Hiding Small Appliances

By Kate Riley April 17, 2017

The kitchen cabinets for the flip house in Vegas will arrive in a few weeks. In addition to the main cabinetry that surrounds the big appliances (range, refrigerator, etc.) I added a series of tall cabinets on an unused wall and included two pantries, one for food and the other to house bulk items and small appliances.

In my kitchen in California, I store small appliances in a cabinet hidden under the peninsula. It’s there that my blender, mixer, ice cream maker, and food processor live. Seeing a toaster or coffee maker or tea kettle if plain sight doesn’t bother me, in fact they can make a kitchen look more lived in. And if you use them every day, why put them away? I don’t have a colorful mixer but I also like those out on display, they are always cheerful to look at.

I found several attractive solutions for storing small appliances, including clever hutches and cabinets, appliances garages, and some well designed pantries too.



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I’m always curious how people organize their kitchens. Where in your kitchen do you store your small appliances?



  1. My island has cupboards under it. I keep all the small frequently used appliances there. Then the larger less frequently used appliances are kept in a back kitchen /storeroom accessed from the garage.There are outlets and a counter out there so we don’t have to move them.

  2. Why on earth would you store very heavy small appliances or a cast iron Dutch oven on a shelf over your head, as depicted in some of these photos! Storing a Kitchenaide mixer or the turquoise cast iron pot, which are both extremely heavy, could be deadly. Where is common sense?!

  3. Here a great new kitchen trend where you have a designated stylish cabinet where small appliances can sit comfortably within reach. It makes the countertop so uncluttered! I want to organise my kitchen differently now.

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