The Ingenious Amazon Find Every KitchenAid Stand Mixer Owner Needs (It’ll Save You So Much Counter Space!)
I’ve never had the pleasure of owning a stand mixer, unfortunately, due to my past tiny apartments. When you hardly have enough space to store pantry items in your cabinets as it is (and have even less room on your counters), it never made much sense to buy such a bulky item — no matter how much I may have wanted one. However, I fondly remember using my mom and grandma’s KitchenAid stand mixers whenever we wanted cookies, and they were a constant fixture atop our counters while I was growing up. I miss it — big time.
Stand mixers, though, are a pretty hefty bit of machinery, and a good one is certainly worth the price — and it definitely shows in the quality of your baked goods. If you treat it properly, it’s an investment that you can keep for years. As with any piece of kitchen equipment that’s on the pricier side, you want to take care of it so that you get as much use out of it as possible. This nifty fixture from Amazon allows you to do just that, while saving you space and the hassle of hauling it onto the counter. Amazon’s Wood Technology Kitchen Appliance Lift is any baker’s — or even casual stand mixer user’s — next must-have storage item.
What is the Wood Technology Kitchen Appliance Lift?
This appliance lift is one product that’ll totally improve your baking experience. Once the mechanism is installed on the inside of your cabinet, you can place your stand mixer on top — it holds up to 45 pounds — and it’ll swing out and up to a usable height. Yep: No need to haul it up off the platform and onto the counter! To get more into the nitty gritty of how it all works, the solid steel lift is screwed into the side of the walls of a lower base cabinet, and its heavy-duty springs allow it to be pulled upward. Once totally up, it has two locking catches that secure the arms in place so it doesn’t fall. When you want to store it back inside the cabinet, just lift the shelf up: The locks will release, and you can push it back down and away once you’re all finished baking. Easy as pie!
What Amazon Reviewers are Saying
Average Rating: 4.2/5
“I did this for my wife. She wanted to use it for her kitchen aid mixer because it weighs a ton. This was perfect. Took some time but works perfect.” – K.W.
“No more dragging the heavy mixer out of the cabinet anymore. I simply open the door to the cabinet that has this installed and pull the appliance lifter out with the mixer on it. When I am finished, the mixer easily lowers and slides in to the cabinet. I still have lots of room in the cabinet to store cookie sheets, cake pans.” – Beth VanDyne
“Only lost one star for ease of installation because if my hubby were not such a patient and resourceful man, it would never have gotten installed. However, I loved it so much that I ordered a second one!” – Gabrielle
There are a few important things to remember before you get the lift for yourself: It doesn’t come with the plank of wood, so you’ll need to measure the width of your cabinet and secure your own. Plus, the size of your cabinet is important, since the lift requires a 15-inch deep, 13-inch wide, and 20-inch tall space. Some reviewers noted installation of the springs was a tad tricky, but most thought the effort was worth it — and once it’s installed, you’ll be baking all the time!
Buy: Wood Technology Kitchen Appliance Lift, $105.88