Organizing Pots and Pans

With their various shapes and sizes, pots and pans can be difficult to organize. Getting your pots and pans organized will speed up cooking and keep your cabinets usable. This is a guide about organizing pots and pans.
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August 17, 2015 Flag
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After years of struggling with my pot lids, trying to find the correct one, I used an old office file rack to organize them. It's great! They don't get lost in my cavernous cabinet and I always find the correct lid easily now. Plus it sure looks better than what I used to do!

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August 18, 20150 found this helpful

I use one for my cookie sheets and biscuit pans. Works great.

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May 27, 2011 Flag
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I hate looking for things in a crowded cupboard. I fought "lids" for years. One day, I put a drawer silverware holder in the cupboard and simply placed my griddles and lids sideways in the divisions and have had no problems with them sliding around since then.

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January 31, 2006 Flag
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I found an old ladder at an antique store for $5. I painted it and hung it from hooks on the ceiling in the kitchen. I purchased screw-in hooks and put them on the rungs of the ladder and on the outside to hang pots, pans, and other kitchen items. Very inexpensive pots and pans organizer with country charm.

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By BarwickJ from Ottumwa, IA

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September 20, 20080 found this helpful

May I please see a picture of both of these ladders mentioned above? Email: MrsJewel5 AT aol.com

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December 6, 20110 found this helpful

My cupboards are also so packed that I have to unload everything to find one seldom used pot or pan. It sounds like a great idea, but how do you attach a pan without a handle? I too would appreciate a photo of your idea. camylake@gmail.com.

Thank you.

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

I did the same thing, except after hanging it up my hubby used S hooks to hang my pots from. We moved from that house 8 years ago and since I did not have another ladder we ended up purchasing a hanging rack for this home. In all honesty, I prefer my homemade one to this one.

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November 21, 20160 found this helpful

I noticed that no one ever posted a photo of a DIY ladder for hanging pots and I just happened to like the idea also.

Here is a link to one site that shows how one person did this:

http://www.bobvila.com/articles/upc ... racks-cookware-storage/#.WDNiY1xg3IU

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November 27, 20160 found this helpful

November 20, 2004 Flag
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To keep my lids to my pans organized, I purchased a wire dish drainer and placed it in the cupboard beside my pans. I slide the lids in the slots the same you would do for plates and I no longer waste time and cause a lot of racket looking for the right lid.

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February 1, 2011 Flag
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Put bubble wrap between your pots and pans to protect them from scratching each other.

By Kadi from Weehawken, NJ

Bubble Wrap to Protect Stacked Pots

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February 2, 20110 found this helpful

Kadi, when my husband and I lived in a motorhome, to keep pans from sliding and scratching, I used the thin shelf liners that I got a Walmart. The shelves were lined with the rubber liner so nothing slid and in between the pans I put small pieces of the liners. I have also used potholders for the same effect. Many of my pots are now 30 years old. Your cabinet looks great.

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April 15, 20110 found this helpful

I really like the bubble wrap use for this. Thank you. I've been using paper towels between my non stick pans to keep them from getting scratched, but your bubble wrap is the perfect cushy insulation I need.

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July 7, 2008 Flag
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I like my pots and pans hanging so they aren't banging around, but I don't like looking at them. I also have a low budget. So I placed large cup hooks inside my cabinets.

Organizing Pots and Pans

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May 26, 2005 Flag
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Would any of you happen to have some ideas on how to organize the pots and pans in my cabinets? The pots and pans just get thrown in the cabinet, where ever they can fit, and it is an absolute wreck down there! If anyone has some solutions or tips for my problem I'd really appreciate it!

Jordan from Arkansas

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June 30, 20040 found this helpful

IF you rent you may not be able to do this but I put cup hooks and small nails on the outside of my cabinets and hung my iron skillets on these. There are out of the way, yet ready to use when I need them.

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July 1, 20040 found this helpful

I also have a small kitchen and have had to learn to be creative. I have turned my skillets and griddle up on their side. I also keep my lids on their side. This has freed up room for my large pots and I fit as many inside of each other as possible.

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May 26, 20050 found this helpful

Help! Does anyone have any tips for organizing all of my pots and skillets that are in my kitchen? My kitchen is small, not much cabinet space but my cabinets are getting horribly messy! Thanks for the suggestions.

Constance

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May 26, 20050 found this helpful

A wire rack that's used for holding file folders upright can also be used for pot lids, cutting boards, cookie sheets, etc.

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June 5, 2007 Flag
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I need help organizing my pots and pan lids. I bought a lid organizer from Target but some of the wires are too close together to fit the lids in. Do you have any suggestions? This site is very helpful.

June 7, 20070 found this helpful

I had alot of odds and ends pots, pans and lids. I thought I couldnt do without all of them. When we moved I got rid of alot of them along with many kitchen gagets that was collected through out the years. I went through them all and only kept a small amount. I dont know why I kept more then we really needed all those years. But I will say the local thrift shop appricated my donations. Also.. there are alot less dishs to wash.. thats the best part lol :)

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June 7, 20070 found this helpful

I use an ordinary dish pan to store all my lids in after having the same problem. It has worked well for many years now. I use a standing pan file for my cookie sheets, muffin pans, and other flat things.

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June 7, 20070 found this helpful

I do same thing as LaVa does! Use the drawer under

oven, my plastic lids I put in plastic open boxes

and pull out to search.

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June 9, 20070 found this helpful

I keep mine in a two tiered file cabinet wire basket from the Container Store. Looks like a file cabinet but with wire sides. I have the largest drawers on the top and the bottom. All lids, including my 6 qt. pressure cooker, fit nicely in there.

I have included a picture from the Container Store web site. It shows 3 drawers in the unit. www.containerstore.com

We've had this since approx. 1985 and it's still functioning well. It's placed inside a cabinet.

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January 4, 2005 Flag
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When trying to decide how to handle all the lids and bowls, pots and pans, always group by shapes. You will get more storage that way and a lot less hassle and mess.

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