The 9 Best Kitchen Televisions

Updated February 16, 2018 by Quincy Miller

9 Best Kitchen Televisions
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We spent 40 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you don't want to miss your favorite shows just because of your pesky need to eat every day, these kitchen televisions are the perfect solution. Small enough to stay out of the way (especially if mounted on the wall or under a cabinet), they still offer a rewarding TV viewing experience. Of course, if you tend to get lost in your stories, you might want to invest in a fire extinguisher as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best kitchen television on Amazon.

9. Sceptre E195BV-SHD

The Sceptre E195BV-SHD weighs practically nothing, so if you don't have a dedicated area to devote to your TV, this is a good choice. You can set it up in the corner and then easily move it across the room when you need that space to chop vegetables.
  • customizable picture and sound
  • stand is a little shaky
  • remote is poorly laid out
Brand Sceptre
Model E195BV-S
Weight 7.6 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

8. Hisense 23A320

If you've got room to spare, the Hisense 23A320 has a large 23-inch screen that lets you keep an eye on the news while you wait for the water to boil. The rear ports could get annoying if you're hoping to stream video, though, as you'll need to keep it away from the wall.
  • good for listening to music
  • simple and intuitive setup
  • stand gets dirty easily
Brand Hisense
Model 23A320
Weight 12.3 pounds
Rating 3.5 / 5.0

7. LG 22LJ4540

The LG 22LJ4540 offers a dynamic 1080p LED display in a compact 22-inch frame, allowing you to enjoy your favorite shows in crisp color while preparing your favorite meals. The only port it has is for an HDMI cable, so don't expect to add speakers to boost the audio.
  • easy to see from any angle
  • powerful triple xd engine
  • sound comes out of the bottom
Brand LG
Model 22LJ4540
Weight 9 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

6. Vizio D24H-E1

If you absolutely need smart features in every room of the house, the Vizio D24H-E1 has a Wi-Fi connection that lets you stream your favorite shows without hooking up a Roku or Fire stick. The 24-inch screen is nice, but it may also be overkill for some users.
  • can control it with your phone
  • auto backlight setting
  • no buttons on the set itself
Model D24h-E1
Weight 10.2 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Sceptre E195BV-SMQR

If you don't want to damage cabinets or drywall with a mount, the Sceptre E195BV-SMQR has a stable base that swivels, ensuring that you always have a clear view of the screen. You might miss a few words here and there due to the tinny sound, but overall it's a quality set.
  • has two hdmi ports
  • scratch-resistant surface
  • remote control is laggy
Brand Sceptre
Model E195BV-SMQR
Weight 8 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Sceptre E246BV-SR

If you can't justify breaking the bank for a TV that you won't be watching closely, the Sceptre E246BV-SR is a great value option that offers big-budget performance. It's very thin, so you can set it up along a wall without sacrificing much in the way of counter space.
  • good for mounting
  • also includes a stable base
  • multiple picture setting options
Brand Sceptre
Model E246BV-SR
Weight 18.5 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

3. Pyle Ultra

If you're willing to make sacrifices on size, but not on picture quality, then the Pyle Ultra boasts a compact 15.6-inch screen that still offers a 1080p display. It gives you plenty of room for meal prep while ensuring that you never miss even the tiniest details.
  • easy-to-use remote
  • relatively powerful speakers
  • convenient top-panel buttons
Brand Pyle
Model PTVLED15
Weight 5.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Exuby Small

The Exuby Small is incredibly easy to set up, and you should be able to have it tuned in within minutes of getting it out of the box. It boasts a variety of inputs, including HDMI and USB, so you can hook up your cable box or Fire stick and stream Netflix as well.
  • great for rvs and travel
  • can attach an rf antenna
  • ports for additional speakers
Brand eXuby
Model EXB 13.3LED
Weight 4.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Samsung UN24M4500A

If you're looking for a tactical command center that you can set up next to the fridge, the Samsung UN24M4500A is a smart LED model with a crystal-clear picture, so whether you're catching up on "Game of Thrones" or just scrolling through Facebook, it'll have your back.
  • gorgeous color resolution
  • easy to switch between functions
  • good volume range
Brand Samsung
Model UN24M4500AFXZA
Weight 12.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

Entertainment While You Eat

For one reason or another, it seems like the best parties always end up centralized in the kitchen. They do in my house, for sure, since all of my parties revolve exclusively around food. But when we're alone in the kitchen, when it's just you and the food and quiet, sometimes you miss the comfort of that group, the extra voices and presences there with you.

