Space Saving Kitchen Appliances

Last Updated on

Posts may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Space saving kitchen appliances are important when you have a small kitchen.  Our New England farmhouse was built in 1865 and the kitchen is quite small compared to many. There just wasn’t the need for as much room in the kitchen in 1865 as there is today. I’ve tried many space saving kitchen appliances and have come to one decision. Many space saving kitchen appliances are too small and not powerful enough for family use.

Space saving kitchen appliances

Space Saving Kitchen Appliances

Space saving kitchen appliances don’t have to be miniature versions of larger kitchen appliances. A tiny blender or food processor make not take up as much physical space on your counter but if it doesn’t do the job, it’s a waste of space.  Instead of focusing on smaller versions of kitchen appliances to save space, I have begun to focus on kitchen appliances that will perform more than one function.  If I can eliminate three appliances that I don’t need by replacing them with one multi-function appliance, I have saved the space of three appliances in my kitchen.

I recently received a Cuisinart 12-Cup Food Processor from BuyDig.com.  I’m a huge fan of the Cuisinart brand but have never owned a food processor before.   I have a variety of small appliances instead – choppers, blenders, smoothie makers, etc. It was getting to the point that I felt I really needed to find some space saving kitchen appliances because I had no more room. I wanted to find one appliance that could handle a number of different kitchen tasks for me.

Space saving kitchen appliances

The Cuisinart 12-Cup Food Processor is two food processors in one.  It has both twelve and four cup nested bowls. That means it works great when I am chopping cabbage for a big batch of coleslaw but also works equally when when I want to chop an onion.  It includes adjustable slicing and reversible shredding discs so it can perform eight functions with only two discs. It even has a dough blade for making pizza dough or bread dough.

I love to cook and enjoy making things from scratch. I start with a lot of fresh ingredients because it’s a healthier way to cook. That also means that those fresh ingredients need to be processed by me since I’m not purchasing them processed at the store.  I love to make jams and jellies in the summer when our trees are producing.  I make zucchini bread from the zucchini in the garden.  Buying blocks of cheese at the grocery store is cheaper than buying it shredded.

The Cusinart 12-Cup Food processor has allowed me to get rid of several smaller appliances. I have used it to slice fennel bulb uniformly when making soup instead of trying to slice it by hand.  I made the most delicious Strawberry Butter and used it to blend everything together without having my arm cramp from doing it by hand. It truly does take care of all of these functions.   The quality of this food processor is truly amazing and it has a ten year motor warranty. It’s very easy to use and there is a section of recipes included in the manual to get yous tarted.

If you’re looking for space saving kitchen appliances, this is definitely one I would start with. Check out my list of must-have healthy kitchen appliances.

Sharing is caring!



