Scan this QR Code to follow PureWow on Snapchat!

Sure, we’d all love to have a waffle iron and an ice-cream maker, but for most of us New Yorkers, that’s not really practical. But even in tiny apartments, these five items are a must. 

Related: 7 Glorious Apartment Updates You Can Totally Do in Your Rental

NY tinykitchen list1

A Good Cutting Board

If you do a lot of chopping, invest in a big, sturdy one. And don’t worry if you don’t have the storage for it—a nice wooden one can live on the counter, or find one that fits over your sink.

NY tinykitchen list2

A Set of Nesting Bowls

You’re never going to regret having more bowls—for baking prep, for leftovers, for popcorn. (Bonus: They look cute, too.)

NY tinykitchen list3

A Magnetic Knife Strip

Unless you’re one of the lucky few blessed with ample counter space, it’s time to get rid of that clunky knife block. A wall-mounted strip keeps knives accessible and makes you feel like a chef. (See also: Magnetic spice jars.)

NY tinykitchen list4

Hooks Everywhere

For especially small kitchens, creating additional storage is a must. Hooks?applied to cabinets, walls or the fridge?make a place for dish towels, mugs, pots and just about anything else you can think of.

NY tinykitchen list5

A Can Opener That Actually Works

This one’s not glamorous, but think about all the can openers you’ve gone through in your life—reads kind of like a string of disappointing exes, doesn’t it? Look for one that uses side cutting: Not only does the unique mechanism somehow manage to eliminate any sharp edges, it lasts way longer than standard versions. 

21 Things a Good Hostess Always Has in Her Apartment

From Around The Web