Best Storage Unit Sizes for Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen Appliance Storage

By Logan Livers, USstoragesearch.com

During the process of a move, it can be difficult to envision how much space you need to fit all of your belongings. Some things are more flexible than others, allowing you to get away with cramming them into a tight space. But some items, like kitchen appliances, aren’t going to fit unless you have more than enough space for maneuvering.

Whether you’re moving from one home to the next, or you’re in the process of remodeling your home’s kitchen, you may need to rent a temporary storage unit to hold your kitchen appliances for a while. So what storage unit size will work the best? First, we need to know the average sizes of kitchen appliances.

Average Sizes of Kitchen Appliances

Obviously, there’s a pretty large market out there for various kitchen appliances, and thus plenty of different models are available. Because of this, not every kitchen appliance is the exact same size.

For example: French door refrigerators are often wider than the standard top or bottom freezer models, and gas ovens are usually wider than those that run on electricity.

But most appliances do fall within a general range of size to make it easy on consumers. So here’s a list of the average sizes of the main kitchen appliances:

Refrigerator:

  • Height: 66-69 inches
  • Width: 31-36 inches
  • Depth: 28-34 inches

Oven/Stove Combo:

  • Height: 37-47 inches (stove top is usually 36 inches tall to match the height of counters while the control panel may be taller)
  • Width: 30-36 inches
  • Depth: 25 inches

Dishwasher:

  • Height: 34 inches
  • Width: 24 inches (24 inches is standard, but some smaller models may be 18 inches)
  • Depth: 25 inches

Microwave (over the range):

*Countertop microwaves will be slightly smaller

  • Height: 14-18 inches
  • Width: 30-36 inches
  • Depth: 15-17 inches

What Storage Unit Size is Best?

Because most of the large appliances in your kitchen shouldn’t be stacked—which wouldn’t be easy to do anyway—you’ll need enough space to store them all side by side. By arranging the appliances well, you should be able to fit the larger pieces (meaning the fridge, oven, and dishwasher) in a 5×5 storage unit with a little bit of space left over. Plus, with the height of a standard storage unit, you’ll have plenty of room to stack smaller kitchen appliances (like a microwave, toaster, blender, etc.) on top of the larger appliances.

If you want to have a little more wiggle room and store appliances in a neat row, you could go with a larger 5×10 self storage unit. Additionally, with a 5×10, you’ll have easier access to each individual appliance, which can make moving them in and out a lot easier since you won’t have to shuffle items around.

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