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 This patent application claims the benefit of Provisional Patent Application No. 60/287,253 filed on Apr. 27, 2001.
 This invention relates generally to a kitchen utensil and pot lid organizer, and more specifically, to a kitchen utensil and pot lid organizer in the form of a tray for holding kitchen utensils and a lid support for holding the lid in an inclined position from the vertical.
 During the cooking process as a liquid boils, steam is released into the atmosphere. When the liquid is covered during cooking, the liquid condenses on the interior surface of the pot or pan lid. When the cook removes the lid, the condensed liquid drips from the interior surface of the lid. It is conventional practice for the cook to place the lid onto the kitchen countertop or oven top. If the lid is oriented with the inside surface facing down, the condensed liquids run off and drip onto the work surface. Placing a lid face up to prevent liquid run-off is a tricky maneuver, as there is the possibility the cook will suffer a skin burn from the hot lid as it is flipped over.
 The foregoing and other features of the invention will be apparent from the following more particular description of the invention, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters refer to the same parts throughout the different figures. The drawings are not necessarily to scale, emphasis instead being placed upon illustrating the principles of the invention.
 Before describing in detail the particular kitchen utensil and lid organizer in accordance with the present invention, it should be observed that the present invention resides primarily in a novel combination of elements related to a kitchen utensil and lid organizer. Accordingly, the inventive elements have been represented by conventional elements in the drawings, showing only those specific details that are pertinent to the present invention, so as not to obscure the disclosure with structural details that will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art having the benefit of the description herein.
 In one embodiment, the kitchen lid and utensil organizer
 In one embodiment the kitchen lid and utensil organizer
 With the lid
 While the invention has been described with reference to preferred embodiments, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes may be made and equivalent elements may be substituted for elements thereof without departing from the scope of the present invention. The scope of the present invention further includes any combination of the elements from the various embodiments set forth herein. In addition, modifications may be made to adapt a particular situation to the teachings of the present invention without departing from its essential scope thereof. For example, differently sized and shaped lids can be accommodated by appropriate alteration of the orientation of the vertical uprights and the block. Therefore, it is intended that the invention not be limited to the particular embodiment disclosed as the best mode contemplated for carrying out this invention, but that the invention will include all embodiments falling within the scope of the appended claims.