We all need a little more space in our kitchen and owning a coffee maker with multiple boxes of pods isn’t helping! So where can you find a simple stylish Dolce Gusto pod holder that doesn’t take up any drawer, cupboard or worktop space?
In my opinion the best place to store Dolce Gusto pods without using any drawer, cupboard or worktop space is in an area of the kitchen that never gets used at all. Such areas include walls, on the side of a cupboard, on the inside of a cupboard door etc, in fact there is so much wasted space in a kitchen that never gets used. With the self adhesive Dolce Gusto Pod Holder from Expression Products all of these unusable surfaces become potential pod storage gold...
Holders That Are Worktop Hogs or Cupboards Full Of Pod Boxes? It’s a tough choice…
There are many different types of Dolce Gusto pod holder on the market most of which are either the bent wire types that sit on your worktop surface next to your coffee maker, or the drawer type that sit under the coffee maker. Both of these solutions have a common problem (and its partly to do with the fact that Dolce Gusto pods are reasonably large) and that is they use up valuable worktop space and don’t really hold that many pods. Alternatively, ditch the holders altogether and store the Dolce Gusto pod boxes in the cupboard, this option really does zap the most cupboard space and is not really an option that fits in a kitchen where cupboard storage is at a premium.
Areas Of A Kitchen That Never Get Used for Storage
Take a look around your kitchen open the drawers and cupboards and I think you will find that there is a considerable amount of storage space or surface that does not get used. Maybe it’s a cupboard with a stack of plates on the lower shelf followed by a 6 inch void until the next shelf. Or maybe its the surface that runs around the entire kitchen with no other purpose other than to look good. These are just two quick examples but I’m sure there are plenty more, surely these areas can be put to better use? This is where a wall or surface mounted Dolce Gusto pod holder can take advantage of these dead areas and add a stylish display of all your favourite coffee blends along the way.
DIY Dolce Gusto Pod Holders, are they really worth the effort?
Now I know there are lots of articles showing people with a DIY flair how to build their own Dolce Gusto pod holder from scratch with various items from the local DIY store, but is it worth it? After researching a couple I found one that used strips of PVC plastic which were then taped using double sided tape to the underside of a kitchen cabinet, a quick search for the PVC strip gave a unit cost of £2.99 for 2.5 metre length. OK, well that’s not too bad, but then there is the double sided tape to hold it in place and you know you're not going to be buying just the 2.5 metres you need. The smallest amount of suitable double sided that I could find was a 5 metre roll and came in at £4.99. Then there’s the cost of fuel to get to and from the local DIY store, for me this a 12 mile round trip, so there goes another £1.85. When you take into account these three elements the total is coming in at £9.83 and at this point you have a strip of PVC and a roll of tape. Now all it takes is the tool kit and a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon and there you have it your very own creation.
Completing a DIY project can be very rewarding however with many Dolce Gusto pod holders on the market and a £9.83 starting budget there is going to be a holder that you can buy straight off the shelf. So to answer the question of “DIY Dolce Gusto pod holder, are they really worth the effort?” from a financial saving point of view the answer would probably be no, however if you fancy the challenge there are ways of creating your own.
Simple And Stylish Dolce Gusto Pod Holders From Expression Products
With all the above said I would like to give you a brief overview of the wall/surface mounted Dolce Gusto pod holders available from Expression Products.
We offer our wall/surface mounted Dolce Gusto pod holders in two different sizes a full height version (455mm tall) and half height version (247mm tall). Both versions of the Dolce Gusto pod holders are available in the following high gloss colours, black, white, red, pink and lime and all manufactured from 3mm thick acrylic with self adhesive double sided strips on the rear for quick and easy installation. Along the bottom edge of the pod holder is what we call the identifier pod, this allows you to easily identify which blend of coffee is in which column. The identifier pod is held in place with a small clear acrylic clip and can be easily removed if you get down to your last one.
Expression Products Full Height Dolce Gusto Pod Holder
Our full height Dolce Gusto pod holder is designed to be applied to surfaces where a larger area is available such as on a wall between the upper and lower kitchen units. The pod holders are available in six different sizes starting at two columns of eight pods (holding 16 pods in total) and going up to twelve columns of eight pods (holding 96 pods in total). Pricing starts at £15.19 and includes the single piece Dolce Gusto pod holder with self adhesive tape pre-assembled and indicator pod clips to suit the number of columns purchased. Find out more about this holder.
Expression Products Half Height Dolce Gusto Pod Holder
Our half height Dolce Gusto pod holder is designed to be applied to surfaces where a smaller area is available such as on the end of a kitchen unit or maybe on the inside of the cupboard door. The pod holders are available in six different sizes starting at two columns of 4 pods (holding 8 pods in total) and going up to twelve columns of 4 pods (holding 48 pods in total). Pricing starts at £9.49 and includes the single piece Dolce Gusto pod holder with self adhesive tape pre-assembled and indicator pod clips to suit the number of columns purchased. Find out more about this holder.
Loading & Unloading Your Expression Products Dolce Gusto Pod Holder
Both version of our Dolce Gusto pod holders are loaded and unloaded from the top (the other end to the identifier pod). The pods simply slot in from the top and slide down to the identifier pod, the process is then repeated until the column is full. Unloading is the exact same process in reverse.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this post and I hope you found it informative and useful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via the Expression Products contact form. Alternatively if you would like to leave any thoughts in the comments section, please do so, and of course please feel free to share this post via the social media icons below. Take care… Darren