigerator, opt for a compact refrigerator that you can slip under your counter.  A mini-fridge can hold about a week’s worth of groceries and is perfect for any small space.  You can go for a fridge/freezer combo, but they tend to be a little bit bigger than the fridge-only contraptions. Compact refrigerators range from 1.7 cubic feet to about 5 cubic feet.  The most popular size is between 3.2 and 4.5 cubic feet.

A Few Tips

Your kitchen can easily become cluttered if you allow yourself to be sentimental about your cookware.  Keep only the essentials and ditch the rest.  Also, keep everything put away when not in use to maximize counter space and to make your kitchen look clean.