If you live in a flat or apartment where space is at a premium, you’ll need to choose your kitchen appliances with care. Fortunately, there are now lots of useful gadgets and compact appliances which enable you to make the most of the space you have available.
Perhaps one of the biggest issues for anyone living in a flat or apartment is the management of household waste, particularly food. Many people find that a specially designed waste disposal unit is a good solution.
Waste disposal units allow you to dispose of food waste via your kitchen sink. The unit fits beneath your sink and shreds food waste into tiny pieces, enabling it to be rinsed down the drain. This is a quick and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of food waste. However, it also means you don’t need to clog up your bins with food waste (causing extra trips to the bin stores) or store food waste ready for recycling if you live in a food recycling collection area.
Waste disposal units can be bought for around £80 and can be fitted to any style of kitchen sink. Shop for waste disposal units at Appliance House.
Combination microwave ovens
With a combination microwave oven you don’t need to choose between a microwave and a conventional oven. A combination microwave allows you to cook with a microwave, a fan oven or an electric grill. It’s the ultimate in versatility.
These 3-in-1 combination microwave ovens will fit into a small space yet allow you to choose the best cooking method for the type of meal you wish to prepare. So they’re great for all occasions, whether you’re cooking a Sunday roast or warming up yesterday’s leftovers.
The Caple CM109 Built In Microwave features the combination microwave, fan oven and grill. You can also choose microwave and grill combinations from around £200. Take a look at our selection of microwave ovens.
Slimline dishwashers are great for compact spaces. You’ll find they’re not as wide as a conventional dishwasher but that clever design on the interior layout means you can still pack in all your plates, cups and cutlery.
Slimline dishwashers come in a range of sizes so you’ll need to measure the space you have available to enable you to choose the right fit.
Heating small spaces
Another good way to save space in a small kitchen area is to use a plinth heater. This is usually a fan heater which is housed within your kitchen plinths. What’s great about a plinth heater is that it saves space which would otherwise be taken up by a radiator, potentially giving you more room in your kitchen for extra storage.
Pop-up electricity sockets are another great way to keep a small space neat and tidy. They can be housed underneath your kitchen worktop or beneath an overhead cupboard and brought out when required. Many pop-up sockets now feature USB ports, so you can plug in all manner of electrical items. Read our article on pop-up electricity sockets here or shop for pop-up sockets at Appliance House.
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