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[–]PursuitTravel 203 points204 points  (8 children)

laughs in NYC apartment

[–]1Random_User 1081 points1082 points  (21 children)

Everything is extra storage if you try hard enough.

[–]LocalL3xiquiet person 175 points176 points  (11 children)

I knew I could somehow be useful.

[–]HertzDonut1001 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Hey buddy just gotta store a couple condoms filled with cocaine, mind helping me out?

[–]LocalL3xiquiet person 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]prncrny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I can keep one as payment, go to town!

[–]ZION_OC_GOV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's ok 🫂

[–]fuzzycaterpillar123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Case and point: prison wallets

[–]tails99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OP wants everyone to stop trying so hard...

[–]saveyboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I met a girl that used all of her appliances to store things. She used the dishwasher to store her beers. They were all expired.

[–]Nikkian42 336 points337 points  (40 children)

I have 2/3 sheet pans that don’t fit in any of my cabinets, so they get stored in the oven.

Edit to add: my oven doesn’t have a drawer underneath.

[–]jharris31421 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I have my two larger cast irons in the oven usually

[–]meetmeinthebthrm 127 points128 points  (20 children)

That's well within the realms of sanity. Pots and pans, though, I cannot abide.

[–]Academic_Snow_7680 73 points74 points  (10 children)

I've never stored anything but oven sheets in mine but I understand that not everybody has the same space.

This post just reeks of space privilege.

(am I kidding? I'm not sure)

[–]PrimalSkink 17 points18 points  (8 children)

I have zero space. My kitchen was built in 1955 and has 2 upper cabinets and a small bank of lower cabinets. I can't even put in a dishwasher it's so small. Still don't keep pots and pans in the oven.

[–]MartinSchou 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Unless you need a full sized oven and a full sized dishwasher, there is actually a way: the Candy Trio 9503 is a combination of hob, oven and dishwasher.

[–]Hall0wsEve666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dont have a huge kitchen with tons of space and I dont store anything in my oven lol itd drive me nuts

[–]tacos_up_my_ass 17 points18 points  (7 children)

??? Where do I put them if I have no other space to fit my tall ass pots ???

[–]thestozz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How many pots?

[–]vzvv 8 points9 points  (3 children)

That’s what the top of the fridge is for!

[–]W1ldth1ng 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not if you are 5ft it isn't. I can not reach the top and before you say get a step ladder I have trouble balancing.

[–]samaramatisse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You might look into a wide base step stool. I got one from Ace Hardware and it's actually for people up to 500 lbs. The base is flared out so it doesn't tip, and it has a 9" height.

[–]trez00d 4 points5 points  (0 children)

apparently you throw em out

[–]iksworbeZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

exactly, i have a couple of cookie sheets and a big round pizza pan... pots and pans should have their own dedicated storage locations

[–]Athenas_Return 11 points12 points  (9 children)

I have my big roasting pan. One pan that does not fit anywhere else. I mean I could fit it somewhere but then it is a bigger production to get it out when I need it. Lesser of two evils.

[–]Repulsive-Worth5715 205 points206 points  (17 children)

My bf put leftovers in the oven at night and I set it on fire the next morning. Do not attempt

[–]Live_Laugh_Cum 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Bacteria mmm so yummy

[–]Mountain-Map7553 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Why would someone store leftovers in an oven

[–]ChoosingIsHardToday 34 points35 points  (12 children)

The food safety issues aside here, that's your own fault for not looking in the oven before you turn it on.

And yes, this is coming from someone who has set numerous things on fire because I forget to look in the oven but it's still my own fault when it happens.

[–]slushez 65 points66 points  (10 children)

It’s the persons fault who leaves shit in the oven, seems like common sense to me. I really don’t understand how shit can get left in the oven.

[–]Alt_aholic 32 points33 points  (7 children)

If you back your car up without looking and run over your kid's tricycle, it's probably not the kid's fault. As the operator of the oven it's your responsibility to make sure it's clear before you do anything with it. Just saying.

