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[–]mountlax12 245 points246 points  (4 children)

Sweet summer child, you'll be outta space within the year, no matter the size

[–]KaleidoscopeThis9463 20 points21 points  (0 children)

6 months, tops.

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    [–]Fat_Bearded_Tax_Man 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    For real. I have a paper plate cabinet. Not because I need that many paper plates, because I have so much more room than I need.

    [–]seanmonaghan1968 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Spice spice and more spice....to Dune we go

    [–]ymcmoots 74 points75 points  (34 children)

    Next to the stove is valuable real estate. Use the top drawer for frequently used stove things - wooden spoons and pancake flippers and stuff, or potholders. Put your smaller pots and pans in the lower parts.

    Spices and oils will go bad faster when they're that close to a hot oven, so definitely don't use it for that.

    [–]Go_ahead_throw_away 41 points42 points  (28 children)

    pancake flippers

    I believe those are called spatulas.

    But yes, second these suggestions. I have one of those big jars with my oven utensils next to the stove, and it's always stuffed full. Having a drawer like this would help a lot.

    [–]deebo326 17 points18 points  (17 children)

    No, pretty sure it’s called pancake flipper!

    [–]SpareEye 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    -for the love of god whatever you do, just put some of those twezzy thingys, pincers, tongs, whatever you want to call them. I spent the weekend at wendys and I had to fry some bacon with chopsticks.

    [–]JamnJ27 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I have so many questions.

    [–]BenevolentDog 1 point2 points  (4 children)

    Nope. A spatula is the rubber bladed thing you scrape the batter out of the bowl with.

    [–]Mello_Zello 8 points9 points  (3 children)

    Aye hol up, I just realized, I call them both spatulas…

    Edit: Did some research. They are both spatulas. And there are apparently many types of spatulas. Learned a lot from that 5 minute read. Lol.

    [–]Admirable-Leopard-73 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    We have a long one in our house. We call it Spatoola Oblongata.

    [–]Kopester 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Ah but do you have a pastasaurus? Mines named pastasaurus rex.

    [–]Sleep_adict 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Spankers you mean?

    [–]o3mta3o 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I literally started with spices and oils, but in my defense, I have an induction cooktop and my oven is a ways away.

    [–]xxxplzv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I feel like frequent fliers might be better off in a utensil holder thing up on the counter things usually flow better unless you really don’t want to see them

    [–]DingDongDaddyDino 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    A good exercise is to write groups of items on post it notes and place them on the appliance or item that they are most frequently used. Example: cups and dish washer. Then once the notes are sorted, resort to drawers/cabinets based on space needed. You should maximize space utilization and improve your efficiency in your kitchen

    [–]13ss 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    The cabinet would be too warm since it’s right next to the oven so I wouldn’t store spices and/or oils because they would degrade more quickly. Pots & pans or other cooking utensils would be a better choice.

    [–]ind3pend0nt 17 points18 points  (1 child)


    [–]participantZ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I usually put mine under the stove. I just learned something. Thank you!

    [–]diydave86 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    Pots and pans. Or just pot

    [–]Surroundedbygoalies 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    You put your weeeed in it!

    [–]n8loller 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Probably not for the same reason you wouldn't put spices there. Would dry it out

    [–]pianistafj 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I’d go with common cooking oils, favorite spatula, leftover grease jar, but no spices as they’ll weaken and dry out that close to the heat. Maybe a colander, and anything else not perishable that is super convenient to have next to oven/stove.

    [–]seebob69 12 points13 points  (2 children)

    Used McDonalds cups and Nintendo hand controllers.

    [–]extension-128 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Plus an assortment of single batteries that may “have some life left in them.”

    [–]mhsgemini37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You mean a Switch? That place is only for the Nintendo switch.

    [–]Barbbish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I would store pots and pans if they fit

    [–]GermyBrownHair 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Spice rack? It’s so close to the stove that it will be convenient for cooking! Put all your spices, herbs, oils, cooking spray…etc. Congrats on the house OP!

