7 Must-Have Appliances for Your Tiny House

Farah Nadia

Whether you live in an urban area or off-grid in the countryside, you’ll still need your tiny house appliances.

If you’re a tiny house owner, then you’ll know that one of the biggest dilemmas in a limited space is keeping it clutter-free. You have probably experienced making purchasing decisions based on your small space and ended up having to forgo a lot of stylish items that you really wanted for your home.

It’s easier to achieve a minimalist look in most parts of the home but with kitchens or laundry areas that need different appliances, space may be an issue.

But remember how we said that minimalism is a trend? The good news is that because of that trend, companies are adapting and manufacturing products that are fit for small spaces including compact and tiny home appliances.

There are plenty of options available from the tiniest coffee maker to the bigger but more compact fridges and stoves that can maximize your tiny home.

Here, we take a look at 7 of the must-have tiny house appliances that are small in size but big on quality and style.

1. Dash Mini Toaster Oven Cooker | USD 24.99

Tiny house appliances for toasting bread, pizza, french fries, and more

We love tiny home appliances that serve a dual purpose and a toaster oven is exactly that. Rather than getting a toaster that can only toast bread, a toaster oven can heat up a variety of baked goods and even pizza, fries, and chicken.

Dash is well known for having cute and stylish appliances that go so well with tiny kitchens.

Their mini toaster oven may be small but it packs a powerful punch, not only offering to make your morning toast, but also make small batches of cookies! Because of its size, it’s also more energy-efficient than your average oven.

What we like: 

  • Available in cute colors
  • Budget-friendly
  • Compact
  • Easy to clean
  • Auto-shut off feature 

What we don’t like: 

  • Really small and can only fit one slice of bread or bagel at a time

It’s also worth checking out Dash’s Mini Waffle Maker and their Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker that are perfect for tiny kitchens.

2. Frigidaire Over The Range Microwave | USD 265.95

Tiny house appliances for the kitchen

Over the range microwaves are as functional as it can get. It’s exactly what its name implies, it’s installed at a height over the kitchen range or stove to save counter space. Kitchens require range hoods to suck in smoke, odors and steam to keep the air clean.

This Frigidaire microwave also functions as a range hood thereby eliminating the need to get two separate appliances. 

If you don’t mind getting a countertop microwave, this compact Whirlpool Microwave with a rounded back will fit most kitchen corners.

What we like:

  • Functional
  • Space-saving
  • Easy to install 

What we don’t like:

  • Vent isn’t as powerful as a range hood

3. Black + Decker Portable Washer | USD 279.00

Tiny house appliances for laundry to wash clothes

Portable washers don’t always have the best designs but Black + Decker’s design of their machine is sleek with its LED display and a viewing window to let you peak and check in on your laundry. Despite its size, it has five cycles and three water levels making washing a breeze. 

If this isn’t for you, check out stackable washers and dryers or a washer dryer combo.

What we like:

  • Has a viewing window
  • Has five cycles
  • Easy to move around
  • Sleek design

What we don’t like:

  • Small tub
  • May have button issues

4. Brentwood Collapsible Kettle | USD 27.32

Cool and minimal tiny house appliances

Collapsible travel kettles aren’t just for taking on the go, it’s also great as a tiny house appliance because it can be flattened and stored in your drawer. That’s one less item on your countertop.

What we like:

  • Dual voltage
  • Safety shut-off
  • Quick boil

What we don’t like:

  • Cord doesn’t unplug from the kettle

5. Farberware Portable Countertop Dishwasher | USD 399.99

Measuring only 17 inches in both length and width, the Farberware portable dishwasher won’t take up so much counter space. There is no need to hook it up to the water source so it can be placed anywhere in your kitchen and even be stored underneath your cabinet if not in use.

Although you have to fill up and empty the water tank with every use, the pros outweigh this con with its five wash programs including a rapid wash setting.

Beware though that this dishwasher may not be the quietest but again, the ease of use and its several functions outweigh this con.

What we like:

  • Detergent pods can be used
  • Compact
  • Easy to use

What we don’t like:

  • Plastic tub
  • Pricey

6. Nutrichef 12-Bottle Capacity Wine Fridge | USD 211.78

Tiny house appliances for wine

Always wanted to chill with a bottle of wine after a long day? It may be a splurge rather than a necessity but this tiny house appliance is a great addition to your home if you’re a wine lover.

The Nutrichef Wine Fridge can be placed on the floor, countertop or even slide into a narrow shelf or cabinet with its compact design. It even has a standing rack at the bottom to put your favorite bottles of wine.

What we like:

  • Quiet compressor
  • Sleek design
  • Lockable controls

What we don’t like:

  • Thicker wine bottles may not fit

7. Empava 12-Inch Induction Cooktop | USD 241.63

Tiny house appliances for cooking

Induction cooktops are the very definition of advanced kitchen technology. Rather than being powered by gas or a radiant coil, it creates electromagnetic fields to produce heat. It’s also easy to clean, spills can be wiped without affecting the cooktop, and is easy to use. 

Drop-in induction cooktops can be pricey but the Empava Induction Cooktop is priced less than $500 but still offers the same efficiency as its pricier counterparts.

The cooktop has nine varying power level settings from as low as 100w up to 1800w making it suitable for all types of cooking.

What we like:

  • Has hot surface indicator
  • Comes in three sizes 
  • Has nine power levels 
  • Inexpensive

What we don’t like:

  • Burners do not sync

Final Word

When shopping for tiny house appliances, don’t just go for things just because it’s compact. Appliances are much more complicated to buy than furniture and should be carefully chosen.

Look for small appliances that pack a powerful punch in terms of performance and remember that you don’t have to compromise function, style and quality for small-sized appliances.