Slide Out, Pop Up! 9 Surprising Kitchen Features

Slide Out, Pop Up! 9 Surprising Kitchen Features

Faith Durand
Feb 21, 2011

Small kitchens have to get smart about their use of space, and this often means hiding appliances or kitchen tools. Then, surprise! They pop up, slide out, or emerge from an unexpected place. We love kitchens that have secrets and surprises. Here are a few great details from our archives. There are hidden vents, an oven that opens in a very unexpected way, and a genius cutting board installation.

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- From a sleek city kitchen. This oven actually opens by lowering the shelf. Space-age!

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- A surprise from my own kitchen. Too bad it doesn't work!

Do you have anything surprising or unexpected in your kitchen? Anything that slides out, pops up, or unfolds? Tell us all about it!

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