What Is A Baker’s Rack And What Is It Used For?
A Baker’s rack is a kind of storage piece of furniture that is quite versatile. Although the name ‘Baker’s Rack’ implies that it is a tool used by bakers only, it’s not. Perhaps at some point, it used to be a space where bakers kept their baking tools and materials at hands reach, but not anymore. Baker’s racks are very useful for organizing so many things around the house and not just the kitchen, but it’s still popular for kitchen use.
Baker’s racks are now available in so many designs that make it functional to organize large or small items. They’re especially useful in small kitchens or small spaces in general as they can have multiple shelves and baskets that help you store things vertically. Smaller baker’s racks are ideal to use in any room, hallway or even in living rooms. They’re also a popular choice for a coffee bar or station. Larger racks would not look at good in any room, so they’d be a better choice for larger kitchens, pantry or storage rooms.
What To Put in a Baker’s Rack?
You can store whatever you want in them. They’re great for organizing small items, some appliances, kitchen tools and accessories, bathroom accessories. How you use it and where to put it will depend on the size and design of your baker’s rack. Which brings me to our next question…
What To Look For in a Baker’s Rack?
Before deciding on a baker’s rack, you need to know exactly what you will use it for:
Is it to organize your kitchen tools? Will you be using it to keep appliances? Is it purely for decor?
What room will you put it in? This will certainly affect your choice of materials and style.
What size do you need? It’s best to measure the space where you’re going to put the racks. Getting the wrong size will only contribute to your problem of lack of space. A smaller baker’s rack can still pack a lot of things in it without taking much space in your room.
Weight Capacity: If you’re planning to put heavy items on your rack, then make sure it can hold the weight.
Best Baker’s Rack for Microwave and Toaster Oven:
- 〖4-tier Storage Space〗: 3-tier shelves and 1 top shelf provide ample space for you to store your kitchenware such as microwave oven, pot, plates and food etc. Well-designed distance between each tier is high enough to accommodate big stuff. And the movable 5 S-shaped hooks for additional space to hang cooking spoons or kitchen towels.
- 〖Fine Craftsmanship〗: Manufactured with P2 standard MDF with melamine cover and PVC margin-wrapping device, this microwave rack with steel tube supporting can hold up to 129lbs.It is a great choice to be your Microwave Stand, Baker's Rack, kitchen island, Spice Rack Organizer and kitchen storage shelf.
- 〖Space-saving Kitchen Organizer〗: Multi-layer design allows your messy objects to own their place. And the floor area is merely 35.5”(L)×16”(W) which won’t take up much space, but has four separated tier with a movable wire basket, which greatly classify your daily objects.
- 〖Multipurpose Freestanding Shelf〗: The elegant and well-crafted appearance will add the distinctive flavor, elegance and balance to your décor and can harmonize with any other furniture in any room. Can be use as bookshelf, office storage shelf in your home.
- 〖Easy to Assemble〗: All parts and accessories are clearly listed on the instruction. Specific assembly steps are given for your reference. If you get any problem while assembling, the customer service is ready to help you..
If you want your baker’s rack mainly to put a microwave or a toaster oven (a long with other things, of course), then you’ll want a rack that will be able to hold the weight.
This 4-tier baker’s rack by Giantex has been rated best as a microwave/oven rack. It’s made from sturdy materials that were tested to hold up to 129 lbs. Also, the different tiers were designed with enough space to accommodate larger items such as a microwave or an oven.
- Top shelf perfect for holding spices or smaller items.
- Pull-out basket.
- Five hooks for holding kitchen utensils.
- Adjustable feet with security pads to keep the racks even and securely in place, even if the ground is uneven.
- Available in two colors: Brown/Black or Beige/White.
- Dimensions: 35.5”L×16″W×54.5″H
Best Industrial Heavy Duty Kitchen Rack:
- ♧【Extremely Durable】:This storage shelf was made of heavy duty steel and coated with Eco-friendly, metal rack have excellent rust resistance. Weight limit of each wire shelving unit is 350 pounds, and the total weight limit of the whole shelf is 2100 pounds when equally distributed on feet levelers. Storage shelf metal rack wire unit
- ♧【Large Capacity】: The diameter of the storage rack is 82"x48"x18". The metal frame is large enough to hold a lot of things, the shelving unit is a good helper to keep the space clean and tidy, you can freely adjust the height of each garage rack. Unit rack storage shelf metal wire
- ♧【Easy to Assemble】：Storage shelf design is simple enough that assembly is very easy, no assembly tool is needed when you assemble the Metal Rack, Wire Shelving Unit can handle quickly even you assemble it alone. Metal shelf unit storage rack wire
- ♧【Commercial Casters】: The flexible wheels make storage shelf easy to move the whole metal rack quick for cleaning the floor around the wire shelving unit, even with the fully stocked, If you want it to be fixed in one place, it can meet your requirements. Because it have a stationary device. Rack wire shelf storage unit metal
- ♧【What You Will Got】We guarantee that you will like this metal storage rack. If you are not satisfied with this storage rack, please contact us and we will be happy to give you a 100% refund! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Unit rack storage shelf metal wire
An industrial, or commercial grade shelving unit is a large capacity unit that can hold really heavy items and is usually extremely durable. This storage solution isn’t the best choice for small spaces obviously. However, if you have a space dedicated for storage (an empty room, pantry or garage), or your kitchen is large enough, this storage unit should be great.
On the down side, as much as industrial racks are functional, they usually lack a nice design. But no one buys heavy duty racks for their looks really, it is a thing to keep in mind though.
Features of this industrial rack:
- Large weight capacity: it can hold up to 350 lbs per shelf when on feet levers. And 220 lbs per shelf when on wheels.
- Commercial grade canister wheels for easy repositioning and moving.
- Made from durable steel pipes with heavy-duty chrome finish.
- Height of shelves can be adjusted.
- Adjustable feet to secure and even the placement of the shelves.
- Maximum weight capacity: 500 lbs.
- Dimensions: 48″L x 18″W x78″H (With stationary feet)
- Dimensions: 48″L x 18″W x82″H (With Wheels)
Best Baker’s Rack for General Use:
- Kitchen baker’s rack provides heavy-duty stylish storage space
- Made of durable, gleaming, chrome-plated steel with a removable wood top (16mm)
- 3 full shelves, 1 half shelf, and a hanging bar; height of shelves and hanging bar adjusts in 1-inch increments
- Includes 4 removable chrome hooks; 270-pound total weight capacity; easy assembly—no tools required
- Measures 14 by 36 by 63.4 inches; weighs 32 pounds
If you’re looking for a general use baker’s rack with an affordable price, then look no further than Amazonbasics Baker’s Rack.
Featuring 4-tier shelves, with the middle shelf holding a removable wood top. This wood surface gives you an additional area in your kitchen to use as a cutting board, preparation area or a display area. The steel bar holds 4 metal hooks that use can use to organize kitchen utensils or other small items.
Total weight capacity of this shelving unit is 270 lbs. Dimensions are: 14 by 36 by 63.4 inches and weighs 32 pounds.