Organization systems are essential for a clean, non-cluttered kitchen space. Organizing your kitchen cabinets, pantry, and Tupperware drawers are all important tasks, but don’t forget about those pesky little items that often get left out of this process—your lids.
From pots and pans to Snapware and Tupperware lids, finding a place for each one has never been easier, thanks to dedicated lid organizers. Annie Kearns, organization expert from Clutter Keeper, says to take into account the number of lids you have, as well as the type and size of the lids, before purchasing a lid organizer. “For plastic or glass food storage containers, use a lid organizer that will keep the lids from falling down, like a vertical wire organizer.” For bulkier, metal lids, she favors back-of-door storage. When in doubt, consider an adjustable lid organizer, which provides versatility in sizing.
With these things in mind, we compiled the best lid organizers available today, evaluating each one on size, versatility, and value. Our favorite, the Yamazaki Tower Adjustable Pot Lid and Frying Pan Organizer can accommodate lids of all shapes and sizes, thanks to its adjustability and impressive expansion capabilities.
Here, the best lid organizers for everything from Tupperware to cookware.
Yamazaki Home 3840 Adjustable Lid & Pan Organizer
Accommodates virtually any lid size
Simple to adjust
Cannot be used for vertical storage
With its clean lines and sleek stature, this Yamazaki Home Expandable Lid and Pan Organizer is perfect for minimalists and maximalists alike, as it blends with any decor style. It’s ultra-functional thanks to its seven adjustable dividers: Simply detach and reattach as needed to accommodate metal pan lids, tupperware lids, and even skillets for easy access.
For assembly, there are four small rubber feet to attach to the rack, but no power tools are required (simply pop into place). Instructions are clear, and setup takes mere minutes so you can have organized lids in no time—and get to cooking that fun recipe you’ve been eyeing on TikTok. The expandability factor of this option is superb, too, because it can fit many drawer sizes. We love this organizer for lids of all shapes, sizes, and materials.
This is a pricier lid organizer, but given its multi-use functionality with lids of all types, and its sturdiness that allows for storing even frying pans, it’s well worth the investment if you’re looking for impeccable quality and durability.
Price at time of publish: $47
Dimensions: Min: 6.9 x 17.7 x 7.9 inches; Max: 6.9 x 17.7-32.3 x 7.9 inches | Material: Steel | Color: White, black | Assembly Required: Yes | Adjustable: Yes
YYST Cabinet Door Pot Lid Rack
Many mounting options
Great for small spaces
Included hardware is on the flimsier side
Power tools required for setup
Even though they’re super affordable, these slim, simplistic wall hooks are anything but flimsy. They do, however, provide a strong yet visually unobtrusive resting place for your lids, including metal lids for pots and pans, as well as plastic ones.
This set comes with four hooks, each of which can be adjusted to fit virtually any pot lid regardless of style or size. This is great news for anyone who has different lid styles to organize, including pot and pan lids. The value for money is great, too, given all the possible use cases (hang on the back of a door, cabinet, or mount to the wall.) Note the rubber-encased handles, which are flexible and comfortable to adjust by hand to accommodate various lid sizes and shapes. The rubber encasing also means these holders will keep your metal lids scratch-free and in pristine condition.
There’s a bit of installation required, but it’s simple for anyone who can operate a drill. Hardware is included, too, which means there’s no need to hop over to the hardware store prior to assembly. That said, if you’re storing super-heavy metal lids, you may want to have some heavier-duty screws on hand to swap out.
Price at time of publish: $11
Dimensions: 5.51 x 4.33 x 3.78 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Black | Assembly Required: Yes | Adjustable: Yes
Lynk Professional Slide Out Pan Lid Holder
Doesn’t fit in all cabinets
Arrange your pot and pan lids in a perfectly ordered fashion with this heavy-duty, professional-grade metal lid holder. It fits under an array of cabinet heights and taps into otherwise unused space, making it a great option for anyone who is limited on kitchen storage space. The organizer holds up to 18 pot and pan lids. The chrome-finish design looks sleek and modern, and features a pull-out design that glides easily without jamming or rattling your pot lids around.
Minor assembly is required, but it’s fairly straightforward and frustration-free. Hardware, including screws and a mount are included. Just make sure to double-check the product dimensions against the space you intend to install.
