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Undercounter Appliance Ideas


You’ve likely noticed a trend in kitchen design that goes beyond the ever-changing preference for cabinetry finishes and door styles. Lately, a lack of wall cabinetry has caught on, with homeowners and interior designers opting for open shelving in its place. Or in some cases, windows, even space restrictions can limit wall placement of cabinetry and appliances, leaving a lot going on below deck.

This calls for some changes, not only in base cabinetry and drawers, but appliances. Designer appliance manufacturers have been developing undercounter solutions for several years, and their role is becoming more important than ever.

The team at AUTCOhome has assembled a list of undercounter appliance options and their benefits.

Refrigerator and freezer drawers give you a better view of the food you have, often times resulting in less waste. No more forgetting about the bags of frozen veggies hiding in the back of the freezer! Some choose to use them solely for beverages, allowing for more space in the traditional refrigerator for food.

Β Undercounter Appliances from Sub-Zero Wolf
Sub-Zero Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers
Available in countless configurations and sizes.

Undercounter Appliances | Refrigerator Drawers from GE Monogram

GE Monogram Double Drawer Refrigerators
Available in stainless or for use with a custom cabinetry panel and hardware.

Perlick Undercounter Refrigeration
Perlick 15″ Refrigerator Drawers
Available in solid or glass-door models.

Kitchenaid Undercounter Refrigerator Drawer
KitchenAid 24″ Double Drawer Refrigerator/Freezer Combination

Warming drawers are a smart idea for large families, or anyone who loves to entertain. These drawers keep prepared food warm while retaining moisture and flavor. Warm plates, slow roast beef and poultry or use to activate yeast before baking.

Viking Warming Drawer

Viking 30″ Warming Drawer

Undercounter Appliances by Wolf
Wolf Warming Drawer
Indoor and outdoor models available.

Kitchenaid Undercounter Warming DrawerKitchenAid 30″ Slow Cook Warming Drawer

Microwave drawers are kid-friendly and easy to clean.

Wolf 24 Microwave Drawer
Wolf 24″ Transitional Drawer Microwave
Also available in 30″ Transitional and Professional models.

Sharp Microwave Drawer Ovens
Sharp Microwave Drawer Oven (left) and “Easy Open” Microwave Drawer
Both styles available in 24″ and 30″.

And finally, the workhorse of undercounter appliances, the easy-to-load dishwasher drawer. Single drawers allow you to run smaller loads, using less water, or run both drawers at the same time on different settings; pots and pans in one, glasses, plates and flatware in another.

Undercounter KitchenAid Dishwasher Drawer
KitchenAid Drawer Dishwasher

Fischer Paykel DishDrawer
Fischer & Paykel’s DishDrawer
Available in a wide range of sizes and configurations including single and double drawers.

Contact a member of the AUTCOhome sales team or stop by the showroom Monday through Saturday to learn more.