Knife Storage - Ways to Store your Kitchen Knives
Knife storage - Knife blocks, magnetic knife bars and drawer/counter
inserts all have one thing in common: they store your kitchen cutlery.
Yet while this may not seem like a big deal, when you consider how sharp
knives are, you realize that storing them away not only protects the sharpness
to the blades, it also keeps them away from small children and pets.
Japanese knives are fragile
If you buy a Japanese knife, blades are thinner than the traditional
Western blade and therefore more fragile. Ultra sharp knives like Global
or a Kershaw Kai Shun knife can remain so only if, yes, sharpened, but
also if protected from being tossed around in a silverware drawer.
Chefs stainless magnetic knife bar, knife block sets and drawer units
- KNIFE BLOCK SET - To counter the indiscriminate tossing, find a storage
system that works for you. Knife block sets are great. Not only do they
provide you the needed safety and storage, they also free up drawer
space in the kitchen. For convenience, knives are ready and can be easily
grabbed for whatever cutlery task is required. Knife blocks are also
stylish, adding decoration to the counter or kitchen island. You can
buy them in wood or stainless steel.
- MAGNETIC KNIFE BAR - Many people prefer this storage system because
knives look great lined-up and secured and knife access is convenient.
However, shop for knife bars with strong magnetic grips. Two to consider
The Chef's Stainless Magnetic Knife Bar -This knife bar measures 14"
by 2.5" and is a wall-mounted magnetic strip, crafted of stainless
steel, that grips blades firmly but releases easily when you grasp the
Global Wall Magnet in 16", 20" or 32"
- DRAWER UNITS - A couple of options exist. You can look for expandable
drawer trays with knife racks or buy a simple knife drawer insert. The
difference between the two is that the expandable drawer tray with knife
rack includes space for both silverware and slots for your kitchen cutlery.
The other kind is designed just for knives. Global makes a few storage
units like this designed to safely store expensive knives and keep them
The Global 5 slot knife tray holds 5 Global knives up to 8" long.
Global also makes an excellent steak knife holder that can accommodate
up to four steak knives.
Global Knife Tray