Killer Combination Appliances
Courtesy of Tiny Living
The "Instant Kitchen" combines a toaster and coffeemaker.
Combination appliances for the countertop can be particularly useful for those with very limited space in their kitchen—think studios or apartments or condos with low square footage or galley kitchens. Here are some examples of the latest countertop combination appliances:
- Microwaves with integrated toaster or coffeemaker
- Toaster ovens with an integrated griddle and coffeemaker
LG'S combination microwave oven and toaster
These appliances aren't ideal for someone who needs a toaster that can hold eight slices of bread, or a coffee maker that can also make gourmet espresso. But for those that are in desperate need of space, who prepare many (if not most) meals with a toaster or microwave, these can be helpful options.
In addition, these combination appliances are usually low on cost, rarely exceeding $150.
Briva in-sink dishwasher from KitchenAid
Another combination for those in tight quarters is a kitchen sink that doubles as a dishwasher. (As far as we know, there's only one model on the market.) This can be a good product for singles who don’t do large loads of dishes and don’t have room for even a compact portable dishwasher. The downside is the hefty price tag—about $1,800—and that the place it might function best—a small apartment—might not allow an addition like this. Briva in-sink dishwashers are typically available in 36- or 42-inch widths.