Tips for Storing Small Kitchen Appliances

Tips for Storing Small Kitchen Appliances

Where does one put all those small kitchen appliances? Here are some helpful tips!

Designing a kitchen takes the big picture and the details all into account. Instead of waiting to see where all of your small kitchen appliances fit, you can incorporate your kitchen lifestyle into the very fabric of the design. You can enjoy the best functionality when storing small kitchen appliances by following these tips below.

Minimalize Your Equipment

The first step is to take an inventory of what you have. If you have extensive kitchen appliances, new, used, and multiples, you could consider shedding some of the appliances you absolutely do not want or need anymore. For the items that remain, you can group them into similar functions and consider your kitchen design needs from there.

Heavy Appliances Below the Countertop

It is best to store heavy appliances on or under the kitchen countertop. It is far more convenient to haul the slow cooker out from below the countertop than from a shelf only accessible by a stepping stool. Some appliances are best kept on a shelf in a lower cabinet, while others could use their own platform for easy access.

Easy Access

Kitchen storage design has come a long way in the last few decades. While one used to have to scrounge around for pots, pans, and baking sheets on shelving, one can now pull out racks and shelves hidden behind beautiful kitchen cabinets. One can find solutions that are general and convenient or specialized for specific appliances and equipment.

Unique Solutions

Storing small kitchen appliances today has truly become a personalized phenomenon. One can find unique, custom ways to store kitchen appliances, such as an electric mixer lift, an appliance garage, and a cabinet housing your microwave and coffee bar. The options are more creative than ever!

To Display or Hide Away

Some small kitchen appliances are more aesthetically pleasing than others. For example, one could have a designer toaster, but slow cookers are debatably utilitarian. One can choose to keep certain items on the counter and on display rather than hidden away, especially if they can be a statement piece and are used daily.


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