Storing Cake Pans

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bettinashoe Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 10:24pm
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This may sound like a really silly question, but I bake from my home and have acquired quite a collection of cake pans. The problem with that is the pans are bulky and do not fit snuggly into one another. I have cake pans everywhere. Does anyone have an idea/suggestion for storing their cake pans? They are taking over my kitchen!

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aztomcat Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 10:30pm
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I just bought 2 rubbermaid containers for all of my cake pans. I have the containers stacked in my garage with an inventory sheet on top. Most of my rounds are in one and squares, ovals, petal etc in the second.

I'd love to hear how others manage the bulky pans

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kcjc Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 10:35pm
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Hi Couple of months back there was a forum post on kitchens & storage. there were some great ideas.there was one with the pans across the washwer dryer area but my area gets to much lint there but from that i got the idea to use my hall linen closet just for cake supplies worked well for a while..just got legal last week & in preporation for that I had to store everything together & not mixed in other rooms.i had a tall pantry cabinate that you might be able to get at a wholesale disc place that I placed at the end of my cabinates.amazing how well it holds all the stuff ceiling to floor when its just cake baking stuff.I'll try to find that thread.

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bettinashoe Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 10:40pm
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Thanks, ladies. Unfortunately, my house is 102 years old and we have no closet space. The garage is detached and not very secure. If you can find the link, kcjc, that would probably help. I do have some wall space that I could use. I may be able to juggle a tall cabinet beside the refrigerator, also. Hadn't thought about that, but it may work.

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Valli_War Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 10:57pm
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If you have wall space, you can put shelves. Couple of rows with enough height to put your stuff. It is cheap too if you can do it yourself. Only thing is, it might not be very pretty to look at in the kitchen. But if you get wooden cabinet kind of shelves installed with door and all, it'll hold lots of stuff too.

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jenncowin Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 11:21pm
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I have some of those cheap adjustable curtain rods that you can get at Wal-Mart for a couple of $$. THen I took metal shower curatin hooks that hook into themselves-$.97 for 12 at Wally World-and put them up on the only free wall in my kitchen. Each rod will hold 12-14 pans when extended to about 4 ft.

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bettinashoe Posted 4 Oct 2008 , 11:28pm
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Now that's a good idea, jenncowin. Although I have some wall space, I have windows which don't allow any cabinets. I was also looking through some of the older threads and saw where someone put metal strips on their wall with magnets and then stuck their pans on the wall. The curtain rod would probably look better than the metal strip but either one would probably fit in my space.

Thanks so much for the ideas. I just couldn't come up with anything on my own.

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bettinashoe Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 2:56pm
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I'm so excited--I think I have a plan for the cake pans. I went to Lowe's this morning and found magnet strips with adhesive backs. I'm planning on putting a few (probably 3) strips on the wall spaced about 1/2 inch apart and then just stick the pans to the wall. I think it will work!!!! If it does, that frees up one whole cabinet that I am using for pans not the mention one kitchen chair and half the table!!!!!

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MaisieBake Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:47pm
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Aren't most cake pans aluminum, though? (Aluminum's not magnetic.)

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bettinashoe Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 11:27pm
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Man, I feel so blond! That is really funny and believe it or not, I knew that, I really did. icon_biggrin.gif

I would have felt so very silly when I finally mounted them. I read in a previous where someone mounted magnet squares and I just took it and ran with it.

Oh, my mother would be so upset with all the money she spent on my education! But it is rather funny!!

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 11:42pm
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But you could 'hang' each one with a separate magnet inside it to hold it up onto the magnet strip. If you got a strong enough magnet and still wanted to try this.

Just a magnetizing thought for you.

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indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 11:43pm
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If you have the space, I'd recommend getting the wire shelving units. Sam's usually carries them for $75-$80 for the 5-6 shelf unit. You can adjust the shelves to whatever height. I use these to stack all of my cake pans and my super big commercial cooking pans. What I REALLY love about these shelves is you can get those metal hooks to put on the side and that's where I hang my rolling pin, mesh strainers, a couple of pairs of scissors, skillets, sifters, cutting boards. Great way to get some little stuff up and out of the way!

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usuzy Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 11:49pm
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ok i bought a rod i think you put it in the cupboard.or even it looks like a shower goes from one end on my spare room to the other.i then made hole in the pans that don't have holes.i hooked them up with shower hooks, now i hang them on the holds 60 pans.that is the only way i no how to control the mess.
good luck

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Sweet_Guys Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 12:56am
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We went to Lowes and spent about $75 for the metal shelving unit. It's 5 shelves high, stands about 7" tall, and fit snuggly in our garage on a wall near the laundry room door. We sorted the pans into rounds, squares, etc. Then, we stacked them upside down to keep as much dust off of them as possible. We actually had room for chocolate candy boxes, spools of ribbon, and boxes.

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bettinashoe Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:06am
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I may have to come up with some type of rod. I also like the magnet on magnet idea, k8memphis. For one thing it doesn't make me sound so silly! I wish I had room for shelving but there is absolutely no place to put it in my kitchen. Within the next few years I'm going to do an expansion on the kitchen but until them I'm drowning in baking supplies. Thanks for the ideas though and for not making me feel like a complete idiot.

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SugarFrosted Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:44am
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I have a massive collection of pans, mostly Wilton. My husband built floor to ceiling shelves on 2 walls of our laundry room. I used rubbermaid storage bins to organize the pans by category (Christmas, vehicles, cartoon characters, etc). Wedding stuff (pans, stands, plates, etc) has taken over what used to be my dining room. And I have a couple of bins of just multi-cavity cookie molds (maybe 60-80, I've lost count) under a table in another room. So I guess I have about 40 bins in all. I need a new house icon_smile.gif

You can see my pans (except the cookies) on my website, in their own album.

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kcjc Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 9:21am
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When your talking magnets .it's just one pan next to each other on the wall ..right?( if I'm picturing it correctly) like people use to hang copper jello molds on the wall. Well if thats the case why not just put hooks in the wall or evan a long enough clean shiney new nail on a tilt or even those retro black coat hooks. You might even be able to make it a peice of the larger pan in the center with smaller ones around it like petals.then something geometric with squares and rectangles.I don't know how much wall space you have but go all the way floor to ceiling. You could even frame them up with skinny strips of molding. Make a colage all over the wall all mixed in. kinda out there but hope that helps.karen

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