The kitchen is one of those frustrating places. Unlike other rooms, where you decide what to add, the kitchen decides for you. To be considered, well, a kitchen, a few large appliances are required that end up hogging valuable space. In the past, the appliance market didn't accommodate those of us with smaller kitchens than say, a two family townhouse, but these days you can find a compact, just about everything, that sometimes can even handle more than one job.