Asked on Apr 19, 2018

Are command hooks strong enough to hang pans from?

Hillela G.
by Hillela G.
Looking for ways to organize in my small kitchen- thank you!!

  7 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 19, 2018

    Command hooks are rated for the weight they can hold. So check you pan weight before you buy them. Another good solution is a metal wall grid with S-hooks that I have done for clients. And of course the pot rack comes in many sizes, and DIY versions like using an old round strut ladder and S-hooks.

  • Yes they do, let's see if this link goes through.

    They have hooks that hold up to 7 pounds so as long as you are not hanging cast iron skillets, it should work. Hard to find sometimes. Oddly enough, even living in LA with vast shopping opportunities, no one store carries a complete line of their products. Of all places, Camping World is where I have found the best selection - or order on line - Amazon has everything!

  • Nicole Nicole on Apr 19, 2018

    Hi Hillela,

    in all honesty, command hooks have never worked for me (not even the ones that claim to be stronger/for heavier items).

    Then again, I guess it very much depends on the type and/or brand as well as the environment they are used in and surface they are applied on. (hot and humid seems to not be a great environment for them to work in).

    Some people seem to swear by them - I am just done chancing it!

    I tend to like these tension rod or small curtain rod ideas, where the rod gets installed on the wall or under a cabinet and pots, pans etc. can be hung from that with s-hooks.

    In any case, I wish you all the best and good luck!

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 19, 2018

    I think that everything but cast iron should hold on them. Needles also hold up to 9 lbs, just fyi. You probably don't want needles for pot holders, but that info might come in handy some day  I put twist ties in my pot handles to make it easier to hang them without struggling to get the command hook in them. Also, there are different size command hooks also. The larger ones would probably be much easier to manage handles holes and weight too.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 05, 2022

    Hi Hillela, hope this helps you out. The answer to your question is yes 😊. Here is a link to help you choose the type of command hooks you will need for this project.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 05, 2022

    Cast Iron probably not.