Powerful Miniature Kitchen Appliances

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11 Mini Kitchen Appliances

Save space with these small, yet handy helpers

By Carla Jordan Posted June 29, 2009 from Kitchen & Baths; Issue 3

  • Small Appliances
  • Small Appliances

    If there is one place where size does matter, it's definitely in the kitchen. If you're anything like us, your cabinets are probably already full and you're all but out of counter space. So what's a girl to do if she wants to invest in a new kitchen appliance? We've got just the answer: Go Mini! That's right, there is whole new crop of miniature appliances that have all the power, but none of the heft.

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  • Top of the Pops
  • Top of the Pops

    Make every night feel like movie night. The Professional Popcorn Maker yields up to eight cups of popped corn, then keeps it warm with a heat lamp. $100, 800-726-6247; WaringProducts.com

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  • Tiny But Mighty
  • Tiny But Mighty

    The palm-size Frisper Vacuum Sealer helps keep food fresh longer by sucking all the air out of its reusable quart- and gallon-size plastic storage bags. $69, including five bags in each size, 800-481-7978; Oliso.com

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  • Open Sesame
  • Open Sesame

    Simply press down on the handle and, like magic, the Lids Off Jar Opener Deluxe loosens the top of virtually any size jar. $50, 800-544-6986; BlackandDeckerAppliances.com

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  • Spice Cadet
  • Spice Cadet

    Add fresh flavor to your recipes. The Spice & Nut Grinder has a blade designed to handle delicate spices and hard nuts equally well. $40, 800-726-0190; Cuisinart.com

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  • Keep Your Cool
  • Keep Your Cool

    Mix up a batch of frozen beverages, then keep them frosty for up to eight hours. The Thermal Blender comes with both a conventional plastic pitcher and a 48-ounce portable thermos that fits on the blender. $40, 800-851-8900; HamiltonBeach.com.

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  • In the Pour House
  • In the Pour House

    Serve up pub-perfect pints at home. The BeerTender’s electronic cooling system chills a Heineken mini-DraughtKeg to the ideal serving temp; its internal carbonator keeps beer fresh for up to 30 days. $250, 800-526-4377; Krups.com

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  • Multiple Personalities
  • Multiple Personalities

    A simple twist converts the four-in-one Combi Mixer Stick from a hand blender to a whisk, chopper or cappuccino frother. $60, 888-521-8326; Kalorik.com

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  • Culture Club
  • Culture Club

    Now you can please everyone. The Donvier Electronic Yogurt Maker produces up to eight different flavors of yogurt—simultaneously. $50, CuisiproUSA.com

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  • Toast Master
  • Toast Master

    For each of nine menu functions on this toaster-convection oven combo, the Smart Oven’s Element IQ variable temperature feature suggests the ideal time and temp, then auto adjusts so food is evenly cooked. $250, 877-812-6235; Williams-Sonoma.com

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  • Water Heater
  • Water Heater

    Brew the perfect cup of tea with the fully automated Gourmet Tea Maker. It features a range of temperature and timer settings for all varieties of tea. $300, 877-832-8262; Teavana.com

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  • Food Fighter
  • Food Fighter

    Its heavyweight adjustable-height cast-aluminum plates and internal drip tray make the Removable Plate Grill a contender; separate time and temperature controls, along with room to grill six pork chops, make it a champion. $150, 800-809-7267; Calphalon.com.

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Posted by wellbeing12

11 Small Appliances

I have to agree with the writer who said this is a useless article. Not only are these items expensive, they do take up space and make clutter.
The one to help open jars - what about the old fashioned way of putting a couple of rubber bands around the lid to help grip and make it easier to open? Inexpensive and thrifty! No wasted space.

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Posted by SCHotMomma

Space Savers? Think "Kitchen Clutter" Instead

This is one of the most useless articles I have read in a long time. We are in a recession, where people need to be saving money, paying off debt, and trying to keep our homes, and WD puts this out? Give us a break. Not only do these items have nothing to do with saving space, they have nothing to do with saving money either. Must of these items will end up in their owner's next yard sale.

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Posted by Gloria Lowe

Spacesavers

My Gosh if I needed all those gadgets than I first need a new kitchen to house them. Thought there would be good ideas on here. Remember people are loosing their home in todays world not building mansions. Yeah. I know some still can afford to have a hugh kitcchen and a million gadgets but for most of us we are trying to get by with what we have.

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Posted by sfaddies

space savers?

I thought it would be helpful to read this as I have a very small kitchen. I was disappointed as none of the recommended products would save me any room. Most of them are single use products that duplicate what I already have that serve more than one use. I mean where would the popcorn popper live? I have a microwave or even a pan for popcorn and both of those serve more than one purpose. The rest are worse I mean a yogurt maker? Remember SMALL kitchen!

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