Accessories Storing

by Hettie Woehler
(last updated February 3, 2015)

Apart from built-in stoves, wash basin and shelves or cupboards there are many other kitchen accessories that make the housework easier. With all the accessories a stove may become redundant as faster, power saving items are becoming more popular. Here are a few suggestions that you can use to make the organization of your kitchen, not only more efficient, but also provide an easier task of storing your accessories.

  • Many households have a dishwasher to ease the task of washing dishes after meals. Dishwashers need to be near to a tap and water outlet which doesn't leave you with much of a choice of where to place them. Full sized dishwashers cannot be placed below a shelf as they are too big and the lid often opens up at the top.
  • Smaller dishwashers can be placed on the shelf next to the wash basin as long as there is an electric outlet near enough as it is not advisable to use an electric extension cable near water. A combined refrigerator-freezer is ideal as it takes less space than two different appliances. It needs an electric outlet and a level floor to stand on.
  • The microwave may be stored on an open shelf where the air can freely be circulated through the ventilation outlets of the microwave oven.
  • The electric kettle should be near the storage of your coffee, tea, drinking chocolate etc. Leave enough room around the kettle to place coffee mugs or tea cups while brewing coffee or tea.
  • Other electrical items such as electric pans, electric bread machines, food mixers, toasters etc. should be stored together in a cabinet where they can be taken out for use easily.
  • The spice rack should be placed on a shelf near the stove but not so near that steam from the stove can damage the contents.
  • Kitchen bins can be placed in a cabinet with air vents in the door. It is best fixed to a swivel arm for easy usage. For healthy and bad odours it should be lined with a disposable plastic bag and the bin should be washed often.
  • A corner cupboard with a rotary stacked shelf is ideal for tins, items used for baking and small bottles. It should have a low rim preventing the contents from falling out when the shelf is turned around.

Author Bio

Hettie Woehler

Hettie lives in Mokopane, South Africa. She writes articles for a country-wide monthly newspaper, The Vessel. She self-published a devotional book in 1993 and writes a regular column, Hettie's Chatterbox, for the S.A. Neuromuscular Foundation. ...

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