Rated 5 out of 5
Â by mrsdg A kitchen workhorse
My husband and I are culinary professionals who work in a restaurant and so are quite familiar with the Metro Shelves line. We maximize our use of this piece with hooks everywhere and an extra wine rack.
This rack is a serious workhorse if you want it to be. Currently it holds our wine bottles, 15+ pots and pans (including a our all clad stock pot and roasting rack, and a le creuset dutch oven), our pasta machine, vacuum sealer, chinois, food mill, kitchenaid mixer, and vitamix blender. And more. We live in a tiny San Francisco studio apartment but have the space for a serious kitchen arsenal thanks to this rack!
We use up the entire rack for storage in a manner that makes it difficult for us to use it as a work surface, but that is ideal for us. We use the wooden block to hold some of our ceramic serve ware since we mostly use our large butcher block table as a work surface. But the work space is quite ample and comfortable to work on. I personally would be slightly concerned about food spillage onto the rack and items underneath.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by LovingRetirement Love this Baker's Rack!
This was a great purchase for us. I loved how we could design the whole thing for our particular space and needs, which I didn't realize we could do until we got to the store...the website description didn't explain this. We could choose the shelf sizes and configurations, how tall the supporting posts needed to be, and what additional add-ons we wanted or didn't want. We ended up with a perfect size and configuration for our Keurig, coffee mug collection, and larger appliances on lower shelves. The price was even less than most other stores' in-the-box baker's racks that are not customized. We did add the clear shelf liners to the lower shelves...highly recommend doing that. Guests have commented and asked where we got this wonderful baker's rack. "The Container Store!" Oh, and it was a cinch to put together for us retired folks, ages 68 and 70. The new store in Tampa gave us great customer service, by the way!
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by NewNester Rack it up
The bakers rack with wine rack looks great and is a nice sturdy work surface. The shelves are generous and easily hold heavy pots. The top shelf is a nice spot for colorful coffee mugs or tins.
July 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Mickee GREAT RACK - HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I just finished putting this rack together and am so happy I made this purchase. At first due to the loose pieces I was a little intimidated but it really was so easy to put together. I am in no way a handyman but figured it out quickly and it required no real strength. It is attractive (and I am an Interior Designer), perfect for a small kitchen and high quality. It has given me significantly more storage space. It also seems so very durable.
January 30, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mannbasket BEST BAKER'S RACK!!!
I recently downsized and moved into a small 2 bedroom apartment. The kitchen was a galley and had minimal counter space as well as no storage for my pots. Although this rack cost a little more than a cheaper version that I purchased recently, the quality is way superior and taller. My pots hang nicely and the shelves hold up to 300 pounds of items. My expensive but large pots and pans stack very nicely. I am so thrilled with my purchase!!! I wished I had ordered from the Container Store in the first place. The Container Store has never disappointed me with the quality of their products. Merchandise from them may cost a little more but it is well worth it.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by ChristyM1983 Industrial, yet cozy, and super functional!
I had a too-large kitchen cart previously occupying my breakfast nook. So I was looking for a multi-functional storage system that looked attractive and could also serve as extra counter space. I needed something shallow in depth so it could fit in my tiny breakfast nook in my galley kitchen. This fit perfectly in the space I had, and now I can for a table and two chairs in that area as well without compromising on function!
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RC1989 Perfect for Kitchen Storage
I lived in a tiny apartment with literally 6 inches of counter space. I purchased this product online and picked up the pieces at my local Container Store. I had the perfect spot for a kitchen cart, but couldn't find anything to fit. Miraculously, this cart fit perfectly. It was easy to assemble and served the dual purpose of counter space + storage space. Now, I have a much larger kitchen and am buying parts to turn it into a bar. This product is versatile, convenient, and visually attractive. I highly recommend it!!
