Tall Pull Out Pantry
Did you ever sit and think, why do I need a tall pull out pantry? Obviously, it provides a great way to get additional storage capacity in tall spaces.
Consequently,you will enjoy great convenient access anytime.You will never have to rummage through deep dark space again.But, there are other less obvious answers that you really need to know about.There’s a lot more it can do for you and your family.
Pull Out Pantry Next To Fridge
Firstly,having your pull out pantry in the center of your kitchen will cut down on time spent searching for items you always need. Moreover, placing it next to your refrigerator acts as an extension of the refrigerator.This is something many professional kitchen designers fail to take into consideration.
Furthermore,most people don’t realize that many items commonly stored in a fridge, don’t belong there at all.They should be in your pantry.The tall pull out pantry is very different from any other cabinet in your kitchen, Arguably, it is the most dynamic.It slides out to meet you. It turns, it swivels. It changes as your family grows.
You need to know which foods belong in your pantry and not your fridge. Here’s a look at that list:
• Bread (freezer is okay)
• Onions (keep away from potatoes)
• Potatoes (keep away from onions)
All of the above belong in your pantry.
Potatoes are best stored in the bottom basket of the tall pull out pantry.They weigh more than most pantry staples. It’s just better to store them lower down.As you know, they come in heavy cumbersome bags. There is no need to lift these heavy items above eye level.
As a bonus, the heavy duty mechanism with a built in soft close action will actually work better , as you add more weight. In fact, the unit has a total load rating of 220 pounds.
In other words. It is more than capable of handling the requirements of the average American family. Load it up with everything your family needs.
Remember though, onions and potatoes never go in the same basket.They may taste great together in your favorite stew.
However, you need to keep them well apart. The reason, as the food safety experts at Penn State University point out, is that onions and potatoes can release moisture and gases that will cause the other to spoil faster.
Coffee, bananas and items you frequently use are ideal at eye level. Put the stuff you rarely use up top.
Consequently, streamlining meal preparation by storing cold foods and dry goods in their proper places is a good practice. Also,it will help you cut down on food waste. Everything you need will always be at your at fingertips.
Therefore,if your pantry is a beautiful and easy-to-navigate part of your kitchen, you are going to be more organized. The tall pull out pantry holds so much more than a drawer or a cabinet. In one quick view you can see all your contents. Cans, boxes, jars and everything you need to keep a busy family on the go.They can be vital to the needs of the modern busy household.
Pantry Cabinet Pull Out System
Consider too putting a pantry cabinet pull out system on either side of the fridge. Space consultants advise against having too many small appliances on your countertops.
For example, bread makers , mixers,toaster ovens, crock pots and the George Forman are all great candidates for the second pantry.Too many of these items strewn all over the workspace destroy your rhythm and flow at meal times.
Put them away. They will always be there when you need them. Reclaim that lost counter space.Live life organized.
We’re guessing not everybody has a massive kitchen. If you have additional space. Consider the Chefs pantry.It handles food storage similar to a fridge with french doors.
Additionally, positioning your pantry near the stove will create a great workstation.Use the magical triangle of the pantry ,fridge and range to your best advantage.You will cook more and eat out less often.Not to mention how much money you will save and the additional calories you might consume.
Pull Out Pantry Hardware.
How easy is the pull out pantry hardware to install ? If you consider yourself “handy”. You can absolutely install it.However, it is more at the upper end of that scale. Meaning, a professional usually installs this kind of hardware.
The key part of the process is getting the upper slide mechanism and the lower slide mechanism to match up. Start with the bottom mechanism first.Make sure it is perfectly centered on the floor of the cabinet.The top mechanism is next. It is lighter. Ideally you need 2 people to install the top unit. One to hold , while the other inserts the screws. The rest of the installation can be carried out by one person.It’s a piece of cake from there.
One caveat of note. Split the door in two when attaching it to the frame. The reason being is that tall slim doors have a tendency to warp overtime.The taller the door, the more likely it is to warp.Kitchens can be humid places. Stoves , kettles , coffee makers, toasters all add moisture to the ambient air.There is a plate included with the hardware that you can attach it to.
Of course, you don’t have to split the door in the center.Take into account the lines and flow of the overall design of the kitchen. Perhaps, match the cut line with the counter height.Create beautiful flowing transitional lines this way.
One other thing of note. These pantries originated in Europe after the war. Wood was scarce so kitchen cabinets had to be frameless.Most american cabinets come with a frame. I,E, The font of the cabinet is framed to add strength to the overall cabinet. This is no longer required with modern cabinet making techniques. For example, all Ikea cabinet are frameless. The point being is that if you have a framed cabinet. Make sure the frame does not stop the pantry from sliding out of the cabinet.
As you know,the pantry slides out of the cabinet on heavy duty ball bearing slide mechanism. There are 2 basic parts of the mechanism. A top and a bottom.A height adjustable frame links the 2.
Add the storage capacity by mounting the baskets to the frame. Usually, it is either 4 or 5 baskets. This will depend on the height of you cabinet and/or what you intend to store.Consequently,customization is easy because you decide where the baskets go. Therefore, if your family needs change over time, no problem. Rearrange baskets to fit your new situation.
This process is very easy.The baskets attach to the frame with all new “snap and connect’ technology.The baskets easily snap into the bracket. The bracket then connects to the frame.
Additionally,”snap and connect” ensures your baskets are held sturdily in place.The result is smooth load management and secure cargo control.
Narrow pull-out pantry cabinet.
Finally,this unit can also be used as a narrow pull out pantry cabinet.The same frame and hardware is used.Narrower baskets are used in place of wider ones.
Moreover, the tall pull out pantry pivots left or right 90 degrees.The swivel increases your cabinet pantry’s accessibility.The baskets, for instance, allow you to see every can and box at once. This reduces the amount of time you’ll spend rummaging.
In summary , the tall pull out pantry is a great addition to any kitchen.Ideal for growing families. people who love to cook or those who enjoy a beautiful easy to navigate kitchen. It’s a key member of the golden triangle : fridge , stove and pantry.
.See below for key info.
- 2 widths available 12 and 15 .75 inches
- adjustable height 73.25 to 86.6 inches
- split door mount configuration recommended
- premier motion technology
- door mount hardware included
- soft close cabinet hardware
- slides load rated to 220 lbs
- heavy gauge adjustable chrome baskets included
- all new “snap and connect” hardware for quieter load management and easy adjustability
- frameless cabinetry preferred
- professional installation preferred