For one buck each one, they were more than worth it! hmm maybe I should've brought some more. Their sizes were different, I didn't pay much attention to that fact while in the store.
At home, I tried to find the perfect spots for them. The one on the kitchen counter has worked really well, it frees space from the cabinets and most importantly my son can reach this small salad plates easily, without climbing on top of the counters to reach for a plate on the cabinets.
I tried to used the same rack for big dinner plates, but it didn't work that well. The plates were too slanted for my like. Two plates in each slot, as I did with the small plates, was a complete mess, as you can see.
Continuing the experiment with the other 2¾" spaced racks, the dinner plates were, again, too slanted. But it worked pretty good for bake ware.
I'm using that very small rack inside one of the cabinets.
I think these racks can be an easy DIY project to put some order to your kitchen. Since the materials to build one of these racks come in so many different sizes, I took my time measuring the ones I got, so they can serve you as a good guide to build your own.
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I like the ones where the dowels are spaced at 2", but if you're building your own, you can customized them to the size of your plates.
For dinner plates, the space between the dowels needs to be smaller than 2" (at least for my plates), and/or their length (dowels), needs to be more than 3", like the ones KariAnne@Thistlewood Farm got.
Upside down they kind of surprised me. I thought they were not all the way thru!
I placed one of these little racks inside the cabinet on the right hand side of the range hood and I really like how it looks.
Inside the Cabinet Plate Rack right HERE.
Have fun building your own!