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These Budget-Friendly Small Appliances Can Make Your Life Easier

Your P5,000 budget can afford you a quick home makeover with these essentials

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Photography: Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photo) | JP Meneses (Products)

From the moment we wake up, we depend on technology to do tasks for us. Whether it’s a high-tech alarm clock, a sleek coffee maker, or a topnotch toaster—our techy buddies do a lot of work and help keep our home in tip-top shape. If you’re on the lookout for appliances that are worth the investment, we’ve got a few picks you can check out. These essentials don't take up precious counter space while proving that size doesn't matter when it comes to getting the job done. Take note of our budget-friendly list:

1. A chic coffee maker for your morning routine


Start your day on the right note by preparing a hot cup of coffee. This must-have is small but you can enjoy around four to six cups in one brew. Since it has a removable filter basket, you can simply wash and rinse it.

Imarflex Coffee Maker, P895

2. A reliable multi-cooker


Boil, simmer, and do a ton of tasks with this versatile essential. Make sure you maximize its 1.5 liter capacity to save on electricity. With this multi-cooker's stainless steel body, it can stand out on your countertop.

Asahi Multi-Cooker, P1,175

3. A cute rice cooker


How often do you spot a pink rice cooker? This must-have can add a pop of color in your compact kitchen and help you cook delicious rice in a breeze. Panasonic's baby rice cooker is perfect for cooking for a small group and it has a see-through glass lid as well.

Panasonic Baby Rice Cooker, P1,725

4. A blender for your citrus cravings


Nothing beats a refreshing glass of fresh juice on a hot day. Prep some delicious drinks, experiment with your concoctions, and relish your favorite fruits with this sleek must-have. You can also use it to chop vegetables and fruits.

Tefal Fruit Sensation, P4,195

5. A TV meant for marathons


Catching up on your favorite series? Do it in style without worrying about space. LG's 24" HD LED TV is ideal for compact living rooms and tiny sleeping spaces. 

LG 24" HD LED TV, P8,990

6. A compact retro refrigerator


Achieve a vintage vibe in your kitchen with this retro fridge that can fit in a corner of your cooking area. This appliance is ideal for tiny studio units and small apartments. If you live in a big home, you may want to have one in your room for quick midnight snacks.

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Brikk Retro Fridge, P24,995

7. A sturdy washing machine


Count on less tangles, twists, and cleaner clothes—thanks to Samsung's Wobble technology. With this must-have, chore days will become bearable for sure.

Samsung Top Load Washer, price available upon request

All items are available at SM Appliance Center, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Makati City.

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