By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Baker Racks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 08:57:45 AM.
Much like the chameleon, baker's racks are the kitchen furniture piece that can blend into any kitchen environment. It used to be that the baker's racks were an integral part of the country kitchen. They were a place where the bread and pastries for the day were set out to cool, and the scent of those fresh cooked goodies would be the alarm to the nostrils that would tell the whole family that it was time to get ready for dinner. While baker's racks today can serve that same role, for those with a love of baking, there are also a number of other services they have started to take on in the kitchen.
Some racks are even large enough to hold a microwave, convection oven or toaster oven on the tabletop. Alternately, you can keep your mixer and bowls there, ready to go at a moment's notice should you get the pie making bug. If you love baker's racks, you may also want to get one for your patio. Baker's racks add the storage you need there, too. They are terrific as a gardening stand, allowing you to pot new plants with ease. With some hooks you can hang your gardening tools along the edge of the rack and use the tabletop to do your planting. Empty pots can go up above and you can place potting soil and fertilizer down below. Or you can use the baker's rack as a planter, putting different sized pots on the various racks. This works really well for a corner baker's rack, which will fit nicely in a small corner of your deck or patio, giving you maximum space for plants, herbs or flowers in a minimal space.
Baker's racks add the storage you need in the bedroom, too. You can use one to hold a plasma TV while displaying some favorite knickknacks on the racks above. If you love the look of the wire racks but want more display real estate, add glass to the shelves. You can get them cut to fit at any home improvement store. With the addition of the glass, racks add the storage you need and then some, especially if the bottom part of the rack has doors. Baker's racks come in all shapes and sizes as well as styles. The traditional rack features one to three wire racks along the top, a spacious tabletop in the middle and the bottom can hold wine, glassware or have doored units so you can keep things out of sight and out of mind. When selecting a baker's rack for you home, you want one that offers the maximum amount of storage, unless you love to make pies, then you want to make sure the racks themselves have plenty of depth and are long enough to hold several pies as they cool.