How to Organize Baking Pans

If you bake as much as I do, you know how annoying it can be to struggle with an unorganized area of baking pans. Well, now you can put an end to that nuisance. This article will show you how to organize baking pans, so your kitchen looks clean and hassle-free.

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I have been baking for years. It really is a passion of mine. That said, you can imagine how many baking pans have found their way into my kitchen. A few years ago, it looked like a baking pan explosion. But with proper organization, it functions beautifully.

If you have a seemingly endless amount of baking pans and struggle to find the right one, then it’s time to organize. Below, you will find a variety of tips and tricks for top-notch baking pan storage solutions.

What are we waiting for? Let’s organize your kitchen, bakers!

How to Organize Baking Pans

There are plenty of ways you can organize baking pans. So, those of you that are not only handy in the kitchen but at small renovations, you can craft something spectacular. If you’re like me and don’t trust yourself with DIY projects, there are options for you below, too.

Whichever method you end up choosing, the important part is to start by getting rid of old baking pans or pans you don’t use. I had a lot of old baking pans than I care to admit. When I discarded them, I already noticed that my baking pan storage space was more organized. 

When you’ve sorted through your pans and can’t part ways with anything else, then you can start getting down to the nitty-gritty of organizing with one of these great methods.

Method 1: Store Vertically

For me, I would always store my baking pans underneath my oven in the little storage area. What a nightmare! When I saw the idea to store vertically, I was floored. It’s such a simple way to organize baking pans, but it never crossed my mind.

Storing baking pans vertically is such a great option because you can see all of your pans without having to trifle through everything and cause a big mess. All you have to do is pick a cabinet that is tall enough to house your baking pans and stick them side by side.

By simply storing baking pans vertically, you can clean up your space and make it more usable. However, to increase the organization further, you can also set up a file organizing rack. This will ensure that the pans stay upright no matter which baking pans are removed from the lineup.

For handy DIYers out there that don’t mind a remodeling project, you can set up a pull-out drawer for the cabinet. Place your file organizing rack on the pull-out section so you can easily see all of your baking pans and get exactly what you need without the hassle.

Method 2: Store Horizontally

I understand that not everyone has a kitchen cabinet that is tall enough to accept vertically stacked baking pans. Luckily, I have some organizing solutions for those that need to store horizontally.

Now, unlike vertical placement, I do not recommend stacking your baking pans and calling it a day. That is going to cause you so much annoyance in the future! 

Instead, get crafty and install shelves into one of your cabinets. There is a good chunk of steps involved and materials, but it’s actually pretty easy to do on your own. If you’re not handy with drills and such, you could always have shelving professionally installed. 

If your cabinet is large enough, you could also squeeze a lazy susan inside and stack your baking pans sparsely around it. That way, you can spin the lazy susan around until you see the baking pan you need and call it a day.

Tip: Whether you end up storing your baking pans horizontally or vertically, it is best to organize them by purpose and frequency of use. For example, all of your muffin tins could be in the back while your cooking sheets are upfront. 


Now that you know how to organize baking pans like a pro, it’s time to check out some of these frequently asked questions. You’re about to learn even more great storage solutions!

How do you store pans?

Your baking pans look nice and neat, but what about your pans? If your pans need organization, consider a pot rail on the wall, a pot rack on the ceiling, or a standing vertical pot rack, use an organizer, or cleverly nest them in the cabinet, so they look nice and neat.

How do I organize my deep kitchen cabinets?

Deep kitchen cabinets can be challenging because things can easily get lost in the back. So, try to store larger items that won’t go missing in the back of deeper cabinets. Use drawer dividers to keep everything in one place, and if you need to, stack items vertically.

How does Martha Stewart organize kitchen cabinets?

Martha Stewart is a cooking queen, and we should definitely take storage tips from her. She recommends a bulletin board to stay on top of things, containers for foods like rice and cereal, and sorting out the notorious junk drawer with small mesh storage boxes.

How do you store muffin pans?

Muffin pans can be a nuisance because they are so bulky. That is why it is suggested to store them vertically. That way, they’re out of the way, and you can still see your other baking pans when you need them. 

Final Thoughts

Proper baking pan organization will help you feel less stressed out in the kitchen, and it will look nicer, too. The best options are storing vertically using a file organizing rack or doing some handiwork and creating shelves or a pull-out drawer in your kitchen cabinets. It’s easy!

How do you organize your baking pans? Do you use any of these tricks? Share your organization solutions with us below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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  • Susan

    I couldn’t really see what was on the page because the video took up half the page.

    • Michelle

      Hi Susan,
      So sorry to hear that! We will look into it right away.
      Happy baking,