Tiny homes & camping trailers are all the rage but outfitting them (and small kitchens anywhere) with appropriate kitchenware that is highly functional and yet also space efficient can be a challenge. Here are some of our top picks for the best housewares for tiny living.
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We’ve rounded up our set of favorites that are sure to help you make the most of your space.
It’s hard to survive any day without a steaming cup of coffee or tea and this tea kettle is the perfect partner to our tiny coffee solution.
This little moka pot is tiny but packs a punch. It makes a very strong coffee that is nearly espresso directly on the stovetop. We love how compact it is while producing such a great cup of coffee.
This George Foreman grill is perfect for using in places with electricity when you don’t feel like breaking out the grill or you get a hankering for some delicious waffles.
It’s small enough to fit comfortably in the cupboards but big enough to tackle crisping up 2-4 sandwiches, making 2 extra large waffles at a time or grilling up a good amount of meat.
The additional attachments available make it a pseudo oven as well for casseroles and muffins!
Got a craving for cookies or french fries on the go? No problem, you have the perfect setup with these perfectly sized pans.
I absolutely love this grill! I have to tell you, I’m completely intimidated by grilling still and this grill solved so many marriage spats because my husband is a bit of a charcoal grilling snob. This grill easily switches from charcoal to propane so I can light it up the way I want to and he can still break out his briquettes when he is around.
I am a smoothie addict and even on the road I try to sneak in a morning protein shake when I can. This tiny blender tucks right into the corner space so easily and makes just enough to satisfy.
I love these hot mitts because they are so heavy duty and yet are really thin. They protect up to 500 degrees and down to -134 degrees so they will cover a wide range of indoor and outdoor cooking needs. I also love using them as a jar opener since they are silicon and have nubby grips on them.
This little setup is pure genius! It sits right on the countertop and gives quick access to everything you need in a small kitchen space. The cutting boards are just the right size to keep raw meats separate from veggies in a small kitchen. And the knives are sharp and just enough sizes without being overkill.
This nesting set of bowls and measuring cups is incredible! Not only is there a strainer in there but there is also a sifter in addition to all the bowls and cups. Stay basic and mix up a coleslaw to go with your burger or get as fancy as you want and make a cake with a pretty dusting of powdered sugar on top.
I know some people might think this is silly but if you take fresh veggies out camping the salad spinner is a lifesaver! Not only can you whip up a great salad or crunchy lettuce for campfire tacos but you can also store all the veggies in it keeping them from getting crushed and at the right humidity so they don’t mold practically instantaneously.
This tiny can opener is perfect for tucking into a backpack or picnic basket! It’s super sharp and easy to use on a variety of different can thicknesses.
This multicooker is one of my new favorite kitchen tools in our main kitchen and I’ve started hauling it with us in the camper because it’s just so dang versatile. It’s like a slow cooker met a fryer and had a baby. Perfect for slow cooking a roast all day while you hike, then crank it up and fry yourself potatoes and eggs with it for breakfast. You can even add oil to it and deep fry in it as well! Such a handy tool that it’s worth the space it takes.