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Under-counter Storage Racks

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Under-counter Storage Racks


Many kitchens, especially in apartments and condos, have narrow under-counter cabinets on either side of the stove. Needless to say, a baking sheet or muffin tin won’t fit lying down – those items need to be on their sides. Even so, the problem of easy access rears its head.

Rev-a-Shelf to the rescue. Rev-a-Shelf makes a whole line of shelving designed to make kitchen space more usable and functional. It’s available through hardware stores; you will want to look at the Rev-a-Shelf website first to get an idea of what you might want/need, as it will have the whole line on display. Odds are your local source may not have exactly what you want in stock. You’ll have to decide whether to order online or have your local retailer order it for you.

I used Rev-a-Shelf products to increase the functionality of the narrow cabinets on either side of my oven. The units are easy to install – about 15-20 minutes per unit – and you’ll be hard-pressed to match their convenience and organizational contributions to your surroundings. The double shelf products are sufficiently strong
that the upper shelf/basket is perfect for small electrics like a small food processor, hand mixer, or immersion blender – all three in my case – with room for a grater or other small device. If the cabinets have shelves that aren’t readily removable, consider pull-out shelves like those featured for the pantry.

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