Posted by Marv Lingel on May 11, 2014
Are you considering purchasing a Pot Rack to hang your pots and pans? Here are 5 things you must consider before investing in a new kitchen pot rack.
Keep reading this post to explore these 5 essentials in more detail
After reading this post you will be ready to choose the perfect Kitchen Pot Rack for your home!
First things first. What type of pot rack are you looking for? Pot racks come in many different styles: ceiling mounted, wall mounted, square, round, oval, and rectangular. Take into consideration the area in your kitchen where you plan to use your pot rack. Think Feng Shui. What is the structure of your kitchen. Are your counters square and sharp? You should consider either a square or rectangular rack. Are your counters smooth and round? Then an oval or round rack will be a natural fit. Does your kitchen have straight fine lines or does it flow and curve? What style of home do you have? Do you have a quaint comfortable country home, or an elegant stylish contemporary home? Are you putting your pot rack in your log cabin or your vacation beach home? These are all things to factor in when choosing the right type of pot rack for your home. After you decide what type of pot rack fits your home you will need to consider the next step...
When considering size there are a few things to take into account. How many pots and pans do you plan to hang from your pot rack? Are you hanging just a couple or do you have a large assortment? Do you plan to hang just your pots and pans or will you be hanging utensils also? Of course you will have to consider the area where you will hang your pot rack. Best practice is to choose the largest pot rack that will fit comfortably in your kitchen. Nothing is more frustrating than getting your pot rack installed and finding out you don’t have enough room to hang all your items. The next step to take into account is...
I’m not talking about the weight of the pot rack (which we will talk about under cost) but how much weight will your pot rack hold. Pots and pans can be very heavy. Most of the pots and pans I hang from my pot rack are cast iron. A cast iron dutch oven can weigh over 10 lbs. The average non-stick, stainless steel, or ceramic pot or pan will weigh between 2 and 3 pounds each. If you will be hanging 6 - 8 pans your pot rack should have a load strength of at least 25 lbs. If you are hanging 6 - 8 cast iron pots (like me) your pot rack needs to have a load strength of at least 50 lbs. Whether you are ordering your pot rack online or at a brick and mortar store be sure to ask how much weight the pot rack will hold. Now let's move unto...
In keeping with Feng Shui, the type of material your pot rack is made of is imperative. If your kitchen has an Asian motif a bamboo pot rack may be just the thing. An Olde Country Kitchen would be a perfect setting for a wooden pot rack. For strength and durability with a classic look, wrought iron pot racks are a natural. If you have an ultra modern home with a sleek look, stainless steel would be a great fit. If you’re going for more of an old world look, brass or cooper is a material to consider. You also need to take into consideration the durability of the material. Bamboo and wood can be very sturdy but will wear faster then a metal pot rack. Brass and cooper are a softer metal than wrought iron or stainless steel and will take more maintenance and care.The last thing to take into account is...
Pot Racks not only come in many different styles, shapes, and materials the prices vary widely. Compare prices, shop around, and choose wisely. Set a budget and don’t go over it. Sales people have a creative way of slowly adding on features and before you know it your are spending twice your budget. Watch for those hidden costs like shipping charges. Pot racks can be quite heavy. I’ve seen shipping charges as high as $50. Ask about free shipping. Be sure you understand what components come standard with your pot rack. Are the hooks included, does it come with the chain and or mounting plate, is all needed hardware provided? Bottom line know what you are paying for upfront and stick to your budget.
You are now armed and ready to find the perfect kitchen pot rack for your home. When you know the type, size, and shape start shopping for material and of course check those prices.
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Be sure to check out all the Kitchen Pot Racks we have at our online store. We offer Free Shipping on most of our pot racks and have a wide variety to choose from. All of them come complete with hooks and mounting hardware. Even the smallest pot rack we carry has a load strength of 40 lbs. All of our items are handmade in the USA by skilled craftsmen. Built for style and durability