12 Creative Solutions For Storing Pots and Pans
They’re large, bulky and take up a lot of precious storage space. When it comes to storing your pots, pans and lids, sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. Here are 12 creative ways to store your kitchen pots and pans.
Hanging pots and pans is a great way to save cabinet space while also keeping everyday items within reach. Hang a rack over the kitchen island. You can make one yourself with lengths of copper pipe and S-hooks.
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Hang Under the Island
If you don’t have the cupboard space and don’t want to hang your pots and pans overhead, the island is a good solution. You may give up some sitting space, but you will have your pots and pans within easy reach. Anchor some S-hooks under your island counter and hang away.
Magnetic Knife Strip
This is a good solution for small kitchens with too many pot lids. You can buy magnetic knife strips at home stores. Leave some space on the end for smaller pot lids.
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Build Your Own Hanging Rack
You can build this rustic, custom-sized wood-and-rope hanging pot rack with these easy instructions.
Open Cabinet Shelves
If you don’t mind having your cookware visible, try some open cabinet shelves. Open shelves can be sized to fit your kitchen and will allow you to stack your pots and pans.
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Hang Pots and Pans Under a Shelf or Cupboard
If you have a shelf or cupboard with room underneath, try adding some hooks to hang your pots and pans. They’ll be easy to reach!
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Deep drawers work great for storing cookware, just be sure to have enough space to set your pots and pans in one layer so they’ll be easier to pull out. Roll-out cabinet drawers make it easy to retrieve large pots and pans.
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If they’re large enough, corner cabinets can be a great storage space for cookware. Just insert a wire-wrack or lazy Susan and you’ll be able to find what you need quickly.
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Your pantry may be the best spot for your pots and pans. Just hang a basic pegboard on the inside of the pantry door and add some pegs. You can hang your pots and pans, and other kitchen gear as well.
Hang on the Wall
If you have wall space that isn’t occupied by cupboards, try hanging your pots and pans on the wall. Attach a board or metal railing to the wall and add some hooks. Choose hooks that allow the pots and pans to rest flat against the wall.
Make sure your board is level with these tips.
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Hang Inside Cabinets or Cupboards
Do you have enough space to hang pots in a kitchen cabinet or cupboard? You may have to remove shelves, but it can be worth it. Attach some hooks to the top of the cabinet and let the pans hang. As for the lids, hang them inside the cabinet or cupboard door. You just need some plastic adhesive hooks that are spaced to fit each lid.
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Recycled Hanging Rack
Feeling creative? Try using a bicycle wheel, an old wood window frame (without the glass) or a small ladder to create a hanging pot rack for your kitchen. Just and add some S-hooks to hang your pots and pans. Since cookware is heavy, be sure to find the joists in your ceiling and anchor the hanging chain or rope to them.
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