A Cookbook Stand Makes Dinner Easy (and Saves Your Phone Screen From Smudges)

Lauren Joseph
·2 min read

I cannot, in good conscience, advise you to stop cooking from online recipes on your phone because I work at a recipe website. But if you read our spring cookbook review and, like me, you're dying to make Betty Liu's scallion flower buns, fresh out of My Shanghai, and Bavel's mushroom tabbouleh, and also the wok-fried poke from Cook Real Hawai'i, a cookbook stand might be a necessary supplemental purchase.

A cookbook stand raises your new gorgeous books to the height they deserve (and the height that's safe from saucy countertop spills). And it just might entice you to use your existing cookbook collection more often instead of searching for yet another chicken recipe online. There are stands slim enough to hide in a cabinet when you're not using them, stands wide enough to hold your morning paper, stands with adjustable angles for the persnickety reader, and stands that can also hold a photo frame or calendar for more versatility. Read on for some of our favorites.

The minimalist

This model is sleek enough to stay totally out of your way while it's empty. (Bonus: Use it as a pasta drying rack.)

Yamazaki Home Tosca Cookbook Stand

$18.00, Amazon

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The stylish guy

This groovy stand looks like a stylish recliner for your cookbook. The external layer is purposefully rusted, giving it a unique patina especially well-suited to modern kitchens.

Modern Cookbook Stand

$48.00, Etsy

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The customizable one

At 12 inches wide with three degrees of tilt, this stand is ideal for more than just cookbooks. Put your tablet up there for dinnertime Zoom calls, rest your newspaper on it while you enjoy your morning coffee, or use it as an easel during your virtual art class.

Bamboo Cookbook Stand

$29.00, Bed Bath & Beyond

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The under $10

This inexpensive gilded cookbook stand doubles as a stand for framed photos or a calendar, and is thin enough that you can easily tuck it into a cabinet when you need extra counter space.

Gold Cookbook Stand

$18.00, Amazon

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The multitasker

This clever stand from knife brand Victorinox (makers of one of our favorite chef's knives) turns around to reveal a 13-slot knife block.

Victorinox Swivel Knife Block With Tablet/Cookbook Stand

$52.00, Food52

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The farmhouse feel

This handmade wooden cookbook stand has major rustic appeal. If you wanted to give it as a gift, it would go great alongside a classic farmhouse cookbook, like Annemarie Ahearn's Modern Country Cooking.

Rustic Wooden Cookbook Holder

$42.00, Etsy

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Originally Appeared on Epicurious