The best appliances for small households

October 9th, 2015

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The best appliances for small households

Studio apartments, small one-bedroom homes and lofts… most of these places have one thing in common; they have little to no space!

This is where 2-in-1 appliances work best, as they allow one appliance to work in versatile ways.

So if you follow the list below, you should find your small apartment starting to feel bigger, without having to knock down any walls.

Convection Microwave Ovens 

With convection microwaves, you get the convenience and ease of microwave cooking with the awesome features of a conventional oven. Convection microwave ovens cook a wide variety of foods and are space-saving appliances, making them ideal for small kitchens.

Smeg SA985-2CX Convection Microwave


This Smeg convection oven is our most popular model and has been designed to save you time and add a sense of style and sophistication to your kitchen. Not only does this microwave make it easy to cook, reheat, and defrost your food, it also offers a range of additional functions such as grilling, roasting, and baking.

Panasonic NNDS592B Combination Steam Microwave 


Our customers love this Panasonic microwave, which is a real all-rounder in the kitchen, combining the functions of a regular microwave, a convection oven or grill, and a steam oven. This allows you to use this appliance for pretty much any style of cooking.

Panasonic NNCF770M Convection Microwave 


Customers rave about Panasonic’s NNCF770M, which uses inverter convection technology, making sure that when cooking or reheating, food is heated evenly, while improving texture and flavour.

Small Appliances 

With these small appliances, you can replace the majority of your bulky kitchen food prep and cooking appliances. They are definitely a small household’s best friend.

Sunbeam Pressure Cooker PE6100 


The Sunbeam PE6100 is a great versatile cooker the whole family will love. With its 7 different cooking functions and delay start setting, cooking a variety of foods has never been easier.  Compact and sleek, this Sunbeam pressure cooker will replace most of your cooking appliances. Say goodbye to a cluttered kitchen and hello to the Sunbeam PE6100 pressure cooker.

Sunbeam Sandwich Press & Contact Grill GC7850B 


If you don’t have any room for an oven in your kitchen, then this Sunbeam contract grill is the perfect appliance for you, as it lets you grill, toast, and cook a variety of foods all on the one appliance.

Don’t believe us? Check out these sandwich press recipes!

Philips HR7762-90 Food Processor 


Rated by Choice Online as one of the best food processors, the Philips Avance represents fantastic value for money. Perfect for chopping, slicing, blending, grating, pureeing and more – this food processor will replace most small food prep appliances, and will quickly become your best friend in the kitchen.

Washer Dryer Combos 

A washer dryer combo is a great investment if you live in a small apartment because they save on space.

Basically, a washer dryer combo eliminates the need for a separate washing machine and clothes dryer. Sometimes, for small loads, you can even program your machine to wash and then dry your clothes in a single cycle – saving you time and effort.

LG WD1402CRD6 Washer Dryer Combo 


The LG WD1402CRD6 is a clever washer and dryer that is perfectly suited to families of four. Powered by an inverter direct drive motor, this appliance cleans and dries your clothes quickly, quietly and efficiently. The intelligent features of this washer and dryer help to keep it running efficiently and taking superb care of your clothes.

Electrolux EWW12832 Washer Dryer Combo

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Save space in your laundry and give your clothes a complete wash and dry with this single Electrolux appliance. Perfect for apartment dwellers and homes with smaller laundry spaces, the washer/dryer combo can be used to wash a family-sized load, or dry a smaller load. With the help of its clever electronic controls, you can give your clothes exactly the cleaning treatment they need, every time.

Integrated Appliances

These integrated appliances have been designed to be completely built into your kitchen cabinets. Integrated appliances are specifically designed so their performance is not affected by their installation into your kitchen cupboards.

All integrated appliances are made with standard features you would expect to see in quality modern appliances. Having an integrated appliance will help you save a tremendous amount of space in your home.

Electrolux ERM3701WERH 370L Integrated Fridge 


Make your refrigerator a permanent part of your kitchen design with this integrated Electrolux model. Built right into your kitchen cabinetry, this fridge can help to keep your kitchen seamlessly streamlined while providing plenty of space for storing your family’s fresh food and drink. The fridge’s flexible Spillsafe glass shelves and intelligent airflow system ensure that food of all shapes and sizes can remain perfectly preserved

Smeg Dishwasher DWAF1315T 


The DWAFI315T dishwasher carries a 2-year warranty for all parts and labour, and also offers capacity for 15 place settings, making it an ideal dishwasher for larger families. The fully integrated design means it will provide a seamless aesthetic to your kitchen. These efficient dishwasher models are designed to match the rest of your kitchen cabinetry and blend perfectly with any kitchen design.

Arc AOF6SE1 600mm/60cm Electric Wall Oven 


Finished in stylish black glass and stainless steel, this simple electric wall oven from Arc is an affordable way to add sophistication to your home. Matching well with similar stainless steel appliances, this oven not only looks good in the kitchen, but also provides dependable performance, with a gross volume of 60L available. And for families, the triple-glazed oven door is also fan-cooled, ensuring it remains cooler to touch during cooking.


Space-saving built-in microwaves are perfect for the designer kitchen. With many models featuring drop-down doors, they typically look more like built-in ovens than traditional microwaves. Plus, many integrated microwaves are also convection models, which can cook using the same kind of heat as an electric oven, on top of the typical microwave energy. Choose a built-in microwave that perfectly matches your kitchen’s décor from the selection of integrated models available at Appliances Online.

All the way from the land of the flightless bird, Krissy brings a part of New Zealand culture to the Appliances Online content team. And although she is adamant she does not say 'fush and chups', she can't deny her continuous use of the term 'sweet as' and her ongoing argument with her team on the correct name for jandals (thongs). One thing is for certain, however, her passion for her kiwi slang is matched with her love for sharing news, hacks and buying tips for all things appliances! Krissy's favourite appliance is the Tefal Cook4Me multi cooker, as she believes it's ok to let an appliance do all the work for you.

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