All 11 Dash Mini Appliances, Ranked
Which of these cute appliances should you add to your cookware collection?
You might be familiar with Dash, an appliance brand that makes a ton of super cute mini appliances. (Just check out all of the adorable colors their products come in!) We've had a lot of good luck with Dash Mini appliances — they're typically very affordable, require no setup and are easy to clean. Plus, most of their products are backed by a 1-year manufacturer warranty, so you can get cooking with peace of mind.
Who Are Dash Appliances Best For?
But while they're definitely perfect for small spaces, these gadgets are still taking up real estate in your kitchen. When depending which are worth it for you, it's best to keep in mind that these miniature appliances are designed for small-batch cooking. Depending on the function of the appliance, if you regularly prep for a crowd, a Dash Mini probably isn't right for you. If you're regularly preparing meals for one or two, these might be just the thing you've been looking for.
Here, we're ranking 11 Dash Mini appliances, starting with what's most useful and fun.
How We Ranked
When ranking these items, we considered overall versatility and also checked how easy it is to use and clean each machine. We also referenced internal testing and consulted shopper reviews left on Amazon.
Thanks to it's versatility and more than 20,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this gadget earned the top spot on our list. The nonstick surface is perfect for cooking single-serve meals in a matter of minutes, whether that's a melty grilled cheese sandwich, a perfectly fried egg or a reheated slice of pizza. Users love this gadget because it's so easy to clean, too — most just wipe it down with a damp paper towel.
If you've spent any time on TikTok, you've probably seen dozens of keto hacks using Dash's mini waffle maker. You can use this waffle maker with cookie dough, hash browns and keto chaffles or browse through thousands of five-star Amazon reviews for recipe inspiration. The brand's waffle maker also earned a top spot on our list because there are so many models. You can choose a heart-shaped machine, a waffle maker that creates a honeycomb pattern or even one that makes four mini waffles at once.
This mini grill is worth buying because it can replace a few pieces of cookware in your kitchen, including your grill pan and panini press. People love this 4-inch grill for making burgers, quesadillas, pressed sandwiches, grilled chicken, salmon filets and so much more. One negative is that the ridges are a bit tougher to clean, especially if you're working with greasier foods. But overall, this is a great space-saving option for smaller households.
If you don't want to splurge on a professional-grade blender, keep it small and simple (and affordable!) with something like the Dash Mighty Mini Blender. This personal blender is perfect for single servings, and while it's not super powerful, users say it can blend frozen fruit and ice relatively quickly and easily. It's also super easy to clean, especially since the blending container doubles as an on-the-go bottle.
While you don't need a waffle bowl maker, it's sure to brighten up your at-home brunches and ice cream sundaes. In testing, we found that the Dash Waffle Bowl Maker created bowls sturdy enough to hold a number of toppings. Some favorites include eggs and sausage, fried chicken or ice cream. Our editors found that like other Dash Mini appliances, cleanup was a breeze — you just need to wipe down the nonstick coating.
If you've been making Emily Mariko's viral salmon rice bowl, it might be time to add a rice cooker to your kitchen. And if you only need to make a serving or two, Dash's two-cup rice cooker could be right for you. It includes a mixing paddle and measuring cup, and this machine can also be used for quinoa, oatmeal and even pasta. This gadget falls at the midpoint in our ranking because a rice cooker isn't exactly a necessity. There are plenty of other ways to prepare rice, and you don't really need an appliance dedicated to it unless you eat it frequently.
When we tested the Dash Mini Pie Maker, we tried making lemon curd tarts and apple pies. We found that the crust turned out mostly golden-brown and flaky, and though not dishwasher-safe, cleanup was still seamless. While this is a great solution to making a single-serving pie in just a few minutes, this mini machine isn't ideal if you're trying to make dessert for more than one person. It takes five minutes in between pies to reheat properly, so it's a bit time-consuming and results were a little uneven. You'll also need to use pre-made filling, since the machine is mostly designed to quickly cook just the crust.
Though this gadget falls into single-use appliance territory, it provides an easy, fast and more compact alternative to a traditional pizzelle iron. You can only make one of these crispy Italian cookies at a time, but it takes just a minute. The cooking surface has a different pattern on each side, so you can choose your favorite design. Enjoy them as traditional, wafer-thin cookies or roll into waffle cones and cannoli shells.
If you're looking for a way to make a single-serve cake, this Dash Mini Bundt Cake Maker is a great option. Though, with the time and effort making it, reviewers say you could be better off just making a regular-sized cake. Still, it's a fun machine for making mini desserts, and shoppers note that it's great for keeping kids and grandkids entertained.
Though we love the idea of miniature donuts in minutes, this Dash gadget falls a bit flat. It requires a little more attention since you have to flip the donuts halfway through, and Amazon reviewers point out that the donuts cook unevenly and are almost too small. On the flip side, some shoppers note that this gadget is a fun activity to do with your kids, and recommend using store-bought muffin mix or cake mix for a shortcut.
Though extremely adorable, this toaster oven isn't overly practical — it's super small! It can only toast one piece of bread or half of a bagel at a time. There's no way to control the temperature, and the longest you can set the timer is 15 minutes...so, it won't stay on long enough to actually cook or bake something. We can only see this gadget being useful if you live in a super small space and don't have an oven. Most of the positive reviewers mention using it in their RV, dorm room or office cubicle.