How to Best Use the Space Above Your Refrigerator


Unless you have a refrigerator which is built into your kitchen cabinetry, you probably have some extra storage space which you are overlooking and under-utilizing: the top of the fridge. Either most people don’t think to use it as an extra shelf, or they are using it to store the wrong items.

Here are some things you should and should not keep on top of your refrigerator.

What to store on top of your fridge

  • Cookbooks. Got a collection of old cookbooks and recipes that you can’t find a place for? The top of the refrigerator keeps them neat, organized, and right in front of you.

  • Small appliances. If you have a crock pot, blender, toaster, or other small kitchen appliances, consider keeping them atop your refrigerator for quick and easy access.

  • Serving bowls. Put your best-looking serveware on display for your guests to see. The convenient location not only improves the functionality of your kitchen, but your stylish bowls and platters double as decorations when not in use.

What NOT to store on top of your fridge

In order for your refrigerator to maintain a consistently cool temperature, it works to remove heat from the interior. This heat is released to the outside via the condenser coils in the back of the unit. The warm air rises upwards, often gathering right around the top of the fridge. These warm temperatures can quickly spoil some of your food items such as:

  • Bread

  • Wine

  • Produce

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