How To Choose A Pot Rack


Oh, those messy pots and pans! Pot racks can be one way to tame the clutter, but which one to buy? There are so many choices.

The easy way to sort out a difficult decision is to break it down into steps.

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STEP 1. Take a Look at the Possible Selections

Pot racks come in the following styles:

Metal Brushed Stainless Steel Octagonal Hanging Rack
Metal Rectangular Square Kitchen Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Metal Kitchen Organizer Pots & Pans Pegboard Pack
Metal Tower Countertop Freestanding Pot Rack
Oval Steel Leaf Chandelier Pot Rack With Shade
Steel Wood Birch Ceiling Mounted Wooden Hanging Pot Rack

STEP 2. Assess the Number and Type of Pots That You Have on Hand

Don’t do anything with them yet…more decisions ahead before taking action.

Steel Wood Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Silver Steel Lid Freestanding Pot Rack
Metal Rail Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Black Metal Hanging Pot and Pan Rack
Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Metal Bar Design Hanging Pot Rack

STEP 3. Take a Look Around Your Kitchen

Observe your options for placing a pot rack. Here are some possibilities:

Backsplash Brushed Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Round Handcrafted Freestanding Pot Rack
Metal Shelf Wall Mount Pot Rack
Metal Rectangular Square Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Handcrafted Gourmet Hourglass Cookware Freestanding Pot Rack
Steel Metal Ceiling Mount Pot Rack And Shelf

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

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.

Bear At Lake Handcrafted Hanging Pot Rack
Metal Grey Silver Premier Handcrafted Hanging Pot Rack
Steel Lacquer Pot And Pan Rack Set
Metal Hammered Steel Handcrafted Petite Bookshelf Wall Rack
Hammered Steel Handcrafted Decor Cottage Round Hanging Pot Rack
Metal Brushed Copper Handcrafted Gourmet Wall Mounted Pot Rack
Triangle Solid Copper Handcrafted Freestanding Pot Rack

Types of Pot Racks

Now, with the practical stuff out of the way, let’s go back to the fun part. What kind of rack suits your fancy? To answer this question, consider the following:

In the long run, your goal is simple: to have a pot rack that will keep your cookware organized and easy to find. But there is no reason why it should not look good, too.