Magazine article USA TODAY

Hang 'Em High

Magazine article USA TODAY

Hang 'Em High

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* Once upon a time, many households had a pot and a pan that took Care of most of their cooking needs. After a while, more-specialized utensils began to fill specific needs, and kitchen cabinets started to fill up with stock pots, saute pans, etc. Then, high-end manufacturers added copper bottoms, Teflon coating, anodized metals, and a host of other features, so these items became even more task-oriented--sauteing different dishes, say, required different saute pans, depending on the amount of heat necessary, whether the ingredients tended to stick under certain conditions, what have you. Now, those households have lots of pots and pans. Where, though, can they be stored, yet remain accessible?

The solution, it turns out, is to look upwards. If there is insufficient room at ground level, send them overhead. Accordingly, let us suggest the 40" x 20" oval Circulon pot rack ($149.99) from the Meyer Corporation, Vallejo, Calif., suspended from the ceiling by a pair of sturdy chains. There are four front-facing Safety-Lock Hanging Hooks and a quartet of side-facing ones, allowing you to place eight pots and/or pans above you, within easy reach, but without banging your head against them. (Of course, if you're National Basketball Association material, you might want to consider shortening the chain! …

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