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Old 11-03-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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Kitchen Cabinet Question

Hi, kind of a minor question here.

Looking at the kitchen cabinets on a 19' with no oven, the 2 drawers under the cooktop seem quite small. For those of you with the 2 drawers, how do you like them? Would it be useful to just have a cabinet door opening into a larger space that could be used however one wanted? Thanks! j
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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We like the two drawers. The top one we use to store knives & a few other utensils, with a little fitted plastic basket on top of the knives that holds scissors and other sharp things. The bottom one we use for flashlights, multi-use clips, small level, extra keys, name tags for trailer ralleys etc. It works well to have a fitted basket in here too if things need to be organized.

Our closet was left as a hanging closet (in case we ever need it), but we bought two plastic stacking pull-out drawer units at Canadian Tire that fit perfectly; the bottom one has all our hardware store items: tape measure, duct tape, Swiss army gadget tools, extra batteries & other general Glenn type stuff etc. The top one has extra bathroom things & Rosemary type stuff - crochet hooks, sewing kit, harp tuning wrench... Still lots of room for our jackets & sweaters on top of the drawers.

Works well for us
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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Silverware drawer? Where else would you store your silverware without a drawer? The one in my Scamp, talk about small... but, I can't imagine not having it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:09 AM   #4
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My 15 has two standard drawers plus two more that I had ordered in lieu of a cabinet beneath the wardrobe (the wardrobe itself has shelves which are more functional to me). All four are full of all that little stuff that defy categorization: tablecloth weights, butane lighters, utensils, wax paper, aluminum foil, and on and on and on. Like Donna, I couldn't do without them.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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The drawers are normally installed under the stove as the sink plumbing prevents anything deep. You may want to install a Hepvo valve later under the sink and that will free up more space. Other members had an extra drawer installed over the furnace, but that may make the closet smaller.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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Our 19' has the optional oven, so there are no drawers on that side of the kitchen. We did have Escape add two drawers below the wardrobe on the fridge side of the kitchen.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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We find the two drawers in our 19 very useful. They hold all our eating and cooking utensils, and a bunch of other small items. My wife found a plastic cutlery tray that fits perfect with the flanges of it sitting on top of the drawer sides. This will slide back to give use access to the lower front stuff, or easily lifts out to access the full second layer.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
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Thanks everybody for continuing to give feedback on my unending, inane questions....sigh.... undoubtedly there will be more questions forthcoming. j
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We have the 2 drawers under the stove and find them very useful. One for silverware and one for larger items. We also added 1 extra drawer above the furnace. It does make the wardrobe closet a couple inches shorter but we have not found that to be a problem. This extra drawer was my idea so I claimed it as "Tom's drawer" as Cheryl has claimed the rest of the camper.

We left our wardrobe closet stock and use a shoe organizer for shelfs so we can still hang clothes.

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Old 11-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #10
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We have no drawer under the wardrobe like that. Would be nice to have.
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