How to store pots and pans

Break the bad habit of stacking your cookware now.

How you store your pots and pans is important. If you’re like most people, you take the easy way out. That is to stack them inside other pots and pans and throw them in the cupboard. But that’s the worst thing you can do.

Why? Because you can do a lot of damage by storing your pans improperly. The inevitable bump and slide of heavy cookware leads to scratched, scuffed pans in no time.

Plus, by stacking your pots and pans, you make it difficult to track down the items you need — if you even succeed.

Stop the madness and use one of these effective methods to organize and stash away your kitchenware properly.

Pot racks come in many forms, though all have hooks for cookware handles.

Pot racks

If your kitchen is big enough, consider hanging pans on a pot rack. These storage systems can come in many shapes and sizes. They share the same elemental design, though, a long metal bar or rack with evenly spaced hooks running across it.

Many pans already have holes for those hooks. And even the largest stock pots sport sturdy handles. Racks allow you to use that situation to your benefit. Hanging pans on a rack eliminates the danger of scrapes and dings, as long as there’s enough space between items.

Plus, placing cookware on a rack puts your pans out in the open and always at the ready. Suitable spots for a pot rack include above kitchen islands and along walls over the sink.

Pot racks create additional storage in your kitchen.

Because pot racks hold a lot of weight, you’ll need to mount one to the studs in your ceiling or use wall anchors.

Celebrity chef Julia Child and her husband, Paul Child, at home. Notice the cleverly hanging pots and pegboard behind them.

Wall-mounted pegboards

Kitchen real estate and storage tight? Mounting a pegboard to wall is another way to go.

Essentially, pegboards are flat sections of wood or metal perforated with numerous holes or slots. You insert special hooks into these holes, then hang cookware onto them as required.

Pegboards are great for turning unused wall space into an instant spot for pots, pans, and utensils. If it was good enough for Julia Child, it’s good enough for the rest of us.

Pegboards offer lots of room to store pots, pans, lids and utensils.

They need plenty of unused wall space.

Pan protectors nestle between your pots and pans to prevent scratches.

Pan protectors

You can still stack your pans so long as you place a protective layer between them. One method is to use paper towel or a dish towel as a barrier between stacked cookware.

You can also buy products specifically made for this purpose. Typically, they’re spongy pads with undersides that grip to resist slips and slides that cause scratches. The protectors function as padded cushions that dampen damaging shocks or bumps.

Pan protectors are simple to use and can be made out of stuff that’s already in your kitchen.

You still need to hide your cookware inside cupboards.

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Aug 02, 2021 admin

What’s the most disorganized spot in your kitchen? In my own kitchen, it’s the little space in our cabinet that holds our pots, pans, and pot lids. It’s ridiculous because this storage area is one we access on a regular basis and yet I’ve managed to ignore this problem area for a very long time!

Since I’m not tackling any big diy projects at the moment, I decided to finally find a great solution to organizing pots and pans. Kitchen organization is a constant battle so perhaps you’ll find these pots and pans cabinet storage ideas useful as well.

Note: Affiliate links are included in this post for shopping convenience.

Small Kitchen Storage

Here is the kitchen at our cottage. It might not look like a small kitchen due to the high ceilings and open, galley style layout but a closer look will show that the storage we have is limited and awkwardly place. The upper cabinets are all different sizes, there’s a few base cabinets, a good amount of counter space, and unfortunately no deep drawers.

That’s probably my biggest pet peeve with this kitchen. Do you find it a hassle to open a cabinet door and reach into the back of your cabinets to get your heavy pots, trays, or dishes?

I would have much preferred pull out drawers like we had in our old kitchen. Deep drawers provide easier access; it’s faster and easier to lift heavy items out of a drawer than to bend down and search for things in lower kitchen cabinets.

As it is, our best option was to store pots in the base cabinets in the kitchen island. There was limited space to store them closer to the stove. The nearest cabinet was too narrow, the kitchen sink cabinet held cleaning supplies, and the upper cabinets hold our glasses and dish ware.

Our current pot storage space is located in this lower cabinet on the right side of the island. Does this setup look familiar? I’m sure many of us store our pots and pans like this, with the items stacked one on top of the other and the lids sitting loosely on the shelf.

