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UntamedShrew Wed 03-Apr-13 15:21:20

I feel under attack by ten saucepan lids every time I open my cupboard. They slide out and clatter on the floor. Help!

I had them contained in the colander for a while but soon saw the flaw in that cunning plan when I needed to drain pasta and they were all over the floor again.

How do you store yours?

MumOfTheMoos Wed 03-Apr-13 15:29:02

On top of the pans they belong to; I keep my pans in drawers though.

MrsMangoBiscuit Wed 03-Apr-13 15:30:17

Stacked up in the loaf tin at the back, behind the pans.

PigletJohn Wed 03-Apr-13 15:49:35

on top of their pans, but upside down, so you can put the next smaller pan on top.

you can also have a rail on the wall or the cupboard door to slot them into, the rail is spaced off enough for the lid to fit, but not the knob.

ByTheWay1 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:52:24

On top of the pan they belong to - upside down so they can still stack... on a shelf.. we bought nice shiny stainless steel ones when we got married 14 years ago - they still look nice all lined up...

sjupes Wed 03-Apr-13 15:57:31

Everytime one of our 500 falls out the cupboard it goes in the bin.

Problem solved wink

BackforGood Wed 03-Apr-13 16:10:29

No help here either - I have a pan drawer, not a cupboard. They are much better for containing stray lids smile

PigletJohn Wed 03-Apr-13 16:35:30

+1 for the pan drawers, they're great

can even put a giant mixer or a breadmaker in them.

wiltingfast Wed 03-Apr-13 18:01:38

I have a rail thingy I got in ikea - a bit like this:-

www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/40164075/

except mine is wooden and doesn't fold up. My mum was so impressed she got Dad to make her two! Works v well and v cheap.

mybelovedmonster Wed 03-Apr-13 18:03:07

A plate rack or attach something to the inside of the doors. Pinterest is full of ideas for things like this.

mybelovedmonster Wed 03-Apr-13 18:05:32

m.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=pot+lids

A few ideas there

PigletJohn Wed 03-Apr-13 18:20:47

that's what I had in mind

UntamedShrew Thu 04-Apr-13 07:25:47

Great links & ideas thank you!

My pans all stack inside each other which saves lots of space but leaves this lids problem. Will see if I can move stuff around to devote a drawer to pans instead too maybe - but that might mean no more Tupperware.. Dilemma <dull one>

PolterGooseLaidAChocolateEgg Thu 04-Apr-13 08:40:06

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AdoraBell Thu 04-Apr-13 16:54:57

We use a pan stand, do you have space for that?

BeCool Fri 05-Apr-13 11:14:53

I have 2 IKEA Grundtal single bar racks on the kitchen wall that I hang pots etc on. The pot lids slide into the top of the rack (fitting between the rack & the wall - held in place by the lid's handle) and fit there very well.

BeCool Fri 05-Apr-13 11:23:10

A bit like the first picture in Poulters link - but mine is on wall and has stuff hanging too.

Mandy2003 Fri 05-Apr-13 20:40:03

I have this one on the inside of a cupboard door.

It's great fun hmm - if I put the lids in the wrong order the shelf catches them and they all fall off! I think keeping them in a loaf tin at the back of the cupboard sounds much better, frankly.

ChippingInIsEggceptional Fri 05-Apr-13 20:41:42

Upside down in it their pans, pans stacked. They look nice smile

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 05-Apr-13 20:43:04

I have a hanging thing that I got from Lakeland, it goes on the inside of the door. Works a charm.

BeCool Mon 15-Apr-13 14:42:00

Untamed I just saw THIS and I thought of you (had to come back here and find thread ....

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