14 Kitchen Appliances That’ll Save You Tons of Space

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If you love to cook, it’s hard not to want ALL the cool gadgets out there. But unless you have considerable space, it can be challenging to find a spot for all of them. Luckily, appliances are getting more compact and storage-friendly by the day. We looked around and found 14 kitchen appliances—from an Instant Pot to a food processor—that will not only free up counter space but will make your cooking endeavors that much easier. Keep reading to see them all.

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Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Sheet Pan Oven

You'll definitely want to add this toaster oven/air fryer to your kitchen gear as it comes in a too-cute red color and stores upright to save countertop space. The toast feature even adjusts cook time based on how many slices of bread you are toasting. Brilliant! 

Buy it here, $209. 

Vitamix Creations II 64-oz 13-in-1 Variable-Speed Blender w/Book

When you are looking to buy a blender, there's nothing better than a Vitamix. This powerhouse appliance will make baby food, blend your morning smoothies, puree soups and even make nut butters (if you're so inclined). Thre's no need for an ice cream maker or food processor with this versatile appliance. 

Get it here, $380. 


Cuisinart Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffee Maker & Single-Serve Brewer

If your counter is packed with both a multi-cup coffee maker and a single-cup pod brewer, we've got the perfect option for you. Ditch them both and snag this 2-in-1 machine from Cuisinart that will brew 12 cups when you are hosting friends, or a single cup when it's just you. A 40 oz. water reservoir with charcoal filter makes this even easier to use in the wee hours of the morning. 

Get it here, $199. 


Instant Pot Duo Mini 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

This mini version of everyone’s favorite pressure cooker takes the place of seven appliances: rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker and more. See our favorite Instant Pot recipes for busy nights here

Buy it here, $66.

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Cuisinart 3-Cup Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor

A mini food processor is better than no processor. This classic Cuisinart has a 24-ounce work bowl and has dishwasher-safe parts. 

Buy one here, $40.


Breville BMO650SIL Compact Wave Soft Close Countertop Microwave Oven

If your microwave isn’t built into a unit, this smaller version will fit nicely on a kitchen cart or, take up minimal countertop space. 

Buy it here, $200.


NutriBullet® PRO Nutrient Extractor

Juicers can be one of the largest appliances that’s hard to find a good place to store. Consider this smaller version that’s just as strong as a bigger version. 

Buy it here, $80.

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Dash® Mini Waffle Maker

How cute is this mini waffle maker? Perfect for busy mornings or small families, you can stash this in a cabinet with ease. 

Buy it here, $13.


Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick Multi-Purpose Hand Blender

A hand blender is a secret weapon: it whips, blends and even froths. The best part? It stows away in a drawer instead of taking up precious counter or shelf space.

Buy it here, $30.

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Nespresso Vertuo Next with Aeroccino 3 

You love your Nespresso in the morning, but you don’t love how much space the espresso machine takes up. This version offers up the same great quality coffee, but with a compact design that’s perfect for small spaces. 

Buy it here, $219.


PowerXL Smokeless Indoor Grill

If you don’t have the space for a grill, or if you want to be able to grill on days when the weather isn’t cooperating, this smokeless indoor grill will do the trick. The heat distributes evenly, and the ceramic coating makes for easy cleanup. 

Buy it here, $140.


IronRen 0.5L Portable Electric

This mini kettle boil water, heat milk and cook noodles, so not only is it a good buy for your kitchen, but it’s perfect to take while traveling too. 

Buy it here, $37.


Cooks 4.3 Quart Stainless Steel Air Fryer

You’ve been dying to get on the air fryer bandwagon, but don’t know where you put it. Try this 4.3-quart version that takes up almost no space. See our favorite air fryer recipes by clicking here

Buy it here, $63.


FoodSaver® Compact Food Vacuum Sealer

This mini vacuum sealer offers all the larger versions, but its compact design makes for easy storage. 

Buy it here, $110.

—Kate Loweth & Gabby Cullen



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