There’s a few issues with this method of organization:

To access the largest pot or pan, you need to lift and take all pots out of the cabinet Your pots and pans can get easily scratched and finishes or coatings can be worn off It’s hard to find what you need. Finding the right lid for the right size pot can be annoying It’s not easy to sort your different types of cookware. Your stainless steel pans get mixed with your nonstick pans and your cast iron pans There is unused vertical space in the cabinet There isn’t much room to manoeuvre in the cabinet. Things can easily fall out or on top of you

I knew there had to be a better storage solution for these pots, pans, and lids. What kind of pan storage systems are available on the market today? With some research, I came upon two options: sliding organizers, and pot racks.

These pull-out organizers help you to organize and provide easy access to your cabinets. Typically made of heavy duty chrome metal, they are meant to stand up to daily use. They easily slide out and keep your items visible, ensuring there are no unused spaces in your kitchen.

The Lynk Professional Pull Out Two Tier Sliding Under Cabinet Organizer

Sliding cabinet organizers are the best solution for hard to reach areas such as deep pantries, under the kitchen sink, or in base cabinets. They are also useful for heavier items like small appliances or an Instant Pot, which can be awkward to grab off a shelf in a base cabinet.

While they do keep things organized, what they don’t do is prevent some of the issues I mentioned earlier. You would still stack your pots and pans on these sliding organizers. They also take a lot of space inside a cabinet, and for full extension, you’ll need to have ample space outside the cabinet as well. They can also be more costly.

Another possible solution is a pan and pot rack. Vertical racks are a great way to keep your kitchen pots contained, neat, and accessible, without taking up a lot of room.

You can find different types of pans organizer racks at places like Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Wayfair and Target. I decided to purchase this pot organizer from Amazon and make a few other improvements to get our kitchen organized.

Here’s how to organize your kitchen pots, pans, and lids in 5 easy steps :

Empty and Clean. The first step is to empty out the entire pot cabinet. Clean away crumbs and wipe your cabinet shelf and door with a degreaser or all purpose cleaner. Get rid of the excess. If any pots are broken, scratched up, or unusable, get rid of them. Also remove any unmatched lids, duplicate items, or pots or pans that you never ever use. If you need some pots for only occasional use, say a giant stock pot you use for the Fourth of July Lobster boil, move them to another storage area in the home. Keep only the items you use daily in your kitchen pot and pan storage cabinet. Add a shelf liner. This might seem like an unnecessary step but it makes a big difference in making your kitchen feel fresh and clean. I lined my shelves in this beige gingham liner. The pattern and colour suits my country cottage. Assemble your pan organizer rack. There are many different pot and lid racks on the market. Look for ones that have adjustable dividers and are strong and sturdy. Also make sure to measure the height of your cabinet and sure the rack will fit. Place lids upside down in your pots and adjust shelves to the right size. Depending on the size of your pot organizer, there might not be enough space to fit all of your pots. I decided to keep the two heaviest and largest pots beside the rack and stored all the pans and the smaller pots on the organizer.

Vertical organizers are a perfect way to maximize storage in a tiny kitchen. These pan racks have a small footprint and leave room for other kitchen tools.They help to keep your cookware collection in top condition and make it easy to access your favorite pots.

Another good thing about these pan organizer racks is that they can be used in many other creative ways. I think they are such a clever idea – you can use them as a lid organizer, or laid horizontally, you can use them to store cookie sheets, muffin tins, pie plates, cake pans and cutting boards as well. Basically, consider using them anywhere you have flat or long items that are constantly piled on top of one another! Simple hacks like that can make organizing home life a breeze.

I’m happy to say this cabinet makeover has made our life a little bit easier. Our pans cabinet has never looked neater. It’s great to have permanent homes for your kitchen necessities and storage solutions that keep things orderly. I hope these simple tips have given you inspiration for your own kitchen!
#Organizing #Kitchen
How to store pots and pans

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Organizing Pots and Pans can be a real headache if you don’t have the right tools. Stacking them isn’t always the best option because they are hard to get in and out, and makes for a very unorganized cabinet. So today we have rounded up 11 Genius Ways To Organize Pots and Pans.

