By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Baker Racks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:28:14 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.
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.