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After we got the Broan Range Hood and the stove installed in the kitchen, and finished painting, it was time to put things on the walls. I have been shopping on Amazon.com to find a spice rack and a pot rack. Installing both of these on the wall took up most of an afternoon for us. We are old and we are slow.
The stainless steel sheet that holds the magnetic spice canisters was easy to put on the wall. It has six holes for the screws. It also came with the little plastic things that you use when you have to put screws in sheetrock so that the screws won’t come out of the wall. The hardest part of putting this thing up was getting it straight. I bought the Lipper International SOHO 20-Piece Magnetic Spice Rack with Tins.
To hang the pot rack, we first had to find the wall studs. At least two of the huge bolts that hold the pot rack on the wall have to be installed in wood. If you don’t have the wood studs, the screws will pull out of the wall and your pots and pans will fall down. Fabgrandpa found the studs, marked the spots where the screws would go, and then used a hammer to start the hole for the bolts.
Next, I held the pot rack in place while Fabgrandpa screwed in the bolts. It was a little hard to get the bolts all the way in, but we know they will hold firm.
The brace attaches on one end to the inside of the pot rack. The other end is attached to the wall with a long screw and a wing nut. As you tighten the screw, the wing nut expands to help keep the screw from pulling out of the wall. The brace stabilizes the rack so it won’t sag in the middle from the weight of the pots and pans.
The rack came with six hooks for hanging pots and pans, and I bought another set of six, just in case I needed more. The CuisinartChef’s Classic Half-Circle Pot Rack is strong enough to hold all of my pots. Now I can get them out of the dishwasher. It is easy for me to reach them to use them and to put them away. Love it!
I kept the two stainless steel spice racks that I had used in the RV. They will be installed somewhere on the wall under the magnetic spice rack so I will have space for extracts and other things that I didn’t have tins for.
The kitchen is coming together nicely. I still want to get some decorative art for the walls, and a couple of canister type things for storing oatmeal and brown sugar. One other major thing I would like to do is put a glass tile backsplash behind the stove, but that will be a while before I can do that. What do you think so far? [egg id=”7″] Look over there!