How do I Choose the Best Pantry Caddy?

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  • Written By: Diane Goettel
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Choosing the best pantry caddy means choosing an option that works well within the style of one's kitchen and is also designed to hold the sorts of items that the owner plans to stow in it. A pantry caddy is a kind of rolling storage tool that is tall and thin and slips in and out of a space between other storage furnishings within a kitchen. This means that the caddy needs to fit within the space in the kitchen where it will be kept. It is most common for a pantry caddy to slip between a refrigerator and a wall or a refrigerator and other cabinetry within the kitchen.

It is also important to consider the design of the pantry caddy and the materials that are used to make it. The front of the caddy may be solid so that it resembles the front of a cabinet. In these cases, the front of the caddy may be designed to fit in with the rest of the kitchen. In other cases, a pantry caddy may have an open framework so that some of the contents are visible even when the caddy has been slipped into its storage space. Choosing between these options comes down to personal preference and the overall design of the kitchen.


The most common materials that are used to make a pantry caddy are wood and metal. Wooden caddies are usually the type that have solid fronts and resemble cabinets. Metal caddies are more commonly designed with an open framework and without a front that hides the contents when the caddy has been stowed. Some find wooden caddies to be more aesthetically pleasing, while others choose metal models because they are easier to clean. Again, choosing between wood and metal has to do with personal preference and the style of the kitchen.

Before purchasing a pantry caddy, also think about the kinds of items that will be stored in it. The types of shelves within the caddy should be able to accommodate the items that will be stored. If the caddy will be used only to store cans of food, then it is important to choose a pantry caddy that has numerous shelves that are spaced apart so as to accommodate as many cans as possible, If the caddy will be used to store a number of kinds of items, then choose one that has shelves spaced at various distances from one another.


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