General chatter - Home Decor - What's on TOP of your fridge?

01-20-2012, 10:58 AM
Last night I was in a cleaning mood, re-organizing the freezer, dusting, wiping etc....

Well on top of my fridge were bags of snacks: peanut butter pretzels, pistachios, tortilla chips (I think you get the gist). My problem is not being tempted by these things, because along with the snacks was a nice layer of DUST :shrug: LOL

Anyway, I decided that I would like to add something decorative on top of the appliance - that is not food - but I have no idea what would work or what would be safe.

We don't have to get into color schemes or styles. Any general suggestions are fine with me (I.e. a plant, a statue, a centerpiece...). I can take something I like and run with it to make it fit in style wise. Oh and if this helps any, I have a stainless french door style fridge with the freezer drawer at the bottom.


01-20-2012, 11:01 AM
I have baskets full of stuff that usually ends up on the top of the fridge.

01-20-2012, 11:20 AM
Our lunchboxes.

01-20-2012, 11:50 AM
dust, food scale, dog treats, medicine, decorative containers of oatmeal, powdered sugar, and cocoa mix, small cooler for water bottles, empty containers {i could move those}, and extra kitchen towels We have a very small galley kitchen and really need to take advantage of the extra space. Especially to keep things out of the dogs reach.

I like the basket idea. I used to keep a few on top but probably got too much stuff up there so got rid of the baskets,

Mammasita, You have inspired me to clean up there today though!

01-20-2012, 12:12 PM
My mom keeps her cookbooks there, on a little freestanding bookshelf.

I have "stuff" there - the big soup pot, box of tissues, extra lightbulbs, the thermal coffee carafe. I oughta clean out the laundry room closet and put some of that stuff in there. :-/

01-20-2012, 01:27 PM
A soup tureen that just takes up too much cupboard space. Looks nice too.

01-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Wine rack.. It if functional as well as decorative

01-20-2012, 01:38 PM
I have quite a low fridge - the top is at the level of my eyes, so I keep a few photos of my travels there. I also have nice chocolate-scented candle on top of my fridge: when I burn it, it actually takes away any chocolate cravings. Funny :D And it smells soooooooo good. And I keep the incense tray there too.

01-20-2012, 01:48 PM
I big chili pot and a 12 pack of Coke Zero is on my fridge.Occasionally my binder full of recipes ends up there too.

01-20-2012, 02:08 PM
Came back to report that I did clean the fridge top off. There's still a lot of stuff up there but it looks better than it did, and I found a few things that were missing, lol. I put some stuff away elsewhere and got rid of some things also.

Graatsia, interesting about the choc candle. I might have to try that. When people talk about aromatherapy I wonder where the' fried chicken' and 'chocolate cake' candles are, so I'm glad to hear they make chocolate anyway. That might be a mean trick to play on Hubby have the fried chicken candle burning then serve him grilled chicken. :D

01-20-2012, 03:11 PM
Besides the dust: a candle, a small decorative dish, and a photo of me and hubby.

01-20-2012, 03:30 PM
A basket full of pot holders. An assortment of paper napkins.

01-20-2012, 04:45 PM
The counter. I'm in England, so it's a pretty standard arrangement; it's what you would know as a larger dorm fridge, but without the freezer bit.

01-20-2012, 05:52 PM
LoL it's kind of funny you brought this up. This week was the first time in a year....or perhaps ever, since i moved in here....that I cleaned the top of that fridge. Gross, I know. But rest assured, I've officially added it to my weekly cleaning list so it doesn't get out of control again.

I keep two big rubbermaid flour bins up there--one all-purpose and one for bread flour--because I used to bake a lot. Not since I started my diet though. :( Otherwise, we keep a dish up there we use to scoop our dog's food in, and tortilla chips if we have them. Other than that the only random objects that have resided on that dusty apex is the random vase or bottle of liquor. :)

I don't know what I'd put up there for decoration rather than function since I can hardly see up there anyway!

01-20-2012, 07:41 PM
Paper, a frisbee, more paper, a large ceramic chicken cookie jar I call Ms Clucky, training bumpers, more paper.. lol

01-20-2012, 08:59 PM
A lovely rattan basket that holds my cookbooks. My big loppers that I use in the garden. A box of chewing gum.

I have a useless little cabinet above the fridge, so there's not that much room.

01-20-2012, 09:11 PM
I keep my slowcooker, my oven mitts and a can of air freshener up on top of my fridge.

01-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Great question! I would love to have the type of fridge you have! That's what I want to get when we replace this one.

As for what's on ours, I'm too short to actually see it without being on a chair. Lots of dust, I know that. We keep the air popper there, crockpot, and a decorative bin full of outside dinner stuff (plates, cups & such). Stuff we don't use much, mostly.

If we could spare the space I'd put a fake decorative plant there to add some soft fluff to the kitchen.

01-20-2012, 11:17 PM
A basket with fake fruit, for some reason.

Madame Souza
01-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Not very cute but we have our spice rack on top of our fridge and our oven mitts on top of that. We are both tall people who can reach things on top of the fridge.

01-21-2012, 01:14 AM
The counter. I'm in England, so it's a pretty standard arrangement; it's what you would know as a larger dorm fridge, but without the freezer bit.

Now you have me wondering - where IS your freezer? Or do you not have one?? :?::?::?:

01-21-2012, 07:27 PM
Now you have me wondering - where IS your freezer? Or do you not have one?? :?::?::?:

The freezer is under the other counter top, not far from the sink. :D

It's a pretty standard arrangement in the UK to have them separate, though we're moving to a new place soon that's an integrated fridge-freezer. It has a freezer on the bottom, with a few drawers in it and a fridge on top. :)

It's still not American-size, with an ice maker, but it'll be nice to have them both in one unit again! :carrot:

01-21-2012, 07:48 PM
My large boxes of breakfast cereal are on top of my fridge.
And also my Corningware casseroles are stacked up there.
The items are just too big to get into my cupboards.

01-21-2012, 08:05 PM
Bread machine and cereal boxes :dizzy: I have a small kitchen so it has to be functional space over decorative.

01-21-2012, 08:09 PM
A white basket with DH's chips and things in it so I don't have to look at it and be tempted.


01-21-2012, 09:07 PM
A HUGE picnic basket... I can't wait till spring! It collects dust in the winter, but we shine it up well come spring =)