Food Equipment Center

Food Equipment Center sounds terribly impressive, doesn’t it? The reality is that it’s just that I had too many things I used fairly frequently and didn’t know how to store them. If you have this problem my solution may work for you.

I wanted some kind of free-standing “cupboard” so I wasn’t taking up valuable real estate in my kitchen cupboards. It had to be big enough to put my food dehydrator, pressure canner, some of my canning tools and jars. I also had a vacuum sealer, bread maker, and deep fryer I didn’t want using up counter space. But it couldn’t be so big I had to keep it in some distant spot far from the kitchen.

One day a friend mentioned she was having a garage sale. She posted pictures of some of the items she was selling and I found my “food equipment center!”  It is an old entertainment center from the days before flat screens. It was deep and not too tall for me to easily reach the top. There was a shelf beneath the space for the television. It had a deep drawer originally for VHS tapes (if you don’t remember them, Google it). And best of all, when I said I wanted to buy it my friend gave it to me free and she and her brother even delivered it, carried it in, and set it in place!

It holds my dehydrator, pressure canner, and vacuum sealer in the area originally holding the television. On top I keep my bread maker, stand mixer, and deep fryer. The shelf above the drawer is large enough for my half pint canning jars, extra rings, and used lids.

Food-Prep-Station-01

The drawer is large enough store a digital food scale, a canning utensil kit, food mill and accessory kit, canning labels, large and small jar sealers (for the vacuum sealer), and a package of food handling gloves.

Food-center-drawer-01

While it’s not quite perfect; I’d like to be able to keep the things on top actually in the cupboard, it does free up a tremendous amount of space in the kitchen cupboards and on the countertop.

Even if you don’t have a friend with an old entertainment center to give you it’s not too hard to find one. Check resale shops, Habitat for Humanity stores, and garage sales. You may find the ideal center for your needs at a really great price!

Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Light

Inspire, Encourage and Empower

LIFE WITH 3 KIDS

Gardening while raising kids

Down the Hall on Your Left

This site is a blog about what has been coasting through my consciousness lately. The things I post will be reflections that I see of the world around me. You may not agree with me or like what I say. In either case - you’ll get over it and I can live with it if it makes you unhappy. Please feel free to leave comments if you wish . All postings are: copyright 2014 - 2021

Tony Tomeo

Horticulturist, Arborist and Garden Columnist

My folks

A Place for Family, Food, and Fun.

Top stories

Fun stories For You To Enjoy

let me photograph you softly

photographs on the street

Just trying to get by....

My road to weightloss

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce

Seeking a Village

Wife. Mom. Newbie Christian. Raw. Honest.

RoughBandit

#joke #lol #haha #funny #hilarious

Linkedin Blog

Navigating You To Future Success

Momma Bird Blog

Mom Deserves More

Lallie Lee

Learning to Live Fearless

The Hansen House

A home and lifestyle family blog.

Kelly in the Kitchen

Creating sound recipes inspired by many things near & far

%d bloggers like this: