This Amazon Find Has 5,000 Rave Reviews and Creates Storage Space Out of Thin Air
One of the keys to cooking on the fly is keeping a stash of your go-to ingredients within arm’s reach of your stove. Having just what you need on hand can save you time by making it easy to infuse your dishes with flavor, whether you have a collection of finishing salts, spice blends, or hot sauces. The problem? No one wants to waste precious countertop space on a storage tray or turntable, and many people just don’t have that kind of space to begin with. Not to worry, though; if you change your outlook slightly, you can discover up to 30 inches of bonus storage space hiding in plain sight. Transform the area above your stove into a bonafide mini-pantry thanks to this clever magnetic shelf from StoveShelf.
The StoveShelf has a nearly flawless 4.7-star rating on Amazon, garnering praise like, “This shelf is amazing. I no longer have to reach in the cabinet to get my salt and pepper, it’s right there, easy access.” Adds another, “This is fantastic! I’m a nut for clean counters but I also love convenience. This holds everyday spices off the counter and is super easy to clean.”
The neutral, brushed stainless steel finish doesn’t command attention, and the shelf has a raised edge that sits flush against your wall for an industrial look. Two heavy-duty magnets on the underside of the shelf attach securely to the top of your oven’s display, so you’ll have a sturdy base for organizing your cooking essentials. Plus, unlike installing a wall shelf, the StoveShelf requires zero assembly or tools (perfect for renters). Depending on the size of your range, you can choose between a 20-, 24-, and 30-inch design, the latter being the standard for most ranges.
In addition to providing bonus storage space, the StoveShelf solves another common problem: items falling into the black hole between your oven and the wall (we’ve all been there). One reviewer shared, “Our new stove sits further away from the wall than the old one, so the items I usually keep on the back were in danger of falling behind and becoming wedged in the extra space. This shelf turned out to be the perfect solution to the problem!”
Or, if your range is totally flush against your kitchen’s backsplash, you can position the shelf so the edge faces you to prevent items from sliding off the front. The surface wipes clean and also detaches easily for washing if it gets particularly grimy. One note about storing oils: Since they can spoil when exposed to heat and light, you may want to keep your expensive ones stored in a cabinet rather than atop your stove. Everything else is fair game, though, be it salt, pepper, spices, your kitchen timer, or even a recipe card!
Buy: StoveShelf Magnetic Shelf for Kitchen Stove, $39.99
This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: This Amazon Find Has 5,000 Glowing Reviews and Creates Storage Space Out of Thin Air