Better Rack is a better way to save on space and storage in your cabinets. Using this rack you can stand it up vertically on a counter top or inside a cabinet and storage up to five pans. Stack it horizontally and use it to hold lids in place without them breaking. Alternatively, stack cookbooks when and where you need them, or just keep cutting boards separated from one another to reduce cross contamination between them.
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- Better Storage
Better Rack Pan organizer gives you more convenience stacking, storage, and organization in your kitchen.
- Five Pans
It can hold up to five pans all neatly organized and stacked.
- Vertical or Horizontal
You can set up the pan stacking rack to work vertically or horizontally, depending on where you storing and how.
The size of the unit is adjustable which means you can customize it to fit any space you have available. If you have two larger pans and one smaller pan, adjust the spacing in between each rack to best fit your pans.
- Fit Anywhere
With this unit you can fit your pans almost anywhere. There is no installation or tools required. Just adjust the sizes, stack your pans, and go. When you are done using it, just disassemble it and store it flat.
- Store Lots of Things
This is not just for pans. You can use it as a cooling rack. Store plates for easy access. Stack glassware to keep each piece separated. Divide lids so that you can reach in a cupboard and grab one. Sort cookbooks or cutting boards by stacking them neatly using the Better Rack.
- One Color
There is only one color available so people who want something other than black will need to look elsewhere.
There is no information about the weight limit on this so it is hard to tell if you are able to stack lots of books, cast iron pans, or heavier items in your kitchen. Having this information would make it easier to ensure nothing falls or topples over.
With a pan organizer of any kind, especially this one, you save time that would otherwise go in to trying to get the pan you need when you are cooking. Nothing is quite as irritating as not being able to find the exact pan you need when you are in the middle of cooking. Moreover, having a large mess in your kitchen cabinets, on shelves, or across the counters can often mean things get stacked on top of one another, making it a loud mess. Especially when the thing you need is at the bottom of the stack. Lids and pans get jumbled, and you can never seem to find what you need. All of this is not only frustrating but time consuming. Now, you do not have to deal with that frustration.
Most expensive pots and pans are not meant to be stacked directly on top of one another, or shoved carelessly in a cupboard with other items scratching and banging against them. When you invest in pans, you want them to last for the long term, something which can be achieved by making sure you take care of them enough to set them off to the side. Stack them with space in between rather than risking scratching them.
How it's Different from Competitors
This design differs from other designs insofar as it is an upright stand alone unit that you place on the counter. Some competing brands have similar designs which also hold five pots, but others are hanging designs or designs built into the cabinet. A few of the older designs are installed above the stove or in the kitchen, and from them little metal hooks are affixed so that your pots and pans can hang by the handles. These hanging models actually make it easy to store the lids with the pans because you can slide the lid handle over the handle of the pot, then hang it upside down securely. Unfortunately with the stand alone units like these, you have no where to put the lids unless you can slip them upside down inside the pan itself before you slide it into the rack.
Tips & Tricks
- Stack Properly
As with any stacking feature, you want to properly stack your pans based on weight and size relative to one another. Place the heaviest, largest pan on bottom, then work your way up to the smallest pan in your set. If you have more than one set, keep the larger of both sets on the bottom few slots then add the smaller ones on top. Otherwise the balance becomes precarious at best.
- Use as Cooling Rack
You can use it as a cooling rack when you bake things like cookies or muffins. Take the pans off and set the tray on top of the slots when you take it out of the oven. This gives you five spaces so you can bake large batches all at once, letting them cool separately.
- Store in Your Cupboard
If you have the space, place the rack inside of a cupboard of a shelf, then place the pans on top. This will keep it out of the way, off the counters, and leave you with more space. Better organization inside of the shelf or cupboard also means you free up more storage space for other things.
- Deco Brothers
Deco Brothers has a bronze pan organizer rack. Vertical or horizontal use, you can let it be a free standing rack or mount it somewhere with screws. The rack can hold up to five pans if you use vertical installation and four pans if you use horizontal installation.
- Better Houseware
Better Houseware has a pot lid rack which you can mount on the inside of cabinet doors. This is an alternative that might bode well when used in conjunction to the Better Rack. You can hold five lids in one. The rack has a height of 17 inches so it will fit inside most cabinets. Innovative storage, this white coating steel does only come in one color though.
- Rubbermaid Pan Organizer
Rubbermaid has a pan organizer that comes in black. Organize pots, pans, or griddles, create additional storage and maximize cabinet space. Free standing, you can install it with mounting hardware if you want or just let it stand alone. Sturdy metal design means it is long lasting. It will hold up to 2 fourteen inch pans or 3 nine inch pans though, so it is certainly smaller.
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