6 Best Space-Saving Kitchen Appliances To Buy To Minimise The Clutter In Your Kitchen

15 March 2024 | BY

A decluttered kitchen is a much happier place and you can achieve that by securing these space-saving kitchen appliances.

Picture this: you, your kitchen, and a handful of multi-purpose kitchen appliances that don’t take up much space. For once, you don’t have to sacrifice the limited countertop space or dig through drawers overflowing with gadgets you don’t know how to use.

A decluttered kitchen is a much happier place, and you won’t even have to go full Mary Kondo to achieve it. Just swap your slew of tools with these space-saving kitchen appliances to minimise the mess in your culinary hub.

1. Multi-cookers or Instant Pot

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Multi-cookers like the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot have several settings that’ll let you chef up almost anything: rice, soups, stir-fries, and dips.

The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 ($259), for example, even lets you sear a steak and fry a fish. So, technically, you can ditch your frying pan if you want to. On top of that, it allows you to make yoghurt and sterilise baby bottles with ease. 

As for the Ninja Foodi, the 11-in-1 model ($608) has a built-in air fryer with TenderCrisp technology so you can whip up some crispy fries and golden chicken tenders. With a Ninja Foodi, you can also pressure cook your meat and steam your veggies using just 1 pot.

2. Built-in coffee machine

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A built-in coffee machine is the move if you want a sleek, space-saving, and barista-quality alternative to your daily Starbucks run.

Granted, these beauties don’t come cheap. But if you think about the money you’ll save in the long run by brewing your cuppa at home, then it’s worth it. Plus, built-in coffee machines can blend perfectly with your kitchen cabinets, bring a sophisticated look while saving a tonne of countertop space, and increase the resale value of your home should you sell.

With a built-in coffee machine, you can make a multitude of drinks: Americano, cappuccino, long black, latte – the list goes on. They can also froth milk and grind fresh coffee beans so you’ll always have cafe-quality brew at your fingertip.   

Brand Unique Features Price (SGD)*
Miele Touchscreen, built-in ceramic grinder, double brewing with just 1 touch., auto-clean. From $8,600
Bosch LED screen, adjustable coffee strength, personalised profile for each family member. From $2,900
Siemens TFT touch display, can brew specialty coffee with just 1 touch, AromaDouble Shot feature for extra strong cuppa. From $4,200
Gaggenau Adjustable coffee intensity and spout height, quiet operation, auto milk frothing and cleaning, brew pause for extra flexibility. From $2,523
Smeg Memory function, built-in milk frother and grinder, energy-saving mode, adjustable spout height. From $4,453
Neff One touch brewing function, TFT high-resolution display, memory function, Home Connect app for remote control. From $3,500

*Prices are approximate and subject to change. 

3. Air Fryer Toaster Oven

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An air fryer toaster oven that lets you air fry, bake, toast, broil, and warm is exactly one of the space-saving kitchen appliances that the doctor ordered for your cramped kitchen. It’s portable and will replace the need to buy a traditional oven, toaster, and air fryer.

Some toaster ovens even come with a convection function so you can roast meat and caramelise vegetables to perfection while doing the bare minimum. Or, if you just want to reheat leftover pizza and tater tots, you can do that too.

Brand Unique features Price
Tefal ActiFry Genius XL Dual Motion Technology for automatic stirring, 9 cooking programs, 1 spoon of oil for healthier frying From $200
COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer WiFi connectivity, app control, pre-programmed recipes, voice control (Alexa & Google Assistant) From $150
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven 7 cooking functions, adjustable thermostat, timer, interior light, convection function From $200

*Prices are approximate and subject to change.

4. Wells Tankless water purifier

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Kiss your kettle and water dispenser goodbye and opt for a 3-in-1 Wells tankless water purifier. It can filter impurities like bacteria and heavy metals and dispense hot, cold, and alkaline water for all of your drinking needs. Plus, the Wells tankless water purifier comes in 5 colours: black, white, sage, pink, and red, and will sit elegantly on your countertop without looking like an eyesore. The bulk of the purifier is hidden under the sink and can be installed by a technician upon delivery.


Besides water purifiers, the brand is also known for its Wells Home Café which brews coffee and tea using just 1 machine. It comes with 2 separate spouts and capsule drawers for each caffeinated beverage so you won’t get the flavours mixed up.

5. Multi-purpose hand blender

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Blenders are crucial components to any kitchen. But if you’re tight on space, go for a multi-purpose hand blender. These versatile blenders come with various attachments that’ll let you chop, grind, and mash a variety of ingredients. Plus, most of these parts are detachable and dishwasher safe, making them easy to clean.

Although hand blenders might not be as powerful as their jug counterparts, they’ll get the job done – especially for quick tasks like blending soups straight from the pot or whisking dips and dressing in the bowl. They also take up little storage space and will be a good fit for small space or those with a minimalist kitchen counter.

Brand Features Price (SGD)*
Braun Multiquick SplashControl technology, SmartSpeed control, EasyClick system for attachments $60 – $230 SGD
Breville Control Grip Ergonomic design, anti-suction blending technology, adjustable speed control $90 – $230 SGD
Philips ProMix ProMix technology for consistent blending, versatile use $45 – $150 SGD
KitchenAid Robust build, multiple speed settings, colorful options, removable 8″ blending arm with fixed blade for smooth blending $60 – $230 SGD
Cuisinart Smart Stick Compact, easy to use, extra-long 8″ stainless steel shaft, SmartStick technology with low and high-speed settings $45 – $150 SGD
Kenwood Triblade Triblade system for efficient blending, various attachments, variable speed control $90 – $300 SGD
Bamix Professional Durability, professional-grade performance, built to last, powerful motor $225 – $450 SGD

*Prices are approximate and subject to change.

Best space-saving kitchen appliances to minimise clutter

We all dream of having a spacious Martha Stewart-approved kitchen. While you wait to turn that dream into a reality, secure these multi-purpose and space-saving kitchen appliances that will help reduce clutter in the heart of your home. 

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