THE PANTRY GAME CHANGER
Have you ever been frustrated with finding that one additional can of tomato sauce that you need for the receipe you are in the middle of? Have you ever finally found it hiding behind a bunch of other cans, only to discover that it expired two years ago?
Have you ever wished there was a storage system that could organize your pantry and solve this problem?
INTRODUCING THE CAN ROTATOR
We live in a 100 year old farmhouse we have spent years renovating. It is small and has a wonderful large kitchen, but with limited storage. Off the kitchen is a lean-to pantry that serves as both a utility room and pantry. The pantry part consists of two facing industrial shelving units, with what was an empty wall between them. One shelving unit is used to store most of our food supplies – including a lot of store bought canned goods.
We go through a lot of canned food basics as we have 5 kids and 20+ grandkids who visit frequently and get fed well by my wife (who is an excellent cook). We have always found it challenging if not impossible to keep these shelves of food – especially the canned foods - organized, easily accessible, and rotated. In addition, shelf space is at a premium and difficult effectively utilize.
YOU'LL LOVE THE DIFFERENT WAYS IT CAN BE USED
We have done extensive searching for a solution to this problem, thinking there had to be something out there. What we found was a lot of pictures of homemade wooden can racks, as well as a few plans to build them ourselves.
I’m a fairly handy guy so I thought I’d give it a try. I spent a few days in my wood shop experimenting and attempting to make a system myself. This didn’t go all that well, as what I made was bulky, heavy, and took up a lot of space for the relatively few cans it would hold. In addition, it just didn’t look that great.