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40 Kitchen Appliance Storage Ideas To Keep Your Kitchen Clutter Free

We frequently face the annoyance of lack of space, especially in functional rooms where we need to store a lot of things – in bathrooms, kitchens, and so on. Want to set all the appliances in the kitchen efficiently? There are several ideas to do that in an efficient way.

How you arrange your kitchen appliances depends on your cook type. Where you store kitchen appliances in your cabinets will depend highly on which ones you use the most. You’re not going to want to pull an appliance out of the back of the cupboard if you use it daily, and if it’s an appliance that rarely makes an appearance, you can pretty much stash it away.

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If you like simple leave-it-and-let-it-cook styles of preparing meals, a crock pot, for example, may be used quite frequently, and you will want this appliance to be easily accessible. If you have a blender and only use it the odd time, you may feel perfectly comfortable just pushing it to the back of the pantry.

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Before we show you some incredible kitchen appliance storage solutions, let us share with you some quick tips to declutter and organize your kitchen appliances, and maybe this will help start you off on your storage solution journey.

Quick Tips for Organizing Your Kitchen Appliances

Choose Groups

The foremost step to decluttering and managing your kitchen appliances is to group them by use: frequently used, rarely used, and never used. If you’re working with limited kitchen storage space, it’s crucial to assign it wisely by possessing appliances that have multiple uses. Examine your appliances to make sure their uses are multi-use and not one.

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For example, contemplate buying a high-quality blender that can double as a food processor. Ditch the rice cooker if you don’t cook rice daily, as a stock pot can do a fine job of cooking a batch of rice.

Do a Purge

This step may be hard for people, but if you don’t use a particular kitchen appliance, it’s time to let it go — regardless of if you think you would really like to use it. Think about appliances that aren’t beneficial for daily use. If you use them daily — great!  But chances are if you never pull them out of the cupboard, you’re not going to start.

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Use your kitchen cabinet storage space for appliances you really use.

Go the Donation Route

Unused kitchen appliances can easily find a new home via donation, consignment, or selling online. Donating is a wonderful way to declutter and put your tools into someone else’s hands. Find a local charity to donate to, such as Habitat for Humanity or your local Goodwill, or you can even try a buy-nothing group on Facebook.

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Make Use of Other Storage Areas

If you have those kitchen appliance items that you rarely use, but you still use them occasionally (and I mean like a handful of times a year) consider storing them in other areas of the home. They don’t need to be in the kitchen.

For example, I have buffet warmers that I use when I have a large family gathering or on holidays about 3-4 times a year. I store these bulky kitchen appliances in attic storage above my bathroom, so they are out of the way but still accessible when I need them.

Now that we have helped you organize your kitchen appliances let’s jump right into some storage solutions

Covert a Closet

If you have a closet nearby the kitchen that isn’t being used otherwise, you could always convert it into a walk-in or small pantry. You can easily turn a closet into a small butler pantry or a place to store appliances by installing fixated horizontal shelves or even moveable wire shelving.

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Build Everything In

If you have your choice appliances such as microwaves, air fryers, toasters, etc., and you know that you are going to use them all the time, you might as well build them in. This is, of course, more of an option for those that are building or renovating an existing kitchen.

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That isn’t to say that you can’t change your existing kitchen cabinets to accommodate built-in appliances.

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White floating shelves are stacked against white subway backsplash tiles over white cabinets topped with a honed marble countertop and on either side of a built-in Miele coffee machine. The coffee machine is fixed under white shelves and over a black oven.
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Island with Drawers

A great space to store appliances is in the back of an island. Even if you want to sit around your kitchen island, you can still make use of the back side by installing doors or drawers. You can tuck away appliances back there, and they will be easy to access when you need them.

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Small appliances can also be tucked away in traditional cabinetry. Equipment stored at the end of the island is accessible but out of sight. Keep appliances such as microwaves on an island so they don’t clutter up wall or counter space.

