Not only are stand mixers essential to any Maker’s kitchen they can be a fun addition to your kitchen decor and they come in a range of colors as unique as you. Depending on space constraints and your kitchen layout, these heavily used appliances can present some creative storage opportunities for Makers. Happily there are a number of ingenious ways to store your stand mixer and keep it close at hand for when inspiration strikes.
Whether you’re working within an existing space or thinking about custom solutions, read on to discover three great stand mixer storage ideas. These three solutions – out in plain sight for everyone to admire, under cabinet storage or a mixer lift cabinet – can work within a range of budgets.
STORE YOUR MIXER ON A COUNTERTOP
1. MAKE A STYLE STATEMENT
2. LOCATION IS KEY
3. FOR EXTRA PROTECTION
Maybe you’re going to be out of town and won’t be using your stand mixer for a while – to help protect your stand mixer from dust and lint consider a stand mixer cover. We’ve seen Makers create beautiful, personalized covers to complement kitchen decor, and add a pop of color. Many come with pockets to store attachments and cookbooks, making them especially helpful in keeping smaller kitchens organized.
STORE YOUR MIXER
1. BAKING CABINET
2. PULLOUT DRAWER
3. APPLIANCE GARAGE
STORE YOUR MIXER IN A MIXER LIFT CABINET
If you’re a counter “minimalist” looking for a solution that doesn’t require any heavy lifting and adds a bit of flair to appliance storage, a mixer lift cabinet is ideal. This lift is installed in a lower cabinet and is designed to lift the mixer up to cabinet height. You’ll want to consider installing your mixer lift near the area where you do your baking because you can do your mixing right on the shelf your stand mixer sits on. Because this lift pulls out from the cabinet you’ll want to make sure you have about 23 inches for the lift to extend beyond the countertop into your kitchen. The area underneath your lift is perfect for storing your stand mixer attachments and other baking accessories.
Mixer lifts are relatively easy to install and there are DIY solutions available. If DIY isn’t your thing, you can also choose to have your lift professionally built and installed and you can even get your lift customized to match your countertops for an even more seamless and personalized look.
MIXER LIFT TIP:
Installing an electrical outlet in your mixer lift cabinet will make this option even more convenient to use.
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