Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Kitchn asks: Where do you hang the kitchen towel? Reading the replies, and looking around the web, you can see a number of answers. The oven door is a top pick. [photo by Carissa Marie / Carissa Bonham, licensed under Creative Commons]
Another popular option is the refrigerator door handle. [photo by trekkyandy / Andy Melton, licensed under Creative Commons]
Some people use refrigerator door magnets. The Endo magnet clip, which I wrote about some time ago, could certainly hold a towel.
Some people use the drawer pulls. [Photo by Peter Clark, licensed under Creative Commons - who also used the oven door option]
Some put up wall-mounted towel racks (or towel hooks). [Photo by Lara604, licensed under Creative Commons]
And some just put towel racks on the outside of the kitchen cabinet doors. As the photographer says, "Not pretty, but pretty useful!" [Photo by jek in the box, licensed under Creative Commons]
What other options are there? Well, there are the adhesive-backed towel holders (sometimes called towel grabbers).
Then there are over-cabinet towel racks.
Here's another over-the-door kitchen towel rack, with room for more towels.
There are over-the-door hooks, too - maybe easier for the towels to fall off (unless you have those crocheted-top towels), but hooks are about the easiest way to hang anything up.
It's not as convenient, but if you like to hide your towels away, you could use an inside-the-door towel rack. OK, that photo shows bath towels, but you could use it for any towels you wanted.
Another inside-the-door option is the pull-out towel rack.
If you had countertop space available, you could use one of the many countertop towel trees that are available.
And finally, an interesting option is the cookhook, designed to give you more options as to where to put the towel. [via Slashfood]