8 Best Pot Racks for Your Kitchen
Stop rummaging through cupboards or using the oven as storage for pots and pans. We've found the best pot racks for hanging your cookware overhead!
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How To Choose a Pot Rack
An excellent way to open up space in your cabinets, pot racks can also be a stylish, low-clutter way of displaying specialty pans and vintage cookware.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a pot rack:
- Size of your kitchen;
- Number of pots to hang (check for hanging holes in handles);
- Where to mount, hang or place the rack;
- Kitchen style and decor;
- Installation cost;
- Buy or DIY? (Here’s one that’s easy to build!)
Suspended from the ceiling, mounted on the wall or free-standing, pot racks are a cook’s best friend.
Best for Small Kitchens
In tiny spaces, less is not just more, it’s everything. Touted for its space-saving cred, the KES Kitchen Pan Pot Rack efficiently stores pans up, up and away. You can hang a maximum of 44 pounds of cookware. Plus, if you hang it upside down (optional), the shelf and safety rail prevent saucepans from toppling down accidentally.
Keep things affordable and uncomplicated with the straightforward design of the Cooks Standard Ceiling Mounted Wooden Pot Rack.
Sporting a single bar with two wooden tracks, the rack is hailed for its simplicity and function. Included are six die-cast aluminum swivel hooks that hold up to 30 pounds. Hang the rack from the wall or ceiling. At a relatively low $46, it can be installed with a screwdriver and a ladder.
When searching for the best freestanding pot rack, what really caught our eye about the Six-Tier Gourmet Cookware Stand by Enclume — besides its elegant tapered design — was how little floor space it takes up.
Place the tower at the end of a counter or in a snug corner. The forged, solid steel stand is incredibly durable so it can be used indoors or out. A bit of a splurge at around $260, the manufacturer claims the stand is one of their best sellers. We can see why.
With roughly 7,000 Amazon reviewers raving about this product, the Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Pack was a no-brainer for our list.
Bring the industrial-chic vibe to life in any kitchen with this strong, 20-gauge steel pegboard that will easily hold all your pots and pans … and then some. The slits and holes accept slotted accessories as well as conventional peg hooks. The kit includes two pegboard panels, mounting hardware and instructions.
Just listen to this Amazon reviewer: “This metal peg board is genius! I’m using the galvanized in my kitchen to hang my cookware and a few other items. It looks great with my stainless steel appliances.”
Best All Around
Chefs, or those who fancy themselves as such, will appreciate the exceptional sturdiness of Crate & Barrel’s top-rated J.K. Adams Large Ceiling Pot Rack. Worthy of professional praise, the gray painted maple and brushed chrome frame support a slew of cookware overhead — up to 12 of the weightiest pots and skillets. The rack comes assembled, along with hooks, hanging hardware and easy-to-follow instructions.
Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Half-Circle Wall-Mount Pot Rack gives the look and feel of a kitchen with chandelier-style rack above an island, no matter where you put it. Fabricated of brushed stainless steel with a polished copper or oil-rubbed bronze finish, it compliments any decor. The half-circle rack fits neatly against a wall for quick access to your cookware and utensils. Taller cooks will rejoice, because bumping their heads on low-hanging pots is now a thing of the past.
Totally original and charming, the five-star reviewed Walnut Stained Pot Rack Ladder has more than 11,000 satisfied customers on Etsy.
Constructed of sustainable wood stained to give it a rich patinaed finish, the oversized ladder (60 inches long) is best suited for larger kitchens. With copious space to hang pots, pitchers, colanders, baskets and plants, the rack also makes a striking drying rack for the laundry room! Eye hooks are included and a hanging kit is optional.
Best for Inside Cabinets
It’s true that there’s a lid for every pot, and the Heavy Duty Extra Tall Pan Rack by Cuisinel organizes them brilliantly. Mounted vertically or horizontally inside a cupboard, the tiered rack holds small-to-large saucepans, frying pans or covers. The bottom slot is big enough to fit a Dutch oven. You can also put this rack on the counter to keep griddles, plates and serving platters handy. Available in various colors.