Energy Efficient Micro Appliances.

November 11, 2009 3 Comments

There are a number of reasons why someone would want a smaller appliances or even dual usage for one purchased item.  Smaller living space, reduced number of steps needed to get things done, or simply to save money – multifunctional appliances definitely have their benefits.  These nifty duos have seen a considerable growth in the market place, especially with increased penny-pinching, reduced energy consumption, and a cultural push for simple compact life.
 
Aside from being energy friendly, small appliances are great for not only smaller homes, but for bachelors and bachelorettes, those looking to downscale their appliance usage, and they make great wedding gifts. Check out these space-saving gadgets that not only make your life more compact, but also more eco friendly and innovative.
 
Microwave Duos


 
LG has come up with some clever ways to pair microwaves with other popular kitchen gadgets, such as a toaster and a coffee maker.  This stainless steel duo saves a ton of space, and is cleverly designed to be chic yet functional. Instead of running both your microwave and your coffee maker, you now need to flip only one switch
 
Tankless Water Heaters
 

Tankless water heaters are an absolute must have for homes with limited floor space and plumbing options. These electric heaters produce and supply endless streams of hot water to multiple outlets simultaneously without any fluctuation in temperature. They are 30%-50% percent more energy efficient than a traditional water heater, and the automatic shut-off features provides huge energy savings.
 
The Ottoman Bench Press
 

Though not an appliance, Ottoman’s are great for smaller spaces. They can be used as a coffee table or as additional seating. Interestingly enough the “Otto-Bench” also allows the Ottoman to be used as a bench press/weight lifting station.  This two-in-one decor gadget saves natural resources by combining two needs in one.  The amount of time, energy and resources that would have gone into building two separate products is cut in half! And if you consider the beginning to end process for a consumer good, especially logging and transport, you can rest assure that you’re doing your part for the environment.

The Revolving Kitchen
 

The original Circle Kitchen is an innovative high-tech compact kitchen. The 180° revolving kitchen features all the amenities of a traditional kitchen but takes up only 1.8 square meters of space.  They come in a number of styles and are great for either a small home, apartment, guest house, and garage homes.  Plus smaller fridge, smaller appliances, means reduced energy costs and needs.
 
Great Gadgets for Small Homes is written by Shireen Qudosi. For more, or to view our Heater Guide, visit us at http://www.heater-home.com. Follow us on Twitter @HeaterHome
 
Image: HomeAppliances.wordpress, LG, Archixpo

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Comments (3)

  1. alex yad says:

    I use gas tankless water heater for several months for hot water and heating. Frugal really scary, but in the summer when no heating and are therefore not work continuously, when you put the water you must wait between 5 and 10 seconds to warm up.

  2. The revolving Circle Kitchen looks like an amazing idea. I looked up more info about them and see that they cost between $6,500 and $15,000, depending on appliances and gadgetry included, which does not sound unreasonable.

  3. Belle says:

    I really like the idea of a tankless water heater! I never knew they existed. I always end up waiting for up to 3 minutes for hot water, and it really becomes a hassle. THat circle kitchen idea is pretty brilliant!

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