Storage Tips In The Kitchenadmin
We all have large, bulky pots and pans that take up a lot of our precious storage space. When it comes to storing your pots, pans, and lids, sometimes the best solutions are the ones right in front of us. Organize your pots and pans in an easy, creative, and accessible manner ideally in a convenient way for all your cooking activities.
Try these storage tips:
1. Overhead Pots and Pans Organizer.
Hanging pots and pans is a great way to create and save cabinet space while keeping everyday items close enough to reach. Hang a pots and pans organizer over the kitchen island. If you can not afford one, you can also make one yourself with lengths of copper pipe and S-hooks.
2. Organize pots and pans above the stove.
Bring out your most commonly used pots and pans, and keep them above the stove so that they are easy to reach while you are preparing meals. Use a simple pot rack on the wall behind the range or on the underside of the upper cabinetry, making sure it is sturdy enough to support the weight of your cookware. You can also use hooks to hang pots, pans, and utensils wherever you need them.
3. Hang Under the Island
Not everyone has the cupboard space to keep all their utensils, and not everyone is intrigued by hanging pots and pans overhead. In this case, the island is a good solution for storage. This may take up sitting space in some homes, but you will have your pots and pans organizer within easy reach. Anchor some S-hooks under your island counter and hang away.
4. Hang Pots and Pans Under a Shelf or Cupboard
If you have a shelf or cupboard with room underneath, add some hooks to hang your pots and pans organizer. Your utensils will still be easy to reach and ready to use!
5. Deep Drawers
Deep drawers work great for storing cookware, be sure to have enough space to set your pots and pans in one layer so that it can be easier to pull out. Roll-out cabinet drawers. 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.
6. Store lids for pots and pans in a drawer.
Many pots and pans come with lids, and it’s not always the best idea to store the two pieces together. Stash lids in a cabinet or drawer near the range so that you can grab the right one mid-meal prep. Place a lid organizer inside to ensure the pieces remain standing up and in place.
7. Mount a ceiling pot rack.
If you have limited wall space and cabinet storage, use the ceiling to organize pots and pans. Ceiling-mounted pot racks are available in a variety of sizes and provide a great storage solution if you’ve otherwise run out of space. Organize your pots and pans in a way that you can easily reach the hanging pans without the help of a stepping stool or any struggle. For high ceilings, try adding length to the fixture’s chain or attaching the pot rack to a beam instead.
The least of your worries should be your lids – these can easily be hung inside the cabinet or cupboard door. Get some plastic adhesive hooks that are spaced to fit each lid for the pots and pans rack cabinet.