Appliance Garages

You can simply just work with your already existing cabinetry. You can create and designate a certain cupboard just for appliances. This makes it easy to access your small kitchen appliances when you need them, but then you can tuck them away neatly when not in use.

Pull Out Drawers

A pull out drawer can be the ideal place to store your kitchen appliances. Before this can work, you need to have a kitchen cabinet that is big enough to contain essential kitchen appliances like a toaster, blender, etc.

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Matching Colors

Suppose you must do the normal and store your kitchen appliances on your kitchen countertop. In that case, your appliances having the same matching colors as your cabinets would give your kitchen a remarkable feel. White is an excellent color to use. If everything matches and looks cohesive, tucking the appliances away is not even a thought in your mind — now your appliances are part of the decor.

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Make a Separate Area

If your kitchen is big enough, you can have a stand-alone cabinet for storing your coffee machines. This storage idea is perfect for baristas. There are lower compartments where you can store other appliances like coffee grinders and more.

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Storage Lift

You can summon your blender, toaster, and cake mixer from beneath your kitchen cabinet with this amazingly outstanding storage idea. This is a more massive storage lift that can accommodate a lot of kitchen appliances.

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Corner Storage

Most kitchen corner spaces are often underutilized. Here you can see a corner kitchen storage space used to store all kitchen appliances.

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Creative Coffee Bar Storage

We really love this idea. All you have to do is pull out the cabinet, turn on the coffee maker and brew an amazing cup of coffee. Having a cabinet only for your coffee maker is a unique kitchen appliance storage idea.

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DIY Rolling Storage Center

If you’re of the DIY mentality, you can try this idea! With some plywood, Susan from Home Road Blog, was able to craft this amazingly awesome appliance storage shelf. It has three compartments that can be used to store blenders, toasters, and more. I love that it is rollable and can be tucked away because it’s very slim. With a little woodworking skill, you can make this for your kitchen.

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Meticulous Organization

Having one shelve for each of your kitchen appliances is a great way to organize all of your kitchen appliances neatly. You could make your own similar compartments in existing cabinetry or could easily hack an Ikea Kallax shelf into something similar.

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Built Into the Wall

This is one of our favorite kitchen appliance storage ideas. You can consider breaking and dedicating part of your wall to your kitchen appliances. It would give your kitchen a different look.

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Simply use a Lower Cabinet

Most lower cabinets have enough space to accommodate a lot of kitchen appliances. We highly recommend the lower cabinet if you are looking at hiding your kitchen appliances.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ

How do you store kitchen appliances in the garage?

If storing appliances in a garage, storage unit, or basement, return them to their original boxes if you have them. Otherwise, place them inside clear plastic storage totes to protect them from dust and away from bugs. It is okay to stack the containers as long as you’re putting the heavier items on the bottom.

What is an appliance garage?

As its name suggests, an appliance garage is a “house” for small appliances. It is a convenient way to store away appliances, save valuable counter space, and help provide a clean, clutter-free look for the kitchen.

Can you put a toaster under a cabinet?

Toasters are often situated under kitchen cupboards; however, the build-up of heat the toaster causes can get trapped and pose a potential fire risk. It is recommended that toasters shouldn’t be kept under cupboards or shelves, or when in use, they should be placed away from the cupboard.

How can I hide my appliances outside of the kitchen?

A pantry cabinet is another place where you can hide your appliances in a kitchen. With transparent doors, you could make your appliances a part of the decor or you can transform an existing closet close by the kitchen into a pantry.

How do you hide a kettle and toaster in the kitchen?

One of the most practical storage places for the most regularly used small appliances in your kitchen, such as your kettle and coffee machine, is a cabinet (with doors and shelves) built over a worktop, especially at the wall end or in a corner of your kitchen.

How do you wrap appliances you are going to put in storage?

Wrap bubble wrap around the exterior of the appliance. Use packing tape to securely fasten the bubble wrap. Fill each box with a thick layer of bubble wrap. Place items inside the box and use extra bubble wrap or packing paper to fill in any excess space.