Knives form an important part of your kitchen and need to be stored in a safe place and give you easy access too. Until now you would have been storing your knives in a drawer where it is quite difficult to pick out the one that you want to use from among many of them big and small. It was easier to get hurt in the process too. You were also probably storing the knives in a knife block that was bulky and took a lot of your counter space.
Not anymore. A magnetic knife holder saves you time and trouble by being mounted over your head. It is strong and sturdy, attractive-looking and very easy to pick out the knives from. You may also have beautiful knives that you would like to show-off to everyone. The magnetic knife holder serves this purpose too.
There are different types of magnetic knife holder – wood, bamboo and stainless steel holders to name a few.
Wooden Magnetic Knife Holder
The wooden magnetic knife holder has a strong, in-built magnet that holds the knives firmly. It is generally made of heavy oak but can be made of any other wood too. It is quite easy to install. Just using a power drill and two screws is all that you have to do to fix it to the wall. It adorns any kind of kitchen big or small and adds value to it. A minor disadvantage here would be that it may be easier to mount it on your wooden cabinet than on the wall. This may be due to the heaviness of the wood.
Bamboo Magnetic Knife Holder
A cool and attractive tool, the bamboo magnetic knife holder is preferred by some people due to its great ability to keep the knife edges safe from nicks. Sometimes, you may be worried about the cogging of the holder due to which all the knives will not get accommodated on it. This may be adjusted by fixing the holder at an angle, so that the full capacity of the holder can be utilized. Tough magnets make up this bamboo magnetic knife holder and the price is also reasonable.
The stainless steel magnetic knife holder is heavy yet has several advantages. It can hold the heavy butcher knives easily. The beautiful design of this knife holder is complemented by the smooth stainless steel finish. It is a safe option for your kitchen. Though a bit pricey, the investment in a stainless steel knife holder is worth every penny spent on it because not only does it add to the aesthetic value of your kitchen and home but it also helps in keeping your children safe. Initially, you may feel a little uneasy retrieving the knives from the holder but it is just a matter of practice and very soon you will prefer this to pulling out knives from the drawer. It comes in many sizes to suit kitchens of any size.
When you have such an easy-to-use tool in your kitchen to help you with saving storage space, it is important that you take good care of it so that it lasts a lifetime.
Here’s a few tips for you:
Make sure to install the knife holder at a height that cannot be reached by the little ones at home.
After every use, clean the knife and ensure dryness before putting it back on the holder.
As for taking care of the magnetic knife holder, wipe it with a damp cloth and then with a dry cloth quite often to keep it clean and dry.
Ensure that the holder is fixed properly in place so as to avoid its falling down.