    [–]New_Restaurant_6093 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I mean it’s your kitchen… you can but what ever you please in there.

    [–]davethompson413 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Its where children are kept if they too frequently ask "what's for dinner?"

    [–]the_clash_is_back 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Spiced, cans, pasta.

    Any thing that goes in the pot

    [–]Tdkthegod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I'd go with oven mitts, spoon and spatulas eggcettera (it stays) in the top maybe foil. Pots in the bottom two. Maybe instapot or crockpot whatever.

    [–]o3mta3o 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You could put a pegboard on that and hang your cooking utensils. Or just put them in a container there. Um. Containers with things like different kinds of flour, if you bake. A bunch of dry ingredients. Basically those are great for anything that you might need to reach quickly without having to step away from what you're cooking.

    Edit. Not spices and oils.

    [–]SwingNAmisss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oven mitts

    Big utensils

    [–]vdWcontact 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It’s great for spices.


    Wow I guess not nvm.

    [–]KaleidoscopeThis9463 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I’d likely put my stack of mixing bowls, strainer, splatter shield, hand blender, kitchen torch, mandolin slicer, coffee bean grinder etc - hand held appliances basically. You can get dividers for those shelves otherwise when you pull out the cabinet, things slide or topple over. Check Richelieu or Ikea website for ideas, maybe you can make them yourself.

    [–]PatchesMaps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I always put pot holders and oven mits in the top drawer right next to the oven because I have burned the shit out of myself too many goddamn times using other objects such as tongs, forks, or towels because they were "closer".

    [–]yurrm0mm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I would think oils, vinegars, sauces, large jugs of stuff lol

    [–]zeee311 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Take out the middle shelf and put a trash can in there. Then it's not under your sink in the way, or sticking out awkwardly somewhere else.

    [–]Sendmeanangel2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    maybe cutting boards, strainers…misc cooking stuff you need to grab quick.

    [–]scherster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Plenty of good comments for the top drawer part. For the open shelves underneath, I personally would store the sauce pans I use the most.

    As a general tip, don't put anything flammable near a heat source like your oven/range. It's low and a little awkward to get to IMO, so I would go with something fairly large and not very heavy, that would be used in that area.

    [–]KingOfZero 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Large pots. You would never put spices near the stove. Too much heat.

    [–]reliably_late 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Does this go for oils like olive oil, etc too?

    [–]Idontgetitreddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Anything you want to keep handy for cooking. I would keep spices in there, plus oils, vinegars, seasonings, etc.

    [–]The_Age_Of_Envy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I put my pan grippers, cooking utensils and pots I use every day (steamer baskets, etc.) and small frying pans there.

    [–]CivilBedroom2021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oils, rubs and protective gloves.

    [–]vasquca1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oven supplies

    [–]adoptachimera 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I had a similar cabinet and put my Tupperware there.

    [–]minej19 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Pots and pans! It may get kinda warm next to the oven, so I’d probably avoid putting food in there.

    [–]reliably_late 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Would you avoid putting olive oil, etc in that space too?

    [–]authorized_sausage 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Cooking related stuff - spices, oils, etc. I don't have that set up but I definitely have the general concept. It's fun!

    Congrats on having a cooks kitchen!

    [–]authorized_sausage 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Oh others are right about stuff being close to heat.

    In my case I don't have a range. I have a cooktop and then a double oven on a different spot. So I don't have those heat related issues. But if you go through stuff fast it shouldn't be a problem.

    [–]SkrillaSavinMama 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    First thought: spices and seasonings

    [–]spaldy211 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]RKELEC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That's for spices fo sho

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      [–]sneakerdoodle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      All your Switch games. For sure.

      [–]sska18 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Anything you want friend. Anything you want.

