10 Space-Saving Appliances for Your Tiny Condo

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PHOTO BY Dowell, Philips, Momax, KitchenAid ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) If you’re moving into a new condo or are trying to make the most of the limited space you have, you may have thought about downsizing some appliances. We know how bulky most appliances can be—and while they’re no problem for an average home, in a condo where you might not have the most floor space or countertop real estate, compact appliances are key. Below, we’ll show you some of the best condo-friendly home electronics that’ll help you save space without sacrificing on function.

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For this list, we wanted to focus on appliances that not only were physically compact but may also be multifunctional, eliminating the need for separate appliances that would ultimately take up prime real estate on your countertops. So if you’re up for optimizing the limited space of your condo, we’ve got some great options for your perusal.

These space-saving appliances are perfect for condos and small homes:

Monarc Tabletop Dishwasher (P17,990)

Monarc tabletop dishwasher
PHOTO BY Monarc
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When you think of dishwashers, "compact" is probably not the word you’d use to describe them. These appliances typically take up a ton of room, and if you live in a condo with a small kitchen (or a small area designated as the kitchen), then you’ve probably never even considered a dishwasher. Here’s where things get good: The Monarc Tabletop Dishwasher is made specifically for small kitchens and limited countertop space. Measuring only about 43 centimeters across all sides, you can have the appliance nestled on your kitchen counter or tucked away when not in use. It can be plugged directly into your usual faucet outlets around the kitchen, but the cool thing is that you can attach it to a separate water container in case you only have room elsewhere. You’ll save loads of time on dishes since you can toggle between five different wash cycles: Normal, Eco, Rapid, Glass, or Intensive. Plus, we can’t help but mention how chic the white appliance would look in any space.

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Available on Monarc's website and the Rustan's website.

Asahi Wood Desk Fan (P3,115)

Asahi wood desk fan
PHOTO BY Asahi

If you’ve already started the process of curating a truly #aesthetic condo, then the Asahi Wood Desk Fan is probably going to be the icing on the cake. Its wooden design is easy on the eyes, but don’t let the look deceive you. Its blades are made of heavy metal, so you’re sure to get some much-needed powerful cooling—perfect for any household in this tropical country. The great thing about this desk fan is that it sits nicely on any tabletop, so you can mount it on a counter if you’re short on floor space.

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Available on Lazada and Shop SM.

Momax Mini-Cleanse IoT UV-C Vacuum Robot (P8,690)

Momax robot vacuum
PHOTO BY Momax

The Momax Mini-Cleanse Vacuum Robot is a compact but powerful vacuum cleaner that’ll keep your floors spick and span. Because of its size, it can reach those hard-to-reach spaces like under beds, desks, or drawers, and can easily be stored in any cabinet. The device is made to work with a smartphone app that first analyzes your home and then lets you draw out a route for the vacuum to follow, making sure every nook and cranny is covered. It comes with a built-in, reusable HEPA filter that makes for simple cleaning, so you don’t have to worry about keeping a stash of replacements, giving it extra spacee-saving points in our book.

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Available on Digital Walker's website.

Oster 4-in-1 Multifunctional Air Fryer Oven (P9,660)

Oster air fryer and oven
PHOTO BY Oster

It’s no secret that an air fryer is one of the coolest ways to create a variety of home-cooked meals and dishes without needing a complete set of kitchen appliances. And this 4-in-1 Air Fryer Oven from Oster is probably going to be one of the best investments you ever make for a tiny space without compromising on the diversity of meals you can make. Aside from it obviously being an air fryer, it’s also an oven, a rotisserie, and a dehydrator—yup, all that in just one compact package! And even if you’ve never used an air fryer before, you’re sure to breeze through this one thanks to the easy preset functions on top of their manual settings.

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Available online.

Condura 3.2 cu. ft. Personal Refrigerator (P10,307)

condura refrigerator
PHOTO BY Condura

Don’t let its size fool you; this Personal Refrigerator from Condura is big enough for all your perishables and leftovers, especially if you live alone. It comes with all the trays and racks you might need, but they're also removable in case you want to move things around or make cleaning and defrosting a little easier. 

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Available online.

Imarflex IDX-1850S Slim Induction Cooker (P2,800)

Imarflex induction cooker
PHOTO BY Imarflex

Gas stoves can take up a lot of valuable kitchen real estate in a small condo, so one of the best solutions is getting an induction cooker, which doesn’t rely on gas to heat up, but still gets the job done every time. This slim induction cooker by Imarflex would be the perfect addition to your small kitchen. It sports a compact design that won’t take up a lot of room, both horizontally and vertically, and it has a variety of functions and presets that will make cooking a breeze. 

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Available on Lazada

Philips Foldable Handheld Garment Iron Steamer (P3,599)

Philips steamer
PHOTO BY Philips

We know, we know: Doing laundry and ironing your clothes can be a chore, but sometimes the right tools can help you get the job done a little bit faster. The Philips Foldable Handheld Garment Iron Steamer is precisely one of those things. It works as a super handy handheld steamer, and the nifty thing about it is that you don’t need an ironing board to give your clothes that freshly pressed look. When not in use, you can easily fold it up and stash it away, and even in its full size, it's still a pretty small, handheld gadget that makes sure your clothes are well taken care of. 

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Available on Lazada.

Dowell Mini Portable Air Cooler (P1,798)

dowell air cooler
PHOTO BY Shop SM

Depending on your condo’s size and number of bedrooms, you might already have an air conditioner in every room. But in case you don’t want to turn them on every single time the temperature starts to rise—which, as you probably know, is pretty often—then maybe this mini portable air cooler from Dowell would be a handy alternative. Its desktop-friendly size makes it just as compact (or even more!) than your preferred desk fan, plus you can hook it up to a laptop or powerbank if you’re ever in a pinch.

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Available on Shop SM.

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor (P4,990)

KitchenAid food processor
PHOTO BY KitchenAid

KitchenAid’s Mini Food Processor doesn’t just help you save on space, it also helps you save on time by letting you chop, mix, or puree your food with just a few clicks. It gives you all the functions you might get from a chopper, grinder, blender, and food processor, so don’t be surprised if this handy machine becomes a daily companion in your adulting journey. You can easily take it apart for cleaning, and all the parts are dishwasher safe, too. 

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Available on Lazada.

Kyowa Electric Griller (P2,000)

kyowa electric griller
PHOTO BY Kyowa

If you’re into meats like burgers and steaks, you probably know that having them fresh off the grill has little to no competition. But when you live in a condo where you’re left wanting in terms of space, you likely won’t have room for an entire grill yourself. Enter this electric griller from Kyowa. Instead of using coal and fire to heat up your meat, it uses electricity, which also means you get less smoke than you might on a traditional grill. This compact griller comes with removable parts for easy cleanup and you’re able to control your cooking temp for the best accuracy.

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Available on Lazada.

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