When you hear the term Baker’s Racks you might immediately think of big, wire racks full of loaves of bread or other baked goods, and you would not be wrong. But baker’s racks can be so much more. Decorative versions make a beautiful addition to your kitchen. Styles include shelving that fits flat against the wall or neatly into a corner. Some have beautifully tooled metal scrollwork, while others include a butcher block work surface at table height. They can be used for anything you wish, but they do look great loaded with pies, cakes or bread.
Wide Baker’s Rack
What we like: Differently sized shelving
What we don’t like: Particleboard will chip over time
Not so great for: Narrow kitchens
Perfect for: If you want everything in one place
This chic baker’s rack truly has it all. Constructed from particleboard with an alloy steel frame, you can be sure it will support heavy weights, although the particleboard will chip over time. Available in three finishes of gray/beige, brown/black, and gray/black, it would be a great addition to a modern kitchen.
The five shelves are all differently sized so you can organize your culinary collection to perfection. There is also a useful wire basket to store any fresh produce for the day. Plus, the widest shelf at the top will hold a microwave. Or, you could use it as an ample chopping board space so everything is in one place.
Chrome Baker’s Rack
What we like: Gleaming chrome finish
What we don’t like: No smaller slots or spaces
Not so great for: If you have smaller cooking utensils
Perfect for: A minimalist kitchen
Sleek and streamlined, this baker’s rack is crafted from metal in a chrome finish. Additionally featuring a solid bamboo top that is removable for easy cleaning, it would be an excellent option for a minimalist kitchen space. The generous weight capacity of 1000lbs gives you the freedom to store anything from heavy-duty chopping boards to cast-iron skillets.
This rack also includes a row of hooks at the top for hanging pots and pans. The three shelves are equal in width, meaning you would have to purchase organizing products separately if this bothers you. However, the contemporary finish and affordable price make it a great option all-round.
Narrow Bakers Rack
Fleur De Lis Living
What we like: Sophisticated design
What we don’t like: Cannot be secured to wall
Not so great for: If you have small children or pets
Perfect for: A studio apartment
A great choice for a studio apartment or a home that doesn’t have a lot of kitchen space, this baker’s rack is elegant and sophisticated. Crafted with a steel frame and gunmetal gray finish, it is accentuated by slatted sides and a scrollwork crown.
Able to fit cookware, books and a plant for greenery, the five shelves are equally sized. You could even use this rack as a divider in a studio to create the illusion of a bigger space. A small downside is that this rack cannot be secured to the wall. This means we don’t recommend it if you live with pets or small children to make sure everyone is safe.
Short Baker’s Rack
Red Barrel Studio®
What we like: Three baskets come included
What we don’t like: Not as much shelf space
Not so great for: Limited-space kitchens
Perfect for: If you have lower ceilings
If you have more floor than wall space, this rack is perfect for you. Measuring just over forty inches wide, it combines style and storage in one. The scrollwork detail at the top adds a traditional touch, too. Featuring an iron frame, it has two shelves, but a third could be created by removing the included rattan baskets.
However, we think the hand-stained baskets add a charming rustic touch that’s perfect for a farmhouse-style kitchen. They will allow you to sort out your kitchen essentials so you know exactly where everything is. In addition, we recommend using the open slats at each side to store your favorite wines.
Industrial Baker’s Rack
What we like: Understated lattice detail
What we don’t like: Wide spacing at sides not great for small items
Not so great for: A traditional kitchen
Perfect for: A modern or industrial-themed kitchen
Striking and bold, this baker’s rack is an ideal choice for a contemporary kitchen. It has five shelves overall, four of which are slatted for a chic contemporary look. The middle shelf is made from manufactured wood in a dark espresso finish for a subtle contrast.
Overall, this rack has a sturdy and industrial look. Due to it being made of iron, it will hold up well over time even if you place heavy objects on it. Not just for food, you can utilize this product elsewhere in your home. It would be a good finishing touch to a home office due to its tall stature.
Schilling Steel Baker's Rack
Elegant steel baker’s rack has airy flat steel shelving with square cutouts and graceful decorative steel scrollwork back. Suitable for cooling or storing baked goods, but also stable and strong for other types of uses. It measures 58 inches in height, is twenty-eight inches wide, and fourteen inches deep, making it a nice size for added kitchen storage for canisters or similar items. The powder coat finish makes the unit serviceable for patio or outdoor use.
Lillianna Steel Baker's Rack
Beautiful hutch-style steel-framed bakers rack includes breathable rattan storage drawers in the lower half. The woven drawers “breath” making them a good place to store goods that don’t do well in airless locations, or to install a filing rack for keeping drop-in recipe sheets. The drawers are also suitable for kitchen towels or napkins. The upper half includes a tabletop counter surface and two shelves. These are flanked with simple scrollwork and backed with metal slats.
Briese Iron Baker's Rack
Elegant, simple and functional, this baker’s rack has three wide shelves topped by two narrow ones. The whole is held together with a black, metal frame, reinforced with flat X bracing on the back. The solid pine wood shelving is suitable for supporting a microwave or some of those lovely rattan baskets/drawers. It works equally well for storing supplies or displaying your favorite collection of beautiful canisters filled with essential ingredients.
Magana Iron Baker's Rack
Simple, with clean lines, this tubular iron frame is black with flat metal X bracing. The shelves are primarily made of wood, with a marbleized center work surface. Perfect for your smaller appliances, such as coffee maker, toaster or waffle maker as the open back makes positioning with that all-important outlet easy to do. Spare and sturdy, it will be an asset to any kitchen. If you are seeking easy access added storage, this is it.
Berkshire Steel Baker's Rack
This is a baker’s rack that will make any chef say, “Tres magnifique!” The metal frame has a cathedral window arched top supported by a solid tabletop over two wire rack shelves. Attached to the top backing is a pair of spice shelves flanked by rows of three metal hooks on each side for hanging those illusive measuring tools. Need to store the burgundy or the cooking sherry? Beneath the tabletop is a wine rack with space for five bottles.
Waloo Iron Baker's Rack
Antiqued wood and iron make this baker’s rack something very special. It is perfect for a country kitchen or shabby chic décor, but can easily fit in with vintage as well. The black iron frame supports a top shelf, a row of hooks, a central unit that includes space for six wine bottles, as well as an area for storing stemware, and a bottom shelf of matching distressed wood. In addition to being useful, it is sure to be a conversation piece.
Brashears Transitional Manufactured Wood Baker's Rack
Made of natural wood and composition wood, this attractive baker’s rack will certainly add storage and beauty to any kitchen. The lower section is a closed cabinet topped with a wide pull drawer. The upper half is openwork shelves with slat backing. The whole is a natural wood tone, so no two units are precisely the same, thanks to the nature of wood grain. If you are looking for something a little different, this is an attractive choice.
Worton Iron Baker's Rack
Crafted from iron and birchwood, this is another spare but elegant baker’s rack that is perfect for your kitchen. The two lower shelves are deep, making them naturals for bins or baskets, while the upper two are narrower, creating a work surface. The frame is made of iron, the shelving from birchwood and the whole is painted white for a clean, unified look. Structured tall and narrow, it is a good choice for a space-challenged kitchen.
Maybelle Metal Baker's Rack
Vertical black-framed baker’s rack with three rattan drawer units and three open shelves. Practical enough for your kitchen, but sufficiently elegant for your dining room, this baker’s rack is perfect for storing linens, displaying canisters, or using as an extended work surface in a busy kitchen. The back is open except for single horizontal slats behind two of the shelves and decorative scrollwork at the top. It is both practical and decorative.