These ideas will help you get your pots and pans organized and stay organized!

How to store pots and pans

11 Genius Ways To Organize Pots and Pans

This is my own pots and pans cabinet and I must say that it is my favorite cabinet in our kitchen! I love it. It stays organized pretty much all of the time and it is so easy to get pots and pans in and out of. I only keep pots and pans in my cabinet that we regularly use to cut down on clutter and then I organize them with a pot organizer and lid organizer!

How to store pots and pans

Use Pan Organizers

Need to organize your pots, pans, and baking dishes in one cabinet? Use wire pot organizers to stack all of your cooking ware. This is a great idea when you don’t have a lot of cookware or space to work with!

How to store pots and pans

Use Tension Rods

This idea from Better Homes and Gardens is a cheap and brilliant hack. Stand up your pots, pans, or cookie sheets and separate them with small tension rods. This will keep your pans from toppling over and keep you organized! Plus its a super cheap way to stay organized!

How to store pots and pans

DIY Drawer Dividers

Have a deep drawer in your kitchen? Store you pots and pans in it with these DIY Drawer dividers! See exactly how to make them here!

How to store pots and pans

Use A Towel Rod

This is a brilliant way to organize pots and lids if you don’t have the cabinet space. These people used an industrial towel bar and S hooks to hang their pots and pans and hold their pot lids!

How to store pots and pans

Use an Adjustable Pots & Pans Organizer

When you want to organize your pots and pans on the same rack, you need an adjustable pots and pans organizer! These are so handy to keep all of your pots and pans together and you only have to use one organizer! Grab this one for less than $25.

How to store pots and pans

Use A Spare Pantry

Emily from Simple Life Of A Fire Wife is lucky enough to have two pantries to organize her pots and pans! (I’m so jealous) So if you have two pantries, you could organize your pots and pans just like Emily! I love how she used a pot organizer and lid organizer as well!

How to store pots and pans

Hang Pots and Pans

Hanging your pots and pans is a great way to keep them organized and save space! You can easily hang your pots and pans by attaching hooks to the top of a cabinet. I love this idea because then you still have the base of your cabinet to store your lids or more pots and pans!

How to store pots and pans

Pull Out Organizer

Bending over to pull out pots and pans can be difficult for some. If you have trouble accessing your pots and pans, this pull out cabinet organizer for pots and pans is exactly what you need! It takes up very little space and makes it super easy to access all of your pots and pans! Grab yours here!

How to store pots and pans

Pots and Pans Cabinet Organizer

This pots and pans organizer is what dream kitchens are made of! This organizer installs directly into your kitchen cabinet and makes it so easy to keep all your pots and pans organized. It’s a little pricey but if you are in the market for the perfect way to organize pots and pans, this is it! Check it out here!

Wrangle these awkward pieces of cookware — and so, so many lids — once and for all.

How to store pots and pans

How to store pots and pans

Pots, pans, and lids are some of the hardest pieces of kitchen equipment to handle. They’re big and bulky, but often used, so you have to find a lot of easily-accessible space for them. Here, see how to keep everything tidy and make use of some extra kitchen square footage while you’re at it.

These organizers by Glideware let you hang the pots as if they were on the rack, but within a cabinet so you don’t have to see the clutter.

How to store pots and pans

Peel-and-stick 3M Command hooks can transform wasted space into open-air storage. Use them in awkward nooks, like between the kitchen cabinet and the wall.

How to store pots and pans

It doesn’t help if you have a beautifully organized cabinet of pots, but a jumbled mess of lids. This wall-mounted organizer lets you see all the variety of lid sizes at once.

How to store pots and pans

Or, if you’re just looking for a quick way to keep a stack of pots neat, keep the lids on your pots while they’re in your cabinet — but flip them upside-down, so the handle sticks inside the pot. Not only will you eliminate the need to search for the right-size lid, you’ll have a flatter, smoother surface where you can stack the next pot.