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PerfectionPlus Maximize Space
We recently remodeled our cottage and wanted a closet near the kitchen to store extra china, appliances, serving pieces and tablecloths. Items not used on a daily basis but essential to entertaining. The closet under the stairs became the perfect spot. However, it was too narrow to accommodate built-in shelving on both sides. We headed to the Container Store for a solution and found the InterMetro Baker rack. We purchased two and solved our problem. We also purchased a clear plastic suit bag to 'contain' the tablecloths. Now these items are all in one place, visible, and the need to search cabinets for them has been eliminated. An extra benefit was we were able to use a couple shelves for extra wine storage. We love this shelving! (I attempted to upload a picture to show this solution but it wouldn't load. :-(
April 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Laya Tiny kitchen savior
We've had our baker's rack about four months now, and even after loading it up with all of our stuff and using it every day, it's still in great shape and so practical. Our NYC kitchen has no counter space, so we use the butcher block top for all of our chopping and mixing in addition to using it for storage. It also allowed us to hang most of our pots and pans without having to install a pot rack into the wall, which is great since we're renting and aren't particularly handy.
The only flaw in the design when you use the butcher block for chopping, and especially for slicing bread, is that it's difficult to clear off without getting crumbs in the crevice between the edge of the butcher block and the metal shelf that holds it in place. Usually countertops hang over a bit, but this is the opposite--the butcher-block is recessed a bit, so it's extremely difficult to clean off crumbs.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ToriGatherLiving Best Little Bar
I LOVE my Baker's Rack. I use it more as a bar and cookbook organizer. I bought the wine rack shelf and two other shelves that hold cookbooks, wine, and odds and ends. The top rack has display cookbooks and some decorative details and I hang cute tea towels on the back. The wood is where our keys go and has our nice liquor bottles on it as well as a basket with the bottle openers and bottle stoppers. I seriously just love it. Totally easy to put together and totally stable. Have a big version in my kitchen too.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HappyHome01 Love this bakers rack I bought two!
I had this for two years, and when we sold, it conveyed with the property. We missed the ease of use and the organization, so we bought a new one for our new kitchen. It is so practical, and keeps kitchen tools at your fingertips.
March 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by emilia6 Great for Apartment Kitchen
I just assembled my baker's rack this morning and I'm very impressed at how sturdy it is. For anyone who needs more counter space, this is the perfect solution.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by karleen Great Purchase
Baker's rack is well made and very sturdy. It is also attractive and its size is perfect for a smaller space. The butcher block top is very nice and extremely durable and heavy. Only complaint is that there were no instructions included on how to put this together. It didn't take too long to figure out - but it would have been nice to have an instruction sheet. I highly recommend this rack for anyone that is looking for utility and nice appearance.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rain great addition
This looks a bit commercial but that is what I wanted. Holds mixer and blender with ease. The only complaint is that the photo shows baskets on the side for additional storage. As a matter of fact, the online site recommends the basket, but the ones they show CANNOT fit on the baker's rack. Is anyone minding the store?? very disappointing.
November 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by LMChi Baker's Rack (Silver)
I ordered this online for curbside pick up and wishing I purchased it at the store instead. Pick up was easy and customer service was excellent, but since all the parts where wrapped in plastic for easy transport I did not realize till I got home that the poles where all scratched up and bottom stopper on one of the poles was defective. It wasn't just a few little nicks, it looked like it was used and returned. For an item that cost nearly $200 I was disappointed. I would of returned it, but it's a bit of a drive, so I ended up keeping it, at least it was on sale.
If the poles weren't worn I would of given this item more stars for the size and amount of storage.
Highly recommend purchasing at the store so you can inspect the parts before heading out.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Life Changer
I live in NYC and have one of those kitchens lacking any counter space. Cooking was such a chore, running bowls in and out of the dining room, cutting out there, etc. But this was the perfect addition. It's stable, it's useful, and it looks great. And the price can't be beat (trust me, I tried). You will not regret this purchase. If you need it, get it.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by TheElle Super sturdy - Extra Counter Space in a tight spot
This was so easy to assemble and added a great sturdy work space in my small kitchen. It is the perfect height to be extra counter space and I got the butcher block top so I can prepare food on it. I store my small appliances on the shelves for easy access. It has already become an essential part of my kitchen.
April 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by buzzcook Wonderful addition to my kitchen!
I love this baker's rack! It was exactly what I was looking for and the chrome color matches all of my kitchen appliances. The butcher block is heavy-duty and beautiful. The hooks make storing pans so much easier and saves so much needed kitchen space. I can't wait to find more attachments to make my kitchen even more user friendly.