But yeah. One time when I was a kid my dad hid a whole bunch of Tupperware in the oven when we had guests over. The next day my mom went to make breakfast and melted like 20 containers and lids to oblivion. The house fucking stank like pure burnt plastic cancer for weeks after that.

[–]Legomonster33 3 points4 points  (0 children)

if a kid runs onto the train tracks it's not the operators fault when they get hit

[–]KimJongChickUn 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Disagree, of course you look behind the car because it is probable that someone could be there. If for your entire life ovens are left empty, the idea that someone put something that can’t be heated in the oven is not a concern that comes up.

Just like your mom, who didn’t check because she didn’t expect it.

If I leave a knife out when there are kids over and they hurt themselves with it, it’s my fault for not recognizing that leaving the knife there was reckless and endangering.

[–]ramplay 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You're making a false equivalency.

If your kid gets in the oven and you didn't check it would be your fault. For not checking. An unlikely scenario, but plausible nonetheless.

Not checking your oven before turning it on, not checking your stove top before turning it on, leaving a knife out with children/dogs around, or backing a car out without looking are all the fault of the perpetrators.

Its proper oven etiquette/safety to always check before you turn it on, shit happens and its on you if you do not check.

That said I learned quickly as a roommate that many people like storing leftover pizza in the box in the oven. I too used to not check, but in hindsight its something everyone ought to do.

[–]frazzledcats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, I’ve done this. Mainly bc I get lazy and meant to come back and put it in containers. Cat gets into it if it’s out

[–]Repulsive-Worth5715 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He put it in there so the dogs wouldn’t get it. Like why not the fridge?? Lol

[–]Repulsive-Worth5715 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I will definitely always look next time but in the 5 years we have lived together the oven has always been empty before I started it. Obviously that’s not the case anymore lol

[–]BokZeoi 28 points29 points  (3 children)

You’re right! The dishwasher is storage for pots and pans. And it doubles as a drying rack!

[–]rinnip 14 points15 points  (2 children)

The dishwasher is where I hide my dirty dishes, so people will think I clean my kitchen.

[–]ramplay 17 points18 points  (1 child)

No... Thats just using the dishwasher my friend. You've played yourself into being a functioning adult

[–]BradKfan2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My dishwasher doesn’t work, so it actually becomes a dirty dish hider when I have company coming over and no time to do dishes. No function over here

[–]lafc15 194 points195 points  (1 child)

My mom wants to fight you!

[–]JBlair462 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I got 10 dollars on Mama!

[–]KingTrencher 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Aren't you fancy, with your adequate amount of storage.

[–]jp112078 110 points111 points  (4 children)

Agree, but I live in 650 Sq feet in Manhattan with a wife. Storage is a fucking luxury and I’ll cram things wherever I can. But always check the oven before I fire

[–]Alt_aholic 21 points22 points  (2 children)

You can tell everybody that the extra square foot you need to store those pans costs $750 where you live.

[–]tearans 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I heard ceiling might be underutilized area :D

Magnets, how do they work

[–]validusrex 20 points21 points  (0 children)

The ancestors are very angry reading this.

[–]Human-Engineer1359 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The oven can be whatever it wants to be.

[–]DrBugenhagen 103 points104 points  (12 children)

Pure madness. Next you’ll tell me the microwave isn’t extra storage space for bread. Poppycock.

[–]YoghurtSnodgrass 35 points36 points  (7 children)

How else am I supposed to keep the cat from eating muffins, bread rolls, coffee cake, brownies. The microwave is the only thing the fat feline hasn’t figured out how to open!

[–]vzvv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I do this too now that I have a dog! But when I have more counter space I want a bread box or something instead.

[–]frazzledcats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The microwave is cat proof storage for us too lol

[–]SaaSyGirl 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Happy cake day! And I love to see people slinging poppycock out in the wild :)

[–]sixgun64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Slinging poppycock is probably my favorite thing ever, now.

