By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Baker Racks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:21:10 AM.
Kitchen racks today are used more for decoration than for storage. Kitchen racks, or bakers racks, as they were once called many years ago are now used in many other rooms of the home. Some of these racks have wine racks built in and some have drawers that pull out. The original bakers rack was made for cooling baked goods and was used not only by commercial bakers but also by the women of the home since the seventeenth century. The concept of these racks was to have open shelving which was very important in speeding up the cooling process for all those great home baked pies and goodies.
When shopping for bakers racks, bear in mind that the best selection may just be online. While you may happen on racks in furniture stores, the selection may be extremely limited, or perhaps, non-existent. But online retailers have an endless selection in all styles, materials, colors and price points. Bakers racks run anywhere from $200 and up, depending on the materials, manufacturer and features. Many offer variations on the theme, adding such thoughtful touches as a built in wine rack, a drawer for storing cheese knives and napkins or have doored units below so you can store your favorite household items or seasonal cookware. In fact, these doored units are great for keeping your favorite pie pans and baking items, just in case the mood hits you and you want to tap out a few pies for dinner. But don't be too surprised if you find your bakers racks making their way into other rooms in your home. They work well in a guest room to display knickknacks or in the master to serve as a dressing area. Outdoors, they are terrific in the garden, replacing the traditional and often boring garden center with a more delicate, lovely place to tend to your flowers and plants.
The bakers rack has also gained that special favor in the home. What used to be used primarily by the professional baker is now used as a decorative shelf holding knick knacks, cookbooks and even plants. Of course wrought iron bakers' racks can still be used for baked goods but many of these racks are more ornate and used for decorative purposes. Wooden bakers racks or a cross of wood and wrought iron can be used to store dishes, cookware and in come cases double as a wine rack. Pot racks is one of the next ways to beautify your home. Now some even include lighting kits in them to add soft lighting to your kitchen as well as a decorative way to hang and display pots. As we move to bedroom organization, there are closet racks and shoe racks that are easily assembled and ad room to even the most cramped closet. These are usually wire but add second cloths rack, room for shoes and ties to neatly organize your closet.