5 Items You Should Never Store Under Your Kitchen Sink

You might like to keep your pots in the cabinet next to the stove. Or you might think that the middle drawer is the only place for your cooking tools.

No matter what, most people have a place for everything in their kitchen. And when we don't have a specific place for something, we often put it under the kitchen sink.

But experts say that you shouldn't just use this space as extra storage for anything. Read on to find out what the experts say are the five things you should never put under your kitchen sink.


"They are often moist and can easily become breeding grounds for bacteria, mold, and other germs if stored under the kitchen sink

Delicate dishes

You might think that the space under your kitchen sink is a great place to store your fine china because it is close to the ground and rarely used by guests.

Flammable materials

These things should never be kept under the kitchen sink because the water pipes are close and they could start a fire.

Small appliances

If you don't have much room on your counter or in your cabinets, you might be tempted to put small appliances like your toaster or blender under your sink.


This is especially important to consider when storing things near the sink since the area usually tends to be damp, even without the presence of major leaks."

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