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Old 11-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Pots and their Tops

Hey Guys,

When I cook I find it hard to store my pots, especially the lids. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a solution to this?

What are your thoughts? Does this problem even bother you?

I am a newlywed and have received a good amount of cookware as gifts, but when I cook, these lids are driving me crazy!

Has anyone found an easy or even complicated solution to this?

Let me know

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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Hey Guys,

When I cook I find it hard to store my pots, especially the lids. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a solution to this?

What are your thoughts? Does this problem even bother you?

I am a newlywed and have received a good amount of cookware as gifts, but when I cook, these lids are driving me crazy!

Has anyone found an easy or even complicated solution to this?

Let me know
I keep mine in a drawer. Start with the smallest one, place the next size over that one, then the next one in size, etc. Works for me.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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There are options.

I nest larger saucepans in a stack then lean the lids against the wall of the cabinet smaller to larger.

You can buy or make a lid holder that attaches to the inside of the cabinet door.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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I also nest my saucepans. I have a lid organizer in the drawer where I keep them, similar to this: Lid Organizer

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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I know there are racks you can use to organize your lids, but that takes up needed space.

And stacking the lids is fine and all, but they roll around and topple over in my cabinets.

Has anyone used a unique method of dealing with this problem?

Does this problem bother anyone a lot?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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My cabinets have a half shelf along the back of the bottom cabinets where I keep my pots. The lids nest on that shelf. Some of the bigger lids like for my large stew pot I just turn upside down into the pot then stack other lids or pans on top. I have more of a problem with Tupperware and plastic ware lids than pot lids. ; )
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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Here is a pic of what I tried to describe in my earlier post. The blue shelf liner acts as a non-skid surface that keeps the lids from sliding down. This section of cabinets has doors on both sides. That's why you see small electrical appliances behind the pots.
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Pots and their tops. Almost sounds like the pots are going to blow their tops.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:36 PM   #9
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Does this problem bother anyone a lot?
I guess I'm not terribly bothered.

I stack pots inside each other in the cabinet. I put the lids in a drawer next to the cabinet. If I had the room, I would probably mount the pots on the wall, but I don't, so in the cabinet they go. It seems to me like it works just fine.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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I put all my pot lids inside out onto the pot then I stack them. I also stack my pans inside each other from biggest to smallest. This works fine for me and the lids are always on the right pot.
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