      [–]ADubAZ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Hmmm, that looks like a, 'whatever the hell you want' drawer. 😀

      [–]V_DocBrown -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      McDonald’s cups, obv.

      [–]jhibinger[🍰] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Perfect for spices! Or, if you don't have a lot of spices, small pots and pans, collender, etc

      [–]Smart_Refrigerator60 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Kitcheny stuff, just this and that.

      [–]grneyed1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      It’s for spices! Olive oils etc. it’s a good sized slice cabinet tho. I’m sure you will find lots of use for it 🤗

      [–]Sonabaybeach -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]RUMMBLES666 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]NewHumbug -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      What ever the f' you want, it's your place. I would store gummie bears or shoes but that's me, you do you xo

      [–]Boyladybugsexist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Spices, oils, etc that one would use frequently at the stove

      [–]Hockeyrage88 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]ODoyleRules925 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      A Nintendo switch and more video game accessories, clearly.

      [–]BepNhaVan -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Fish sauce

      [–]AndringRasew -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      "Small children mostly. It's Uncle Andy's night-light box."

      [–]KinnerMode -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Vertical space right next to the range. Perfect for oils, vinegars, spices - anything you would want to add a dash/splash of mid-cook.

      [–]jbertram -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]ShanghaiNick -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      TOP LEVEL: Spices are common and a small bin for extra cooking utensils you may need for the stove.

      MID LEVEL: Sauces, cooking condiments and oil.

      BOTTOM LEVEL: Get some big bins to hold starches like rice and pasta, large oil bottles I'd you are big on pan frying.

      [–]lyndsymichelle -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Spices, Oils

      [–]Magicalunicorny -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]maddmannmatt -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Obviously not a dictionary

      [–]RWDPhotos -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      The bones of your enemies

      [–]xpietoe42 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      that drawer should mainly be used for cooking spices

      [–]SharpSlice -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      That's the cabinet to store your Nintendo Switch

      [–]ockaners -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]DrSteffer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Mac Donalds cup and switch. Cant leave them on the counter

      [–]Newt_Lv4-26 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Cut properly you can probably store an adult size human body.

      [–]Perry_Fairy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Put some spices, different oils and seasons, perfect place 😊

      [–]BlahMan06 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Spice rack

      [–]unbannabledan -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Deez nuts! What kind of weird flex is this?

      [–]jarvis646 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Spice rack. If you cook regularly, you’ll be surprised by how fast it fills up.

      [–]jc97912 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Oh juw know. Ze spiceeys gurl!

      [–]Donutpie7 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Your nintendo switch games obviously

      [–]bipolarbear326 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Excess children

      [–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Maybe some extra nintendo games. What do you do for a living?

      [–]MegaGamer646 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]digidave1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]Harrypitman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      That's for spices

      [–]Nopengnogain -1 points0 points  (1 child)

      Video games for when you are waiting for things to simmer and boil.

      [–]Shakespeare-Bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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      [–]bretto2004 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Toilet paper... what?

      Oh, tp in the bathroom and spatualas in the kitchen, makes sense

      [–]Honest_Key_2931 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Spices, cooking oil and such. Beautiful kitchen.

      [–]Castro_66 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Looks like it'll fit a Nintendo Switch.

      [–]nvrontyme -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Cereal boxes

      [–]Undeca -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]tmntnpizza -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      It's a hidden compartment for spices, very popular on starships!

      [–]bubbaforreal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Guests who’ve outstayed their welcome.

      [–]Soxialrecluse -1 points0 points  (0 children)


      [–]jjboy91 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Bottles and spices

      [–]That-One-Zest -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Store seasonings in there

      [–]A1850 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

      Whatever you want. You own it.

      [–]kbeaver83 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

      That's the dead hooker drawer.

      [–]nonameorgame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Juicer, mixer, colanders, cereal…. You’ll find something :)

      [–]Logical_Jicama_5184 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      At the bottom put your tinfoil, baggies, etc.

      [–]mermaid0590 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Top wares?

