By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Baker Racks. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:33:13 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.
The Oak Bakers Rack- Wood top bakers racks, usually using Oak provides a very traditional design and makes a handsome piece of furniture. It is not designed to be used as a true bakers rack, meaning to cool items on it. Usually the Oak Bakers racks are used for more countertop type activities because of how easy they are to clean, however don't cut or use items that will scuff or scratch the surface. The Wrought Iron Bakers Racks - This is a arguable the most popular form of bakers rack. Wrought Iron Bakers Racks are is versatile yet traditional. It allow to be used as a tradition rack, where as is got the wire shelves, making it ideal to cool baked goods on if you choose. Often these are used as a book shelf, but because of the large gaps in the shelves it makes it hard for to use as a knickknack shelf. Many who have this type rack will put some type item down to make the rack more function if they choose to use it for smaller items. These racks usually appear in the kitchen or in entry foyers.
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.