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10 Products That’ll Help You Make the Most of Your Tiny Kitchen
Having a small space doesn't mean you should just skip cooking. These tiny kitchen ideas will help you cook up a storm anytime, anywhere.
Collapsible Dish Drying Rack
Tackling the dishes as you go is a great way to limit clutter and mess in a tiny kitchen. Totally Bamboo’s collapsible dish racks (from $20) are designed to fit on a tiny patch of countertop, then stashed under the sink until dish duty calls again. Here are 12 simple ways to gain more counter space.
3-in-1 Breakfast Station
Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series 3-In-1 Breakfast Station ($77) is a bit pricey, but boy, it’s a workhorse! Whip up some coffee, toast and a little something tasty on the griddle. You’ll be telling everyone to “Kiss my grits!” with the sass and ease of Alice herself.
Colorful Nesting Bowls & Measuring Cups
Who knew measuring could be so stylish? Joseph Joseph’s mixing bowls and measuring cups ($22) all nest together to save on storage space. The whole set is dishwasher safe, making clean-up a breeze.
Use this handy set to make any one of these best-ever healthy desserts as a celebration of being both practical and fun.
Collapsible Colander & Microwave Plate Cover
With limited storage, the more a piece can do the better! This colander and microwave plate cover ($17) helps you strain your spaghetti and then nuke the sauce, all without missing a beat (or making a mess). Just make a batch of our Italian meatballs to finish the meal.
Magnetic Knife Strip
You can install magnetic knife storage in all sorts of places other than the wall. This highly rated magnetic knife strip ($15) can be installed under your cabinets to keep counters clear and knives out of sight.
Magnetic Spice Tins
Do you like to have everything at your fingertips? We feel you. Try Talented Kitchen’s magnetic spice tins ($16). Smart, affordable and complete with two easy-to-read label options, they make a great housewarming gift.
Once your spices are in place, celebrate with a warm and cozy mug of hot spiced cider.
Under-Cabinet Stemware Rack
The theme is clutter-free. For less than a trip to the movies, get an under-cabinet stemware rack ($14). It keeps your wine glasses clean, protected and out of the way. This little chrome number has the capacity for up to nine glasses.
Expandable Wine Rack
At only 8″ tall, this small yet mighty wine rack ($13) can easily be tucked in your fridge or displayed on your dining room table. Received a new bottle as a gift, but no room left in the rack? What a pity! Looks like you’ll just have to make a batch of mixed berry sangria.
Single Serve Blender
With this pint-sized powerhouse, blend for a few seconds and voilà, you have our best shakes and smoothies. This Hamilton Beach blender ($15) even has a blending jar that doubles as a travel cup, reducing clean-up time. (If you have a little more room, consider our Test Kitchen’s favorite blender.)
Airtight Container Set
Having a tightly packed pantry results in frustration when you can’t find what you’re looking for. Instead, try using clear containers with easy-to-read labels ($55). Take a peek at these pantry organization tips from the experts, too.
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