How To Keep Pots and Pans Organized
Do you rummage through your pan cabinet to find the right cookware? Well, search no more! In this post, I will show you how to keep pots and pans cabinet organized for good!
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We recently purchased a set of Copper Chef ceramic pots and pans, and I decided to stop stacking them to avoid scratching the ceramic layer. To add a layer of protection between each pan, I placed a small piece of paper towel.
After a little decluttering, I finally organized the pots and pans in the kitchen cabinet in a very functional way. With the addition of just three new organizers, the result has been life-changing.
I also upgraded the plastic baskets in my baking goods cabinet to metal baskets from Spectrum Diversified. Here is the rundown on how to keep pots and pans organized for good! I am also sharing my baking cabinet organization.
Pots and Pans Cabinet Organization
The pots and pans cabinet was begging for re-arrangement. In the picture below, you can see that I don’t have too many pots and pans. I assume this is a normal amount.
- I have a wok that I do not use too often, but sometimes I use it to make Asian-inspired recipes.
- The tall red pot on the left is used only once a year. It is my stockpot, where I make the turkey’s brine for Thanksgiving, so I decided to move it up to a high shelf on an upper cabinet.
- Other than that, I use everything else daily.
After decluttering my pots and pans, I devised a great plan. As a result, I found the best way to keep your cookware cabinet organized.
Is it OK to Stack Pots and Pans?
If you are wondering, it is not OK to stack pots and pans. You will only scratch their coated surface and reduce their usable life. For instance, in the cabinet’s upper right, I have four Copper Chef pans I love, and I wasn’t too happy stacking them, or the other pots for that matter.
To solve that problem, Spectrum Diversified sent me their vertical pan organizer. What a difference this little tower makes! First, I have easy access to my pans. Second, and best of all, they’re not touching each other.
I chose these expandable shelves to organize the rest of the pots and our George Foreman panini grill. These shelves created instant extra space. Now everything has a place!
One of the expandable shelves is on the top left of the cabinet. You can adjust the shelf to the width of your choice. I was able to fit four items without touching each other. This is perfect for an easy grab!
The other expandable shelf is on the bottom right for those pots and pans I use the least. The black 12-inch pan is the oldest of all my pans. It is great for big family dinners. Now that is on this expandable shelf, I don’t have to dig through all the pans to reach for it.
It’s amazing how these three products created a much more functional and organized cookware cabinet!
Quick Tip: See how I used some other Spectrum Diversified storage and organization products in our guest bathroom makeover and in these 10 clever ideas to organize the kitchen.
Baking Goods Cabinet Organization
I am by no means a baker. But I have a sweet tooth, and between throwing birthday parties for my son and recipe creations -like these milk chocolate truffles– I have accumulated a lot of baking trays and goodies.
I am a big supporter of storing things inside baskets, but it’s time to rethink the system when they get out of control. In the picture below, there’s a side-by-side comparison of my baking cabinet organization.
I store and organize all bagged baking products in plastic or glass storage containers with tight lids whenever possible. Here is a link to my set of free printable pantry labels that you see in the pictures. Other products I organize neatly by category, inside baskets.
Products I Used to Organize the Baking Cabinet
I used two large and two medium wire storage baskets from Spectrum Diversified to organize the baking goods cabinet.
The first large basket holds assorted bags of baking products such as almond bark, shredded coconut, pecans, dry cookie mix, and a box of cookie crumbs. I also nestled inside baking powder and a recycled jar with chia seeds. This is my basket of dry baking goods.
Meanwhile, items like brown sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and all-purpose flour I store in airtight containers. Check this quick pantry organization for a list of my favorite airtight containers.
The second large basket holds the electric hand mixer, which-ironically- I mostly use to whip (mashed) potatoes. I love that the mixer itself comes with a snap-on case to store the cable and the attachments. I also have a large Ziploc bag with cookie cutters, icing bags, tools, and some cupcake liners.
One of the small baskets holds wet ingredients. These are bottles with syrups, honey, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. So, if I need any kind of syrup or sweetener, I know exactly where to find it.
And the last small basket holds sprinkles and assorted colored sugars for cake and cupcake decoration.
Once opened, a bag of Skittles is transferred to one of my favorite airtight containers, a Bormioli Rocco Fido Jar.
I added an over-the-door bakeware organizer, to complete the baking goods cabinet organization. The only disadvantage with this organizer is that I had to push the baskets and container to the back of the cabinet so the door could close properly. But it is definitely a space saver.
The small basket with sprinkles and decor is tucked behind the chocolate chips and cocoa powder containers. Those are ingredients I do not need readily accessible unless I am decorating cookies, cupcakes, or a cake. However, I keep the white flour, brown sugar, and syrups towards the front since I use them more often.
And there you have it. An easy and very affordable way to organize your pots and pans cabinet, and your baking goods cabinet.
I love the pots and pans organizer. We have a drawer for our pots and pans, but this tower kinda makes me wish we had them in a cabinet. Thanks for the creative organization ideas!
Hi Melissa, thank you for reading! That’s funny, I wish I had a big deep drawer! But yes, this tower makes a great difference. Maybe you can shuffle things around in your kitchen and use the tower! 🙂
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