Turning your kitchen into an enjoyable place to make meals has a lot to do with creating a space that is comfortable and organized. Keeping your kitchen clean and free from clutter means that when it’s time to cook, amateur chefs can get straight to work. For those on the cleanup crew, having a place for every item means that dishes aren’t relegated to live on the counter or drying rack for days at a time. A particularly pesky item to clean and organize is the pot lid. Both for pots and pans, metal and glass lids can be difficult to stack because of their weight and shape. That’s why we like using a pot lid organizer to ensure our lids don’t take up more space than necessary.
Pot lid holders can sit on counters, in cabinets and drawers, and even be mounted to a wall or the inside of a cabinet door. These holders not only provide an organized way to store your lids, but they’re also a safety feature and reduce the chance of lids spilling out of the cabinet when the doors are opened, injuring you or others in your kitchen.
Every pot and pan needs a lid and every lid needs an organizer. Check out some of the best pot lid organizers below.
1. YouCopia StoreMore Adjustable Pan and Lid Rack
Store your large and bulky items easily with the YouCopia StoreMore Adjustable Pan and Lid Rack. The YouCopia includes 10 adjustable stainless steel dividers that are designed to be gentle on pots and pan lids and won’t leave scratch marks. The wire dividers are tall enough to be used with cooking sheets and cutting boards as well as large lids. The holder features a non-slip bottom that keeps the unit in place.
Pros: The YouCopia doesn’t require any tools and assembly takes only minutes.
Cons: The YouCopia could be improved with a rubber bumper to keep the lids in place.
2. Simple Houseware Cabinet Door and Wall Mount Pot Lid Organizer Rack
If you’re short on space, keeping your kitchen organized is paramount. Keep your lids safe from damage yet within arm’s reach using the Simple Houseware Cabinet Door and Wall Mount Pot Lid Organizer Rack. The two-pack has enough space for six lids in total and can be installed on their own in separate cabinets. The holders are designed to work with lids that have both rounded and ear-knob handles.
Pros: The two racks come with all the hardware needed for quick and easy installation.
Cons: Customers must measure the inside of their cabinets prior to purchasing to ensure they have enough clearance for the racks and lids to fit.
3. Spectrum Diversified Euro Kitchen Lid Organizer
Turn your kitchen cabinets into a space you want to show off using the Spectrum Diversified Euro Kitchen Lid Organizer. The attractive metal rack has seven vertical rungs to hold up to six lids, muffin tins, cutting boards, cookie sheets or small frying pans. The rack can be used vertically or horizontally and can be easily cleaned with a soft cloth.
Pros: The Spectrum is available in six colors, including copper, gold, bronze and satin nickel (shown here).
Cons: If the plastic feet on the ends of the holder fall off, the bottom of the cabinets can get scratched.
4. Simple Houseware Adjustable Compartments Pan and Pot Lid Organizer Rack
Store up to seven pots and pans at once with the Simple Houseware Adjustable Compartments Pan and Pot Lid Organizer Rack. The adjustable rack can be used vertically (screws are included) or horizontally and wire dividers can easily be adjusted simply by pinching them inward, moving to the desired position and releasing. The rack has an elegant chrome finish that also makes it rust-resistant. No hardware is required for installation.
Pros: The racks’ sturdy steel construction is strong enough to handle cast-iron skillets and heavy pots and pan lids.
Cons: If used vertically, the rack requires ample height clearance.