Small appliance

A small domestic appliance, also known as a small electric appliance or minor appliance or simply a small appliance, small domestic or small electric,[1] is a portable or semi-portable machine, generally used on table-tops, counter-tops or other platforms, to accomplish a household task. Examples include microwave ovens, toasters, humidifiers, food processors and coffeemakers. They contrast with major appliances (British "white goods"), such as the refrigerator and washing machine, which cannot be easily moved and are generally placed on the floor. Small appliances also contrast with consumer electronics (British "brown goods") which are for leisure and entertainment rather than purely practical tasks.[2]

Small appliances in a kitchen: a food processor, a waffle iron, a coffee maker, and an electric kettle
Glowing filaments of a modern 2-slice toaster