While most of us are dreaming of getting away from the city and surrounding ourselves with nature, it’s probably not going to happen. Instead of our dream island getaway or a meditative stay in the mountains, we’re all probably going to have to settle for a quaint backyard gathering or some quality time with our balconies—both of which are luxuries few have access to.
If you have access to either of those luxuries, here are a few mini-outdoor appliances that’ll help you make the most out of your summer.
Making pizza is fun, but it’s almost impossible to get the crust just right in a traditional oven. Most people opt for baking stones or a preheated sheet pan inside the oven to get the temperature high enough, but it takes up a lot of time.
This portable mini pizza oven makes the perfect pies in just sixty seconds flat. We’re not kidding. It only takes 15 minutes to preheat, and you’ll be serving up neapolitan style pizza like a pro, like what Nicole Concepcion did on her Comfort Kitchen episode.
If you’re trying to turn your balcony into a summertime haven, space is arguably the biggest obstacle you’ll face. This handy table and cooler combo helps you save space and time spent shuttling back and forth to get a cool drink.
If you’re not using it as a cooler, you can use it as a mini-table to hold whatever’s going on the grill or in the pizza oven. The lamp underneath is also especially handy when it’s night out and you don’t want to stick your hand in the ice for too long.
Nothing says summer quite like a barbecue. While most outdoor grills are clunky and take up a lot of space, this cute appliance can still cook up a storm sans the size. If you’re feeling like having your own little barbecue (or if that samgyupsal craving kicks in out of nowhere), this hotpot and grill combo could just be your new best friend.
Extension cords are the backbone of any outdoor shindig. Some walls may have outdoor outlets, but that’s something condo balconies rarely have. Investing in a smart extension cord will make your time in the outdoors easier and potentially even safer.
You can hook up smart extension cords to your phone, Alexa or Google Home so you can turn it off remotely. Some models even come with electric surge protectors so you don’t end up shorting your appliances and your home.