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If you’ve done any research on kitchen cabinets, you know there's no shortage of unique storage solutions on the market today. Gone are the days of placing all your pots, pans, and lids into a base cabinet or in the oven drawer. There are more organized and innovative pots and pans solutions available. Every storage solution tends to follow the same basic design idea using deep drawers or roll-out trays that bring your heaviest cooking items out to you. No more digging through dark cabinet recesses for your favorite Dutch oven or cast iron skillet.
If you’re in an older home or apartment with limited kitchen space, cabinet storage solutions may be difficult to accommodate. Available options might include ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted pot racks. Another solution is peg boards, but if you’re not careful you run the risk of your kitchen looking like a basement workshop. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up 5 of our top storage recommendations, including a simple DIY option if you’re handy and have some time.
Pots & Pans Pull-out
This clever idea comes from FamilyHandyman.com. It’s a base cabinet pull-out for hanging pots and pans that you can build yourself using an H-frame and side-mount drawer glides. Construction will involve cutting the frame out of pine, attaching the glides to the frame, and to a separate carrier piece that slides in and out of the cabinet.
Heavy-duty metal hooks attached to the carrier hold the pots and pans when you’re finished. This DIY accessory is designed to support everyday pots and pans, not extremely heavy objects. To make your own, follow the website's simple step-by-step instructions to complete the project.
Pots & Pans Drawers
Our heavy-duty drawers are perfect for storing pots and pans. These solid base drawers feature dovetail joints, fully captured 1/4″ plywood bottoms, and Blum® soft-close drawer glides. Deep drawer cabinets let you slide your heaviest pots and pans out to you with plenty of room to store accompanying lids as well. Never again will you find yourself on your hands and knees reaching for items from the back of a deep, dark cabinet.
Tired of reaching blindly into the back of your cabinets, and then hoping to locate the item you need? Do you find yourself pulling out every pot on the shelf trying to find the correct one? Make storage and access to pots and pans easy using roll-out trays. They're a must-have solution to increase efficiency and visibility in your kitchen design. Choose between one or two trays for your base cabinets including glides, and make pots and pans organization that much more streamlined.
Pots & Pans Roll-out Tray With Organizer Insert
CliqStudios Pots & Pans Organizer accessories nestle into base cabinets. A simple but powerful storage accessory, it has two slightly angled half-depth shelves designed to hold lids. Underneath is a large opening, tall enough to accommodate all but the largest of cookware. Simply put, this pots and pans organizer will solve most, if not all of your storage needs.
Lazy Super Susan Cabinet
The Lazy Super Susan corner base cabinet maximizes those hard-to-access areas of the kitchen. Two hardwood trays spin to display all contents at a touch of the finger, making this a perfect place to store pots, pans, and lids.
In the past, Lazy Susan cabinets got a bad rap because of cheap plastic shelves rotating around a pole where items continually fall off. The CliqStudios Lazy Super Susan offers two fixed, solid hardwood shelves with pie-shaped trays that spin 360 degrees independently on top of each shelf. This does away with the awkward pole design from the past. Rotating trays allow you to store much larger items while maintaining the convenient spinning action. Access to the trays is through bi-fold “gull-wing” doors that open up to 170 degrees.