A pull out pot and pan organizer is one of the most frequently used storage accessory items installed in kitchen cabinets.
If you have hard-to-reach areas within your base cabinets, adding a pull out organizer can transform your space and allow you to get access.
In doing some research for these products and through my own installations, I would confidently recommend the Rev-A-Shelf 5CW2 pull out to anyone.
Cookware can often be awkward to find storage for, however there are some unique ways to get them organized. Let’s look at the nuances offered in each pull out pot and pan organizer.
Here’s my top three options to consider…
Best Pull Out Pot and Pan Organizer
How to Choose a Pot and Pan Slide Out
Selecting a size
More on this below, but you will have to check your exact cabinet width, depth and height to determine what organizer will work.
Single Tier or Two Tier Pull Out
Many brands offer a single tier (one shelf basket) and a two-tier (two shelf baskets). If you have a cabinet with a drawer above, a single tier option would work best.
Dividers or Baskets
Do you need adjustable dividers on your pull out organizer? These can be helpful if you want to customize how your pots, pans, lids or baking sheets sit inside the organizer pull out. Otherwise a nice open basket is often ideal.
Be aware that some cabinets will not be flush to the frame. You might be able to see about 1/4″ lip. This small lip on the floor of the base cabinet will prevent the pull out from sliding forward correctly. You may have to cut small blocks of wood to shim the slide out up a tad. This creates a flush surface for the pull out to glide over the frame lip.
If you have a screw driver and time, you will be okay. Many of our best options will come pre-assembled, so this allows you to put it directly into your cabinet floor to mount. Occasionally, you will have to build the frame and attach the slides before setting it inside of the cabinet. Either way, anyone can take this on as a basic DIY project.
The ideal slide is a “full-extension” slide. This means that the slide will come all the way out of the cabinet to allow you to access the back portion of the pull out organizer. This is truly a great feature for these types of organizer products.
Cabinet Measurements and What Will Work in Your Cabinet
There are standard base cabinet sizes to be aware of. Knowing your cabinet size will allow you to choose the best pull out organizer. While you are checking out our top list of pot and pan organizers, we encourage you to grab a tape measure if available and get the dimensions of your cabinet.
Standard base cabinet widths are usually 9”, 12”, 15” 18”, 21”, 24” and larger. All of are selected choices can work within those dimensions. You may have to find the ideal part number for the given product though.
Do you have a base cabinet with a drawer above or a full height cabinet? Knowing this is also helpful to determine if you have enough operable room for the pull out organizer to slide in and out.
How to Organize Pots and Pans
Check out this helpful video from Stephanie over at @basilchic. She has tons of ideas on home organization and decluttering!
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