Consider Your Ceiling Height
Hanging pot racks are designed to fit 8 ft. to 9 ft. ceilings for access by cooks of average height. Shorter chefs or taller ceilings will likely require chain or extension hooks to lower a pot rack. To find a comfortable reach length, add 6 to 10 inches to your height depending on the length of your arms. You do not need to be able to reach the hanging hooks on your pot rack, only the bottom of the pan to lift it off the hook.
Secure Installation Is a Must
Loaded pot racks are very heavy. Hanging pot racks require screw hooks to be fixed firmly in ceiling joists. Lag screws with wall pot racks must be mounted in studs.
- The distance from the floor to the ceiling must measure 9 feet
- Pot rack height must measure 22 inches from the ceiling to the bottom of the pot hook. Pots vary in length from 10 inches for a small pot to 21 inches for a 12 inch skillet with handle
- The total hanging distance is 43 inches. Smaller pots may only hang 32 inches down which requires you to stretch a little to reach these pots.