The Best Kitchen & Laundry Appliances for a Tiny Apartment

Planning to move into a small apartment? If you are, or are already living in one and could use a bit more room, one way to go about it would be to use compact versions of regular household essentials. If you’ve already furnished your living room with space-saving furniture, the next thing to look at for more real estate would be the kitchen and laundry area, which is often combined in tiny apartments.

Slim, tiny apartment kitchen and laundry appliances have been available in the market for quite some time, but shoppers generally think that there is always a trade-off when opting for the smaller versions. While this is somewhat true and cannot be avoided, there are brands and models that can give you a good compromise between size, performance and price that will perfectly fit your needs.

Now if you really want to make sure that you’re getting the right model, you’ll have to do your homework. You’ll need to do some window shopping or research online, compare specs, features, and prices, all very time consuming! Recognizing this, we at TJ’s Appliance Repair, in collaboration with our good friends at H & H Appliance Center, went ahead and did all the work for you!

We combined our expertise on appliances and came up with an infographic which includes a list of compact dishwashers, refrigerators, washer-dryer combos, even ranges and cooktops, that provide the same level of functionality and amenities as their full-sized counterparts. Whether you’re looking for stylish high-end units, the bare essentials, or anything in between, our “The Best Kitchen & Laundry Appliances for a Tiny Apartment” has it. Feel free to share!

Best Kitchen and Laundry Appliances for a Tiny Apartment

Appliances listed:

Washer/Dryer Combo

  • LG WM3455HW 2.3 Cu. Ft. Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer Combo
  • Ariston ARWDF129NA 1.82 Cu. Ft. Elegance Line Front-Load Washer/Dryer Combo
  • Midea MFL70-D1211S 2.0 Cu. Ft. Combination Washer/Dryer Combo


  • Summit FFBF285SS 24” 13.8 Cu. Ft. Counter Depth Bottom-Freezer, Stainless Steel
  • LG LRBP1031W 24” 10 Cu. Ft. Cabinet Depth Bottom Freezer, White
  • Avanti RA7316PST 20” 7.4 Cu. Ft. 2-Door Apartment Size, Black with Platinum Finish


  • Bosch SPV5ES53UC 18″ Special Application Panel Ready Dishwasher
  • Frigidaire FFBD1821MS 18″ Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher with Interior and Delay Start
  • Avanti DWE1802SS 18” Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher

Gas Range

  • Verona VEFSGG244SS 24” Pro Style Gas Range with 4 sealed burners, 2.5 Cu. Ft. Convection Oven
  • Danby DR2099WGLP 20” Freestanding Gas Range with 4 sealed burners, 2.62 Cu. Ft. Manual Clean Oven
  • Summit R200W 20” Freestanding Gas Range with 4 sealed burners, 2.6 Cu. Ft. Manual Clean Oven

Electric Range

  • Summit REX204BL 20” White Pearl Series Freestanding Smooth Top Electric Range, 2.6 Cu. Ft. Oven
  • Amana AEP222VAW 20″ Freestanding Electric Range with 4 Coil Burners, 2.6 Cu. Ft. Oven
  • Danby DER2009W 20″ Freestanding Electric Range with 4 Coil Burners, 2.6 Cu. Ft. Oven 5

Gas Cooktop – optional

  • Bertazzoni P24400X 24” 4 Burner Stainless Steel Gas Cooktop
  • Ramblewood GC2-48P 12” (LPG/Propane Gas) High Efficiency 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
  • Atwood 56494 DV 20S 12” Drop-In 2 Burner Stainless Steel Gas Cooktop

Electric Cooktop – optional

  • Thermadore CEM304FS 30” Masterpiece Smooth Top Electric Cooktop
  • Summit CR3240 21” 3 Burner Smooth Top Electric Cooktop with Residual Heat Indicator Light
  • Kenyon B41601 12” Caribbean 2 Burner Smooth Top Electric Cooktop

The 10 Best Appliance Gifts for Mother’s Day Under $100

Moms are awesome. With all the difficulties they go through in running a household, it’s only fitting that she gets an awesome gift for Mother’s Day.

Since Mother’s Day comes every year, and isn’t the only occasion in a year that we get to give Mom a gift, you may find yourself running out of good gift ideas. If you’re having a hard time thinking up something that would give her a nice surprise, one thing we can suggest is to get her a gift that makes her daily life easier, and more fun!

Given this, you might want to consider getting her an appliance. Now appliances aren’t always cheap, and if you have a budget to stick to, you may find yourself with not a lot to choose from.

To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 10 small home and kitchen appliances that we think will give you the best bang for the buck under $100. So, without further ado, here are our handpicked choices that we’re sure would make Mom genuinely happy this Sunday!

For the mom who loves to make delicious goodies


1. Hamilton Beach 62650 6-Speed Classic Hand Mixer – $19.99
  • Surprisingly decent and has a powerful 290 watt motor, despite the cheap price tag.

For moms who are always in a hurry


2. West Bend 77203 Electric Can Opener – $38.18
  • Sleek and classy design that would look great in any kitchen.
  • Strong magnet captures cans easily.
  • Easy to use. Does not struggle to open cans.
  • Easy to clean.

For moms who can’t decide between a food processor and a smoothie maker


3. Ninja Master Prep QB900B – $47.71
  • Strong enough to crush ice.
  • A good blender and chopper.

For Mom’s day off


4. Nostalgia Electrics MSB64 64-Ounce Margarita and Slush Maker – $48.91
  • Does the job quick.

For the mom who loves desserts


5. Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker – $53.99
  • Quick and quiet operation.
  • Makes perfectly textured ice cream.

For the mom who needs her daily Starbucks fix


6. De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker – $69.99
  • Best, if not a strong contender in its price range.
  • Great espresso machine for beginners.
  • Makes a thick layer of crema.

For the filth-phobic mom!


7. BISSELL 9595 CleanView Upright Vacuum with OnePass – $75.00
  • Good suction.
  • Bagless canister design: no need to buy disposable vacuum cleaner bags.
  • Has a large capacity dirt bin that is easy to empty. Less hassle than emptying and         cleaning a vacuum dust bag.
  • Is fairly lightweight.

For dads…uh, we mean moms who like to grill


8. Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler – $78.95
  • Very versatile. Can be used as a grill, a panini press, a griddle, or a combination of any just by swapping or reversing the nonstick grill and griddle plates.

For the tea-loving mom.


9. Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle – $84.98
  • Only the stainless interior touches the water during heating.
  • Beep alerts you when heat cycle is finished.
  • Handle features preset controls that heats the water to the correct temperature for tea.

For the health-conscious mom.


10. Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor – $99.95
  • Very powerful motor.
  • Simple, quiet operation.
  • Well-designed and reliable.

We hope our list has helped you pick the perfect gift for your mom, at least for this year. Always remember, it’s always the thought that counts, so along with the gift you give, why not throw in some quality time with Mom as well? We’re sure that it’ll make the occasion so much more special.

From all of us at TJ’s Appliance Repair, we wish all the precious moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

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