You are presuming I actually USE the kitchen appliances I have. Actually I do use the toaster, toaster oven and microwave. Rarely use the blender or ice cream maker (used to use this a lot more than I do now).
A very few (toaster, coffee grinder, espresso machine) have a home on the counter. A few more have homes on shelves under the counters or in the cabinet over the stove and built-in microwave. The rest all live on shelves in the basement, though they sometimes spend days to weeks on the dining room table or on the floor at the top of the basement stairs.
It is my plan to add a few more shelves on the wall next to the pot racks and over one of the counters. Perhaps it will happen this year.
@baqui63 I’ve got pretty much the same setup. Toaster, espresso machine, electric kettle, and the air fryer live upstairs on the counter top. The cast iron dutch oven, kitchen aid mixer, cuisinart food processor, vacuum sealer, and others live in the basement when not in use. Unless it somehow fits in a drawer, then it lives there.
On the counter I have k-cup maker, blender and toaster and top of fridge is the toaster oven that I can never reach and in the basement is tons of shelving (a small grocery store of dry and canned goods bc were those people) and my racks for all my extra baking supplies.
This poll hits on why I have been in a holding pattern regarding any new kitchen appliances for years (decades?). I just don’t have any place to put them. Ones used regularly stay on the counter, and only a very select few are in the lower cabinets.
another strange selection of poll answers. when i’m not using my various kitchen appliances, i put them away. no “big closet” necessary.
i have a little plastic tub on the floor of my pantry (a very shallow closet i turned into a pantry, anyway) that holds my mini food processor, hand mixer, spice grinder, immersion blender, and milk frother. next to that is a small crockpot which my partner’s coworker won at a casino and gave to me a few years ago. i finally used it for the first & second time last week, but it really is too small and also cooks unevenly, so i will probably toss it and stick with the other crockpot i have. it’s ancient (was my gramma’s!) but it works great. it’s also quite tall so it lives in the cabinet under the counter with the utensil crock and sheet pans and whatnot.
i also have an electric kettle which lives in a cabinet i organized for it. the bottom shelf is mugs, the middle one holds the kettle, jars of coffee and tea and sweeteners, coffee filters, and the sealed container for the used filters so they don’t stink up the trash. the top shelf is for non-mug drinkware.
the only other kitchen appliance i have is a microwave, and when we moved here i searched until i found one that would fit on a narrow makeshift “counter” on top of a little cabinet my landlord built for this small nook.
The toaster gets daily use and stays out on the counter; an “appliance garage” with a tambor door built in to the cabinets hides the food processor and KA mixer; all the other portable appliances live on shelves in the walk-in pantry when not in use. (My wife spent a lot of time with the cabinet maker designing the kitchen.)
I took the racks out of my oven and I stored my stuff in the oven which worked great until my son came over and decided he wanted to cook a frozen pizza when I was gone and without looking in the oven to see all of my appliances turned it on 450 to preheat it wasn’t until the house was filled with smoke that he realized I don’t use my oven like a normal person since then I have got rid of the oven and put shelves in its place.
permanent (countertop) display:
Toaster oven/air fryer
Ninja base for smoothies in the morning for SWMBO
Coffee makers (both drip and k-cup – for the wait!)
(under the coffee station is space for my grinder and the expresso machine. Above it is a cabinet full of cups.)
In a lower cabinet (all on one pull-out shelf):
Kitchenaid stand mixer
In dedicated space beneath gas stovetop in my kitchen island:
Sous vide cooker
In dedicated (shallow) cabinets along back side of island
food processors (3 different sizes/styles)
crockpots (again, 2 different sizes)
ice cream maker
waffle irons (2… takes too long otherwise)
George Foreman grill (used as panini press mostly)
extra coffee grinder dedicated to spices (also used for egg shells for garden and to feed back to the chickens)
If you hadn’t guessed… we love to cook. I also had the benefit of being the one that designed/built my kitchen and all the cabinets, so that is a HUGE factor. Total kitchen size is 14’x13’, with a 52"x39" island. A counter with raised bar height countertop seating divides dining room from kitchen.
The fridge is recessed into one wall, with a 2’ deep x4’ wide floor-to-ceiling pantry (4 doors, all shelves on slides) next to fridge, 6 ft wet bar, with glassware above (in glass door cabinets) completes that wall.
Stacked stoves (with microwave in cabinet above) next to the coffee station.
And… right now, a huge vacant space where the Bosch dishwasher we have had for 15 yrs resided until today when I finally got a chance to check it out and found that the circulation pump is toast ($240 for just the part if I do it myself)… time to use my Consumer Reports subscription to find a new one!
We just moved to a new home where I mostly have room to keep the really heavy ones just on the countertop (food processor and stand mixer), the more lightweight ones are stored away. Because our last kitchen was incredibly tiny by comparison, I picked “I have enough counter space to just leave them out,” even though I don’t leave ALL of them out.
@infornography@ybmuG I have what a friend of mine calls a “one-butt kitchen”! A trick I’ve developed is to open a kitchen drawer and lay a large cutting board across it when I need extra counter space.