Undershelf Placemat Holder
Good for extra storage
I bought this to fit under the shelf in my pantry. In my previous apartment, it worked great for placemats and napkins. When I moved into my house, I put in my pantry to store boxes of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and sandwich bags on. It works wel for that purpose, especially the boxes of sandwich bags which I store upside down so that I can reach up and grab a baggie from between the bars of this placemat holder.
The biggest drawback is that it keeps my pantry door from closing properly, since the pantry shelves directly abut the door. The other drawback is that that two bars which hold the placemat holder into place on the shelf above it create an obstacle to setting certain items on that shelf, like jars or anything else that might be prone to tipping over. I just slide these items over so they're not sitting cock-eyed directly on the bars. It's not a big deal, but it would work better if these two bars were flat and a little wider, rather than rounded and thickened by their enamel coating.
February 15, 2012
Flimsy and ill-fitting
I have kept this item because it serves the purpose for which I bought it (not for placemats, but to stow my Nespresso capsule chest). Problem number one: it doesn't fit on my shelves. Maybe this is meant for a free-standing shelf and not a cabinet? In any event, the door won't close with this thing on the shelf, so I turned it around - this leaves more of its footprint on the shelf above, but at least the cabinet door closes.
Problem two: it only comes in white, so it really stands out.
Problem three: it's flimsy big-box store metal shelving material - I know i'm using it for an off-label purpose, but it would be nice if it was a little stronger.
May 25, 2014
Beware before you buy
I love this rack unfortunately it does not fit in one of the locations
planned for use. What the pictures do not show: the bottom "shelf"
of the rack sticks out further than the bars that support it.
If placed on a normal kitchen shelf the bottom of the rack sticks
out and prevents the door from being closed. It can only be used in my pantry where there is a gap between the edge of the shelves and
the closed door.
May 30, 2014
Cabinet Won't Close
I love the idea of this product but the hangers are round wires (not flat) preventing a cabinet door from closing over the holder. This means the holder can only be hung under a shelf without doors.
March 19, 2014