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Old 03-23-2008, 09:16 PM   #11
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I'm partial to wood because it's quieter. But iron with a lovely granite top would be beautiful. Be careful about marble if that is what you select. It's easier to chip and fracture than granite.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:04 PM   #12
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Now that I think I know what you're looking for ...

Look for something called a Baker's Rack (here are several models you can get ideas from ... and some come in corner models, too). They also make corner Cookware Racks. You can also make your own from readily available wire-rack parts (shelves and posts). And, for organizing your lids - the first 3 on this page should give you some ideas.

If you are good with woodworking, and have the tools, you can make any of these from wood. I would use 1x2 or 2x2 legs, 1x2 or 1/2x2 slats for the shelves and 1x1 or 1x2 pieces of dowl for the shelf spacers ... it just depends on what you want.

Something to consider - solid wood shelves will retain the pan heat (think about the function of the sizzle platter) better than slat wood shelves (air ventilation between the slats), which will retain more pan heat than metal wire shelves (metal will wick away some of the heat - plus has more air circulation than wood slats).
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:18 PM   #13
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bakers rack works well for what you're thinking. open metal shelving and some hanging space...many are very classy.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:47 AM   #14
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JUst set the pan you want out of your way in the sink. Most sinks are either porcelain coated cast iron or stainless steel, so a hot pan ain't gonna hurt it. Just make sure to do the dishes BEFORE you start cooking!
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