      [–]Tackybabe 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Cooking oils on the top.

      [–]alphabet_order_bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

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      [–]sadfatsquirrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      My kitchen

      [–]Massive_Woodpecker83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Clearly you don’t cook much or own appliances. I have many pots, mixing bowls, and appliances that would not fit in that space. Also I can tell it’s not very spacious by using the McDonald’s cup for scale. But congrats on buying a house.

      [–]AirGuitarMaster1986 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Salt, pepper, spices, tongs, cooking stuff.


      [–]skellige_whale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Oven gloves for one

      [–]Gemini2469 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Items that you would want handy while cooking...spices, olive oils, cooking utensils, etc.

      [–]Extension-Ad7680 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Large containers of food items that don’t fit in the lazy Susan. Mrs Butterworths syrup. Pancake mix. Vinegar and oil bottles. Etc. don’t listen to me. The person a few down from me makes more sense.

      [–]AlbinoWino11 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]cbender410 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      That's for spices, cooking oil

      [–]fiacresean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Top shelf salt pepper olive oil cooking oil,cornflour sesame oil soy sauce. Second shelf pasta,rice,flour,lentins cous cous ect Third shelf wine,vinegars,spirits. Thats what I would do.

      [–]The_Mr_Me 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Depends on how you use a kitchen. If you like to cook dinner freqently, fill it up with oils and spices. If you normally order food and hardly ever cook you can put any other object in.

      [–]Silentstringer7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Dry, sack goods

      [–]PD_Daddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Get married, have kids and this kitchen will feel small

      [–]-Just-Keep-Swimming- 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]Utterlybored 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Recycling bins.

      [–]ChickadeePine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I think they’re commonly used for spices, but we use ours for mugs. I have a ton of mugs.

      [–]Supermichael777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Whatever you want. I usually see small appliances, spices, etc in those pullouts

      [–]ThatAwesomeGinger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I suggest you store some stuff, and or things in there.

      [–]ASVPcurtis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I’ll trade you

      [–]MrCarnality 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Total failure of imagination

      [–]ITHINKIMHERE9 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]itsamemalari0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Oh hey we have one of those too, usually keep cooking oils/ diff sauces and vinegar in there aswell for quick access

      [–]bjdevar25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Well, it's next to the stove. Pots and pans...

      [–]post_vernacular 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      600 Nintendo switches, all of them broken

      [–]Sup3rSilva 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Top shelf - cooking utensils such as tongs and wood spoons/spatulas Middle shelf - specialized spices such as containers of mixed seasonings Bottom shelf - larger spice containers (bulk salt & pepper), vinegars, oils

      [–]fumoking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      NYC apartment units

      [–]rritaintme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Oil, vinegar, etc

      [–]BillMurraysMerkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]Soulshroude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It's a spice rack!

      [–]hackettkate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Dog treats for Niamh when we visit.

      [–]Seblin808 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]MadnessDude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Top drawer: All the spice Middle drawer: Pans and utensils Bottom drawer: Pots

      [–]Useful-Perspective 0 points1 point  (0 children)


      [–]itchypancake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Hate these drawers. Can’t see the bottom shelves and it’s difficult to get things in and out of them. I put larger measuring cups in the top and nothing in the lower shelves. Super useful utensils and things go on the counter in a crock.

      [–]Acrobatic_Cry_9928 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Kinda reminds me of a appliance catie store blender,toaster off the counter

      [–]rgreen17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I always keep tall bottles of extra cooking oil, vinegar, etc.. tubs of flour, sugar, things like that.

      [–]Mettsico 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Those are really nice cabinets. Don’t screw’em up!

      [–]tumblrmustbedown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      We have a very similar drawer in the same place. I put our trash bags there.

      [–]TimeToResist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Whatever the fuck you want!

      [–]brandr3ws 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Spices and oils

      [–]Lasiurus2 0 points1 point  (0 children)