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I know this so well. Apartments, especially in shinier cities like New York or LA might get crampy, but does that mean you’ll have to forego the fancy upscale kitchen appliances? Nope, not at all. All it takes is a little bit of ‘Amazoning’ to checkmark the right fit for your apartment. And trust me, whether you’re going the millennial way by going clutter-free or downsizing or on a budget or want to spend big bucks to get the sleek apartment-size friendly kitchen appliance, there’s one perfect apartment kitchen appliance for everyone out there. It just needs a heck lot of Google search.
Or if you are that person who would rather check my blog to get ‘the list’ of everything you need to know about the best apartment kitchen appliances, all I’ll say is, ‘I love you too, and here’s the list of those which should be in your bucket list.
The microwave for all the reheating, thawing, cooking needsMy life would be a mess but for my microwave. I do not remember how many times I heated my coffee or my afternoon lunch or the leftover from dinner or just prepared a yummy mug cake. To make your life easier, I’ll tell you where to look for the budget-friendly apartment-sized microwave. Look at Panasonic Compact Microwave or the Toshiba Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor, or if you have a little bit of a deeper pocket then the fancier Panasonic Microwave Oven with Air Fryer.
Life is busy, we absolutely need a slow cooker
Raise your hand if you want to leave the dinner soup or chili simmering gently in the slow cooker and you come home to a warm hearty meal! There are many out there who think like me, I’m sure, for them the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Pressure Cooker is it! Or if you want a few more options, then All-Clad Programmable Oval-Shaped Slow Cooker, Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Digital Programmable Slow Cooker, or the Crock-Pot 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker are all out there for you.
My smoothies, juices, and shakes wouldn’t see the light of the day without my super-power blender. For this, I love my Ninja Blender every single day. But you could look at the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender or if you have a bit more to splurge, then the Vitamix Blender Professional-Grade on Amazon.
It’s not a coffee machine, it’s ‘me machine’My tribe, are you like me? You could barely start thinking before you gulp down a mug of strong Folgers? If you are, then what would you do without a coffee machine? And in an apartment we are strapped for space as well, so why not look at these small-sized ones, Keurig K-Mini Plus Maker Single Serve, BLACK+DECKER 5-Cup Coffeemaker, or the Chefman Grind and Brew 4 Cup Coffee Maker and Grinder.
Breakfast woes, no worries when you have the right toaster or waffle maker
A full tummy and a happy mind get the morning going, what say!! So that’s why you need a waffle maker or a good toaster in your life. Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker or the Oster Belgian Waffle Maker could be your hero or the Cuisinart Metal Classic 2-Slice Toaster.
And the essential apartment kitchen appliance is, there you go, the compact dishwasher
Because, of course, you’ll not want to slog with the dishes at night! Life would be very different if I did not have my efficient dishwasher. I love cooking but without submerging myself in the sea of dirty dishes. I got the EdgeStar 18 Inch Wide Dishwasher for my apartment but you could also look at the Portable Countertop Dishwasher, NOVETE Compact Dishwasher. And if you have an apartment of the bigger size, you could consider the Frigidaire Gallery 24″.
And please I need a KitchenAid electric mixer on my countertop
I do not have this but a friend advised me that, buy it, you need it more than you think you would. I still think it would just take up valuable countertop real estate. If you think you’ll need it, the options could be Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Tea Kettle or the Cuisinart Cordless Electric Kettle.
A portable lightweight vacuum cleaner for all the floor mess
It’s completely justified to have a kitchen vacuum cleaner, especially the ones which are lightweight and sleek. This way it would take up very little space and stand quietly in the corner. I use the Eureka Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner. But the Bissell Featherweight Stick Lightweight Bagless Vacuum is a good alternative within a similar price range.
I’m pretty sure there could be so much that we together could put onto the must-have apartment kitchen appliances list. I am a kitchen hoarder of sorts! But boy, we all need these appliances in our lives. We already have so much on our plate to deal with, kitchen woes are the last thing on the list! Let our super-savvy kitchen appliances do the hard work, after all, apartment kitchen appliances could very well be smart and super-functional and also look good, all at the same time!