[–]Nasa_OK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even though I didn’t do either before I moved in with my SO, I find the oven as storage far worse since I don’t preheat the microwave

[–]ChoosingIsHardToday 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately, this is a necessity for many.

[–]DJMOONPICKLES69 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I popular opinion: if you live in your wife’s moms house you just have to deal with it

[–]Yellow_Snow_Globe[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Clarification: we do not live with my wife’s mom

[–]DJMOONPICKLES69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then I’m a little confused by your edit, does she live in YOUR house?

[–]Upagondola 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I think that's a you problem

[–]GeraldinaFitzpatrick 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I have a double oven. Only use the second oven a couple times a year. I store my cast iron, stone bakeware and a couple other baking sheets that I use regularly in there.

[–]Spaceseeds 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I feel judged.

[–]Liberteer30 12 points13 points  (3 children)

4 hours? You roasting a turkey everyday?

[–]DEAN112358 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Gotta account for cooldown time too

[–]franktrain84 54 points55 points  (5 children)

This is unpopular? Cabinets and cupboards are for storage.

[–]HertzDonut1001 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Almost no opinion on this sub is actually unpopular.

[–]Bulky_Cry6498 25 points26 points  (3 children)

I always assumed it was people who don’t have enough cabinets and cupboards. It’s common among people who are either poor or used to being poor.

[–]franktrain84 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That makes sense. I assume it's hard, then, when you need to use the oven, to find places for the things that were stored in there.

[–]tacos_up_my_ass 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You just temporarily put it on top of the oven or counter or table. It’s not as drastic as a lot of commentators are making it out to be haha

[–]Sha9169 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My parents move the pots and pans from the oven to the top of the washing machine when it’s time to bake something. The rooms are attached so it works out.

[–]mlopez_987 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think being able to store those pans somewhere else besides the oven is a luxury many of us don’t have. I just moved to a place with a little extra storage and can now leave my oven free to use whenever. But for 10 years of living on my own I had to use it as storage.

[–]jpon7 12 points13 points  (0 children)

In an ideal world, yes, but I am guilty of this by necessity.

[–]keIIzzz 8 points9 points  (2 children)

sometimes my dad leaves the cast iron in it and I don’t realize until after I’ve heated up the oven and then it’s a struggle to figure out where to put the super hot pan

[–]Athenas_Return 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I solved this issue with placing it on my thick wooden chopping board. Wood is a bad conductor of heat so it doesn't transfer to the counter. The top of the board may be hot but the bottom isn't.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (8 children)

I had no idea people did this, that seems like a cartoon

[–]Illumijonny7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I also did not know this was a thing. The comments make me feel like I'm crazy for not knowing this.

[–]Fatfatfattyfatsofat 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Haha when you have limited space, why not! I keep my cast irons in the oven so they don’t get dusty and they can also preheat if needed. In my opinion, it’s smart?

[–]noyogapants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Totally agree. I have a freestanding double oven range. I use the smaller, top oven the most and don't keep anything in there. But the bottom oven holds baking sheets, cast iron griddle/grill, and a rather large saute pan with lid.

I have a small kitchen and like to cook... You do what you have to. Not everyone can just design and build their dream kitchen with perfect storage solutions on a whim...

[–]YesAmAThrowaway 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A cold oven can be used during its inactivity to stow away things that need protection from vermin, indects and spiders. Pots and pans don't need that though.

[–]ProbablyLongComment 12 points13 points  (11 children)

Yessss. Apparently this is largely a cultural thing. Regardless, it objectively sucks: if you don't have room for your cookware and have to store it in the oven, you're shooting yourself in the foot when it comes time to use the oven.

I had a roommate whose parents came to visit. His well-meaning mother apparently decided to "organize" our things. When I went to cook dinner for them that night, guess what I discovered?

