Have you ever been in the middle of cooking, two or three pots and pans of delicious food just bubbling away, and then you have to take the lid off of a pot to add the next set of ingredients but you find that you have nowhere to set the lid down?
This happens to me ALL of the time! We have a four burner stove and the tea kettle lives on one of the burners permanently. Cuz where else would tea kettles go? And when I’m cooking, the counter space next to the stove is usually pretty full of stuff from preparing food. So inevitably, when dinner making requires the three other burners (or more likely, requires two burners and I still have a dirty pot on the third burner…), I end up doing some crazy juggling act, spoon in one hand, pot lid in the other, wildly looking around for somewhere to put the lid down while stuff boils over, or burns, or EXPLODES!
Anyway, to try to take some of the stress out of making dinner, I decided to do something awesome about the pot lids. Check it out!
|“I decide to stop being sad, and be AWESOME instead!”|
It’s so simple and easy to do, and it does the job perfectly; it’s a brilliantly elegant solution to my problem. To recreate it you need:
- a towel bar
- about 10 minutes of your day to install it
A few important tips if you’re going to set this up in your home: measure the “depth”, “height”, and placement before installing. Meaning, make sure that your pot lids will actually fit in the space between the wall and the bar, that the bottoms won’t run into your stove or the tops into your hood, and that you can safely maneuver them around without being too close to the heat of the stove once you install it.
I can’t possibly be the only one who has two pots boiling over and a timer going off at the same time, right? If you’re an experienced dinner wrangler and pot lids aren’t an issue for you, why not stick the towel bar on the back of your cabinet doors? That way you can store your lids near your pots without them being in the way, like they are in my kitchen. :-p
Try it and let me know what you think!
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