Were Do You Keep Your Kitchen Knives?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I have wanted a good place to put my kitchen knives for a while. I have been keeping them in my drawer with all of my other utensils knowing that this could be dangerous for anyone digging around in the drawer. I hate knife blocks because they take up valuable space on the counter. Several months ago I bought a magnetic strip for knifes at IKEA. I went to hang it up, but couldn't find a spot for it so it went out in the garage. As I was cleaning out my garage this month I came across it and was reminded that I need to find a better place for my knives. My almost 2 year old has reached the height that he can get into the drawer with the knives, which has made me nervous. I have been thinking all week about where I can hang this magnetic knife holder when it finally came to me! I have a spot above my stove that would be perfect. I removed my pot holders that were hanging there and voila! Out of reach of kids, but easily accessable to me!
Where to you keep your kitchen knives?

5 comments :

  1. Um, unsafely in the silverware drawer, and in a counter-hogging knife caddy. I need somethin' like that - good idea.

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  2. In a small knife block that keeps the blade sharp, the knifes handy and most of all, in an unused corner behind the dish drainer. But once upon a time when there were small children running about the knife block was on top of my fridge, which is where I still keep my second knife block that stores my steak knives.
    Would love one of the magnetic ones, but this is tiny kitchen and there isn't one single wall where I could hang the darn thing. Too bad your's looks great!
    Hugs,
    Vikki

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  3. Thanks for the comments Vikki. I think that is very practical to keep knives in a block that sharpenes them. I like to keep my knives dull because I am so clumbsy. I too don't use coupons because they are mostly for overprocessed foods. People automatically assume that because I am thrifty, I must use coupons.

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  4. I read somewhere recently that most kitchen knife accidents are caused by dull knives. It's because they take more pressure and force to make a cut, and that can lead to accidents. We just got new kitchen knives, and I have to tell you, I totally understand that now. They are super sharp and it takes little to no pressure to slice a tomato or whatever.

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  5. Hi! New here and poking around.

    We just got the niftiest knife holder. It goes under the counter and swivels out - Wusthof Under Cabinet Knife Block. Pitched that old counter hog right into the trash bucket.

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