By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Baker Racks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:18:03 AM.
A baker's rack gets it functionality from its simple design. Generally, one will be between four and five feet in height and will have three to five shelves where you can store and display anything that you would like. Sometimes this furnishing can be narrow and long, other times it can be wider and not as long, and you can even get one that is designed to fit in the corner of a room. Basically, it comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and over the years, some modifications have been to this design and now some are available with drawers built right into them along with cabinets, making it pretty easy to stow away any items that might not fit in your cupboards. And, you can even get ones that have glass racks along with wine racks.
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.