Haters of messy pan cupboards everywhere... rejoice! This quick cupboard door modification will leave you with more time to enjoy cooking dinner and sipping wine and less time searching for that elusive pan lid that's hidden itself inside your deepest stock pot or slipped down behind that slow cooker you've never used.
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I first did a similar hack a few years ago whilst a student. Finding pan lids annoyed me as much then as it does now and so after seeing a very elegant solution on Instructables, I set out to make it even simpler. Having moved house several times since then, I was impressed when a friend improved on my previous idea, at which point I realised my current house has the same problem... PAN LIDS EVERYWHERE. iceng's uses the existing fixings in the cupboard, which made me think, can there be an even simpler solution? And, since my cupboard fixings were in the wrong place for his hack, here we are. Cheap and easily available sticky hooks.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
You will need.... *drum roll* ... sticky hooks and a pencil! That is it. I found these 16 hooks for £1 in a pound store. Be sure to choose ones that aren't too small.
Step 2: Marking
Hold up your selection of pan lids against the cupboard door. Things you may want to consider are whether the bottom one will stick out too far into your cupboard and interfere with objects sitting on the bottom shelf. Position it high enough that it won't do this.
When you think you've got a good layout, hold a pan lid up against the cupboard door and draw a mark in pencil at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock. If you draw them too close to 3 and 9 it will fall out, if you draw them too close to 5 and 7 it might not be so stable.
Step 3: Sticking
Peel the tabs off the stick pad and slap the hooks on the door with the hooks pointing to the approximate center of where the pan will be. No need to be too precise here.
Step 4: Enjoy!
We're done. It's that simple!
Enjoy your newly less hectic pan cupboard.