When you think about traveling with a small kitchen, do you picture using small RV kitchen appliances? RV life, tiny living, or just trying to keep more counter space available can motivate you to find the best RV appliances for your RV kitchen.
That's what this article is all about.
Helping you find the best 'small' appliances for your kitchen. Those that don't take up as much space and may even have more than one use.
I'm going to start with coffee makers and tea kettles, then dive into blenders and hand mixers, followed by toasters and some other unique small appliances that you might not have thought about.
Small Coffee Makers And Tea Kettles
One of the first kitchen appliances that most Americans think about is an appliance that will help them make their morning coffee. Or, maybe that's just me.
I did some research and wanted to share with you the highest rated coffee maker options for your small kitchen.
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If you're looking for a small drip coffee maker, then this 4 cup Mr. Coffee Simple Brew might be perfect for you.
Or, if you like the little pods of coffee like my mom does, then this is a very highly rated option that is small and compact.
Now, if you're looking for an espresso maker, then we can be friends!
No, really, Tony and I love our espresso so much that we bought the highest rated hand pump portable espresso maker when we were getting ready to backpack around Asia, because we knew we couldn't be without our espresso!
Okay, so maybe you're not going backpacking or you don't plan to dry camp in an RV much (when the Staresso above would come in really handy). When I was researching the highest rated 'real deal' espresso maker, I found this space saving espresso maker.
We loved our Breville espresso maker, but it was large and took up a lot of our small RV kitchen counter space. Recently, after 10 years of use, it stopped working properly. We honestly were so sad because as I've shared earlier, Tony and I love our espresso.
So I jumped into research mode and did some digging and found that Breville has this compact espresso maker with great reviews!! It's so much smaller and takes up way less counter space than our old Breville.
If you're not as picky as we are, you can always get a French press and plan to boil water using your propane stove top each time. Which can work great when you don't have access to electricity.
That brings me to sharing what I found to be the highest rated, yet still pretty small, electric kettle. This one is small enough to fit in your cupboard when not in use as it's only 0.5L.
Or, check out this cool collapsible tea kettle!
If you're looking for a small and basic tea kettle for your propane stove to help with that French press above, then this one comes highly recommended.
Compact Blenders & Hand Mixers
You don't need to give up your smoothies when you are living in an RV or tiny home. You can make room in your small kitchen for a blender or mixer. Here are a few highly rated options that might work for you.
This Ninja smoothie blender uses the cup you'll drink from to mix your smoothie, which will cut down on the extra dishes you want to get away from in an RV kitchen.
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You could always go the route of getting an immersion blender like this one, so that it has multiple purposes. You can use it to make smoothies or to whip up your pancake batter.
If you're looking for a hand mixer specifically, I love how this one stores your beaters on the side of the mixer! The reviews are great too.
Now, if you'd like an option to use your blender without power, such as when you are boondocking or dry camping, then this might be your pick. It can support up to blending cycles on a USB rechargeable battery. How cool is that?!
If you plan to use your blender regularly, then you might be willing to purchase a 'regular blender' that's powerful, but still not too big.
The Ninja 1000-watt blender is powerful and still manages to keep a small enough base for a small kitchen appliance.
Now, do you need a toaster? That depends. We've been known to make toast in the oven when our toaster broke. Yet, we decided to replace it, even with a tiny kitchen, because our family has toast almost every day for breakfast.
That's why I decided to search and find the best reviewed compact toasters to limit the counter space it would take up in a small kitchen.
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This compact toaster is simple and much smaller than some of the bulky ones I've seen at Target or Walmart lately.
Or, check out this longer toaster that might fit better along the back of your counter in your small kitchen.
Unique Small Kitchen Appliances
These are the kitchen appliances that you won't really 'need', but might be nice.
Air Fryer - For an Instant Pot
Do you plan to keep, or already have, an Instant Pot? If so, then this next small kitchen appliance might be perfect for you!
Our friends bought one last year while we were camping next door to them. We saw it in action as it made us s'mores. It was so incredibly cool!
Ice Maker For Small Spaces
This one so many full-time RVers miss once they hit the road, the ability to make ice in their tiny freezers. So would I call this a splurge? Maybe. I guess it depends on your drink preferences.
If you have a small kitchen refrigerator, you may not have room to keep any of your drinks cold. Soda, bottled water, beer etc. That's when an ice maker comes in handy.
This ice maker is highly rated and one of the smallest out there at 9.5 x 12 x 13.5 inches. Learn more about the Vremi countertop ice maker here.
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