The 7 Best Under Cabinet TVs and Mounts to Buy in 2018

Watch your favorite shows while cooking dinner

Years ago, TV manufacturers designed special TVs that could be mounted to the underside of a cabinet or in an RV. These TVs could fold up or be adjusted to a viewing angle of your choice, but they tended to be small with poor picture quality. Today, TVs are so light and thin that it is better to engineer your own solution. Most modern TVs can be mounted on a universal VESA system, and there are plenty of ceiling mounts specifically designed for under cabinet TVs. We've collected a few different mounts and compatible TVs that can be combined to turn your kitchen into an entertainment center.

The Impact Mounts Folding Vertical Mount holds TVs from 13 to 23 inches, perfect for small kitchen-based monitors, but it does so with a good deal more ruggedness than many of the thinner models out there. That’s all thanks to the thick, solid steel arm that bears the brunt of the TV weight (up to 44 pounds). The arm folds out the full 90 degrees, meaning you can stow the TV away under the cabinet (perfect for folding it back up while you’re entertaining guests). It connects via the VESA compatibility standards of 75 x 75mm or 100 x 100mm, which gives you pretty good versatility, though not as much as some of the other models out there. But probably the coolest feature here is the extendable arm, letting you customize the height of your monitor underneath your cabinet from 7 inches to 11 inches. This thing will truly complete your modern kitchen.

All of the mounts on this list support VESA 100 x 100 brackets, making this 32-inch smart TV from TCL an ideal candidate for every kitchen. It's relatively inexpensive, so it won’t break the bank to get extra entertainment in another room. The direct-lit LEDTV has 720p HD resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate, making for a crisp picture and minimal motion blur. It has three HDMI inputs and a USB port for a Chromecast or other device.

But so long as you have WiFi, you can access the celebrated Roku TV functionality, which gives access to more than 4,000 streaming channels and apps. So turn on your favorite cooking show on Netflix or follow along a recipe on YouTube, then fold the TV back up once you are done.

VIVO offers a sleek aluminum manual flip down mount that looks snazzy in a contemporary setting. While this mount will be natural for your kitchen or RV, it would also look great in an office or loft.

VIVO offers two models: one that fits 13- to 27-inch screens and one for 17- to 37-inch screens. The smaller of the two is compatible with VESA-compatible devices up to 44 pounds. The larger fits with 75 x 75mm, 100 x 100mm, 200 x 100mm or 200 x 200mm mounts. Both models tilt from 0 to -90 degrees and can swivel for a wide variety of angles.

This high resolution, low-cost TV is ready to be mounted to any of the VESA-compatible mounts on this list. At just over $100, this 24” TV will liven up kitchen with a bright picture quality that far outperforms its price. It weighs just five pounds, making it a lightweight device that won’t put undue stress on your cabinets. The screen display is LED and has a 720p resolution and a refresh rate of 60 hertz. It has VA, USB and HDMI connectivity, as well as a remote controller. Some users report sub-par sound quality, but that should not be an issue in a small kitchen.

The Mount-It MI-LCDCM can holding displays anywhere from 13 to 23 inches and has an that 18-pound should weight limit. The VESA mountain connectivity spans 50 x 50cm, 75 x 75mm, and 100 x 100mm, so you’ll have plenty of versatility when it comes to attaching your TV to the mount. Then there’s the tilt-swivel functionality… it will actually turn the TV fully around 360 degrees, which means you’ll be able to point it at any angle. The arm even folds up flush when you’re done, so you can store your TV out of sight. It all comes in a rugged, black heavy gauge steel construction, so it’ll look sleek and stay sturdy for years.

 

If you have a bigger budget and more cabinet space, spring for this 40-inch 4K Smart LED TV from Samsung. Compatible with 200 x 200 VESA mounts, this color-rich TV will display your favorite cooking shows in a glorious array of colors, thanks to the 4K Color Drive Pro and HDR picture. The bright picture and incredibly balanced colors are displayed on a sleek and lightweight screen that will look great in a modern kitchen.

Built-in WiFi gives you access to all your favorite streaming services, allowing you to turn on any entertainment you want without having to hook up any annoying external wires. Best of all for chefs, it comes with a Smart Remote Controller with voice navigation capability, allowing you to control the action even if your hands are covered in food. The sound is also superb, so you don’t have to sacrifice quality because you are away from your typical audio equipment. 

The VideoSecu under cabinet mount is a great budget option that will let you watch all your favorite programs in your kitchen. The heavy gauge steel construction supports screens up to 18 pounds, while an adjustable swivel lets you view the screen from a variety of angles to determine the best fit for your home. In addition to the 110-degree tilt, it can be adjusted 180 degrees to the left or right, so you can follow your screen even if you are moving across the kitchen. It is compatible with VESA 50 x 50mm, 75 x 75mm, and 100 x 100mm mounts, which typically includes most 13 to 23-inch options. 

Sign up for our daily deals newsletter


Disclosure: At Lifewire, our expert writers are committed to researching and writing thoughtful and editorially independent reviews of the best products for your life and your family. If you like what we do, you can support us through our chosen links, which earn us a commission.
Was this page helpful?