What is the best way to organize pots and pans in the kitchen? This is one of the most frequent questions we get from our clients in regard to kitchen organizing!
If pots and pans are not put away in an organized fashion, the chaos gets out of hand quickly. You can save money and time by keeping your cookware organized. Correctly stacked cookware can stay in perfect shape longer. Just think of the amount of the time you spend everyday moving heavy stacks of cookware around and digging in your cabinet to find the item you are looking for. Here are some ways to store them and make preparing a family meal a pleasant and easy task.
On shelves in the cabinet or the pantry:
It’s best to store the lids separate from the pots and pans. Use dividers, a cabinet lid holder or a lid organizer. If you have deep or wide cabinets, use a pull-out lid organizer to maximize your space while staying organized.
Use the closest bottom cabinets to your stove for storing cookware. For easy access use a cookware organizer, roll-out trays, a glider or pull- out baskets.
Use a pan organizer to store pans separately. No more digging and pulling out heavy stacks of pans just to get to the one you need.
We highly suggest that you do not to stack your pots and pans directly on top of each other. Since that amazing custom-designed cabinet that you saw in the catalog may be out of reach, work with what you have. You might not have any other option but to stack them on top of each other. If so, stack them from bigger on the bottom to smaller on the top and, similarly, heavier to light from bottom to top by the shape.Store pots together separate from pans Your cookware will stay more protected if you place a paper towel between each pots and pans. It’s a small tip but stick to it and keep your cookware around longer.
Store your cookware in display on your free counter space or your pantry using a cookware organizing rack.
In an organized kitchen, hanging cookware can really add to the charm of the kitchen. You can hang colorful cookware for a more country style kitchen. Use shinny finish surfaces for more modern look. Hang them close to your stove for easy access. You can hang them from ceiling with use of hooks and chains or from racks, side of your shelves from hooks or on the wall using hooks. Store the lids in the cabinet using the tips above, or incorporate it in your hanging system.
With style of your kitchen in mind hang your cookware in a way that it’s easy to reach, not on the way or blocking the light in your kitchen. Now that you setup the mood, all is left is get to cooking!