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Smaller Appliances for Smaller Kitchens


More Appliance Choices for Small Spaces


Small homes and condos can find more room in the kitchen with space-saving appliances. Fortunately, the field of smaller appliances has expanded greatly with appliance brands from Europe entering the field. Full size appliances in Europe are made to fit 60mm (24″) cabinet widths rather than the 30″ dimensions for most U.S. brands. In addition, many “apartment-sized” appliances have typically been de-featured and low-end models. No more. You can now choose from a wide-spectrum of brands from entry level to luxury brands made in more compact sizes.

For example, standard dishwashers are designed to fit in a 24″ space. However, there are a number of dishwasher brands that offer full-featured dishwashers that fit in an 18″ space, such as the Bosch dishwasher. Click on the link below for a full description:

Bosch 18″ Dishwasher

For those, that can’t accommodate a full height dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel, as well as others, offer a space-saving dishwasher drawer.

In cooking appliances, there are even more choices. Standard widths for ranges are 30″, but choices abound in 24″ or even 20″ sizes. Here’s a Bluestar range built for a 24″ opening.

Many cooktops, and ovens are 30″, but here again there are many choices in 24″ cooktops and ovens. UAKC, can even help you with a 2 burner cooktop if needed. Take a look at this Italian made Bertazzoni oven and cooktop made to fit a 24″ opening. Click on the links below:

Bertazzoni 24″ Oven

Bertazzoni 24″ Cooktop

You can also get a nice full-featured Stainless French-Door refrigerator from Whirlpool that will fit in a 30″ wide opening instead of the more common 36″ models. Click on the link below to find out more:

Whirlpool 30″ Wide French-Door Refrigerator

Is the 30″ refrigerator shown above still too big? Then take a look at these SMEG units. Tall and thin, the SMEG refrigerators are designed to fit into a 24″ wide opening.

The team at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center can even help you with space-saving sinks and plumbing products for a compact kitchen. Call or visit the experts at UAKC for more space-saving ideas.

April 02, 2015
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