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Old 10-22-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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How do you store/display your pans

I am just curious, do you all stack your pans in cabinets under the counters and then the lids get seperated and are everywhere? Or have you all come up with some other creative solution?

I am a little anal about putting the right top with the right bottom

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Old 10-22-2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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In cabinets, some with lids on some with lids separate.
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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Storing Pots & Pans

I store mine in cabinets - stacked, with the lids inverted in the pot or pan that it belongs to. Not an ideal situation but my kitchen is way too small. :-(
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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I am blessed with a really old electric stove. It's a little bigger than a modern stove, however, the oven is only half as wide, and set on the right-hand side. The left side is a pull-out drawer, DEEP, in which I store my pots and pans. I have a 22 qt, 16 qt, 12 qt stockpots, a 4 qt, and 3 qt soup pot, a 2 qt, 1.5 qt, and 1 qt saucepans. I have a couple different pans stowed in the back. The first eight pans are nestled together to save on space. Lids are also stowed in this space, although they aren't really organized. I've also lost the lid to the 12 qt stockpot. Hopefully it will turn up, but my MIL seems to think it fell into the trash can one night, probably knocked off by a cat.

I have three cast iron skillets, a 8", 10", and 12". My MIL has brought over three 12", a couple 10", one or two 8", and a few 6" skillets. I try to keep all of them nestled together, separated by cardboard to keep the surfaces from scratching and corroding while in contact. These skillets are all stored in the pan storage under the oven and other storage drawer.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:30 PM   #5
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In cabinets, some with lids on some with lids separate.
That's actually Part I for pots and pans I use on a regular basis.

Part II is one floor down in the unfinished half of the basement. I have steel racks and other horizontal surfaces that hold my 12-quart and larger pots along with roasting pans and other stuff I don't use all that often.
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:03 AM   #6
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do you all stack your pans in cabinets under the counters and then the lids get seperated and are everywhere

yes that's me. i just don't have the space to store them neatly
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:43 PM   #7
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My pans are all in 2 drawers on the right side of the range. One drawer has the pots with the correct lid in place, and the second drawer has all my skillets and saute pans, only one of which has a lid, and that too is in place on the pan. We planned for lots of storage space (both of these drawers are 8" deep) when we remodeled the kitchen 4 years ago, so keeping pans and lids together hasn't been an issue. We also have a cabinet on the left side of the range with all of our Corningware and Visions ovenware. That cabinet has 2 rollout shelves that hold an amazing amount of cookware. For my money, when you do a remodel, it's more than worth the expense to have specialized cabinets installed for those things that we all use but have trouble storing properly.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:21 AM   #8
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The pots, my wok and the pancake skillet live in a cabinet next to the stove. My two frying pans I hang on the wall - they are teflon-coated and I don't want to risk them getting scratched because I would have to stack them into the cupboard. The frying pan lids (glass) I put in a wall rack I got from Ikea. Ideally, I would like to hang the wok up as well becasue it's decorative, but I only use it a couple of times a year and prefer not to have to clean it before I use it.

I also have a big old cooking pot, black with burnt-in fat, that I use for deep-frying and jam making, that lives on top of the kitchen cabinets.
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:43 PM   #9
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Hahahah... (neat thread).... ahh... most of my pans are cast iron. Tossing them in the shelving never realy was a very clean idea. I have a small wall standing like kitchen island. There are hooks on it and I hand all of my cast iron there. That way it stays dry and out of the way... you dont want to have one of these things fall on your foot
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:25 AM   #10
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I think that the best way to store pots & pans is to hang them. My stainless steel set is hanging under the top self of a baker's rack. That way they don't touch each other, and doing this helps to keep unsightly nicks & scratches at bay.


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