Book Holders: Buy a Cookbook Stand or Recipe Holder Online
If you're like me, your kitchen is filled to the brim with cookbooks. Some of them are precious hand-me-downs from Mom or Grandma, some were carefully chosen at the local bookstore, and many of them cost you a pretty penny.
Investing in a cookbook stand will give you easy, hands-free access to all of your cherished recipes. Some cookbook stands are also designed to protect your cookbook from unwanted food spills and splatters. For the most part, they are affordable, functional, and many are designed to blend in with your kitchen décor.
Be sure that you purchase a cookbook stand that will accommodate the types of cookbooks that you have, as some stands are better with heavy books or paperbacks than others.
Clear Solutions Jumbo Cookbook Holder
The Clear Solutions Jumbo Cookbook Holder is crafted from cherrywood with an acrylic splatter shield. Its large dimensions (the shield measures 15.75" X 12" and the base measures 15.75" X 6") will nicely accommodate everything from The Joy of Cooking to a simple piece of paper. Despite its size, it folds flat for easy storage. And Cook's Illustrated has rated this made-in-the-USA cookbook stand the as the best of the best.
Bartelt Cookbook Stand
This Bartelt cookbook stand is made of alder wood and includes an acrylic splash guard. Despite its hefty size (1.8 x 10.2 x 12.6 inches), it folds flat for easy storage. The stand has three slots to adjust for the size of the book, and the wide base ensures that the books will not fall over. A few users have reported difficulty in using this with books that don't lay flat.
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Umbra 330201-158 Cooknook Cookbook Holder
This handy cookbook stand excels in both form and function. It attaches to the bottom of your cabinets to keep your counter space uncluttered, and folds back for hidden storage when you're not using it. It is made of both plastic and chrome, and includes a handy magnetic recipe card holder as well. The stand measures 8 by 9-1/2 by 2 inches, and it will require 11 inches of clearance under the cabinet to fold it away properly. Caution if using this to hold heavy cookbooks - some users with older cabinets with press wood flooring have reported screws popping out of the cabinets.
Prepara Chef's Center Cookbook Holder
This nifty little cookbook stand comes with an acrylic splash guard, pullout table of measurements, and sits on a lazy susan base for 360 degree viewing. The stand also includes a multi-adjustable support to allow for different book thicknesses and viewing angles. It's the right size at approximately 12.2 x 10 x 2.6 inches, and folds flat for easy storage. Some users have reported that heavy cookbooks do not work well with this stand as the base is too light and the unit falls over.
Red Rooster Chicken Kitchen Cookbook Stand
If your kitchen is decorated in country style, this is the perfect cookbook stand for you. It's made of enamel-coated wrought iron, and measures 17" tall X 14" wide x 9.5" deep. Although it does not come with an acrylic splash guard, it has two heavy metal balls on chains that will keep your cookbook open to your recipe. Additional kitchen accessories in the red rooster motif are also available.
Spectrum 44110 Black Scroll Metal Cookbook Holder
This is the perfect cookbook stand if you are a minimalist who prefers form over function. It is the perfect basic holder for a novice cook. It holds hardback books well, but struggles a bit with paperbacks or very heavy cookbooks. Regardless, it looks stylish sitting on your counter, and has several other matching kitchen accessories available.
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