Five great refrigerators for small kitchens

Five great refrigerators for small kitchens

Maybe you’ve downsized from a big house in the burbs to a smaller city condo. Or you’re a DINK—that’s “double income, no kids” household—who has made the switch from renting to owning. Whatever the case, if you live in an apartment you need a refrigerator sized to fit a modest kitchen. Fortunately, manufacturers have been rolling out more models aimed at this market that don’t skimp on features. Here are five to consider from Consumer Reports’ latest refrigerator tests.
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The Fab Five: 5 Coolest Kitchens from 3 German Manufacturers

LivingKitchen 2013 IMM Cologne has served up some sweet kitchen designs any chef would crave, showcasing the newest materials, the greenest technologies, innovative appliances and interesting culinary creations. We’re dishing on these fab five kitchen designs by Pfister, Rational and Bauknecht. You’ll be coming back for seconds!

Pfister presents… Newwave

Recognized for its organically sexy silhouette and naturally gorgeous grain, this round kitchen made from solid Canadian maple by Pfister is quite the dish. The continuous grain runs horizontally across the front. Your eye follows … (read more)

Compact induction hob from UNOLD

The stylish and efficient compact induction hob from UNOLD is easy to operate. Measuring just 25 x 19 x 6 centimetres, the compact cooktop is also small enough to fit in the tiniest kitchens. The induction hob has 5 power settings ranging from 300 watts to 1.2 kW as well as 5 temperatures between 60°C and 220°C, which can be set using the convenient LED display.

The compact induction hob automatically recognizes suitable pots and pans. For added safety, it features overheating protection and automatic adjustment of current fluctuations. In addition, (read more)

February 2011 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

February 2011 was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


NinjaBread Man – Silent and Deadly Cookies YUMBOTS – The Friendly Cupcake Robots

Cleaning Supplies

DPW – Department of Public Works Sink Stopper

Free Standing Kitchens

10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others


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10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others

Induction cooktops can save space, and can make a free standing kitchen even smaller in size. By using an induction cooktop you’ll also save energy because they heat up much more efficiently. Here’s a list of the top 10 induction cooktops over at Home Tome:

DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop 8300ST –

Duxtop Induction Cooktop uses 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity , standard in all homes; it is lightweight and compact for easy handling and storageit comes with a digital control panel.

Induction cooktop from AEG-Electrolux – AEG-Electrolux Induction cooktops enhance … (read more)

Sharp R-216LS Compact Size Microwave – Perfect Microwave for Small Kitchens

We’ve been on the look out for a compact microwave in stainless steel for our friend’s kitchen that has a carousel turntable and is under $100. This 4/5-cubic foot capacity kicks out 800-watts output power, and even features a child safety lock. The 10-inch diameter carousel turntable is exactly what we were looking for, and the best part – this microwave looks good with the solid stainless steel top and bottom design.

At Sharp R-216LS Compact Size 0.8 Cu-Foot Microwave

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Boretti induction cooktop with wok

The stylish induction cooktop, Boretti BIKW 75 has 4 induction zones including wok. Each programmable induction zone features booster, residual heat indicator, timer and pan detection. Operation is easy through conveniently located front touch controls.
– safety shutdown
– 2.3 / 3.2 kW lower left zone
– 1.4 / 1.8 kW upper left zone
– 1.4 / 1.8 kW lower left zone
– 2.3 / 3.2 kW wok
Boretti BIKW 75 induction cooktop is seen in stores for € 1,500.

More from Boretti,
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Powerful range hood from Bosch

The new 90cm canopy range hood, Bosch DWB09T151, delivers powerful 1,000 m³/h extraction rate in the slim stainless steel shape, promising to keep the largest kitchens free of the cooking steam and odours. This powerful range hood features straightforward and easily operated advanced electronic controls, 3 halogen lights, 3 standard fan speeds plus a special intensive setting and perforated, easy to clean stainless steel filter which reliably traps and retains fat and grease.

The simple rectangular shape offers powerful yet streamlined vision and fits in with all kinds of kitchen styles. Price for … (read more)