10 Best Small Space Appliances

Combining functionality, compactness and style, these are the best appliances for your small kitchen and beyond.

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Ge Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
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GE Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

One of the best appliances for a small kitchen is a stylish fridge that holds a lot of food. This GE refrigerator fits the bill. This 11.9-cubic-foot fridge in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel features a Quick-Space shelf that functions as a normal full-sized shelf when needed. It’s the same depth as a standard counter, giving it a built-in look.

“This was bought to replace one twice as big,” says one reviewer on The Home Depot web site. “The shelving makes it hold a lot of food, and the digital settings are very accurate. We are completely off grid solar, and this model should be marketed to all solar homes. At 1.6 amps it draws less than half the current of most refrigerators. And whisper quiet as well.”

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Ge Electric Wall Oven
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GE Electric Wall Oven

A small kitchen needs appliances that combine functionality, compactness and aesthetics. This sleek, 24-inch GE Electric Wall Oven features a 2.7 cu. ft. capacity and many extras found in larger ovens —electronic touch pad oven controls, adjustable self cleaning levels, sabbath mode, and multiple oven racks and positions.

“Purchased this wall oven to replace a deteriorating 35-year-old unit made by a different manufacturer.’, writes one Lowe’s reviewer. ” This GE oven is exactly what I need. It fits the space perfectly, has all the features I need and more, is attractive insofar as ovens go, and was reasonably priced. Installation was smooth. The oven performs perfectly.”

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Fridgidaire Built In Dishwasher
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Fridgidaire Built-In Dishwasher

This small but mighty dishwasher from Frigidaire will save you valuable kitchen space while ensuring your kitchen sink doesn’t stack up with dishes.  The Frigidaire Front Control 18-inch Built-In Dishwasher offers energy-efficient washing and drying options, a 24-hour delay function to work around your schedule, and at only 52 diecibles its so quiet you won’t even realize its running.

“We have a family of three, but host up to six frequently” writes a Lowe’s reviewer. “The smaller width is great for saving space and I was surprised with how much it can hold as well as how well the inside is designed to hold various kitchen items. Certainly don’t miss a full size dishwasher.”

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Bosch 300 Series Compact Front Load Laundry Washer And Dryer
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Bosch 300 Series Compact Front-Load Laundry Washer and Dryer

This front-loading washer and dryer from Bosch, both 24 inches wide, saves space without sacrificing efficiency. The washer comes with 15 wash cycles and up to 1,400 RPM spin speed. The vent-less dryer features an anti-vibration circular side wall design to reduce sound and vibration for quieter drying.

“This is by far the best compact washing machine we have ever owned.”, writes a reviewer from Home Depot.com. “It’s super quite, efficient and our clothes have never been so clean.”

The units can be stacked or placed side-by-side. It is even possible to fit them under your kitchen counters if you so desire. An excellent choice for condo and apartment dwellers looking for a washer and dryer set.

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Gasland Built In Gas Cooktop
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Gasland Built-in Gas Cooktop

Small counter space? No problem! This 24-in. built-in gas cooktop features four burners, comes ready for natural gas installation and includes an easy setup LP-gas conversion kit. The stainless steel cooktop surface looks great and is easy to clean.

“We are remodeling a tiny house and this worked out perfect,” says one Amazon reviewer. “Looks high end at a very affordable price.”

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Breville Compact Countertop Electric Toaster Oven
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Breville Compact Countertop Electric Toaster Oven

This 15-in. x 17-in. x 10-in. toaster oven makes our list for its compact design. It can handle four slices of bread, a 12-inch pizza and a six-cup muffin tray. Plus, it can roast chicken and more.

“This product is a real treasure for those looking to save space and yet do all the things that a large traditional oven can do,” says an Amazon reviewer.

“Actually, it does more than any traditional oven. Its preset cooking cycles are easy to set and also can be adjusted to any time or temperature you want. Reached cooking temperature way faster than a traditional oven. Controls are intuitive; visual and audible signals are pleasing; digital operation is accurate.”

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Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker
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Keurig Single-Serve Coffee Maker

A full-size coffee maker can take up valuable kitchen counter space. This Keurig coffee maker features a sleek design that takes up less than five inches on your counter. It’s incredibly easy to use, too. Simply add water to the reservoir, place in a K-Cup pod, press the brew button and voilà. No fuss, no muss.

“I live in a small efficiency apartment with limited counter space,” said an Amazon reviewer. “It fits perfectly in the space I have, and it’s so easy to use.”

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Chef Range Under Cabinet Ventilation Hood
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Chef Range Under-Cabinet Ventilation Hood

Among the best appliances for a small kitchen design is a ventilation hood that’s stylish without overcrowding. This Chef Range kitchen range hood features an under cabinet electric extractor fan that efficiently cleans grease, smoke, fumes and cooking odors from the air swiftly. The dual motors make minimal noise, while the slim 30-inch range hood fits into compact spaces.

“I love this range hood!” says one Amazon reviewer. “Ever since we switched to this Chef PS10 range hood, it changed my life! No smell, no grease, and no cleaning the cabinet every day. This range hood is very powerful that when I make stir-fried dishes, the living room won’t smell a thing!”

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Ramblewood High Efficiency Two Burner Gas Cooktop
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Ramblewood High-Efficiency Two-Burner Gas Cooktop

For the smallest of countertops, this gas cooktop is a great option. It features an electric ignition and an off-the-grid feature that allows the two burners to be lit by a match in case of a power outage. The top burner has a max power of 8400 BTU, while the bottom burner has 5800 BTU. The stainless steel surface, with heavy cast iron pot stands, is durable and stylish.

“I’m highly satisfied with this product!” says one Amazon reviewer. “Very good contemporary look. Adapted it to a studio conversion and it looks phenomenal and highly attractive and it’s built with great quality.”

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Edgestar Dorm Sized Fridge Freezer
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EdgeStar Dorm-Sized Fridge/Freezer

This compact, 3.1 cu. ft. appliance is one of the best fridge/freezers for areas like dorm rooms where space is a major issue.

The freezer and refrigerator are separated, which is better than having one door and a small freezer area within the fridge. Plus, the freezer is “true zero-degree” for maximum freezing capability. The fridge features an adjustable thermostat which allows you to set the ideal temperature between 34 and 60 F. The doors are reversible and there is an interior light.

“Looks great, works great, very quiet, keeps ice cream frozen and makes excellent ice,” says one Amazon reviewer. “It does all of this and uses practically no electricity. I couldn’t be happier with this fridge.”

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Alexa Erickson
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