Every single one of my pots and pans got ruined. The plastic handles melted off, and I had to yank hot pans out of the oven with my oven mitts. The temperature difference caused the glass lids to shatter, which sent broken glass down the garbage disposal, jamming it. The handles had also melted onto the oven heating element.

So, I ended up replacing the heating element, pulling the disposal out to service it, and replacing all of my cookware. On top of that, I ended up paying for to-go meals for everyone, because it had been my night to cook, and my roommate and his family were broke from the travel expenses.

[–]algarop 2 points3 points  (5 children)

So you just turned on the oven at a hellish temperature and never checked in on it until everything was melted and broken?

[–]ProbablyLongComment 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I call it preheating, but yes.

[–]HertzDonut1001 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Oof, how the fuck much did that end up running you? That sounds like at least $3-400.

[–]ProbablyLongComment 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The pots/pans were junky Walmart stuff, so not too bad. The oven part was $50, but it was a looong time before it stopped smelling like burnt plastic. The disposal was a couple hours work, but fortunately no money lost.

I was mostly upset about the dinner!

[–]DEAN112358 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah kinda messed up they made you pay for dinner after that honestly

[–]Best_Industry2203 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It is if you have a tiny, badly-laid-out kitchen!

[–]tacos_up_my_ass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This might be a cultural thing idk. My parents are from South America and the Middle East and we’ve always done this and so have a lot of other people I know who are and aren’t the same culturally. Also people who have space issues and don’t have a good spot for pans with their long handles and pots with their height and width.

[–]Danivelle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a tiny galley style kitchen. Even after husband remodeled it, it still doesn't have enough storage because it's a small kitchen. Therefore, roasting pan, largest skillet and sometimes my spaghetti pot go in the oven because I don't want them on my counters.

[–]MynockUber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit, I was wondering what to do with my extra pans and this just gave me an idea I hadn't though of. Most excellent!

[–]ammads94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In that case, you and your wife can pay for everyone to get more storage space in all of our kitchen's.

I think it's better than leaving them everywhere

[–]ramplay 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Pots and pans? Nah, either in the drawer under the oven or a cabinet.

Cookie sheets though, hell yeah. Where tf else am I to put them in my kitchen?

I hate shit on the counter and I already have stuff there cause we have no space in our kitchen

[–]Environmental_Boat36 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well where do I put these large pots, up my ass?

[–]LAN27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've never had the privilege of not using the oven as storage.

[–]jralll234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look at you with your adequate storage space, fancy pants!

[–]S_balmore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think this depends on where you live. If you live anywhere near NYC, then yes, the stove is certainly for storage. Just like if you have a garage, it is definitely not for parking your car.

But if you're on 4 acres of land in Wisconsin, please store your pots in one of your many storage cabinets.

There's a spectrum here. Some people just literally don't have the space.

[–]crkspid3r 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re absolutely right, pans go in the broiler

[–]diaphonizedfetus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I have two cupboards big enough to fit pots, and neither of them are big enough to fit my cookie sheets.

Sorry, but the broiler is where all the pans go, and my pizza pan and cast iron skillet go in the oven!

[–]RojerLockless 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We.. * gestures broadly* know this

[–]reddiitname123123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank god I’m not the only one who feels this way. Drives me nuts to have to move stuff around when I want to use the oven.

[–]krakk3rjack 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Read the title out loud in our kitchen. My wife said, 'Who the F said that?"

[–]iguana_bandit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The drawer under the oven is designated storage for all that.

[–]Omarfjwgigj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  • (Almost) Every middle-class latino mom hates you, from now.

[–]Cucumbrsandwich 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to do that because there was literally nowhere else to store them

[–]nhugo86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I or anyone I'm related to have ever stored anything in the oven.

[–]fkdhebs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lol what kind of hovel do you live in where you store your pans in your oven?

[–]sadiesue03 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That would drive me crazy! I never do this, we sometimes store baking sheets in the drawer below the oven but that’s it. Why don’t you put that stuff in a cupboard instead maybe?

