pot and pan hanger
pot and pan hanger
Here are some considerations when using pot and pan hanger for the first time. Your primary consideration should be what will be supporting your pot rack. You need enough to support the weight of pot rack itself and all the pots and pans hanging from it. You can to this by marking the on the ceiling the the positions where anchor points will be. You then need to locate the ceiling joist, they typically are spaced 16 inches from each other. Find the center of the ceiling joist and drill pilot holes that are large enough to accommodate the hanger bolts.
Caution – Do not hang the pot rack from the dry wall alone! It can’t support the weight of the pot rack let alone the weight of pots and pans.
Next look at the cabinets and doors near your pot and pan hanger. Can they open as before once you install the pot rack? It will quickly become annoying if every time you open your cabinets they hit the pot rack. This can cause items to fall from the rack which is a hazard and possibly damage your doors and or cabinates.
Another consideration when hanging your pot rack is head space and work areas. Take your longest pot and locate the height at which it will be safely out of your way. This will give you an idea of how high the pot and pan hanger needs to be suspended so you won’t hit your head on your favorite pan. On the other hand you will need to discover the height that every cook can easily reach the shortest pots and pans. It quickly becomes a problem when you have to use a chair or step stool to reach anything.
The final concern is lighting. You may be use to a certain amount of lighting in your kitchen workspace. The addition of your new hanging pot rack can reduce the favorable lighting in your kitchen area, specifically if it’s between you and the source of light. To help you can change the design, location, or the height to improved the lighting before you hang your pot rack. A pot and pan hanger can be a space saver and a great decorative piece to any kitchen.