A smaller kitchen can still be stylish, especially when you’re decorating with gadgets as good-looking as these ones.
Nespresso Pixie Coffee Maker
A stylish, ultra-compact espresso machine that brews one perfect cup at a time is exactly what you need if you’re living in a bachelor pad with a small kitchen. The 19-bar pressure pump ensures maximum extraction of flavour. Oh, and the machine takes Nespresso coffee capsules (16 are included with purchase). Nespresso Pixie Coffee Maker, $229.95.
Anova Precision Cooker
Flash news to foodies: this one’s for you. The streamlined gadget that won’t hog up valuable real estate is a portable sous vide gizmo. Sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) is a chef-approved method where food is cooked in a sealable bag dropped into a water bath. This wand-like unit uses precise temperature control to deliver flavour-packed results every time. Anova Precision Cooker, $199.
Smeg Two-Slice Toaster
Give boring ole toast (and your countertops) a colourful boost with this powder-coated cutie from Smeg. Who needs a clunky four-toaster unit, anyways? Smeg Two-Slice Toaster, $149.95.
KitchenAid Mini Food Processor
From making homemade hummus to cutting butter into flour (we’re looking at you, bakers), food processors are a must for the foodie. Some models are a little wide in the hips, but this svelte version is lean and lightweight – perfect for those with limited counter space. The product also comes in a variety of on-trend colours like boysenberry and watermelon. 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor, $89.99.
Cuisinart Professional Waffle Maker
Serious waffle aficionados will salivate over this swanky appliance. The compact unit has extra-deep pockets to produce thick Belgian waffles, and it will look especially cool on your countertops. Cuisinart Professional Rotary Waffle Maker, $124.99.
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer
Stand mixers are a baker’s best friend – and foe, if space is an issue. So opt for this dapper mixer that offers a mini footprint and mighty power. You can still make up to five dozen cookies in a single batch. It’s also lighter than KitchenAid’s traditional model, and comes in a host of playful hues like lime green and yellow. Artisan Mini 3.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, $549.99.
Oster Personal Blender
A fun, colourful take on a traditional blender, this wee gadget creates personal-sized drinks for those go, go, go days. The convenient product is also perfect for saving on counter and storage space. Oster MyBlend Personal Blender, $49.99.
Nostalgia Electrics Popcorn Maker
It might seem strange to stash a popcorn maker on your countertop if space is an issue. However, if you love munching on the stuff, this 1950s retro-inspired unit is justification enough. The table-sized number also makes air-popped, oil-free popcorn (read: a better-for-you snack). Nostalgia Electrics Hot Air Popcorn Maker, $64.95.
Collapsible Silicone Kettle
What’s sweet, squishy and orange? This beehive-shaped kettle that’s what. The nifty collapsible unit is crafted from durable stainless-steel and vibrant silicone that expands for boiling up to five cups of liquid. It’s also gas and electric stove top compatible. Collapsible 40 Oz. Silicone Kettle, $39.99.
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