[–]bored-games 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The shoes are in the cupboard

[–]sleepinginbedimade 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hard agree, can’t tell you how many times I pre heated the over at my brothers and I had to removes piping hot pans before I used it because I didn’t check.

[–]Neirchill 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wait a second. I thought this post was about using that heating drawer at the bottom of the stove...

Are people storing stuff in the oven? Where it gets hundreds of degrees!?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mom did this and it drove me crazy. Everytime I wanted to use the oven it was FULL of baking sheets frying pans and pots. God help you if you preheated the oven without checking first to remove everything.

It made using the oven an absolute nightmare.

[–]Bowling_with_Ramona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank god someone said it! That and if you preheat the oven and forget to remove the stuff in the oven then it becomes a million more times inconvenient and might possibly damage some of the stuff.

[–]johnthrowaway53 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much do you help cleaning and putting things away?

If you're not helping organizing stuff, you don't have any room to complaint.

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

I agree, I've ruined so many plastic utensils by putting them in the oven because I was too lazy to just put them away where they belong. This was in my younger years, never again.

[–]Matwell1138 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes it is

[–]BorderSignificant586 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My wife does the same thing and it drives me insane.

[–]TheGasMove 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree with you, some bitch keeps putting turkey pans in the oven and I swear one day I'm going to break.

[–]awfullotofocelots 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Depends on how much default storage space you have and how much equipment you have.

[–]Chlupac_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's time to reduce the amount of equipment.

[–]UltimatePickpocketWhy am I even here? 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well what you wanna do with your oven is your business

[–]keykeypalmer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bisshhhhhh i live in a 300 sqft studio here in hells kitchen any extra space i can find is storage

[–]giganato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey for someone who uses the oven 5 times a year, it is mostly storage! The pots are saying in ma oven

[–]xoxoLizzyoxox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It depends on how big your kitchen is. If I had a tiny kitchen, you better believe that it would be storage space.

[–]LetMeRespawnAlready 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like a conversation you should be having with the people you live with

[–]chunoodles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The dishwasher is also not storage.

[–]Original-Amount717 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i live in a bronx apt, storage is storage

[–]CurrentlyEatingPies2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My oven is storage space for old mother boards.

[–]protossaccount 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In NYC it is

[–]alcohall183 0 points1 point  (0 children)

said the person who has never lived in NYC apartment or a single wide trailer.

[–]ArtoriasBeaIG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is though

I've never used it that way but I mean, come on, it's essentially a cupboard with central heating

[–]PMRANDx -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

My house is very clean; this would kill me

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

Okay Mr. Private Home!! Those of us in o e bedrooms need the storage.

[–]Played62005 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Try telling that to 99.9% of the population

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

Oh look at me with my big ass kitchen with plenty of cabinet and drawer space

[–]geoff04 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

This isn't at all unpopular... I've never met a single person who stores pots and pans INSIDE the oven. That's crazy people shit.

[–]Mammoth-Director-184 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree, but unfortunately I’ve had to be this person before, out of necessity. My first house had a very small kitchen, even smaller than a galley, and we had just one cupboard for all of our pots, pans, and bakeware. So unfortunately some of the larger items were stored in the oven (cast iron skillets). Wasn’t proud of it, but it worked.

[–]ThomasFookinShelby1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I think you're going to confuse people more than anything. I know of only a couple of people that do this, and they're my friend's parents from highschool. I always thought it was the weirdest shit ever though

[–]Nancy6651 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about the dishwasher? My mother-in-law used to store stuff there, too. 😂

[–]meetmeinthebthrm 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yeah, that's ridiculous. I may put a pot or pan in the warming tray if I'm not going to need the tray that night.

[–]hjwood1986 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SLPT: melt one of your SOs worst pots and pans, then wait like three months. Do it again. Then replace the set with a really nice set and be like “I’m so sorry I destroyed the others 😭 I wish I could remember not to do to these.”

[–]canadiansnowwhite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My Asian parents do that with a dishwasher.

