11 Sharp Knife Holders for Your Kitchen
In the market for a sharp new knife holder? Here's a closer look at top-rated magnetic strips, in-drawer storage options and traditional knife blocks.
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Proper Knife Storage
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. Here are the knife holders that made the cut with reviewers!
FYI: You need to clean your knife block regularly.
A favorite of professional chefs and some of our staff, magnetic knife holders like this do a great job of storing your knife collection. Some major benefits here include more counter space and cleaner knives. You can keep our must-have kitchen knives close at hand, too!
Similar to a magnetic strip, a magnetic block is another clean way to store your knives. 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. Don’t forget to keep your knives sharp!
This modern knife block has a sleek design and holds a variety of knife sizes. The clear display looks nice on the counter, while also allowing you to see which knife you’re grabbing. No more guessing!
This universal knife block 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.
Short on counter space? Consider an in-drawer knife block. It fits in a standard kitchen drawer and keeps your knives organized. It can hold 12 knives—with steak knives conveniently stacked on top—plus a sharpener if you have one.
The paneled design of this round magnetic knife block, which holds up to seven knives, allows you to display your knife set like a work of art.
OK, this one made us chuckle. How creative is this Spartan knife holder? This version holds six knives (plus a sharpener) and is an excellent conversation piece.