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Nothing makes a kitchen feel chaotic faster than a mess on the counter top. You could have the most petite cooking space on the block, but as long as your counters are (relatively) organized, it’ll still feel like a million bucks. You know what do not do feel good? Rogue spice containers, endless tins and utensils covering every square inch of your space (seriously, invest in a good utensil storage solution – it will change your life!).
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The problem? Many times, small kitchens lack some of the “creature comforts” of larger models, such as pantry and cabinet space, which make it infinitely easier to keep countertops clutter-free. So what is the solution? I mean, you can’t exactly make a pantry out of thin air, can you? Well, now you can – at least. Enter: Yamazaki’s Double Pantry Organizer, which serves as a do-it-all hub on your countertop for the frequently used items you find yourself reaching for time and time again.
The piece is quite brilliant in its simplicity and has a relatively small footprint, making it ideal for kitchens that are short on space. How it works: The basic structure of the piece looks like a small spice rack with two tiers (each covered by a non-slip rubber mat) that is about 8 inches in length. The top of the unit is ideal for holding all the necessary (but sometimes messy!) cooking ingredients that you use every day, including olive oil, salt, pepper and your favorite spices. The bottom can be started in a similar way – or, you can use the two large 22-ounce containers that come with the piece to create yourself a makeshift pantry. Each container has an easy-to-open flip-top lid, but they are not airtight, so you need to be careful about what you store inside.
Not only will having your most-used cooking ingredients in one central location streamline your countertops, but it will also speed up your meal prep routine, allowing you to work out of the device as a sort of “command station” instead of spending precious time searching for your next ingredient. Another fun idea: use this unit to create a station dedicated to one of your culinary passions – think: your morning coffee, smoothie or yogurt parfait – so everything you need is in one place. The containers would be the ideal place to hold ground coffee, sugar, chia seeds, oats and more, while the top can encapsulate your sweeteners, syrups, jams, cocoa nibs and just about anything else you can think of.
At $40, the Yamazaki Pantry Organizer is a steal when you consider how many items you’ll need to buy to replace all the functionality it provides. Grab one (or three) now and be on your way to the organized kitchen of your dreams.