A small stainless steel microwave is the perfect appliance for those compact kitchens you tend to get in small apartments, dorms and many houses.  If you don’t want to get into large renovations, or simply, you just don’t need a big kitchen and you are happy to work with the one you have, then you don’t have to miss out on good quality appliances for your small space.

Those larger appliances, especially the microwaves can tend to completely take over a small space and they look out of place.  It is nice to get the size that fits a compact kitchen and doesn’t overwhelm it.

If you get creative with storage in your kitchen by using cabinet accessories and shelves, you can function quite well in a small space, but what about the appliances?  Some can be quite large.Small Stainless Steel MicrowaveCredit: Amazon

Most microwave ovens tend to be 1 to 2 cubic feet, which makes them large, and for the most part are designed to be above the stove or off the counter, or on the end of a large countertop.  But if you have a small space, you want something that will not take up the entire kitchen counter area right?

Oster OGG3701 .7-Cubic Foot 700-Watt Digital Microwave Oven

It used to be that the smaller the microwave, the more likely it would be a white one, but you can now get a small stainless steel microwave for your kitchen that is under 1 cubic foot.  This particular model is actually 0.7 cubic feet, and it can still fit a dinner plate.

When you get into the smaller units, you usually give up some of the height for stacking things to cook.  But the most common use for a microwave oven is to heat things up, defrost and re-heat that mug of coffee or those leftovers.  Do you really need to stack things?

Stainless steel has become the most wanted finish in appliances, and why should you not get the same finish in a smaller unit?

Since there are many small kitchens out there, designers are coming up with more compact appliances that will work in a small space, such as a dorm or apartment with a fashionable finish such as the stainless steel.  You can actually get themed ones too,  such as the pink microwave oven so that it becomes a part of your décor rather than hidden away!

This small stainless steel microwave is approximately 23 pounds, so if you can create a little shelf or area for it to sit, it will be out of your way and is not as cumbersome as the larger units, it is even small enough to sit on the kitchen table as long as you have an electrical outlet.

You can get these smaller units at most kitchen and appliance stores and many big box electronic stores are selling these smaller appliances too.  But you can get a much larger selection of small stainless steel microwaves and other finishes online at sites such as Amazon.   It is worth checking online to get some great deals.