6 Stylish Cookbook Holders That Will Make You Wish You Had One Sooner

It's time to dust off your favorite cookbook and put it to use. Part of me hates using my iPhone or iPad when I have to pull up recipes. My electronics always end up dirty, or I forget where I placed my phone on the countertop! With a cookbook holder, you won't experience these issues. In fact, keeping your cookbook on a stand creates countertop space for your kitchen gadgets.

Some resort to tablet holders, but these cookbook stands are cute and perfect for displaying on tabletops and countertops. Most cookbook stands are so adorable that you're going to leave them out as decor!

6 Stylish Cookbook Holders for the Kitchen

Best Metal Option

1. Cookbook Holder - 3R Studios

Cookbook Holder - 3R Studios
Target

3R Studios has a gorgeous metal cookbook stand available at Target. It looks like something my grandma would've had back in the good ol' days. I love that there are weighted metal pieces to hold the pages down.

Best for Heavy Books Under $20

2. Lipper International Bamboo/Acrylic Cookbook Holder

Lipper International Bamboo/Acrylic Cookbook Holder
Amazon

This bamboo cookbook has an acrylic shield to hold pages down. It's pretty sturdy, a customer said she uses the holder stand for a textbook. If it can hold a heavy textbook, it will surely hold your heavy cookbooks.

Use it for large recipe cards as well.

Most Stylish

3. Free-Standing Tripar

Tri Par Stand
Walmart

The swirl design is timeless and cute. It is foldable, so store it in your drawer when you're not using it.

This kitchen decor would also look lovely in the living room if you want to have a special book on display.

Best for Maximizing Space 

4. Plew Plew Cookbook Recipe Book Holder

Plew Plew - Cookbook Recipe Book Holder,
Amazon

Plew Plew's stainless-steel recipe holder is a great choice if you need to maximize your kitchen counter space as much as possible. Mount this one on your wall, and you'll have more space for your cutting board and cookware. It's definitely a great alternative if you're not a fan of the wooden cookbook holders.

It'll also work as an iPad stand.

Best Overall

5. OXO Good Grips Pop-Up Cookbook Holder

OXO Good Grips Pop-Up Cookbook Holder
Amazon

After going through customer reviews, I am impressed by this recipe book stand. It can hold hardcover books that look fairly heavy. If you don't want to display your cookbook on your island every day, this one is for you. It's foldable for easy storage.

Best Under $15

6. Bamboo Book Stand,wishacc Adjustable Book Holder Tray and Page Paper Clips-Cookbook Reading Desk Portable Sturdy Lightweight Bookstand-Textbooks Books

cookbook holder
Amazon

This $15 best seller is a great budget-friendly option. Choose between four sizes. You'll love the multi-angle standing options.

cookbook holder
Amazon

Cookbook holders are lovely gift ideas for the chef in your life. They're very useful kitchen accessories, especially for someone who uses family recipes written down on paper. For those who get recipes online, tablet stands are great options.

Be sure also to consider other home decors to maximize kitchen space. Paper towel and napkin holders make a world of difference, and utensil holders keep all of your kitchen tools organized and out of the way.

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This post was originally published on October 14, 2019.

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