Comments

  1. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
    A DSLR camera! :)
  2. we have one of these and I can honestly say I don't know how people survive without one!
  3. Miriam T. says
    I think he Mini Gadgets Wireless Audio/Video Camera looks pretty handy!
  4. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski says
    I could use an ice cream maker
  5. Michelle M says
    Haier 32" Class ultra-slim LED Smart HDTV with WiFi, Net Connect
  6. Lindsey G says
    I've never had a food processor before! I don't know how I would handle myself if I didn't have to cry while I chopped an onion! ;)
  7. Linda Kish says
    I like the Toshiba 47" 3D LED HDTV lkish77123 at gmail dot com
  8. I like the digital slr lenses
  9. Margaret Smith says
    I'd also love the Asus Zenbook UX31A 13.3" Ultrabook with Intel Core i5 Processor
  10. The Nikon D800E or the D700
  11. Vikki Cousin says
    I also like the WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive w/ Backup.
  12. robyn paris says
    i like Samsung SEW-3020 RemoteView Baby Monitoring System
  13. Jason Vaughn says
    I'd love a DSLR
  14. I'd also love the Cuisinart KML-10 PerfectWeight Digital Kitchen Scale .
  15. Adrienne Gordon says
    I like the Asus Google Nexus 7 ASUS-1B32 32GB Tablet
  16. 32gb google nexus with 7 " wi-fi
  17. Maria Iemma says
    I would love an Olympus PEN E-PL2 12.3 MP 3-inch LCD Digital SLR Camera With 14-42 Lens Kit- Black
  18. I would like to get the Garmin nuvi 3550LM 5 inch High Res GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Maps
  19. I like the LG  32CS460 32" 720p 60Hz CCFL LCD HD TV 
  20. I commented on your Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta Recipe post
  21. Debra Guillen says
    Seagate GoFlex 500 GB Ultra-Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (BLUE)
  22. I also like the programmable coffee maker.
  23. Amanda Emily says
    The Cuisinart  FCT-10 - 10-Piece French Classic Tri-Ply Stainless Set since my pan set is so old.
  24. Sue Ellison says
    I would like to have the 37" LCD LG TV for my bedroom.
  25. Linda Lansford says
    I want LCD Flat Panel TVs
  26. TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs says
    Nice. Yes, those appliances are often bulk and less than pretty to look at. We also have limited cabinet and counter space and this could really come in handy.
  27. PAIGE CHANDLER says
    I also like the Nikon digital camera.
  28. Jabra Journey Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone System w/ Bonus AC Adapter
  29. Katherine Donovan says
    Toshiba  Qosmio 17.3" X875-Q7280 Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor  looks sweet!
  30. I'd love ANY of the HDTV's!
  31. Samsung SEW-3020 RemoteView Baby Monitoring System
  32. Jacob LaFountaine says
    I'd go with the Pioneer VSX-1122-K 7.2-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
  33. Meghan Finley says
    I love the Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart 12-Speed Stand Mixer, White
  34. Carolann Leibenguth says
    I would chose the Samsung  PN64E550 64 inch 1080p 3D Wifi Plasma HDTV  from BuyDig.com
  35. Tonya Dean says
    32GB Google Nexus 7" Tablet with Wi-Fi 
  36. sheila ressel says
    sony cybershot camera
  37. I'd love the Krups Eggs Express Cooker
  38. april yedinak says
    I like this camera: http://www.buydig.com/list/brand/product.aspx?sku=NK1J130110R
  39. I like a lot of things on that website, but i *really* like the Crock-Pot 5.5-qt. Smart-Pot Crock-Pot Slow Cooker.
  40. I like the rice cooker, my family loves rice and this would be great!
  41. Thomas Murphy says
    I would like the Canon Powershot SX40HS 35x Zoom 12.1 MP Digital Camera
  42. I like the nuvi 3550LM 5 inch High Res GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Maps.
  43. Amanda Sakovitz says
    32GB Google Nexus 7" Tablet with Wi-Fi
  44. Matt Stringham says
    the 32gb google nexus 7
  45. ENVY 14.0" A1A53AV Spectre Ultrabook PC - Intel Core i7-2677M Processor
  46. kelly nicholson says
    Canon Powershot SX40 HS 35x Zoom 12.1 MP Digital Camera w/ 2.7" Vari-Angle LCD
  47. i also like Asus Google Nexus 7 ASUS-1B32 32GB Tablet
  48. I would love a video camcorder
  49. I like the Grill Dozer Spring Cleaning Set 
  50. I would love the Nikon D90 DX-Format Digital SLR Outfit w/ 18-105mm DX VR Lens camera!
  51. Stephanie Larison says
    I've had my eye on the Pioneer VSX-1122-K 7.2-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
  52. My family kitchen growing up was filled with Kitchen Aid items. I definitely need some of my own for my own house now
    • I hit enter early: cont: Same with Cuisanart. I like their products a lot. From the site I'd get a Cuisinart  GR-35 Griddler Compact 
  53. I would also love to have the Delonghi 14 cup programmable stainless steel coffee maker, our coffee maker is on its last leg. karenb834atyahoo.com
  54. katherine d says