April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by happybaker2 The Perfect Unplanned Purchase!
I went to the Container Store in Scottsdale planning to buy an office paper sorter. While walking the aisles of the store, I happened upon this baker's rack. I had always wanted a sturdy, space-saving, nice-looking yet affordable baker's rack. And there it was!!
I bought it, we set it up that same night and honestly, it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I am thrilled with the quality, appearance and ease of assembly of this baker's rack. I'm so happy with it that I plan to buy an InterMetro shelving unit as well.!!! Kudos to InterMetro for a quality product and The Container Store employees for their excellent advice and assistance.
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by VRusso Custom Baker's Rack
Strong, stable and fits additional appliances you need at hand...dealing with the Container Store reps was truly a pleasure.
March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MegaMega Amazing utility for your kitchen!!
I purchased the InterMetro Baker's Rack over three years ago. It has traveled with me from my first New York City apartment to my current apartment and it is the most perfect piece of furniture in my kitchen! I haven't purchased any new pieces since my initial buy, but I've been dying to add a wine rack shelf to my unit.
The butcher block top is perfect for preparing meals and the hooks hold my spare mugs, oven mits, whatever I need. The design is nice and slim at 12" depth and doesn't take up much space in the slim kitchens you find so often in New York apartments. The adjustable feet for floor incline/decline is perfect considering a lot of Brooklyn's buildings seem to offer a slant.
This Baker's Rack is a dream and I can't imagine my kitchen without it!
March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ApartmentLiving Great Kitchen Add-On
I live in a small apartment and don't have much counter space. I purchased this baker's rack as a solution and couldn't be happier. I have products in jars on the top rack, so I have more space on my actual counters. I also have the wine rack and one regular shelf underneath, which are great space-savers and look great! The chopping block itself is wonderful - I cut things right on it. It's easy to clean. I treat it with wood oil once every few months to keep it soft and to the stain I want.
March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kartoffel Great Investment!
The baker's rack is the perfect solution to my kitchen needs. It gave me the extra storage space I needed while complimenting my decor.
March 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SwirlyAtNY Excellent!
Love this Bakers Rack with wine rack. I have limited counter space and this rack provides much needed space. It was very easy to put together. Looks very nice and it's just the right height.
January 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lavenderboozer Great bakers rack!
A very good purchase! Unbelievably sturdy (husband sat on the top shelf- he's 6ft tall, 230lbs!!). Not shaky or rickety in the least. I have our toaster oven on the butcher block top, pans & lids fit nicely on the hang rack, other small appliances on the two bottom shelves and still room for canisters on top. I love all the counter & cabinet space this has freed up! I just ordered the locking casters , more hooks and seriously thinking about a hanging basket...
October 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Free Great Addition to a small space
The bakers rack is a wonderful addition to our small space. Easy to put together with no need for tools -- and great looking and sturdy.
August 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CityLiving Great Product!
Easy to put together, looks nice and is very functional. Perfect to add storage and counterspace to our tiny new york city kitchen.
August 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PolymerGal Excellent storage system
The Intermetro Baker's rack is amazing! It is quickly assembled (took about 30 minutes) with no tools required (although my Elfa rubber mallet did come in handy rather than using my hand) and incredibly sturdy. The shelves provide excellent for canisters of dry goods (flour, sugar, etc), and the butcher block top is thick and well-made. I especially liked how the Container Store folks packed it in several boxes so that I could easily get everything into my apartment. Love this system!
April 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lily80 Great pantry storage
Bought an extra 8"D shelf for pantry items instead of hanging utensils as suggested by the package.
You can fit many of the OXO Pop canisters on the shallow shelves, so it's great as a pantry. The butcher top is very good quality. I added 4 non-locking casters for mobility. The combination was expensive, but it's absolutely versatile and functional!
March 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kukush Exactly what I needed......very happy
I Love Baking and cooking and I needed more space to put my tools, so I decided to go to the store (that I frequently visit and shop..mmmm.... I don't think my husband loves that part sooo much).
So with the help of and employee, he help me to design exactly what a needed; because we made a few changes. So I can tell you that I I'm very happy, now we are moving to our own house so I already found the perfect place to put it :)
February 8, 2011