New Generation of Appliances Targets Small Space Renters

Pin it button big

More major brands are marketing appliances to smaller space residents these days, creating more options for people living in under 600 square feet. Above, the new Bosch XS is roughly one eighth the size of a regular dishwasher, and has the capacity to hold one place setting (or a cup, fork, and one plate) — perfect says Bosch, for micro-living and renters in urban markets such as New York. See more small-scale models after the jump:

Pin it button big

The Mini 600 is modeled after Sears' highly-rated and much beloved 36000, which has been on the market since 2003. Although the newer Mini 600 doesn't have an ice maker, freezer, temperature controls, shelves, or automatic light, it does have the same cooling mechanism and parts (just smaller). The Mini 600 holds a cup of milk and half dozen eggs.

Pin it button big

LG's line of washing machines now includes a space efficient model as well. The LG1/4 is .5 cubic feet of power and can clean a pair of socks in under 20 minutes. Its super high efficiency also means you'll only need a thimble of washing detergent per load.