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Richelieu, the specialty hardware manufacturer and distributor, has announced a new motorized cabinet storage system that lifts up to maximize storage and accessibility in the kitchen.

The Qanto Electric Lift-Up System, the company says, is an innovative new product that “adds functionality and style to usually difficult-to-access areas such as base corner cabinets in L-shaped and U-shaped kitchens and end cabinets of kitchen islands.”

Available for either island or corner installations, the Qanto system consists of two trays that rise from inside the cabinet at the push of a button, displaying their contents in full view and making everything easy to reach. Users can push the same button to make the tray descend back inside the cabinet. Each tray features a crystal-glass effect rim that outlines the Qanto on the countertop.


Richelieu says the cabinet optimizes every corner storage space by taking full advantage of the movement to store heavier small appliances—such as an espresso maker, mixer, or cookware—or a concealed serving station.

Qanto comes with two vertically rising trays to organize contents for maximum use of space and includes a safety cutout switch to prevent trapped fingers. The height can be adjusted from 31½ inches to 39¾ inches, and the top tray offers a weight capacity of up to 22 pounds. Tray number two offers a capacity of 33 pounds, and both trays can be removed for easy cleaning.

Made from metal and plastic, the cabinet measures 22 7/8 inches wide by 22 7/8 inches deep. It’s shipped pre-assembled in a complete cabinet with adjustable legs for easy integration and plugs into a standard 120-volt outlet.

Richelieu Qanto Cabinet on Legs

Fully pre-assembled Qanto cabinet offers simple integration with countertops, the manufacturer says.


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