Trays on the Countertop: Keeping Things Organized and Close at Hand

updated Jul 16, 2020
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Do you keep a tray near the stove to corral oils, spices, and cooking utensils? We went through our Kitchen Tour archives and found a lot of examples. If you prefer certain groupings of foods or pantry items, adding a tray underneath just makes it that much neater — and helps keep drips and spills from building up on your counter.

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• 1 Courtney and Michael’s Scandinavian Comfort
• 2 Alina’s Exotic Cooking Lair
• 3 Tyler’s Cozy Cottage Kitchen
• 4 Ryan’s Stunning San Francisco Remodel
• 5 Alison’s Beautiful Modern Kitchen

• 6 Laura’s Cool Green City Kitchen
• 7 Arlene Goes Paleo in Brooklyn
• 8 Lupine and Dan’s Joyful, Organized Kitchen
• 9 Gina and Brian’s Colorful Beach Condo
• 10 Mary Helen and Graeme’s Compact, Composed Mix on the Upper East Side

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