I have a brand new - original bags still in the drawer (11 years later!!) The compactor holds pot covers. We are redoing the kitchen but keeping the same cabinets. So I will have a space ~ 15 inches to fill. Thinking of putting a wine cooler in there but feel sort of silly since the fridge is about 10 feet from the space --and we are not trying to keep wine at specific temps etc...just chilled. The darn things are 600 bucks > several thousand(!!) I would like to put a pull out trash bin and some drawers on top for tin foil and food prep stuff. What cabinet space use/needs do you have that would wouldn't trade for anything??
Actually the 15 inch holds 34 bottles. For us, almost 3/4 of the year. My resistance is that the fridge works just fine for us to cool a few bottles of wine. I am seeking other ideas on how those narrow cabinets function for others. I have heard that there is a hydraulic shelf that can raise and lower items (for me ... it would be the food processor --I use it quite frequently and it may be nice to get it off the counter where because of its weight it has a permanent home.) There are so many inventive folks on DG that I figure maybe a few will share the 'I can't give up' functions they have for the narrow spaces.