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Pot racks can free up space in kitchen cabinets while providing a functional aesthetic that keeps your cookware accessible. We conducted hours of research to find the best pot racks, evaluating each model on shape and size, durability, load capacity, ease of installation, and style. Our top pick is the Old Dutch Wall-Mount Bookshelf Pot Rack, a heavy-duty option that accommodates up to 80 pounds of cookware, has adjustable hooks, and comes in five finishes.
Ahead, find the best pot racks to help keep your kitchen organized.
If you’re looking for a highly functional pot rack to house all of your cookware, the Old Dutch Wall-Mount Bookshelf Pot Rack is our top pick. It includes 12 adjustable hooks that accommodate up to 80 pounds of cookware, and it comes with a small shelf. For a budget-friendly solution, consider the SimpleHouseware Adjustable Pot and Pan Organizer Rack. It’s an affordable and customizable solution with five shelves that can sit in a cabinet or on the counter to instantly add storage space.
Shape and Size
There are two things to keep in mind when determining the shape and size of your pot rack: your kitchen space and your cookware’s size. Make sure the pot rack fits the available kitchen space you have in terms of height, width, and shape. Determine whether your space and cookware equipment would be best served by a hanging, freestanding, or wall-mounted pot rack fixed to an inside cabinet.
Depending on your kitchen aesthetic, you might choose an oval, rectangular, round, or chandelier-style pot rack that will become a focal point in your space. Minimalist or small space kitchens might call for a simple rod-style pot rack to keep cookware and utensils at hand. You can also opt for a pegboard pot rack wall where you can display every pot, pan, and kitchen gadget in plain sight.
Many contemporary pot racks are designed to hold up to 200 pounds of cookware, but check your potential pot rack’s load-bearing capacity before purchase. Choose one that best serves the weight of your cookware. If you have a small collection of pots and pans but want room to grow, choose as large a rack as your space allows, and spread out cookware on the rack while you gradually fill it in. If you plan to use your pot rack to show off a small set of vintage pots and pans, choose a rack tailored to your collection.
Style and Finishes
Pot racks can be as decorative as they are practical and come in finishes such as brass, bronze, copper, chrome, stainless steel, and wrought iron. To help you choose a style for your pot rack, consider both the overall style of your kitchen as well as the style of your cookware.
For a contemporary industrial-style kitchen full of stainless steel appliances, a brushed stainless steel rack fits in seamlessly and requires little maintenance. In a rustic or farmhouse-inspired kitchen, you might choose a low-maintenance wooden pot rack (keep in mind that wooden racks won’t bear as heavy a load as metal models). Or opt for a decorative wrought iron pot rack that functions as a focal point as well as open storage for pots and pans.
A ceiling-mounted pot rack must be firmly secured to ceiling joists to ensure that it doesn’t come crashing down. Your best option is to hire a professional who can determine the safest way to hang the rack (which varies according to your ceiling construction). Pot racks can also be hung from exposed weight-bearing wood beams.
The safest way to hang a wall-mounted pot rack is to screw it into wall studs. After finding your wall studs, if you determine that they are not in the location you plan to hang your pot rack, it may be possible to secure your pot rack to the wall using wall anchors appropriate for your wall type. If in doubt, we recommend calling a professional for help.
The height of your pot rack will depend on a few factors. You’ll need to take into account the height of your ceiling, your own personal height, and anyone else who might use it. You should be able to easily reach up and grab your desired cookware piece. Be careful not to hang pot racks too low or they will encroach on your prep space. Also, take care not to obstruct sightlines if your rack is suspended above a kitchen island.
This article was written by Brigitt Earley, a freelance writer with more than 12 years of experience writing for outlets like The Spruce and Good Housekeeping. For this roundup, Brigitt considered dozens of pot racks, carefully evaluating the shape, size, load capacity, ease of installation, style, and durability factors. She also took hundreds of customer reviews and write-ups from third-party websites into account.
Brigitt also has a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute and cooks for her family of six every day, so she also used her experience in the kitchen to inform her product choices. Additional input was provided by Marissa Hagmeyer, co-founder of NEAT Method.
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