Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

Essential Tiny House Appliances By Writer on January 17, 2013 / Appliances / 18 Comments Tags: Appliances, essentials, la casita, Life Style, Tiny House This Christmas my favorite Belgian tiny house builder gifted me the most excellent kitchen appliance. He knew it was essential to any tiny house kitchen. He realized I needed it after going an entire year without homemade hummus. It was…a three piece immersion blender! I can’t fully express in a post how ecstatic I was to receive this appliance. It not only acts like a blender on a stick, which is incredibly convenient, it also has a whisk and small food processor attachment. The following night I made 14 bean garlic hummus and plenty of vanilla whipped cream. There is nothing I love better than homemade whipped cream in my coffee and hummus on my morning bagel. Needless to say I’ve been in the kitchen more! This appliance is so handy because it is compact, fitting neatly in our spice rack, and provides the action of three separate appliances in one. The attachments are unobtrusive and easy to store. Besides being  a lot less bulky, it’s also much easier to clean an immersion blender than a regular blender. It’s truly an excellent tool in a tiny house. So all this excitement got me thinking, what else is useful to a kitchen the size of a sailboat galley? Here are a few answers from La Cocina de La Casita. 1. Pressure Cookers Today’s pressure cookers are modern, readily usable and safe cooking appliances. We bought a small pressure cooker from the Spanish company Fagor and it’s incredible. We can cook something as simple as brown rice or as complicated as seafood stew in twenty minutes.  Newer models also come with better safety features and cookbooks to help get you started. I had never used a pressure cooker before we lived in La Casita and now I never want to go without one. The one disadvantage is bulk. Our cooker is the largest of our kitchen necessities but it makes up for it in practicality, especially when it saves us money on propane every month. 2. Collapsible Accessories Our silicon strainer is my favorite kitchen accessory. It reduces to the width of a badminton racket, allowing for storage practically anywhere in our kitchen. We also had collapsible measuring cups but unfortunately those were lost in a move. They would have been super handy in La Casita. Basically, any item in your tiny kitchen that you deem a necessity try to kind it in its collapsible edition! Read more →
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Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

Compact Appliances By Writer on October 27, 2013 / Appliances / 24 Comments Tags: Appliances, compact, small space, tiny life Living the tiny life does not have to mean forgoing those modern comforts and conveniences. Today’s manufacturers are creating some incredibly small, dual-action appliances that can work in a small space and allow modernity and tiny living to go hand in hand. Here are some of my favorites! The Summit 1.8 Cu. Ft. Combination Washer/Dryer is tiny! At 24″ it could fit right under a counter top, conveniently tucked away. Wherever I lived in my tiny house, I had friends and neighbors who would let me use their washers and dryers but it’s great to be more self-sufficient in your needs and not have to rely on anyone when it comes to doing your laundry. I don’t mind going to the laundry mat but for those folks who want the modern convenience this product could very well meet your needs! I really like the Eva-Dry Mini Dehumidifier for it’s compactness and very low use of electricity. It is practically maintenance free and easy to use. Living in a tiny space that is well-insulated can lead to mold issues, especially around windows, so anything you can do to reduce humidity is helpful to maintaining a healthy environment in your tiny space. The LG 9000 BTU Energy Star Single Zone Art Cool Mirror Mini-Split is one of many mini-splits out there. It’s boasts the ability to cool, as well as heat, up to 400 sq. feet. I feel that, after living in the South in a tiny house, it is well worth the investment in a mini-split that will save you space, be energy efficient and keep you comfy. This unit also features a dehumidifying mode that will shut off the system before a space gets too cold. Top that off with a built-in air purifier and you’ve got a unit that covers the gamut of air quality and temperature control in a small space. So the Avanti 2 Mini Keg Portable Party Pub is not a necessary item by any means but I really want a kegerator at some point! They are just so fun and drinking beer is a totally different experience when you pull it from a tap! This one can fit 2 mini kegs and even has a shelf to cool your pint glasses! Some people want cappuccino machines, others can’t live without a dishwasher, but I have to admit that if I was going to splurge and get something I totally didn’t need it would be one of these! The Fagor Energy Star 24 Inch Fully Integrated Refrigerator has a unique system that reduces condensation helping to lower the humidity and eliminating the need to defrost! It’s also energy efficient and at 24″ wide has a neatly compact quality with tons of storage! For the size of the unit, it packs an organizational punch. My next tiny house may very well have one! Your Turn! What appliances can’t you do without? Have any favorite mini-appliances to recommend? Please share! Via
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Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

This Christmas my favorite Belgian tiny house builder gifted me the most excellent kitchen appliance. He knew it was essential to any tiny house kitchen. He realized I needed it after going an entire year without homemade hummus. It was…a three piece immersion blender! I can’t fully express in a post how ecstatic I was to receive this appliance. It not only acts like a blender on a stick, which is incredibly convenient, it also has a whisk and small food processor attachment. The following night I made 14 bean garlic hummus and plenty of vanilla whipped cream. There is nothing I love better than homemade whipped cream in my coffee and hummus on my morning bagel. Needless to say I’ve been in the kitchen more! This appliance is so handy because it is compact, fitting neatly in our spice rack, and provides the action of three separate appliances in one. The attachments are unobtrusive and easy to store. Besides being  a lot less bulky, it’s also much easier to clean an immersion blender than a regular blender. It’s truly an excellent tool in a tiny house. So all this excitement got me thinking, what else is useful to a kitchen the size of a sailboat galley? Here are a few answers from La Cocina de La Casita.
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Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

Micro-Kitchens With Big Needs If you need a full-service kitchen, there’s no reason to settle for a compact refrigerator simply because you can’t find a slim unit in your big box store. On the other hand, many studio apartments are cluttered with full-size stoves that serve more use as storage cabinets in already cramped kitchens. Fortunately, there’s a better answer: small kitchen appliances. At SUMMIT, we specialize in creating an extensive line of refrigeration, housecare, and cooking products that maximize efficiency without taking up space. From single burner cooktops to stackable refrigerator-freezer sets in less than 15″ of width, we offer more possibilities for small homes. Explore our line of tiny house and micro-apartment friendly appliances, available in a range of finishes to suit virtually every kitchen and home style.
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Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

Lily August 16, 2016 at 9:46 am # There are 3 things I often wondered about regarding a refrigerator in a tiny home 1) does it make a big difference having a top vs side door? I have read about the “cold air not spilling out” idea but since items are stored on top of each other more often in a top door design, the fridge will be open longer to shift and reach items at the bottom which will kind of “pull” cold air out too. So not sure if it makes a big enough difference since I have not read any measurement trials. It sounds energy saving though and I would go that route still if possible. 2) will it generate heat ( the bigger they are..) that warms up the house or makes poor indoor air quality? 3) will it be noisy since the motor or condenser may run more often ( because it’s small amd because the tiny house may be warm ) and it is in such close proximity. Would one build a simple soundproof/ cold insulating box to house it (with an opening behind it ) to address this or many just grin and bear it. I usually turn off tiny fridges in hotel rooms in the middle of the night ( the AC can be noisy too) because of the noise and items are not even that cold at all to begin with. But turning it off at night for a quiet sleep may not be a good idea in a warm tiny home. The small fridge may warm up during the night. Reply

Tiny House Kitchen Appliances

Tiny House Kitchen Appliances
Tiny House Kitchen Appliances