6 Great Appliances for Small Kitchens

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February 5, 2013
The world is shrinking, dear readers, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping. With the latest micro-apartments going up in San Francisco as we speak, the need for space-saving product design seems to be the only thing getting bigger. Click through the first of our small space series for six clever and chic space-saving kitchen appliances.
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  This product is not only a space-saver for the kitchen, it IS the kitchen. The All-in-one Mini Kitchen by Adriano Conti is one compact little package, perfect for those "efficiency" apartments.
    This product is not only a space-saver for the kitchen, it IS the kitchen. The All-in-one Mini Kitchen by Adriano Conti is one compact little package, perfect for those "efficiency" apartments.
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  The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler is a compact appliance that's well-suited to small apartment kitchens.  It features five different plates that work for everything from pancakes to steaks. It's especially useful for city-dwellers who lack space for a grill.
    The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler is a compact appliance that's well-suited to small apartment kitchens. It features five different plates that work for everything from pancakes to steaks. It's especially useful for city-dwellers who lack space for a grill.
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  The Joseph Joseph Index Plus replaces that clunky counter-space-hogging knife block and thick, heavy cutting board by combining the knife and cutting board storage into one slim design. It's also great for reducing the chance of cross-contamination when working in close quarters with its four color coded cutting boards and matching knives.
    The Joseph Joseph Index Plus replaces that clunky counter-space-hogging knife block and thick, heavy cutting board by combining the knife and cutting board storage into one slim design. It's also great for reducing the chance of cross-contamination when working in close quarters with its four color coded cutting boards and matching knives.
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  This super slender SG68 W stainless steel two-slice toaster by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi with bun-warmer attachment will look great on your counter top (and won't take up too much of it).
    This super slender SG68 W stainless steel two-slice toaster by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi with bun-warmer attachment will look great on your counter top (and won't take up too much of it).
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  Being able to stow things neatly when you're done using them is essential in a small space. The High & Dry Dishrack by Black + Blum with its flat pack design gets the job done, then stores away nicely.
    Being able to stow things neatly when you're done using them is essential in a small space. The High & Dry Dishrack by Black + Blum with its flat pack design gets the job done, then stores away nicely.
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  Intended for squeezing into narrower spaces, the Butterfly Recycler by Simplehuman has room for trash and recycling in one compact package.
    Intended for squeezing into narrower spaces, the Butterfly Recycler by Simplehuman has room for trash and recycling in one compact package.

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