In this article we will review a few of the most popular kitchen organizers.
Why does the kitchen require special organizers? For one thing, it is arguably the most active room in the home. Along with the living room the kitchen is really the only public space in a home, but unlike the living room, people tend to get a lot messier in the kitchen. Family members prepare or help to prepare their own meals and hopefully clean up after themselves.
Because it must accommodate more than one person, the kitchen is often designed with all members of the household in mind. As you might expect, this diversity can easily lead to a mess. Consider for a moment how human beings respond to different foods, even those within the same family. The human palate is truly one of the great wonders of the universe. Everyone on earth responds to food in a different way, which can be a nightmare for the amateur cook.
One thing that makes the process of cooking a bit easier is having everything we need organized correctly. They often say that a cluttered room is a cluttered mind well, that goes double for the kitchen. Cooking is hard enough already without having to search unduly for the tools you need. It is also important to know that you have the right ingredients on hand, which is much easier if you have the proper organizers.
Spice Stacks and Spice Racks
Every cook needs a storage space for their spices and herbs. Some people keep them in a drawer or in a Lazy Susan cabinet, some prefer to place them in plain sight. Storing spices by the stove or on a rack that hangs above it lets the cook keep track of what spices and herbs she needs. Perhaps the garlic salt is low or the cumin needs to be refilled. With a spice stack or a rack it is easy to know what you need before you need it, rather than finding out when something is on the stove that you're out of ground sage.
Both storage devices are reliable and can accommodate the spices and herbs you use most often. You might have to keep a few containers in the cupboard, but the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, basil, and cumin will always be out in the open. We prefer the spice stack to the rack because it gives homeowners the option of putting up a kitchen rack for pots and pans, which will help them save a lot of space.
If you haven't cooked with wine, you probably haven't done much cooking. Wine is an important ingredient in both French and Italian cooking, not to mention the perfect complement to a well-made meal. The only problem with wine is finding a place for it in the kitchen.
If you don't have your own wine cellar, and most of us do not, storing wine can be a chore. Not only do the bottles take up a lot of room, but they can also be quite messy if they spill. Have you ever tried to get a red wine stain out of, well, anything? It isn't easy. Wine can damage nearly any surface if it is improperly stored. Due to limited cabinet and shelf space we like the countertop wine rack.
These small racks can store anywhere from five to eight bottles of wine. Now, that may not be enough for your entire collection, but it will be enough to store the wines you use while cooking. For a larger collection, stand alone racks can be placed in a corner of a large room. These devices can store dozens of bottles at a time.
Pot and Pan Racks
Other than the food and the larger appliances, nothing takes up more room in the kitchen than the pots and the pans. Home cooks often have to set aside two or three cabinets to properly store them. But that's not the only problem. They say there's a lid for every pot, of course you have to find it first! How many times does the average cook go rummaging around in a cabinet or drawer in search for an elusive lid? Pot and pan racks put an end to all that searching.
These helpful storage devices are either mounted on the wall or hang from the ceiling over the cooking range. A series of hooks let the home cook hang all pots and pans with holes in their handles. Pots with two small handles can be placed on top of the rack along with the lids. Both save space and free up room for sundry items. We prefer the wall-mounted rack because it supports more weight.
In short, there are many options out there to assist the home cook with organization in the kitchen.