Pots and Pans
8 brilliant buys every inch of space counts in a kitchen - click through our gallery to discover Good Housekeeping's choice of the best spacesavers around. Here's the first...Hang it all. Hang everything from pan lids to utensils - ideal for kitchens without wall cupboards. Grundtal system, from £1.95 for an S-hook and £2.93 for a rail, Ikea (0845 355 1141; www.ikea.com).
Love the idea of hanging pots and pans from the wall (can't have them hang from the ceiling since DH is over 6' tall) and the hanging spice rack.
Clever kitchen storage: vital choices
Martha Stewart - Nesting pots and pans saves space in a cupboard, but you should take steps to prevent them from damaging one another. Preserve stainless-steel interiors by inserting large coffee filters between pans. Nonstick surfaces are protected just as well by soft paper towels. For seasoned cast-iron skillets, use coated paper plates, which won't soak up oil.
Never would have thought about putting tea and coffee filters between pots and pans for no scratches!
The Most organized cabinet in my house!
Cleaning Stainless Steel Conventional wisdom holds that pots and pans should be given a good soak. But every metal has different properties and requires special care. Stainless steel is prone to stains from heat and hard water. To remove them, apply white vinegar with a soft cloth and rub. Always dry thoroughly after washing to prevent a film from forming. Never soak stainless steel cookware; this will result in pitted surfaces.
Spring-Cleaning the Kitchen
forget the lid organization--- did you notice the coffee filters to protect your pots and pans????
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bar keepers friend - "This is the real deal. I have a stand up shower with a fiberglass bottom that has been IMPOSSIBLE to clean. No matter what I tried it still looked gross. A housekeeper told me about this stuff - I tried it and it look brand new, gleaming white!!!! Bonus is it doesn't smell like a cleaner it chemical."
Ideas for Strategic Organization & Storage
Most kitchen base cabinets lack vertical storage space for big, flat cookware like cookie sheets and pizza pans. To provide it, just remove the lower shelf, cut a vertical panel of plywood and fasten it at the cabinet bottom with furniture braces and at the top with a strip of wood. Drill holes for the adjusting pins to match the original locations and trim the shelf to length.
Best Ways to Store More in Your Kitchen
What if I hung my pots in the odd corner where the microwave now sits...and move the microwave to where the pots and pans are stored...???