Posted by admin on August 03, 2021

What’s the most disorganized spot in your kitchen? In my own kitchen, it’s the little space in our cabinet that holds our pots, pans, and pot lids. It’s ridiculous because this storage area is one we access on a regular basis and yet I’ve managed to ignore this problem area for a very long time!

Since I’m not tackling any big diy projects at the moment, I decided to finally find a great solution to organizing pots and pans. Kitchen organization is a constant battle so perhaps you’ll find these pots and pans cabinet storage ideas useful as well.

Note: Affiliate links are included in this post for shopping convenience.

Small Kitchen Storage

Here is the kitchen at our cottage. It might not look like a small kitchen due to the high ceilings and open, galley style layout but a closer look will show that the storage we have is limited and awkwardly place. The upper cabinets are all different sizes, there’s a few base cabinets, a good amount of counter space, and unfortunately no deep drawers.

That’s probably my biggest pet peeve with this kitchen. Do you find it a hassle to open a cabinet door and reach into the back of your cabinets to get your heavy pots, trays, or dishes?

I would have much preferred pull out drawers like we had in our old kitchen. Deep drawers provide easier access; it’s faster and easier to lift heavy items out of a drawer than to bend down and search for things in lower kitchen cabinets.

As it is, our best option was to store pots in the base cabinets in the kitchen island. There was limited space to store them closer to the stove. The nearest cabinet was too narrow, the kitchen sink cabinet held cleaning supplies, and the upper cabinets hold our glasses and dish ware.

Our current pot storage space is located in this lower cabinet on the right side of the island. Does this setup look familiar? I’m sure many of us store our pots and pans like this, with the items stacked one on top of the other and the lids sitting loosely on the shelf.

There’s a few issues with this method of organization:

To access the largest pot or pan, you need to lift and take all pots out of the cabinet Your pots and pans can get easily scratched and finishes or coatings can be worn off It’s hard to find what you need. Finding the right lid for the right size pot can be annoying It’s not easy to sort your different types of cookware. Your stainless steel pans get mixed with your nonstick pans and your cast iron pans There is unused vertical space in the cabinet There isn’t much room to manoeuvre in the cabinet. Things can easily fall out or on top of you

I knew there had to be a better storage solution for these pots, pans, and lids. What kind of pan storage systems are available on the market today? With some research, I came upon two options: sliding organizers, and pot racks.

These pull-out organizers help you to organize and provide easy access to your cabinets. Typically made of heavy duty chrome metal, they are meant to stand up to daily use. They easily slide out and keep your items visible, ensuring there are no unused spaces in your kitchen.

The Lynk Professional Pull Out Two Tier Sliding Under Cabinet Organizer

Sliding cabinet organizers are the best solution for hard to reach areas such as deep pantries, under the kitchen sink, or in base cabinets. They are also useful for heavier items like small appliances or an Instant Pot, which can be awkward to grab off a shelf in a base cabinet.

While they do keep things organized, what they don’t do is prevent some of the issues I mentioned earlier. You would still stack your pots and pans on these sliding organizers. They also take a lot of space inside a cabinet, and for full extension, you’ll need to have ample space outside the cabinet as well. They can also be more costly.

Another possible solution is a pan and pot rack. Vertical racks are a great way to keep your kitchen pots contained, neat, and accessible, without taking up a lot of room.

You can find different types of pans organizer racks at places like Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Wayfair and Target. I decided to purchase this pot organizer from Amazon and make a few other improvements to get our kitchen organized.

Here’s how to organize your kitchen pots, pans, and lids in 5 easy steps :

Empty and Clean. The first step is to empty out the entire pot cabinet. Clean away crumbs and wipe your cabinet shelf and door with a degreaser or all purpose cleaner. Get rid of the excess. If any pots are broken, scratched up, or unusable, get rid of them. Also remove any unmatched lids, duplicate items, or pots or pans that you never ever use. If you need some pots for only occasional use, say a giant stock pot you use for the Fourth of July Lobster boil, move them to another storage area in the home. Keep only the items you use daily in your kitchen pot and pan storage cabinet. Add a shelf liner. This might seem like an unnecessary step but it makes a big difference in making your kitchen feel fresh and clean. I lined my shelves in this beige gingham liner. The pattern and colour suits my country cottage. Assemble your pan organizer rack. There are many different pot and lid racks on the market. Look for ones that have adjustable dividers and are strong and sturdy. Also make sure to measure the height of your cabinet and sure the rack will fit. Place lids upside down in your pots and adjust shelves to the right size. Depending on the size of your pot organizer, there might not be enough space to fit all of your pots. I decided to keep the two heaviest and largest pots beside the rack and stored all the pans and the smaller pots on the organizer.

