Kitchen Island With Pot Rack

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Have your pots and lids above, or below, but just close by is perfect for a more efficient cooking experience. A kitchen island with a built in pot rack gives you a great place to hang your pots when they aren't needed, as well as the lids, and even some of your matching utensils. And the whole unit is made of sturdy, quality material, designed to last through hundreds of meals.

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Updated 09/12/2022
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Mountable Black Metal Hanging Pot Rack 

Mountable Black Metal Hanging Pot Rack 

Charlton Home®

This tall black metal frame adds rustic modern nuance to bar-style islands up to 64.5” wide by 15” deep. Standing 84.25” high, you can hang up to 253 pounds of pots on the open grid rack with five hooks. 

$216.99 $197.99

Designer Advice:

Many kitchen islands don’t come with a hanging pot rack. But you can achieve the same aesthetic and advantages with an attachable metal frame like this design. The neutral rustic look can blend with any existing kitchen island and give you the perfect place to store your heavy cooking gear, including cast iron skillets. 

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Freestanding Baker’s Kitchen Island with Rack

Freestanding Baker’s Kitchen Island with Rack

Williston Forge

This multipurpose 63” tall by 37” wide kitchen island with pot hanger can be a comprehensive solution for your kitchen storage. There are two spacious metal shelves, a 0.6” wood workspace, an open-top rack, and five s-hooks for pots and utensils.

Designer Advice:

Multi-level metal islands give you various places for storing pots flat on shelves, and S-hooks add extra space for hanging lightweight pans. And when you have a spacious upper level, there’s a useful workspace for holding items or an extra prep room with limited cooking space. You can use the top shelf to show off nice decor or seasonings.

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Rustic, Understated Mixed Material Kitchen Island with Rack

Rustic, Understated Mixed Material Kitchen Island with Rack

Latitude Run®

This slim minimalist kitchen island with pan rack offers two open-slat metal racks on a 41” W x 18” D x 37” H sturdy wood frame. Plus two drawers with slim metal handles, a side metal towel rack, and four wheels. 

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Having the label minimalistic doesn’t have to be synonymous with lacking features. This rack demonstrates the versatile way you can store pots on a kitchen island, both in design and in materials. Choose this design when you’re short on space but don’t want to do without all the extras that can reduce the number of other items you have to use.

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Industrial Ceiling Hung Pot Rack with Lighting

Industrial Ceiling Hung Pot Rack with Lighting

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This industrial modern two-level ceiling pot rack hangs from two metal 16” chains. A 2’ power cord operates the two 60-watt light fixtures, and 16 .25” pot hooks support 25 pounds. The nickel finish and wood frame add elegant vibes.

$169.99 $250

Designer Advice:

Ceiling-hung pot racks with two tiers offer a unique look and extra storage you don’t get with a regular ceiling pot rack. And you can get more impressive with frames that have extra features. You can shop for included add-ons like built-in lighting, S-hooks, extra shelves, and excess weight support. When picking additional features, consider any accommodations you need to make.

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Rolling Metal and Wood Multi Shelf Kitchen Cart

Rolling Metal and Wood Multi Shelf Kitchen Cart


This compact 49” tall minimalistic kitchen island with pot rack has four varying-sized wood shelves with a total 120-pound weight limit. Eleven metal finishes and locking wheels make for modern touches, and sliding lower shelves allow easy access.

$89.99 $125.99

Designer Advice:

Movable kitchen islands are a fantastic option for rooms where there aren’t a lot of workspaces, but you also don’t have the extra floor space to dedicate to a built-in island. So instead, varying levels of shelving give you room for your pots and pans. Plus, you still have room for bigger appliances and specialty cookware.

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Oval Open Grid Metal Chain Hung Pot Rack

Oval Open Grid Metal Chain Hung Pot Rack

Prep & Savour

This handcrafted ceiling pot rack offers unique double storage for kitchens with existing islands. It has nine pot hooks with a 40 lb weight capacity. The 33” x 17” iron metal organizer can also hold pots on the top.

Designer Advice:

Pot racks that hang from the ceiling have pros and cons over a kitchen island with a mounted pot rack. You can change your kitchen island without finding a new pot holder by having a stand that dangles from the ceiling. But consider the weight capacity of your roof and the weight load you add to the rack.

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Buying Guide

A pot rack generally needs to hang down between 40”-48” from the kitchen island or counter workspace. This measurement is from the bottom of a rack’s hooks to the surface below.

To determine how low to place your pot rack, first measure the height of your ceiling. Next, measure how tall you and anyone else who will be using the kitchen are. Add another 6”-10” to that height, depending on the length of your arm when stretched overhead.

Subtract that number (your height plus the 6”-10”) from the ceiling height measurement taken earlier. This number will give you an approximate measurement of how low to hang your pot rack. Also, consider how long your pots and pans are that will be placed above your kitchen island with pot rack.

A kitchen island with a pot rack does not need to be placed in the middle of the kitchen. It can be placed in any area depending on what it is going to be used for. For example, you can place it in the middle of your kitchen if you want it to be your main food preparation and cooking area.

However, if you want it to be a separate island from your main cooking point, you can place a kitchen island with a pot rack in the corner of your kitchen or in areas that are easily accessible when you need to reach for pots and pans.

Whether your pot rack is flat against the wall or you have a kitchen island with a pot rack, it’s critical to keep it organized. The goal should be to make all pots and utensils quick to locate and easy to reach.

To organize a pot rack, you must strike a balance between convenience and visual appeal. A pot rack can be a beautiful feature for a kitchen, but only if you arrange it nicely.

Use size as a starting point for organization. Hang your pots in order from largest to smallest, regardless of which ones you use most frequently. This logical arrangement creates a system, so you know where to look when you need a particular size of pan, and for visitors, there appears to be a method to the rack’s layout.

Grouping like items together is also important. Copper and stainless steel pots should not be grouped together, as this can create a chaotic appearance. Keep products that are from the same set with each other, arranging by size within the set.

Though it may seem like an intense methodology for organizing a pot rack, designing a system that makes sense for you, as the chef, and in the mind of a guest who is simply viewing the kitchen, is the best way to balance aesthetics with functionality.

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