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Pick Healthier Pots and Pans. Skip traditional nonstick pans with carcinogenic chemicals (PTFE and PFOA) in the coating altogether. There are alternatives -- like Cuisinart's GreenGourmet line, which has a nonstick interior that's ceramic rather than petroleum-based. Or keep it simple and cook with pots and pans made from stainless steel, pure cast iron, or enamel-coated cast iron.
Kitchen organization Who would have "thunk" an open pantry could be so wonderful. By limiting storage to jars containing dry goods, everyday china, pots and frequently used utensils, the space stays neat and becomes an architectural element to an unfitted kitchen.
Pot racks can add storage and give a ho-hum kitchen the look of a “cook’s kitchen,” but they can also be expensive. Not a problem when you repurpose an old ladder into a perfect pot rack. A weathered ladder gives this kitchen a rustic touch. For a sleeker look, paint it black, or choose a metal one that complements stainless steel appliances.