Vertical organizers are a perfect way to maximize storage in a tiny kitchen. These pan racks have a small footprint and leave room for other kitchen tools.They help to keep your cookware collection in top condition and make it easy to access your favorite pots.

Another good thing about these pan organizer racks is that they can be used in many other creative ways. I think they are such a clever idea – you can use them as a lid organizer, or laid horizontally, you can use them to store cookie sheets, muffin tins, pie plates, cake pans and cutting boards as well. Basically, consider using them anywhere you have flat or long items that are constantly piled on top of one another! Simple hacks like that can make organizing home life a breeze.

I’m happy to say this cabinet makeover has made our life a little bit easier. Our pans cabinet has never looked neater. It’s great to have permanent homes for your kitchen necessities and storage solutions that keep things orderly. I hope these simple tips have given you inspiration for your own kitchen!
#Kitchen #Organizing
How to store pots and pans

How to store pots and pans

Hanging Pots And Pans Storage (via bhg)

When it comes to the storage organization on your kitchen it’s hard to make it work. When you plan kitchen layout ahead or already have a kitchen you should think through all storage features. There are so many clever organizers and ideas that even small kitchen could become effective. In this post we’ve gathered some ideas showing how you can organize pots and pans storage. Drawers, railings, hooks and many other things could help you with that. Find out what solution works best for you.

By the way, we have a large post showing how you can display pots and pans so your kitchen looks great.

  • 15 Creative Ideas To Organize Pots And Pans Storage On Your Kitchen
  • 15 Creative Ideas To Organize Dish And Plate Storage On Your Kitchen
  • 10 Creative Ideas To Organize Baking Dishes Storage On Your Kitchen

How to store pots and pans

Deep pull-out drawers in a corner cabinet (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

On a hanging pot rack (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

Store on a shelf directly underneath the cooktop (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

Custom pot rack on a cabin kitchen (via countryliving)

How to store pots and pans

Hang Above An Island (via countryliving)

How to store pots and pans

How to store pots and pans

Railing With Hooks Near The Ceiling (via thekitchn)

How to store pots and pans

Cabinets With Sliding Shelf Organizers (via realsimple)

How to store pots and pans

Railing By The Cooktop (via pinterest)

How to store pots and pans

Tiered Hanging Pots And Pans Storage (via pinterest)

How to store pots and pans

Tower rack in a cabinet (via thekitchendesigner)

How to store pots and pans

U-shaped pantry to store pots and pans (via thisoldhouse)

How to store pots and pans

Modular rack with storage for a baker (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

Hanging Pots And Pans Storage (via bhg)

When it comes to the storage organization on your kitchen it’s hard to make it work. When you plan kitchen layout ahead or already have a kitchen you should think through all storage features. There are so many clever organizers and ideas that even small kitchen could become effective. In this post we’ve gathered some ideas showing how you can organize pots and pans storage. Drawers, railings, hooks and many other things could help you with that. Find out what solution works best for you.

By the way, we have a large post showing how you can display pots and pans so your kitchen looks great.

