In part two of our three-part series on space-saving and organizing solutions for your kitchen, we scoured the market for some of the most innovative and compact appliances that will not only save you bucco space but also will increase the functionality of your kitchen immensely.
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Available locally through Construction Appliance and Autco Home, Gaggenau's sleek and stainless Lift Oven is a revelation in cooking convenience and ideal for smaller kitchens. With a simple push of a button the oven's glass base will lower to your countertop for easy loading and unloading. No more hefting of dense casserole dishes or oven burns, and since heat rises, minimal energy is lost when operating the lift.
If you're like me and possess miniscule counter space, coupled with a deep and abiding addiction to coffee, your coffeemaker or espresso machine dominates optimal real estate. Consider installing a built-in coffee station in what would otherwise be zero-functioning backsplash space. Built-in models from the likes of Miele and Brew Express are available through most local appliance dealers. Or, skip the hassle of installation and score this super slim, more budget-friendly space-saving machine by Dutch manufacturer Inventum.
Induction cooktops are all the rage at the moment, and rightly so. Efficient, safe, even-cooking and easy to clean-induction cooktops are a wonder in the kitchen. However, if you lack the space or budget to install an induction cooktop, appliance manufacturer Fagor offers a portable induction burner that provides all the magic of this celebrated cooking surface without the super high-end price tag or monopoly on space.
Two Appliances in One
It may seem too good to be true, but you can consolidate your microwave and convection oven into one, multidimensional appliance-opening up room for more cabinetry and prime storage space without sacrificing quality. Most appliance manufacturers, like Electrolux, Miele, Wolf, Dacor and many others offer convection microwaves. The GE Profile Advantium does not require preheating, roasts, grills, and bakes more quickly than your conventional oven and microwaves beautifully.