May 03, 2019 2 min read

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Let's face it. Gadgets take up a lot of space in the kitchen. Can openers, blenders, toasters, microwaves, and more monopolize your counter space—and your outlets. And when you add your personal technology to all of these gadgets—chargers for smartphones, laptops, and tablets—it'll seem like your kitchen has been taken over by stuff.But with Docking Drawer outlets, maximizing your space by adding an outlet to your pull-out pantry has never been easier. Not only can they save you valuable counter space and keep your kitchen from looking cluttered, they make today's modern kitchen a lot more tech-friendly. Here's why you should incorporate Docking Drawer outlets into your pull-out pantry.

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Hide lesser-used appliances.

If you have fancy gadgets that you don't use very often, powering them from your pantry is a good idea. For example, if you only use your electric wine opener on the weekends, plugging it in in a more hidden space makes sense. If you don't use your electric can opener every day, it may make sense to hide that as well. And who knows? When you don't have to drag these things out of the pantry every time you want to use them, you may find yourself actually using your appliances more often! It's a win-win.

Prepare for future kitchen items.

Don't think there's a reason to install an outlet in the pull-out pantry? Include one anyway. Why? Tech is changing and expanding every single day. And as it continues to expand into our world, the only thing we'll need in our home's hub—the kitchen—are more outlets to handle all the devices and appliances. Be prepared for any future kitchen needs. It's much easier to add an outlet when adding the pantry than trying to do it after the fact. But don't worry. If you need help installing a Docking Drawer outlet into an existing pull-out pantry, check out our Specification Library for helpful instructions.

Create a charging station for your personal technology.

We all have a lot of personal technology nowadays. And it's no secret that chargers for this technology take up outlet space all over our homes—and especially in our kitchens. But Docking Drawer Charging stations can help clear clutter in the place that everyone congregates. So instead of taking up valuable counter space for charging your devices, hide it away in your pull-out pantry.

An outlet in your pull-out pantry has the potential to save counter space and enhance your kitchen's functionality. So when you're ready to install one, contact the experts at Docking Drawer. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.