The power strip, while functional, is unsightly. If used in a kitchen, or a place where people are prone to spilling, it can be dangerous since liquid can seep into the outlets and cause a short circuit. No good if you’ve got kids lurking around your kitchen. And that’s just one of the reasons we’re in love with the Kitchen Power Grommet.
Sure, you’ll need to cut a 3-inch hole into your counter, but we think it will be well worth it, especially when you receive high marks from your loved ones for the your attention to design aesthetic and safety. Each Kitchen Power Grommet includes 3 15A/125VAC outlets, and if you’d like you can add other data and power options.
Accessing the Kitchen Power Grommet simply requires that you pull the two metal handles. A “click” noise indicates when it’s locked into place. A red button located at the base unlocks it and a quick push down returns it to its home. A clear rubber seal forms a seal so no liquid can drip in when it’s closed, though that seems to be an issue in the up position.
The only problem is that the Kitchen Power Grommet costs $127, each. If you buy more than 11 that price drops slightly, but still it’s a difficult price to justify.