If you struggle to find a place to keep your kitchen appliances without them having to stay out on your counters then this article on how to set up a kitchen appliance pantry may be a solution that works for you.
When working on pantry organization, it is okay to streamline things in a way that works for you. And a food pantry is not the only option out there. Yes, you can do a pantry just for your kitchen tools and appliances and use it to keep your kitchen organized in a way that you love.
Do you love spending time in your kitchen? If you don’t the reason may be too much stuff and not enough room to work. My goal is to help change that frustrating feeling starting today.
We know that the best kitchens are well-stocked with all the right tools and appliances. But sometimes the tools we have can outnumber the room there is to hold them. That’s why we put together this blog post on how to set up your pantry specifically for your kitchen appliances.
Whether you’re looking for a place to store your blender or want to find a home for your waffle maker, we’ve got you covered.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to find everything you need quickly and easily – without ever having to search through cluttered cabinets again. Plus, when everything has its own designated spot, it will be easier to keep your kitchen clean and organized.
What is an appliance pantry?
An appliance pantry is a designated storage space in your kitchen where you can store all of your small appliances. This can be a full cabinet, a single shelf, or even a deep set drawer – as long as it’s easily accessible and large enough to accommodate all of your appliances.
Why should I have an appliance pantry?
There are many benefits to having an appliance pantry. First, it will make it easier to find what you need right when you need it—no more searching through cluttered cabinets trying to find your hand mixer.
Second, an appliance pantry can help keep your kitchen organized and tidy. When everything has its own designated spot, you won’t need to keep all of your small appliances out on your kitchen counters.
Setting up a Kitchen Appliance Pantry
I love pantries. They are the perfect solution for storing anything that you do not have room for out on your counters. This can be for food, seasonal items, and, yes, appliances and kitchen gadgets.
Setting one up can be easier said than done, so let’s break it down step by step. Follow along and create the perfect layout for your fun cooking tools.
Step #1. Designate a space in your kitchen for the pantry.
When choosing the spot to use for setting up your appliance pantry, you will want to pick a spot that works for you and how you use your kitchen. That means any area will work and if you are short on space, you may need to think outside of the box.
A few ideas are:
- A nearby closet – this is a great option especially, if you are only using it for junk storage or misc items.
- A clear wall – hang heavy-duty shelves that will withstand the weight of your small appliance collection.
- Awkward cabinets – under the sink or a deep corner cabinet will work great for storing appliances you use sporadically.
Step #2. Choose shelves or cabinets that will best accommodate your needs.
If you have the room, I recommend using a shelving system. This will give you more flexibility when it comes to organizing your appliances and kitchen gadgets.
Step #3. Gather your appliances
Walk your kitchen and gather up any small appliances and kitchen gadgets you want off your counters. Your goal is to create counters that are clutter-free, so be determined with this step.
A few ideas are:
- Air fryer
- Crock pot and Instant pot
- Deep fryer
- Buffet carafes
Step #4. Organize
Once you have things gathered take a look at the space you have available. Rather than just putting things in until your run out of room, it is better to put things away in a efficient way.
You can organize by how often you use something. What I mean by that is, streamline your area by putting what you use most in the easiest to reach area. The less frequently you use something, the further away you can store it.
You can also organize items by category. A few ideas are:
- Food preservation
Whatever approach you use, be sure to label each shelf or section, so you remember what belongs where. You can use shelf dividers to section off an area.
Step #5. Upkeep
In order to keep your counters from getting overstocked with random gadgets you will want to set up a system to keep things put away where they belong.
The easiest way to do this is with a room reset at the end of each day. Before heading off to bed, clean up your kitchen. This should only take a few minutes. Empty the sink of dishes, make the coffee for the following day, and put anything that is lying out away where it belongs. This includes small appliances and gadgets into your new kitchen appliance pantry.
Having a designated spot to hold your extra kitchen items will really help you to keep a room that is free of clutter and streamlined so you can cook your meals more efficiently.
Gather up what you have, set up a spot to store things, and put those items all the way away each time you are done using them.
By following these simple steps, you can create an appliance pantry that is both functional and stylish.