Organizing in the kitchen: bakeware

Now that our kitchen is finally totally finished (minus painting some baseboards), I have gotten busy trying to make it organized. Today I’m tackling the cabinet above the microwave:

This cabinet is perfect for tall items like cookie sheets and cake pans. Instead of stacking them all on top of one another I think they would be easier to find and use if they are stacked upright in a row. I headed to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and picked up two of these mesh organizer racks (similar can be found here).

When I got back home I tested them out and they fit perfectly!

I screwed them into the base of the cabinet using the screws provided. This way they won’t slip and slide or have my pans tip out and land on someones head.

To keep the microwave plug out of the way I used my favorite product – Command Brand. I bought some that are made for corralling cords (Command Cord Clips) and used it to hold the plug cord out of the way.

All installed and ready to load up!

Everything fits perfectly! The rack spaces are wide enough to hold even a cake pan.

These new racks are perfect because they hold all the cookie sheets, cake pans, cupcake pans, and everything in between without taking up valuable real estate in the lower cabinets. There is even enough room above to drill new pinholes and rehang the shelf for even more storage.

Obviously if you have any venting in your cabinet above your stove this won’t work, but think outside the box a little! These organizers will work in any other cabinet or your pantry.

Expect a few more organizing posts as I’ve been on a rampage making this kitchen as functional as possible! I love getting organized and having a specific home for every single item we own.

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Comments

  1. That is a great idea. I keep mine in the drawer under the stove right now, and it is such a hassle. I might see if I have any cabinets deep enough to do this in once the kitchen reno is done 🙂

  2. Amazing! Love that idea! Are you going to do a backsplash?

  3. They look great. How deep is your cabinet above the microwave? It looks deeper than 12″.

    • Ah, yes, I forgot to mention that! I had the cabinet guy build this one upper at 14″ deep instead of 12″. Some of your baking sheets probably won’t fit in a 12″ deep upper.

  4. Love this idea! I used dowel rod to create my own organizers but you can fit so much more In your cupboard.

  5. Now I’m suffering from severe envy. I want to take a saw to my cabinets SO BADLY!!! I love vertical storage. Someday I too will be able to store my pans/racks on edge rather than in 3 foot pile… : )

    Nice job! So cool that they screw down.

  6. That’s a great idea! I like that you drilled them in place. I may have to do the same, my cutting board and cookie sheet cabinet drives me bonkers.

    Will you not be putting any pulls/knobs on your cabinets? For some reason cabinets always seem unfinished to me without hardware to dress them up. Just curious!

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