  • 15 Creative Ideas To Organize Pots And Pans Storage On Your Kitchen
  • 15 Creative Ideas To Organize Dish And Plate Storage On Your Kitchen
  • 10 Creative Ideas To Organize Baking Dishes Storage On Your Kitchen

How to store pots and pans

Deep pull-out drawers in a corner cabinet (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

On a hanging pot rack (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

Store on a shelf directly underneath the cooktop (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

Custom pot rack on a cabin kitchen (via countryliving)

How to store pots and pans

Hang Above An Island (via countryliving)

How to store pots and pans

How to store pots and pans

Railing With Hooks Near The Ceiling (via thekitchn)

How to store pots and pans

Cabinets With Sliding Shelf Organizers (via realsimple)

How to store pots and pans

Railing By The Cooktop (via pinterest)

How to store pots and pans

Tiered Hanging Pots And Pans Storage (via pinterest)

How to store pots and pans

Tower rack in a cabinet (via thekitchendesigner)

How to store pots and pans

U-shaped pantry to store pots and pans (via thisoldhouse)

How to store pots and pans

Modular rack with storage for a baker (via bhg)

How to store pots and pans

Edna joins us again to share her tips for making the most of storage in small kitchens.

If you have a small kitchen, you should organize it so that the utensils and tableware in it take less space. Let’s discuss some ideas on how to store your pots and pans so that they will be handy without taking up too much valuable room. Use one of these ideas to make your kitchen tidy and functional. Once organized, cleaning your kitchen after use will take less effort and take less time.

How to store pots and pans small kitchen storage

Hanging Racks

Here’s a common idea that might take some creativity to employ: you can hang your pans using hooks attached to a metal shelf over your worktop. There should be enough space to hang all of your pans, your kettle and even your french press. If you don’t have a rack, mount a metal one on your wall over the stove or whenever you decide. You can mount a hanging rack on your ceiling and use it to attach your pans and pots. Just be sure to mount it securely to support the weight. There are many pot racks which are designed to be mounted on the wall, sold in stores; buying a rack designed for this purpose will ensure it is sturdy.

How to store pots and pans hanging pots

Metal Hooks

Use metal hangers nailed on your wall or mount a metal rack with hangers to store your pans. Your pans will dry faster and be clearly visible. If you have large drawers under your cooker or such built-in in your stove, use them to store your tableware. Pans and pots will take less space if you put them one in another. The easiest and cheapest way to store your pans and pots is by nailing a few metal tacks to hang them.

Cupboards

Cupboards with enough space and open shelves without doors are suitable to keep your kitchen cooking utensils and lend a sweet utilitarian look to your space. To save more space arrange them one over the other starting from the largest one which should be at the bottom. If you don’t have enough cabinets in your kitchen, buy and mount shelves on the walls or hang racks on your ceiling. They will offer you plenty of space to keep all of the cooking utensils you have. Mounted from the ceiling, pots and pans will take less space. This is suitable for kitchen with high ceilings.

Shelves and…Curtain Rods?

If you have corner cabinets or non-corner ones, use them to hang your pans with hooks and place the pots on the shelves. It saves place and makes the utensils visible enough to find them easy at need. You can store the lids of pots and pans using curtain rods, mounted on the wall. Pots and pans will take less space if you put them on metal racks in a cupboard under the sink or stove. Open shelves around the sink or elsewhere in the kitchen are perfect for storing large cooking items like pots and pans.

Drawers, Hooks, & Cabinets

Drawers, hooks, cabinets, hanging pot racks and railings are perfect for keeping your pots and pans. There are various metal organizers, sold in stores which are designed for this purpose. You can place them in your kitchen cabinets with the rest of the cooking utensils or put the organizers on your worktop. Keep the lids of all pots and pans in a separate place: this may be a large container of the basket type. Chaya from Pantry Paratus says that she keeps only lids in the drawer under her oven. Pot racks, mounted on the wall, save a lot of space and are very functional.

How to store pots and pans hanging pans in Chaya’s Kitchen: get the terra cotta garlic baker and the Chop Rite Chopper (along with some of those books) at Pantry Paratus.

If you succeed to keep your small kitchen tidy and well organized, it will be easier for cleaning, plus you will find what you need faster. Using these ideas for saving space, you can keep your pots and pans at hand, mounted on the wall, hanging from the ceiling, arranged one over the other in shelves or cabinets. Open shelves gather grease and dirt very easily and are difficult for cleaning and maintaining. On the other hand, they are very appropriate for small kitchens because they can store a lot of items.

Need More Help?

These tips and ideas come to us from Edna Thomson. She runs a small company called PromptCleaners Hendon.

Read her last article on Pantry Paratus…DIY Tile & Grout Cleaner.