    love the DeLonghi 14 Cup Programmable Stainless Steel Coffee Maker 
  55. I don't have a good camera so I like Canon Powershot SX40HS 35x Zoom 12.1 MP Digital Camera.
  56. I'd like to have the cusinart 3 qt electric fondue set. Thanks for the chance.
  57. Boy, they offer a lot of products! I really like some of the Cannon digital cameras.
  58. I also love the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Blue 10.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera 12x Optical Zoom 
  59. One Southern Girl says
    I like the EZ Clean Nonstick Interchangeable Plates Sandwich and Waffle Maker that they sell. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!
  60. Would love a Canon Powershot camera
  61. I like the Cuisinart GC15 Compact Grill Centro
  62. Lisa Ehrman says
    I like the Black and Decker Hand Vac Wet/Dry Dustbuster
  63. I need an ice cream maker
  64. I like the T-Fal EZ Clean Nonstick Interchangeable Plates Sandwich and Waffle Maker
  65. I'd like the Haan SI-25 Swift Sanitizing Steam Mop.
  66. WD My Passport 1 TB... i need a new hard drive
  67. iLIVING  Leg Knee Ankle Massager With Heat Therapy 
  68. Penny Snyder says
    Would love the Honeywell HY-108 QuietSet 8-Speed Whole Room Tower Fan!!
  69. a samsung plasma hdtv
  70. Susan Christy says
    LG 50PM9700 50" 1080p 3D Slim Bezel Plasma Smart HD TV with TruBlack Technology
  71. Aspire One AO756-2666 11.6" Netbook - Intel Celeron Mobile 847B Processor -Blue hubby needs a new one! awesome prices
  72. Susan Chester says
    I would love the Toshiba 47" 3D LED HDTV
  73. Amity Johnson says
    TH1020 - Multimedia Projector
  74. I would like to have the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Dehydrator :)
  75. I like the Sony CMT-V50IP - Micro HI-FI Shelf System w/ iPod Dock .
  76. Samsung SEW-3020 RemoteView Baby Monitoring System
  77. Cody Anderson says
    I'd also like the LG 50PA4500 50" Class 720p Plasma HD TV
  78. the MSI GT70 Laptop would be nice to have
  79. Thanks so much for a generous giveaway! I am interested in the Samsung  PN60E530 60 inch 1080p Plasma HDTV  from BuyDig.com.
  80. Carmen Peterson says
    KML-10 PerfectWeight Digital Kitchen Scale
  81. debbie jackson says
    Haan steam mop debbie jackson djackson1958 at hotmail dot com
  82. Amanda Polanco says
    WD My Passport 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is the product I would like to try 
  83. David Rainey says
    What else do I like from BuyDig? How much time do you have? I would love to have the Cuisinart Esspresso machine. But what I really need is the Cuisinart Hard Anodized cookware set. The non-stick is completely gone from my pans, and the handles are now starting to fall off!
  84. Heather Swarthout says
    I like the LG Tv 50" they have on sale. I also love a lot of the products they have on their site of course!
  85. cuisinart Keurig Coffee Maker
  86. WD My Passport 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  87. I love the Sony CMT-V50IP - Micro HI-FI Shelf System w/ iPod Dock from BuyDig.com.
  88. Laura O in AK says
    So many things to choose, but I'd go with a camcorder as we need a new one.  
  89. I love the LG LED Plus LCD Smart HD TV with Cinema 3D
  90. I'd like to try their coffee grinders because we buy a lot of coffee and I think it'd be easier if we had one!
  91. dani marie says
    Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White!!
  92. I like the WD My Passport 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive 
  93. tara pittman says
    Cuisinart Single Serve Keurig Brewing System 
  94. Derk Thomas says
    Krups - 12 cup coffeemaker
  95. Kat Emerick says
    Acer Aspire V5-131-2682 11.6" Notebook PC - Intel Celeron Mobile 847B Processor (Red) 
  96. diane Baum says
    i love the Nikon digital camera too.
  97. alyce poalillo says
    I could use Toshiba 24-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED DVD Combo (White)
  98. Love that they have ipads for less than the retail pricing!
  99. richelle bowers says
    Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System
  100. I've been lusting after a Bodum burr grinder. Mine just isn't up to par. 
  101. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
    Toshiba 24-Inch 1080p LED HDTV DVD Combo vmkids3 at msn dot com
  102. carol roberts says
    Toshiba Camileo WiFi Full HD 1080P Camcorder with 4GB SD Card 
  103. Michelle Boor says
    Love the nexus 7
  104. I also like the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System
  105. Paula Michele Hafner says
    I like the West Bend 84866 6-Quart Versatility Slow Cooker with Glass Cover, Stainless
  106. Leslie L. Stanziani says
    I really like the T-Fal EZ Clean Nonstick Interchangeable Plates Sandwich and Waffle Maker .
  107. Victoria Carlson says
    Love the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera Body!
  108. RunInBoise says
    Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System looks nice