That's why I think it's a good idea to have a television in your kitchen. It's not that you want to set up a crazy, complex entertainment system there; you just want a little extra something going on while you cook and snack. Considering the fact that we've become so adept at operating two or more screens at once, having the TV on in the kitchen is almost a necessity.

These kitchen televisions work just the same as any other television. Their screens are liquid crystal displays, or LCDs, and they're either back-lit or edge-lit by light emitting diodes, or LEDs.

Those LEDs provide the light that the LCD screen colors and focuses into your image. Back-lit LED TVs have an array of LEDs behind the entire LCD panel, whereas edge-lit TVs only have LEDs running along the edges.

If we were talking about 60" units here, you'd be justified in worrying that an edge-lit system couldn't effectively illuminate the center portions of your image with any kind of sufficiency or accuracy. With these smaller kitchen TVs, though, the sizes are small enough that an edge-lit design gives you all the light you need to produce a high quality image.

Not Exactly Viewing Distance

The kitchen in my house when I was very young boasted a teal green floating counter with a bar and stools on one side, and it was at the end of that bar that we placed a 13" TV. This is back in the days when TVs had vacuum tubes, and southwestern themes held some sway over decorating patterns in the northeast US. That means our kitchen also had dream catchers, clay pottery, and other things you'd find decorating a bad Tex-Mex restaurant.

The size of the TV was perfect for glancing up at a bad horror movie in the middle of a midnight snack or catching a bit of the morning news over breakfast. The point here is that you don't want the TV in your kitchen to be too big, and that viewing distance isn't measured quite the same way as it is in your living room.

In a living space, the golden rule for viewing distance and screen size is that you want roughly ten inches of screen size for each foot of viewing distance. So, if you have your couch situated six feet from your television stand, you'll want to get a 60" TV.

In the kitchen, though, there are other things to consider, and the amount of space you have is paramount. Most of these TVs are designed to fit into tight corners. One of the models on our list is even built to be mounted beneath a cabinet like those old kitchen clock radios. Their sizes range from 9-22", and I've developed a good way to guide your size decision.

How many people can comfortably cook in your kitchen at once? If things get uncomfortably close as soon as a second chef begins to work, you shouldn't get anything above 13". If two chefs can coordinate a simple dance between them and get their cooking done with minimal interference, you can go up to 19", and if you have a whole line working in there seamlessly, then, and only then, should you reach for the bigger screens.

The Televisions Multiply

While there were fewer than 10,000 television sets in American in 1945, the post-war boom in production and sales sent that number up more than 6000 times, with over 60 million sets nationwide in the 60s, which was about a third of the country's population. Those years marked the first in which a small number of Americans had more than a single TV set in their homes.

While the development of television itself is a fascinating one, from its early experiments in the US and Russia in the 1920s, to RCA producing regular programming in the late 30s, and F.D.R.'s appearance on the medium in 1939, it's that specific marker of growth–the moment American households took on more than one TV–that leads us to the topic at hand today.

That first TV, more than likely, went in the main living room. The second was liable to end up in the parents' bedroom, or perhaps a rec room for the kids. By the time Americans got into their third TV, the odds of it ending up in the kitchen drastically increased.

Yet, in 1975, only about 11% of American households had three or more TVs, and 54% still had only the one. It would take until 2006 for that number to cross 50%, and now the figures from 1975 are reversed with well over 50% of households sporting three or more sets, and the number of households with just one TV approaching single digit percentages.

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Last updated on February 16, 2018 by Quincy Miller

Quincy is a writer who was born in Texas, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his life-long dream of someday writing a second page to one of his screenplays.

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