How do you keep things organized on your countertop? You can always use a tray to keep everything neat and tidy, but here's another idea: try a colorful baking dish!
I see a few advantages to using a baking dish as a place to store your oils, spices, and other near-the-stove essentials, namely that the higher sides are better for keeping items upright and containing spills. Plus, if you have a pretty colored baking dish, why hide it in your cupboard?
On the other hand, if that dish is in high rotation in your kitchen, it might get a little tiresome having to unload it every time you want to bake with it.
What do you think? Clever double duty or not?
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