Hot or Not? Pot Racks Over the Stove

Hot or Not? Pot Racks Over the Stove

Faith Durand
Mar 16, 2009

Here's a question from Anna, who is trying to decide where to put her pot rack. Read on to take our reader survey on pot racks over the stove; can you help Anna decide where to put her pot rack?

I'm wondering about over the stove pot racks. I've seen some photos where people hung them directly or near the stove top. That would work in my tiny kitchen but my concern has been grease. I don't have a range hood which is why there is space there but I worry that the pots would get grimy from cooking happening beneath them.

My other concern is if they feel too crowded, especially in a small space. Do they hit your head? get in the way? I would love to hear how these racks have worked out in practice.

Anna, we also wonder how well these work in practice. Pot racks look great in some kitchens, and it must be nice to have your pans within easy reach. What does everyone think? Do you have any advice for Anna? If you don't think it's a good idea to a pot rack in the open space over the stove, do you have any alternative ideas for her?

Watch for more on this later today: we'll look at some of the other places in the kitchen where you can put a pot rack.

Related: Look! Wall-Mounted Pot Rack

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