8 Knife Holders More Unique Than a Knife Block
Magnetic strips, clear knife holders and even in-drawer blocks are amazing alternatives to the traditional knife block.
Storing knives improperly is one of the ways you’re abusing your knives. You definitely don’t want to keep them loose in the drawer, but is a traditional knife block your only option? Nope! Magnetic strips, clear knife holders and even in-drawer blocks keep your knives conveniently tucked away and may even be cleaner than a traditional knife block (This is why you need to clean your knife block regularly.) These snazzy knife holders definitively deserve a second look.
A favorite of professional chefs and even some of our staff, magnetic knife holders ($15) do a great job of storing your knife collection. Some major benefits here include more counter space and cleaner knifes. A knife block can hold dirt and grease, especially if you forgot to clean a knife thoroughly before putting it back in.
Similar to the magnetic strip, a magnetic block ($51) is another cleaner way to store your knives, as the blades aren’t trapped in a dirty crevice. This bamboo block can hold any magnetic utensils, so store your kitchen shears here, too. It’s easy to keep clean and doesn’t take up too much space on the counter.
Universal Knife Block
The universal knife block ($34) uses the same flex rods as the Kapoosh, but it looks similar to a traditional knife block. A nice plus here is that it allows you to store your knives in any spot. The rods won’t dull the blades, and they’re top-rack dishwasher safe.
Spartan Knife Block
OK, this one made us chuckle. How creative is this Spartan knife holder ($70)? This version holds six knives (plus a sharpener) and is an excellent conversation piece.
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