Before purchasing one of these space-saving fixtures for your establishment, you need to consider where you will place it. They can be attached to a wall, ceiling, table, or shelving unit.
To get the most out of your space, a ceiling-mounted unit is a good choice. These units usually include double hooks and can store the most cookware. They can be installed over a free-standing island in your kitchen area, and some people prefer the convenience of an overhead unit. The downside is that these are typically more expensive than other types.
Wall-mounted units are usually less expensive than ceiling-mounted models. However, they typically hold fewer pots and pans than a ceiling-mounted model, as these have single hooks only on one side. For convenience, these can be mounted above workstations and equipment, keeping them within reach.
Racks mounted above a work table allow you to utilize otherwise unused space while putting pots and pans in a location that is easily reachable. Many different lengths of models are available to accommodate your existing table.
Adding a rack to a shelving unit is a simple way to organize your cookware along with other equipment and supplies. Several different designs are offered, with widths ranging from 36- to 144-inches wide to best suit your existing shelving unit.
Hooks and Levels
After you decide where you are going to mount your rack, the next thing you need to decide is how many hooks and levels you want on your model. The smallest models have six hooks that can each hold a single pot or pan. The largest models include multiple levels and can hold up to 36 pots on 18 double hooks.
Several different specialty design options are available, including models that are built in an oval, double sided, or a single strip.
- Oval models have a boat-like shape that gives you a less-cluttered appearance than a double-sided rectangular model, while giving you more hooks than a standard strip model. It also gives you a stylish, professional appearance. Oval models are typically only available as table-mounted units.
- Double-sided models have hooks on both sides, increasing the amount of pots and pans you can fit on a unit. These models are not available for wall mounting.
- Strip models have hooks only on one side. This reduces the amount of hooks a model has, but allows for more installation options and a less-cluttered appearance.