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Old 01-12-2020, 09:03 AM   #1
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How do you store your pot/pan lids?

We are trying to come up with a solution as to how to store our lids..we have an open island where we keep most of our pots and pans and I usually just chuck the lids in there..they are all laying in there with no real place to go and sometimes fall out when we are grabbing or re arranging the pans...I've seen a few racks on line and that is the way we might go..just wondering what every body else does..

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Old 01-12-2020, 10:00 AM   #2
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I mounted a wire shelf in the cabinet under the cooktop. pots below, wasted space above....
no. they are not always so neatly stored (!)

I would prefer a vertical rack, but alas - no space for one.
a lot depends on the size/shapes of handles/knobs . . .


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Old 01-12-2020, 10:06 AM   #3
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Good job...accessible without having to go to another area in your kitchen..we have room in other cupboards but it doesn't make sense to have pots/pans in one area and the lids someplace else..
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:22 AM   #4
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We are lucky enough to have a kitchen with a lot of large deep drawers and each lid is sitting on top of its pot/pan. For the really few large boiling pots, their lids slides into the side of the cabinet the pots are sitting in.
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For the four pots that aren't stackable (I do a lot of stacking as I have little storage space), I leave the lids on the pans. For the larger items, I stand the lids against a cabinet wall with a paint stirrer fastened to the floor as a holdback.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:31 PM   #6
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I only use a few basic pots and store them with the lids on them.

An inexpensive solution might be a dish drainer rack that is normally used to drain dishes after they are washed. It could be basic plastic or a more modern wire design.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:44 PM   #7
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This is the setup we have. We just recently found the plastic container you see for lids to keep them separated from the pots and pans. It's been working pretty well, although I gave up trying to organize them by size.
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:26 PM   #8
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How about one of these file sorter type things.
I was thinking of using one of these to stand my sheet pans, pizza pans, lids etc. on their side for easy access.

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:56 PM   #9
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How about one of these file sorter type things.
I was thinking of using one of these to stand my sheet pans, pizza pans, lids etc. on their side for easy access.

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I use something like that under my service porch sink for trays, sheet pans etc.

I also use a larger one in a lower cabinet for flat glass pans and casseroles.
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I don't have this problem, but I'm getting some good ideas for some friends, with major storage problems. Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:38 PM   #11
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How about one of these file sorter type things.
I was thinking of using one of these to stand my sheet pans, pizza pans, lids etc. on their side for easy access.

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I store my cutting boards, cookie sheet/flat pans, and lids that way. I use a dish rack to store the lids for Tupperware.
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:57 AM   #12
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For the four pots that aren't stackable (I do a lot of stacking as I have little storage space), I leave the lids on the pans. For the larger items, I stand the lids against a cabinet wall with a paint stirrer fastened to the floor as a holdback.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:23 AM   #14
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Thanks, everybody! GF, the Amazon Queen, ordered a rack. Stainless. We’ll see hos that works out.
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Sideways, in a standy up sort of thing. Works OK
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Thanks, everybody! GF, the Amazon Queen, ordered a rack. Stainless. We’ll see hos that works out.

Hope we get a picture?
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Sure..of my girlfriend or the lids?
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Sure..of my girlfriend or the lids?
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:01 PM   #19
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I don't really have a kitchen. My pots and pans are stored in four milk crates mounted on casters. You can barely see Sara and Maybelle peeking through in the background. They are the fertilizer purveyors for my small indoor aquaponics system. They hold a grudge if not prominently featured so here's a pic with them in the foreground and me and the backside of the cooking crates reflected off their fish tank front wall.
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