It can be hard to hold open a cookbook—or prop open a tablet—while trying to cook. A cookbook stand can help keep recipe books clean and in easy view. In a smaller living space, like an apartment or condo, it also wins back precious countertop space.
We’ve chosen some of our favorites.
Three Size Choices
A classic, standard pick. Amazon
This bamboo cookbook holder—11 by 0.39 by 8.5 inches—is stable, lightweight, stain-resistant, and easy to wipe clean. It can be propped up at five different angles and has two retractable arms to hold cookbooks—or a laptop or tablet—open.
Perfect For A Barn-Style Home
In addition to propping up books, it’s also great for storing magazines. Amazon
This cookbook stand would look great in a rustic, modern barn home. It can either be mounted to the wall, or propped up via a durable foot in the back, like a picture frame—and it folds flat when not in use.
Sleek And Stylish
If you want an elegant upgrade, look no further. Amazon
With a brassy finish and easel-like style, this stand would look beautiful in a contemporary or mid-century modern kitchen. This cookbook stand can also double as a display shelf for artwork or ceramic.
Everything Clearly In View
Keep your device safe from spills. Amazon
To truly protect cookbooks, laptops, and tablets, this acrylic stand is the best bet. Books are propped up and held open between two ends of a bent sheet of acrylic, with the taller side shielding the surface, and easily wiped down when dirty. Recipes are easily legible through the clear material.