How to Store Pots and Pans Neatly

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Pots, pans, and lids are some of the hardest equipment in any kitchen. They are big and bulky but since they are used quite often you need to find a way to store them neatly so as to make accessing them easy.

I used to struggle with the pots and pans in my kitchen. They took up a lot of space and this made it difficult to get things done in the kitchen.

unsorted cookware

As a result of not storing the pots properly, they would end up getting damaged and this meant having to buy new cookware every now and then.

With time, I learned how to store the pots neatly and I will share some tips below so as to bring some order back into your kitchen.

Tips on how to store pots and pans neatly

Here are a few organization tips that will come in handy if you want a neat way to store your pots and pans;

1. Use hooks

Hooks will make it easy for you to store cookware in your kitchen.

Hang them on different surfaces or even install them in a cabinet in your kitchen and use them to hold onto your pans.

cookware on hooks

They are a great way of transforming wasted spaces in your kitchen such as the space between the wall and the kitchen cabinet into useful open-air storage.

Accessing your pots when you want to cook will be easy and this will greatly enhance your cooking experience.

2. Make use of pegboards

Pegboards will also make it easy for you to store your cookware after use. Hang one of them on an empty wall and hang your pots on it.

pans on pegboard

Make an outline of the different pots and pans that you are hanging on the board so as not to forget where each piece goes.

You will be able to access your pots from the pegboard easily and the boards will also help you make use of idle surfaces in your kitchen.

3. Flip the lid

When you flip the lid when storing your pots, you can easily place another pot on top of it and this presents a simple way to neatly store your pots and pans.

stacked pans

Flipping the lid upside down means that the handle will be to the inside of the pot and this presents you with a flatter and smoother surface to place another pot.

4. Let them hang

Hanging your pots on a rod is another great way to neatly store your cookware.

Hang a rod by the ceiling and attach hooks that you will use to hold the pots.

hanging cookware from ceiling

This method of storing pots and pans gives your kitchen a rustic look and this will definitely enhance the appearance.

It also helps you save valuable cabinet space that you can use for other purposes such as storing food, appliances, and other dishes.

5. Get a lid rack

Lids can be quite cumbersome but with a lid rack, you can neatly store them and bring order back to your kitchen.

Lid racks are usually designed with slots that you use to store the lids when they are upright.

lids on rack

Arrange the lids by size with the large one at the back so as to make it easy to see all the lids without straining.

6. Use the towel bar

You use the towel bar in your kitchen to hang your kitchen towels but you can still use it to neatly store the pots and pans in your kitchen.

To the side of your kitchen cabinet, install a short rail for hanging your pots and pans.

cookware on towel rack

Use hooks to hang your pots but since you will not be able to use the bar to hang all your cookware, use it to hang the pans that you use often.

Alternatively, you can use it to hang your prettiest cookware such as your copper pots and pans.

7. Divide deep drawers

Divide the deep drawers in your cabinet to create space for your cooking pots and pans.

Use plywood for example to create the sections and store your pots neatly so as to avoid stacking fails.

By storing your pans this way, chances of them getting scratch marks are reduced and this ensures that your cookware will remain in a good condition for long.

8. Use a roll-out organizer

A roll-out organizer is designed to have shorter shelves as the organizer gets taller.

This means that you will not have to go deeper when looking for specific cookware and this will make it less stressful to prepare meals in your kitchen.

pans on pull out organizer

I had this installed in my kitchen a few months ago and I can say that the kitchen is more organized and accessing cookware is easy.

9. Reclaim corner cabinets

Most people hardly use the awkward corner cabinets in their kitchens but they can be transformed to become spacious storage spaces for your pots and pans.

Use hooks to hang the pots and pans and store the lids just under them.

This space is usually bigger than other cabinets in your kitchen and as such, you can comfortably store all your pots and pans.

Final word

No one wants to prepare meals in a disorganized kitchen. Your pots and pans, however, take up too much space and this could make it difficult for you to get this done.

In this article, I have shared tips on how to store pots and pans neatly and bring order back to your kitchen.

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I am the owner of the Kitchen Guru Ideas. I've set up this site so I can share my kitchen tips and hacks that have been passed on to me from my parents and grandparents and show you how a wonderful experience cooking is and not just a way to save money. Even in this hectic lifestyle, there is time to prepare and most important enjoy a home-cooked meal.

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