Storage! The Cleverness of a Tall Pull-Out Pantry

With all the recipe development and testing I do, I had to find plenty of room in my kitchen for storing all the bottles of oil, vinegar, soy sauce, other condiments, canned goods, baking basics, salts, dried mushrooms and chiles, grains, legumes, and bars of chocolate! As you can see from the pictures, these pull-out pantries are stuffed full.

Efficiency and sturdiness were the most important factors along with moveable shelving. I chose the German-engineered line, Hafele. The pull-out pantry has heavy-duty shelves that can hold up to 330 lbs of capacity. The shelves can be re-arranged depending on the height of your items. In addition, accessing the pantry from both sides means I can always see what is on my shelves.

The other incredibly clever piece of engineering is Hafele’s “Magic Corner Unit.”While I forgot to take a picture of this for my website, you’ll see from the link that this unit is built for blind corners–those hard to reach corner spaces that have lots of capacity but are hard to reach into. Those space robbing lazy-susan-style corner cabinets are a waste of space compared to these.