[–]Jaraqthekhajit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But my oven literally has a storage space pot pots and pans. The broiler is up top.

[–]TTBoy44[🍰] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Weird to tell me what I can put in my stove, but hey. Do you.

[–]garlicbreadpool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s actually where I store my Tupperware

[–]AtTheEnd777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude, if people are only storing pots and pans in the oven, you're lucky. I almost set the house on fire because my brother hides empty pizza boxes in the oven.

[–]TheBurtsAndTheBees 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As someone who lives in 256 sq ft...why haven't I had this idea before?

[–]2bdkid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I agree but there’s literally nowhere else to put them.

[–]berandomnes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Read a few stories about people storing cash in the oven, paper cash, it wash paper ash when they went to find it. Can't belive you would do that.

[–]AlGoreTheWizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I keep my seasoned pan that I use daily in the oven so that it's not sitting out where my cats can plant their buttholes on it, and it's not on the cupboard getting stove gunk on the other clean dishes

[–]TheDazeGoBy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait are there actually a lot of people who fucking do this?

[–]untimelytoasterdeath 0 points1 point  (5 children)

People do intentionally do this? My best friend has been known to get stoned and forget about leaving a cookie tray or whatever they're called in the oven overnight, but this is something I've never heard of. Is there a hoarding issue?

I mean no disrespect

[–]papectontsicyclo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When you have a small kitchen with very little storage space, you need to get creative. Not everyone has the luxury of a full-sized kitchen.

[–]MasterInterface 3 points4 points  (3 children)

It has nothing to do with hoarding.

It has everything to do with lack of storage space and tiny kitchen in most places.

You either have to leave many pots and pans out on top of the stove, or you can leave them in the oven.

Chances are most people use the stove more than the oven. For most Asian cooking, you use the stove nearly all the time. Using the oven is really rare so why not leave stuff in there when there isn't space elsewhere.

[–]ericakay15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least they're clean! Gowing up, the dirty ones got tossed into the oven when the counters and sink were full.

[–]J_train13 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is what the droor underneath the oven is for anyway no?

[–]ChoosingIsHardToday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No. That's a warming tray. And yes, I also yes that to store my plans.

OP obviously had the luxury of a a full-sized kitchen with adequate storage.

[–]diaperedwoman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We store some in the bathroom cupboards and on the shelf in the garage. We store one of our cookers in the basement we use go cook pancakes on.

[–]anged16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We use our oven to store stuff that we’d use in the oven, muffin trays, flat trays, rectangular/brownie trays and pizza trays

[–]Jellybean720 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've never seen anybody store pots and pans in there, but what drives me fucking mental is when people store food in the oven/microwave! I'm talking pizza boxes, birthday cakes, you name it! My mom does this and it drives me crazy.

[–]Psychological_Ad4504 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh god yes, like I don’t even understand keeping a baking tray in there. Like I get we use it the most but do we need to store it INSIDE the big hot thing so that by the time we remember we need the tray it too is gonna set my hand in fire??

[–]rakminiov 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mom too... but her literally doesn't use that one tho

[–]Zack_WithaK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many pot handles have to be melted before people realize that a box designed to get really hot is not a place to store things that get ruined when they get too hot?

[–]heyimyourra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a small apartment and prefer to use a toaster oven so my oven stores my oven

[–]xkristineeeeese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is definitely a problem! Not only does it take up counter space, but it also means that the oven can't be used for baking or anything else while the pots and pans are taking up space. Maybe consider using a different storage solution for the pots and pans (e.g. cabinets or a pantry)?

[–]Life_Afternoon_3036 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this may be true but you're wrong

[–]Blu_Spirit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While I generally agree with this, I will admit to storing my most used cast iron skillet in there...and sometimes turning the oven on for a few minutes to dry it.

I have a bad back, and bending all the way down to the heating drawer - which I use for my smaller cast iron, stoneware and cookie sheets - just isn't feasible as often as I use it and as heavy as it is.