Clever ways to organize pots and pans

February 12, 2021
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Pots and pans can be some of the most elusive kitchen items to organize. This could be due to a lack of space, and in some cases (like mine), it could just be a lack of creativity and imagination. Fortunately for me, I knew to create space for the pots and pans when my kitchen was being designed. It's a 2 shelf cabinet space that allows me to pack them neatly and leave them out of sight. My solution won't work for everyone for various reasons e.g you found your kitchen as is when you moved, and redesigning it is obviously a costly project. It could be that you are a tenant, therefore, restricted on what you can do with the kitchen fixtures.


The best thing to do is to invest in pot and pan organizers. They are fuss-free because they are free-standing - therefore can be moved around anytime a need arises.

Clever solutions to help your organize your pots and pans - and save space


Things to consider when shopping for pot and pan organizers


Knowing upfront what to look for when shopping will help you buy the correct pot and pan organizers.


Fit For use

You want the organizers to be fit for your storage purposes. Consider your current cooking utensils set and any items that you may need to add in the future. Pans are normally organized separately and differently from cooking pots. It is important to keep this in mind when shopping. Some organizers are dual in purpose and can store both.

Space

Your pan or pot organizer should be able to fit into the space available in the kitchen. If your kitchen has limited counter or cabinet space - you may need to consider a wall hanging type of rack (as an example).

Durability

Not all pot organizers are created equal. You must go for something durable, as it guarantees longevity as well as safety for your cooking utensils. The last thing you need is your pots and pans (lids included) collapsing into the floor due to a brittle storage rack that you chose.

Is it OK to stack your pots and pans?


Stacking is always the go-to strategy of storing cookware. Other than the risk of pots being stuck, getting scratched, etc - pot stacking is OK as a temporal storage solution.

Top 5 pot and pan organizers


I selected the top reviewed, and my favorite pots and pan organizers to share with you.  In my selection process, I considered the different kitchen scenarios and situations to benefit everyone.

1. Hanging pot racks for the kitchen


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These are quite the space savers, and the versatile design that allows both pans to be hung, while having the rack for the pots is genius. Wall hanging pot and pan storage are not difficult to set up, but there is always help if one feels challenged in that area.

2. Versatile pot rack organizer

Vdomus Pot Rack Organizer with 3 DIY Methods, Black Metal Kitchen 8+ Pots Holder, Height and Position are Adjustable Cabinet Pantry Pot Lid Holder (Upgraded)Vdomus Pot Rack Organizer with 3 DIY Methods, Black Metal Kitchen 8+ Pots Holder, Height and Position are Adjustable Cabinet Pantry Pot Lid Holder (Upgraded)Vdomus Pot Rack Organizer with 3 DIY Methods, Black Metal Kitchen 8+ Pots Holder, Height and Position are Adjustable Cabinet Pantry Pot Lid Holder (Upgraded)

 

I call this pot rack versatile because there are various ways in which you can put it together i.e

  • Install 8 tiers on one side of the rack
  • Install 4 tiers on both sides of the rack
As you can see this pot and pan organizer is quite the space saver, as it can fit the whole of your set. The dividers are also adjustable, making it easy to store varying sizes of pots and pans. The height of the rack itself is not adjustable, so you must pay attention to the height of your cabinet before buying the organizer.

With this, you will keep your pots and pans neatly organized, and easy to reach whenever you need to use them. If your posts are display-worthy; you can even keep this on your countertop, instead of hiding it away in the cabinet.

3. Sliding pot organizer


Lynk Professional Cookware Organizer Pull Out Sliding Cabinet Shelf, 11 wx 21 d x 10.9 h - inch, ChromeLynk Professional Cookware Organizer Pull Out Sliding Cabinet Shelf, 11 wx 21 d x 10.9 h - inch, ChromeLynk Professional Cookware Organizer Pull Out Sliding Cabinet Shelf, 11 wx 21 d x 10.9 h - inch, Chrome

 

This sliding pot organizer rack keeps your cookware neatly organized, separated, and easy to reach. The dividers are strong, and can also be adjusted to accommodate different sizes.

The rack comes with:

  • the drawer glide frame
  • mounting screws
  • dividers
  • handle support
Note: The rack does not extend fully.

Overall, this sliding pot organizer received 4,5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

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