When I worked in professional kitchens, there were very, very few–if any–utensils that went into a drawer or a utensil holder on the counter top. They–just like the pots and pans–were all hung up from racks dangling from the ceiling.
Well, in my kitchen, I don’t exactly have the room for a bunch of dangling racks, neither do I have the kind of utensils that can easily be hung from such racks. But I did have an empty space above my stove where a rack could go.
I tried browsing Amazon and various other local and online stores for hanging racks such as I wanted, but to little avail. The racks available held too few utensils, cost way too much for all they were, were kinda ugly, or wouldn’t fit properly in the space I was working with.
So I DIY’d it.
At first, I used a wooden dowel rod. But it was too flimsy. With all the utensils, it would sag in the middle. So, if you’re doing this project, don’t use a wooden dowel rod (unless it’s like really thick or you put up some center support).
Next, I got a metal dowel rod at our local True Value hardware store. And it has been working great!
I slid all the bent S hooks onto the rod then slid one end far into the hole in one cabinet, then partially through the hole in the other cabinet.
Voila! An easy, awesome, sharp-looking, uber convenient DIY hanging utensil rack! Plus, it clears off some counter space and empties some drawer space!