By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Baker Racks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 08:40:20 AM.
If you are not a baker, you may think the idea of owning a bakers rack is a little bit of overkill. But just because you will not be filling the shelves with a number of loaves of bread and various fruit filled pies every day does not mean a bakers rack can't serve practical purposes in your home. You can have the old world charm of the furniture, but put it to work with more modern uses. Generally, bakers racks would belong in the kitchen, near where all the cooking is done. In today's kitchen that means you can use bakers racks as great places for excess storage. Some bakers racks have cabinets on the bottom that can be used as a way to de-clutter your kitchen counter tops. Think about all those things you have in the kitchen that you periodically use, but generally just take up space. They could be stored in the bottom of bakers racks. This is also a way to hide those modern appliances that can take away from your country kitchen appearance.
If you cook any home meals, you know that they don't go from the oven to the plate. Depending on what you've cooked, it usually needs to sit for a little while before you can serve it, unless you want to serve molten food to your family and deal with a number of burned mouths. A baker's rack in your kitchen can give you a traditional spot to let these things cool before you take them to the table. With all the kitchen appliances that are available today to help you make things better, faster and prettier, you now need a place to put those appliances. Many baker's racks have cabinets and shelves that can close and hide those appliances, when they are not in use. If you have ever made a large holiday meal in your kitchen, you know there is never enough room to prepare all the things you need to get that meal on the table on time. But what if you had just a little more room to lay things out as you put the final touches on those dinner dishes? A baker's rack can offer that extra space you desperately need.
Bakers racks started life, as their name suggests, a simple, freestanding rack with shelves and hooks for storing different kitchen utensils and other culinary items. They are typically open in their design so that you can see at a glance what you have and pick the right utensil from where it's hanging on its hook. Some versions have a closed cabinet space for the lower half of the rack, but the upper half, extending to a height of five or six feet, is almost invariably open. If this space-optimizing solution seems like the right one for you, then take some measurements to find out how much linear wall space you have available or what your corner space can be. Take note of the style of your kitchen: a modern style will suggest a more contemporary bakers rack or perhaps even a professional version in stainless steel. When you've reviewed the situation and perhaps also thought a little about what you want the rack to do (shelves, hook space, cupboard space if appropriate), then check out the different offerings to select a quality product that is within your budget.