Price at time of publish: $55
Dimensions: 9 x 7.25 x 21 inches | Material: Metal | Color: Silver | Assembly Required: Yes | Adjustable: No
Spectrum Diversified Bloom Pot Organizer
Foam padding prevents knicks
Can see metal tabs from the outside
For cupboard doors only
This clever chrome rack provides lid organization in an instant since it can be easily hung onto virtually any interior cabinet door. For this reason, it’s great for anyone whose pantry or other shelves are already taken. It’s also ideal for anyone who’d prefer to not have to whip out the power tools (or any tools, for that matter). Assembly is as simple as taking the organizer out of the box, opening your cabinet door, and slipping the hook-shaped hangers over the door. In doing so, you’ll have created four new slots for stashing any type of lid, including heavy-duty pot and pan lids. Each slot is rather roomy, too, so you might be able to stash a few lids in one rung, should your lids be on the smaller, slimmer side (like Tupperware lids). Since this rack hangs over the door, you will see a sliver of the hook mechanism when the cabinet drawer is closed, which is worth considering if aesthetics are your main concern.
This lid rack is available in chrome and a stylish bronze color, and it’s made from sturdy metal. The hanging hooks are padded so that there’s no risk of scratching up your cabinets. Overall, this is a great choice for anyone who wants to add vertical space behind their cabinet drawer for four (or more!) lids without having to touch a power tool or take time for any sort of assembly.
Price at time of publish: $19
Dimensions: 7 x 6.25 x 19.5 inches | Material: Metal | Color: Chrome, bronze | Assembly Required: No | Adjustable: No
The Container Store Wall & Door Lid Rack
Use on wall or door
Simple, uncomplicated design
Included screws on flimsy side
Measurements incompatible with certain setups
This simple rung-style pot holder is super versatile. Affix it to an array of cabinet doors and walls for neat and tidy vertical storage of your pot lids. Each rung holds a substantial-sized pot lid. With five rungs total, you could feasibly organize the majority of your pan lids (if not all) depending on your collection size. For this reason, it’s a great pick for anyone with an expansive lid collection and no shelf space for a horizontal organizer. Compared to similar models, this holder is a steal of a deal, too. (You may even want to stock up and buy a few.)
There’s a bit of assembly required, which makes this less of an instant-install option than others. It does, however, come with mounting hardware, so there’s no need to dig around for additional tools. While this organizer fits many standard cabinet drawers, it might be on the larger side for some, so make sure you measure prior to purchasing.
Price at time of publish: $10
Dimensions: 16.25 x 9.75 x 3.5 inches | Material: Metal | Color: White | Assembly Required: Yes | Adjustable: No
The Container Store Medium Maple Rack
Cannot be wall-mounted
We first spotted this stunning wooden rack on an episode of Get Organized with The Home Edit. It was used to organize rogue pot lids in Drew Barrymore’s studio kitchen. The rack is made from beautiful maple wood and costs much less than one might imagine. In addition to its breezy, California-modern aesthetic, this rack offers practicality in many forms. Use it to organize lids from a bevy of kitchenware items, or use it as a drying rack for cumbersome cutting boards. It comes in two sizes—medium and large. We’re partial to the just-right medium size, but can also imagine how the taller option could be ideal in certain spaces.
This wooden rack is ready to go right out of the box—no assembly required. It is worth noting that this rack can only be placed on a flat surface, and cannot be affixed to vertical surfaces. Just be sure you have a spot in mind! (Perhaps on the kitchen island, on a shelf, or in the pantry.) Given its minimalistic design, leaving it out on the counter shouldn’t pose problems from a visual standpoint.
Price at time of publish: $10
Dimensions: 4.04 x 9.5 x 4.04 inches | Material: Maple wood | Color: Wood | Assembly Required: No | Adjustable: No
Best for Drawer
IKEA VARIERA Pot Lid Organizer
Sturdy stainless steel
Only available in one finish
If you have a deep, roomy drawer, consider this pot lid organizer from IKEA. Made from sturdy stainless steel and totally customizable in terms of its length, this organizer is a durable, functional option for stashing lids away from plain sight–including lids from tupperware, pots, and pans. The value for money, as with most IKEA items, is unbeatable, making this a budget-friendly option, too.
An alternate use for this organizer? Store cutting boards, baking sheets, and other large, flat kitchen items in a horizontal manner. It can also be used as a drying rack for these items, if you have room on your countertop.
Price at time of publish: $8
Dimensions: 4 x 5.75 x 3.25-19.75 inches | Material: Stainless steel | Color: Silver | Assembly Required: Yes | Adjustable: Yes
Best for Pots and Pans
Williams Sonoma Hold Everything Metal Powder Coat Lid Organizer
Durable, high-quality steel
Only available at one retailer
The rungs on this sturdy, solid steel lid organizer from Williams Sonoma are adjustable, making this a good option for people who have lots of pots, pans, and corresponding lids to organize. The metal (steel) is powder-coated, which gives it a softer finish than other metal options, and it also prevents scratching and excess clanging.
