Asked on Feb 24, 2015

Kitchen storage

by KA W
I have a two door cabinet over the stove in the kitchen. I would like some ideas as to what items should be stored there. No spices, etc. should be over the stove. Also have similar cabinet though not as tall over the refrigerator.
  26 answers
  • Nancy Spencer Carlson Nancy Spencer Carlson on Feb 25, 2015
    dinner ware is probably a good idea. Maybe, but not sure, boxes goods. I wonder if they would absorb the moisture from boiling things on the stove.
  • Peggy Peggy on Feb 25, 2015
    Since I do not bake often I store my cake pans and all my bakeware above my stove
  • Jamie Kennemer Jamie Kennemer on Feb 25, 2015
    • Jessica Jessica on May 03, 2020

      Do your cookbooks pick up any moisture from the steam of something cooking on the stovetop?

  • Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson on Feb 25, 2015
    my area looks just that, I confess I have nothing but decorative stuff, old canning jars , longaburger basket, etc. If I had pretty mixing bowls or something I didn't use often I would put them there just to cover the metal vent. A large platter propped up against the back with things in front..
  • Robin Datin Robin Datin on Feb 25, 2015
    I usually store extra items that I don't use on a daily basis like salt, baking soda, molasses, etc. I noticed you have a fan over your stove so it shouldn't be a problem. I have an electric stove and no hood and never have a problem with heat or moisture.
  • Colette Johnston Colette Johnston on Feb 25, 2015
    I have the same thing. I stored cooking books up there and it looks great.
  • Sharon LeBlanc Sharon LeBlanc on Feb 25, 2015
    I have a fire extinguisher first. Then I have extra bottles of alcohol, not wine.
  • Deborah kach Deborah kach on Feb 25, 2015
    Store cookbooks over the stove and vases,rarely used speciality dishes (Christmas) over the fridge
  • Deborah kach Deborah kach on Feb 25, 2015
    Cookbooks fill my over the range cupboard,vases and rarely used dishes(Christmas) over the fridge
    • Jessica Jessica on May 03, 2020

      Do your cookbooks pick up any moisture from the steam of something cooking on the stovetop?

  • Diane Read Diane Read on Feb 25, 2015
    Hi I added decorative items, cook books, fake plant, candle, etc. I love how it looks.
  • KA W KA W on Feb 25, 2015
    Because of the exhaust vent running through it sometimes critters venture in. Whatever goes in there will have to be in containers or plastic bags. I have shelves built on the wall above where I store my cookbooks.
  • Tris Smith Tris Smith on Feb 25, 2015
    Take some faux tin ceiling/ back splash tile and apply on the back wall and around the duct work. Store vases or platters, etc.
  • Leslie@FarmFreshFun Leslie@FarmFreshFun on Feb 25, 2015
    I store canning supplies there right now, but am "redecoranging" my kitchen and plan on removing the doors. After the doors are gone I'll store cookbooks n cute vintage items.
  • Lo Lo on Feb 25, 2015
    If you are leaving the doors on, take out the upper shelf and store cereal boxes there.
  • Pat Pat on Feb 25, 2015
    We put cans for cookies, mason jars, something that will be used once a year. Also I would think that anything you have in sealed canisters could be put up above the stove. We have our microwave above the stove so no problem with heat but is usual storage for containers you don't use often.
  • Upstate NYer Upstate NYer on Feb 25, 2015
    I would stack pretty things like Corningware, pitchers, bowls - things for serving. I would also choose a color to paint the inside of the cabinet to really show off the designs of your items.
  • Shirley Kalinosky Shirley Kalinosky on Feb 25, 2015
    Over the stove which has the broken microwave over it, I store my bread pans and the cat's monthly medicine drops, a pkg of napkins (they don't fit anywhere else), and I keep the cat's bag of treats there and when he wants some, he just looks up at the cabinet. I can't tell you what is in the cabinet above the refrigerator. Probably somethings I haven't used or seen in years. LOL
  • Frannie Frannie on Feb 28, 2015
    Remove the shelf and put in a wine glass holder. this will look nice doors on or off.
  • Shirlsi Shirlsi on Mar 01, 2015
    You can take the shelf out... in mine I put in some dividers and store all my cookie sheets, cupcake pans, and anything else that can be put in vertically, saves cabinets space in other areas.
  • Jackie Jones Jackie Jones on Aug 27, 2015
    I would make it into wine and stemware holder
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Aug 27, 2015
  • Conni Conni on Oct 27, 2015
    Pitchers , hot air popcorn popper, tall things I don't use every day
  • Kathe Kathe on Nov 06, 2015
    Holiday dishes, vases, cookbooks
  • Jason McAulay Jason McAulay on Dec 29, 2019

    those are all very wonderful answers but nowadays is a lot of people have the stove tops with glass you know the flat ones and if you drop anything on it it will break very easily it's already on the right the right answer would be the store nothing up there most likely just block it down stick a piece of art or something I don't know

  • Jason McAulay Jason McAulay on Dec 29, 2019

    For the fifth time now those are all very good answers but a lot of people have the stoves with glass tops and you don't want to drop anything on them because they will break

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 24, 2023

    Things you don't use very often!