A pot rack is a great storage solution for a small or a large kitchen. It keeps pans that are too large for a standard cupboard out of the way, and can actually become a great decorative item for the kitchen. Pot racks today come in multiple configurations, and beautiful materials like copper, brass, nickel, and steel. There are even lighted models to add another source of light to your kitchen!
Pot racks usually come in two main types: A hanging pot rack, or a wall-installed pot rack. The type that you choose depends on several factors, including how many pots and pans you plan on hanging from your rack. A wall pot rack usually has less hanging space than a hanging pot rack. Also, it's important to think about how heavy your pots and pans are. Choose a pot rack that can hold the correct amount of weight you need, and make sure you have the tools and means to install it correctly. Use the wrong screws, or put it in drywall, and you'll have a big mess after trying to hang up your soup pot for the first time. Think about where you want to put this rack — like any kitchen organizer, it should be out of the way of prep areas, but easy to access if you need it at a moment's notice. Most hanging pot racks are installed over kitchen islands, sinks, or counters. A wall pot rack is a great way to fill any awkward wall space you have in the kitchen.
If you've decided on a ceiling pot rack, the height of the ceiling and your own height is an important consideration. Make sure you'll be able to comfortably reach your pots and take down the items that you need. Remember that you don't necessarily need to be able to reach the actual hooks of the pot rack — you just need to be able to take pans off and put them back on easily.
Looking for a pot rack to help get your pots and pans out of the way? Find different styles, shapes and sizes here, along with information on where to buy them.