Dave and I have always kept our small kitchen appliances hidden — even the ones we use regularly.
We’ve never had a kitchen with lots of counter space, I really like the look of a clutter-free kitchen, and our cabinets definitely were not overly full; so we just decided to keep our small appliances concealed behind closed doors.
We honestly don’t have one small appliance sitting out — unless we’re in the middle of using it — and I really like it that way. Not only does this make our kitchen look less cluttered, it also makes it much easier to clean the kitchen counters – and our small appliances actually stay cleaner too because they don’t get dusty or splattered on!
It only takes us 5 seconds to pull the appliance out of the cabinet and onto the counter, and another 5 seconds to put it away when we’re finished — and we enjoy clutter-free counters for the rest of the day.
Since we’re planning a kitchen renovation this summer, I’m already thinking of ways to incorporate an “appliance garage” into our plans — we’ll see what I come up with.
I know there have to be lots of different thoughts and opinions on this, so I’d love to know…