January 23, 2008
Appliance garage thoughts
I have seen some appliance garages that rob much of the counter space which would not be my style. This could be offset in kitchens that use 30″ deep counters instead of the traditional 24″ deep counters. Putting appliance garages in a corner is often another way to have an appliance garage without using prime counter space.
My hope is to keep most of our small appliances on a Super Susan. However, it makes sense to me to keep appliances which are used everyday on the counter – our examples would be the coffee maker and maybe the toaster. The stand mixer might also be an appliance I would leave on the counter, not that I use it everyday, but it is heavy and bulky to lift.
I see the primary advantage of an appliance garage that it keeps the appliance away from the splatters and grease that come with cooking. I just hatecleaning appliances that I have not even used. For some the appliance garage appears to their ascetic taste, creating a smoother look than appliances setting on the counter.
A factor with choosing appliance garages is the way in which the door opens. The tambour door often seen on traditional appliance garages can be temperamental. Other doors setups open up or slide to the side.
A twist on the appliance garage is a slide out shelf at counter height.
Below are a few photos which have I have linked to previous posts.