STEP 4. Measure the Space
Once you have decided where you want your pot hanger (or pot hangers if you have a lot of them and don’t want to get rid of any), measure the space. If at all possible, use a carpenter’s tape measure. Be exact. Allow some extra room around the rack, especially if it is to go inside a cabinet. There is nothing more disappointing than buying something and discovering that it does not fit.
STEP 5. Go Back to Your Pots and Pans
Which ones have a hole in the handle for hanging? Not every cooking utensil is so equipped. If you have a pressure saucepan or a pressure cooker, neither one of those is going to work on a hanging rack!
Are these the pots you want to keep? They might be temporary, just until you get something better. Or you might have accumulated far more than you need for your current household. Not everyone is comfortable with the current decluttering ideas, but one thing is for sure: it is easier to put things away when you don’t have as many to place.
STEP 6. Think About the Style in Your Kitchen
Do you have a lot of chrome? Do your tastes run more to wood? Or perhaps iron? Pot hangers are usually made of metal, and leave the factory or store with either black or chrome coloring.
STEP 7. Pot Style
The style of pot that you hang from the rack is going to matter, as well. If you are hanging iron cookware, for example, you will want something very sturdy. Plus, you will probably not want to hang those in the middle of the room where they could fall and hurt someone.
Pots can be colorful, especially decorator sets. Or they can be utilitarian, just a nice, well-scrubbed set of cookware such as you might find in a well-run restaurant.