I have a high ceiling and like to hang things overhead, out of the way.   In the kitchen, these overhead see-through fan housing baskets are ideal for keeping an eye on food products.

People throw away electric fans all the time.  I rescued these two fan housing halves from my neighbor's trash.  

You can make single baskets that hang with wire from an overhead hook, or you can hang multiple baskets in series, like this double basket design. 

Step 1: Materials

You will need the fan housing, some galvanized tie wire, a pair of pliers, and a hook made of 1/4 inch iron rebar, or some other suitable material. 

The wires are attached to the hook, and the four free ends dangle down to hold the baskets. 
I bend the rebar either with pliers, or with a 2-pin bending jig. 
These fan housing are very good things! I don't understand why there are people that throw them to the waste! There are some that are chrome or nickel coated, they are good to use for grilling small portions.
I never thought of using one as a barbeque. Cool idea.
Please remember to burn off the powder coating as it has poisonas chemicals which will contaminate your favourite meat good idea
Mwfaniej, I made it clear that I was referring to those who are chrome or nickel coated. Anyway, thanks for the warning!
thats a great idea ! Ive used the shrouds for shallow hanging planters in the past but never considered this
Those look great, when my fan breaks down I'll now what to do with it!

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