What's the Hardest Part of Cooking In a Small Kitchen?

We like to focus on the positive, here at The Kitchn, and we feel that there are a lot of good things about small spaces and small kitchens. Personally, I love small kitchens because I like having many things within arm's reach. But there are drawbacks to small kitchens, too: lack of storage, zero counter space, ovens too small for a cookie sheet!

We're giving you a chance to gripe about the things that really bug you about living with a small kitchen. What are the drawbacks to cooking in a teeny space?

And of course, since we love the positive, please do share if you've found a way to overcome or mitigate some of the drawbacks in your kitchen!

It's Small Cool month, here at Apartment Therapy, and so we'll be talking about small kitchens a lot this month. Let's kick it off with some of the problems in small kitchens, and then hopefully we'll deal in solutions the rest of the month!

Related: Five Small Kitchens from This Old House

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.