  109. I'd like the Cuisinart 2-lb Bread Maker.
  110. Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System 
  111. I like the Nikon D7000 camera - I would love to have a good camera!
  112. Kimberly W says
    I would love to have the LG 55LM7600 55" 1080p 240Hz LED Plus LCD Smart HD TV with Cinema 3D
  113. Kayte CookWatts says
    Bodum Bistro Electric Blade Coffee Grinder.
  114. Rebecca Peters says
    I also like the ipad 3
  115. My slow cooker is dying so I would like the West Bend 6-Quart Versatility Slow Cooker.
  116. I also like the Cuisinart Outdoor Electric Grill.
  117. Stephanie Markovitch says
    The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White
  118. Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White
  119. I would love the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System
  120. I have always wanted one of these http://www.buydig.com/list/category/4901/product.aspx?sku=CUITEA100
  121. Grill Dozer Spring Cleaning Set
  122. David Carlson says
    I would like to win the portable hard drive.
  123. The Singer computerized sewing machine.
  124. Joseph Adkins says
    Apple Ipad 3
  125. Ipad 3
  126. I like the Hewlett Packard ENVY Sleekbook 15.6" 6-1110us Win 8 Notebook
  127. Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System - Factory Refurbished
  128. Would love the GPSMAP 62 2.6-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator. Ours broke and it's time to start geocaching again.
  129. Kari Flores says
    I would like the Satellite 15.6" L955-S5360 Notebook PC - Intel Core i3-3217U Processor
  130. Delkin WingmanHD 3oz. Waterproof Action Camera DDWINGMAN-HD
  131. I'd love an ipad. Thanks.
  132. Shannon Barnes says
    Apple Ipad 3!
  133. A 36 inch flat screen TV--my granddaughter needs one for her apartment.
  134. Melanie Montgomery says
    I want the LG 32CS460 32″ 720p 60Hz CCFL LCD HD TV
  135. I could use the Sony MDR1RNC Premium Noise Canceling Over The Head Headphone, my headphones just died
  136. kathy pease says
    I like the Nikon 1 J2 SLR Black Digital Camera w/ 10-30mm VR Lens (27572)
  137. Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart 12-Speed Stand Mixer
  138. Katarina Kopasek says
    Sony CMT-V50IP - Micro HI-FI Shelf System w/ iPod Dock
  139. Sherri Lewis says
    Well, I have been wanting an Ipad.....
  140. The West Bend  6-Quart Versatility Slow Cooker with Glass Cover, Stainless
  141. 2TB WD hard drive for me please
  142. I really like the Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds SLR Camera Body Only (Silver)!
  143. Heather Thiel says
    Apple iPad!
  144. Robert Pyszk says
    I like this Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP + 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Zoom Lens  but I can keep dreaming.
  145. I also like the 1 J2 SLR Red Digital Camera w/ 10-30mm VR Lens (27575)
  146. the Apple Ipad
  147. I like the deal of the day which I hope a professional camera would be displayed there. Nikon 26 Megapixel or higher would be great.
  148. apple Ipod 3
  149. Jennifer J says
    I like the Cuisinart CPB-300PK - SmartPower 15-Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System (Pink)
  150. Candace Butler says
    K-5 II Weatherproof 16MP Digital SLR Digital Camera 18-135mm Lens Kit 
  151. K. Cleaver says
    I'd love to have the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System.
  152. Western Digital My Passport 2 TB USB 3.0/2.0 High Capacity Portable Hard Drive w/ Backup Black
  153. Financial Black Sheep says
    I love Cuisinart!
  154. Haier 32″ Class ultra-slim LED Smart HDTV with WiFi, Net Connect
  155. HP Envy Sleekbook
  156. Kelly McGrew says
    sony white stereo headphones
  157. Jennifer Roberts says
    Sony  DSC-WX70/P - 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS Full HD Digital Camera 3.0" LCD 5x Zoom (Pink) 
  158. Susan Audrey says
    We need a new flashlight - this one looks awesome! Rechargable LED Flashlight - Black (http://www.buydig.com/list/category/4800/product.aspx?sku=LED880024)
  159. sheryl cullum says
    I like the ice cream maker
  160. Nikon d700
  161. Another product I would really like to have is the Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB. :-) Thank you.
  162. I like the Toshiba 24-Inch 1080p LED HDTV DVD Combo.
  163. Elizabeth Ray says
    My "older" big TV is starting to act up (picture doing odd things - the last time this happened, we had to replace the set.) I'd LOVE the LG 60PM6700 60" 1080p 3D Slim Bezel Plasma Smart HD TV.
  164. If I could have anything I wanted from their site it would be the Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White
  165. Lisa Fonseca says
    I like the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System .
  166. jen gersch says
    Western Digital My Passport 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive 
  167. tracey byram says
    I'd like to have the 55LS5700 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Smart TV
  168. Barbara Stenby says
    I like the Singer  8763 Curvy Computerized Sewing Machine 
  169. Serena Powell says
    I like the Cuisinart SM-70BK 7-Quart 12-Speed Stand Mixer, Black
  170. I would love a set of Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece - Orange.
  171. Rachel Ellis says
    I would like the Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White 
  172. krystal wethington says
    ice cream maker
  173. Kimberly Hilbert says
    Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System is something else I liked at their site.
  174. Ruth Anderson says
    I would like the Apple IPAD for Autistic grandson.
  175. Misses Giveaways says
    cuisinart stainless steel cookware
  176. Linda Dickson says
    The Cuisinart GR-35 Griddler Compact would be great for our Saturday evening sandwich parties.
  177. I like the Pioneer HDJ-1000G - Limited Edition Advanced Professional DJ Headphones, Gold 
  178. carol lewis says
    I like the Hewlett Packard Envy 20-d030 Win 8 Intel Core i3-3110M 20-Inch All-in-One Desktop (Black).
  179. I like the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System 
  180. Ann Council says
    I like the new IPAD 3.
  181. Jennifer Reed says
    Another product I like from the Buy Dig site is the Eureka 443B SuperLite Upright Vacuum .
  182. Lisa Duffy says
    I would like this please: Toshiba Qosmio 17.3" X875-Q7280 Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor
  183. mary gardner says
    i'd like to have the MSI GT70 Laptop jagar0047 at yahoo dot com
  184. Saver Sara says
    Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White 
  185. I would love the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
  186. Susan Climan says
    I like the Apple MD328LL/A iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB in white
  187. Susan Climan says
    Followed on Pinterest - sjc1020
  188. susan smoaks says
    i would love to get the Cuisinart CPT-140 4-Slice Compact Toaster
  189. Hewlett Packard ENVY Sleekbook 15.6" 6-1110us Win 8 Notebook PC-AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M Processor
  190. Jennifer J says
    I really like the Sony NWZ-Z1040BLK Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player 8GB
  191. I love their knife blocks!
  192. I love the 55LM6200 55" Class Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED TV with SmartTV!
  193. definitely the 55LM6200 55″ Class Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED TV
  194. My husband really wants me to get a new kitchen scale. So, I would love the Cuisinart KML-10 PerfectWeight Digital Kitchen Scale
  195. Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White 
  196. Love using the Cuisinart for frozen strawberry desserts
  197. I like the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System.
  198. Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System 
  199. The Krups FME4 12 Cup Glass Programmable Coffeemaker is what I need and want.
  200. Lauren Harmon says
    I would love to have the 32″ Class ultra-slim LED Smart HDTV with WiFi or any of the TV's or laptops for that matter!
  201. Derek Timm says
    I love the Sony 65 inch 1080p 3D LED HDTV
  202. Shirley Zolenski says
    I also like the Apple MD328LL/A The New iPad 3 With WiFi 16GB - White
  203. The Haier 32-inch television is a great price. We have been looking for ages.
  204. Peggy Rydzewski says
    Cuisinart FCT-10 - 10-Piece French Classic Tri-Ply Stainless Set
  205. Cindy Munkelt says
    I also like the Celestron 47011 4-Color VFD Weather Station (Black)
  206. mary renshaw says
    I would LOVE Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System
  207. I'd like the Cuisinart SS-300 - Single Serve Keurig Brewing System!
  208. I'd like the Deskjet DJ3520 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Copier 
  209. Carolyn Daley says
    I love the LG 50PM4700 50" 720p 3D Slim Bezel Plasma Smart HD TV 
  210. Carolyn Daley says
    I love the LG 50PM4700 50" 720p 3D Slim Bezel Plasma Smart HD TV 
  211. Beverly Metcalf says
    I would love the Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System. Thanks for having this contest!
  212. Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Keurig Brewing System sounds great
  213. Vikki Billings says
    I need this for my laptop: Toshiba Briefcase for Notebooks up to 16"
  214. If it was anything from their store, the Apple IPad! If it is from Cusiniart, the 7 speed blender in pink!!
  215. the new 16gb Ipad 3 with wifi
  216. remote control helicopter with camera says
    I all the time used to read article in news papers but now as I aam a user off net thus from now I am usong neet for articles, thanks to web.

Trackbacks

  1. Cuisinart 12 Cup Food Processor Giveaway - Giveaway Promote says:
    [...] on: 03/23/2013 Open to: United States Enter this Giveaway at Confessions of an Overworked Mom Share this: Pin [...]

Speak Your Mind

*