Asked on Feb 05, 2017

What's the best way to solve this Kitchenaid storage issue?

by Cathy
Help - I need help, I have a Kitchenaid mixer that is too heavy to slide back and forth on the counter. Has anyone come up with a sliding tray that would help with moving it back and forth? Thank you!
  17 answers
  • Car11609511 Car11609511 on Feb 05, 2017
    Try a plastic place mat as a slider.

  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 05, 2017
    Thank you.

  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 05, 2017
    Hillela, I have the pull-outs shelves in my cabinets and I love them. I am looking for something for the countertop. Thank you.

  • Rc Shoe Rc Shoe on Feb 05, 2017
    It's probably the rubber feet more than the weight of the mixer. Just put the mixer on a metal or plastic tray and it will slide easily.
    I have my coffee maker on a plastic tray to make it easier to pull out from under the top cabinet to fill. Just pull it out, then slide back. Easy peasy.

  • Dan18704431 Dan18704431 on Feb 06, 2017
    I have mine on a small kitchen towel, makes it easy to slide out from under the cabinet to use.

  • Henri001 Henri001 on Feb 06, 2017
    We found a large ceramic tile at our Habitat ReStore...put felt pads on the bottom of the slides effortlessly with weight on it and doesn't scar or scratch up our concrete countertop!! Works like a charm and I believe it cost us about $1 total!!!

  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 06, 2017
    Thank you, I will need to go to the Habitat ReStore this week.

  • Wynne Wynne on Feb 07, 2017
    Keep it simple...just stick on felt or wool pads which are made for furniture feet on hardwood floors

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Feb 09, 2017
    I agree with Wynne. I have mine on felt pads and it works perfectly. I now do have slide out drawers but they need to have weight evenly distributed so basically it would be the only thing on shelf. I used to have to have mine on counter but now I have it placed in a bottom cabinet and at this point I can still lift up but soon will have to have on counter or I won't be able to move it on my own. I say try felt or towel as suggested you may want to try towel first since you must have one handy. I wouldn't place on any tray unless it was covered on bottom with felt so as to not ruin countertop. I like my little pads so I can slide around and clean under it and yes stuff gets under there.

  • Mary T. Devlin Mary T. Devlin on Feb 10, 2017
    I had the same issue. I applied small round fuzzy floor protectors underneath. My mixer has 5 round rubber legs. I placed one close to size floor protector on each and it works like a charm. Slides in and out of the corner easily.

  • Judy Judy on Feb 11, 2017
    Do you have room for a cart? That way, you can leave it on the cart, and not move it all the time. Think about this, ok?

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 19, 2017
    at an office furniture store i found some silicon coated pads for chair legs. those might work with the mixer.

  • A A on Feb 20, 2017
    I use small plastic furniture sliders over the feet. I've used these on other small appliances and they work well; they also don't absorb water/moisture that may be on the counter top.

  • Vanessa Vanessa on Feb 21, 2017
    I put mine on a cutting board. Slides very easy!

  • KatAych KatAych on Feb 21, 2017
    They sell counter top sliders for mixers, coffee makers, etc. They're called "sliding appliance caddy."$S_detail$

  • Michelle Bonich Kison Michelle Bonich Kison on Dec 03, 2018

    I took a large clear glass cutting board, added felt pads to the bottom of it, and it works like a charm. The clear glass cutting board does not cover up my beautiful granite counter top and I am able to pull my KitchenAid hand mixer from the corner with ease.