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How to Make a Kitchen Cabinet Rack to Store Lids for Pots

By: Joe Truini

It’s inevitable that if you store your pots and pans with the lids on them, they won’t stay that way for long and you’ll find yourself constantly searching for the right lid to the right saucepan. Here’s how to organize your pot and pan lids by creating a simple storage area for them.

Mount an ordinary towel rack on the back of the cabinet door and keep your lids in a neat row. Although a towel rack may come with screws you may need to use smaller ones so that you don’t poke through the other side of the cabinet door. The size of the cabinet door will determine the size that the towel rack should be and how many lids you’ll be able to store. You may need to cut the towel rack to size.

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  • Official Comment:

    Joe T. Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Hi Maria, I’m so glad you liked our tip for storing pot lids. There are more than 200 Simple Solutions available on-line here at, and quite a few focus on ways to enhance and increase kitchen storage. And check back regularly because we’re always shooting new Simple Solutions. Thanks for writing and good luck!–Joe T.

  • maria rodriguez Says:
    September 22nd, 2011 at 7:57 pm


  • Jean Britt Says:
    January 16th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    An even cheaper way is to use some scrap pieces of wood to make the end pieces and make a small hole partially through the facing sides to fit a 1/4″ dowel rod. They are fairly cheap. That is for the top.

    For the bottom do the same thing but attach a thin strip of wood to prevent the lids from falling out.

    I made mine and only had about $1 in it for the dowel rod and made two sets from small pieces of scrap wood. Of course, if you don’t do woodworking, then the towel rods are the best way to go!

  • Audrey Says:
    July 20th, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I have already used the inside of my cupboard doors for storage of seives scissors oven gloves ect, now what do I do?

  • Terri Says:
    March 17th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Can’t wait for Gary to come home – he can fit it before dinner !! thank you

  • BRILLIANT!! Says:
    March 1st, 2008 at 11:31 am

    A thousand thank yous – I’ve just re-organised my cupboard space to allow more worktop for use & keep ending up holding the pan lids with no where to put them! Not any more.

  • Dale Fullington Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 5:51 am

    GREAT IDEA…and will be installed ASAP.

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How to Make a Kitchen Cabinet Rack to Store Lids for Pots