There are four rungs and 15 slots, and customization is simple: Slide the rung out and slot it into the space that works best for your setup. This allows for flexibility and accommodation for extra-large or bulky lids. Another convenient element? No assembly required. Simply unpack the organizer, slot the rungs into your desired place, and fill with as many pot and pan lids as you can (which is quite a few!). The price point on this organizer is higher than many. That said, if you’re in the market for an organizer of unparalleled quality that’s sure to last for years to come, it’s totally justifiable.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 4 x 7 x 12 inches | Material: Metal | Color: White | Assembly Required: No | Adjustable: Yes
Best for Small Spaces
Mumisuto Cutting Board Holder
Cannot accommodate many lids
Oversized metal lids may not fit
We love this compact two-in-one organizer, particularly for small-space dwellings since it takes up barely any shelf or countertop space. This little contraption is deceptively mighty, thanks to its structurally sound wood and steel composition. In addition to a small-to-medium pot lid or two (or a few tupperware lids), it can also hold wider items like cookie tins and cutting boards.
The design is ultra-stylish to boot, and it’s nice enough to display on your countertops. It’s streamlined and modern with a slight industrial flair, thanks to the black-painted steel in combination with the wooden handle.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.9 x 7.3 inches | Material: Wood, steel | Color: Black | Assembly Required: Yes | Adjustable: No
Best for Tupperware Lids
YouCopia StoraLid Food Container Lid Organizer
Not great for metal pot/pan lids
This trusty Tupperware lid organizer comes in three different sizes. We’re partial to the large size, which is actually quite compact considering the number of lids it actually holds (approximately five lids in each slot, with four slots total). All in all, about 20 Tupperware lids can fit in this YouCopia organizer.
This item is made from white plastic and is super easy to clean—simply wipe with a damp cloth as needed. It’s also adjustable; remove the dividers and arrange it to suit your needs. You could even use some slots for the actual plastic containers while saving the rest of the slots for the corresponding lids.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 3.3 x 13.2 x 10.4 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: White | Assembly Required: No | Adjustable: Yes
What to Look for in a Lid Organizer
Size and Capacity
Size matters when it comes to lid organizers. “Measure your cabinet and buy a lid organizer that will fit inside of it,” says Annie Kearns, an organization expert at Clutter Keeper. While it’s simple advice, it’s absolutely worth heeding. “Not all cabinets are the same, so don't just go by the photos you see online,” she adds. When in doubt, the safest option is an adjustable lid organizer, which can be toggled as tall or short as you need in a given space.
Whether you’re looking to store Tupperware or metal cookware lids, finding a durable lid organizer is important. Durability is crucial in the latter case, as pot and pan lids present more opportunities to cause wear due to their large size. Sturdiness is key, also, if you envision yourself using your lid organizer on a daily basis. Materials like steel and heavy-duty plastics can last for years, even with regular use.
Material and Color
If you’re lucky enough to have a large cabinet or other hidden storage area like a pantry, the aesthetics of your lid organizer might fall low on the priority list. If you plan to keep your lid organizer in a visible or highly trafficked area, you may want to consider color, shape, and material while you’re shopping. Many plastic lid organizers have clean, modern lines and neutral colors. Alternatively, wood or bamboo racks can provide a stylish, earthy element to your storage.
Most of the lid organizers we’ve selected for this list require little-to-no assembly. Some are ready to use as soon as you open them, while others require some simple setup. The latter case is common for adjustable organizers. The good news: power tools are typically not required, and setup takes mere minutes in most cases.
How can you organize pots, pans, and lids in your kitchen?
A lid organizer—a storage structure designed specifically for the purpose of storing lids—is an excellent way to organize jumbled lids. When choosing a lid organizer, sizing is crucial. “Always match your organizers to your space,” Annie Kearns, organization expert from Clutter Keeper, says. Once you have the right lid organizer for your space, slide the lids into each slot—starting with the smallest or most-used lids in the front.
How do you store lids on cabinet doors?
The inside of a cabinet door can be a great place for organizing pot and pan lids. Metal lids are tricker to store than Snapware lids, due to extra bulk. Making use of the vertical space on the back of a cabinet door is a great space-saving solution. Luckily, there are an array of lid organizers designed specifically for this purpose. Typically, they’re made from durable metal and may feature scratch-proof coating.
How can you organize plastic storage containers and lids in your kitchen?
Organizing plastic containers (like Tupperware) with their lids can pose a frustrating challenge, but you can use an adjustable lid organizer to hold the plastic lids in one slot while placing the plastic storage containers in separate slots for easy access. For more ideas, check out this guide on 18 smart ways to organize Tupperware.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Sophie Wirt, a regular contributor to The Spruce. She has a broad knowledge of, and interest in, storage and organization. For this article, Sophie spoke to organization expert Annie Kearns from Clutter Keeper. Using Annie’s expert insight, Sophie sifted through an array of lid organizers, personally tested each one, and chose the best options for multiple kitchen scenarios. The items on this list are simple to assemble, functional, and chic.