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Kitchen Unit Heat/Steam Protection

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by Geekpie, 16 Jul 2021.

  1. Geekpie

    Geekpie

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    We have 'appliance garages' in our kitchen to try and keep toaster/kettle etc off worktops.
    We rarely use toaster or kettle but missus has got into habit of daily coffees from her posh coffee machine and that means a lot of hot steam rising up onto underside of unit right immediately above. What's the best way to protect units? Something like this? :
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/unika-aluminium-worktop-sheet-600mm-x-1m/761fy
    Or are there any other products / alternative solutions? Obviously we want to avoid moving the machine out on to worktop if poss.

    Not a disaster yet but one in the making when the steam starts blowing up the base/walls of those units.

    Thanks v much.
     
  2. just pumps

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    Small bathroom extract fan.

    (A place for everything and everything in its place eh.)
     
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  4. Harry Bloomfield

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    The only fix, is to ensure the items are pulled well out of their 'garages'. Our kettle was simply under a unit, completely open around it, yet it still managed to cause a problem to the wall cupboard base above it.

    At a pinch, something like a 240v fan - as used to be used on mainframe computers, would maybe do it - set to come on when ever the door is opened.
     
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    Tile the sides, back and top.
     
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  7. Old Salt

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    Sit it on a tray, pull out, make coffee, push back. Simple (y)
     
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