Whatever the work at hand it’s always easier when you have the right tool. When you are cutting cotton fabric a pair of scissors will do the job while if it’s polyester a hot knife is the preferred cutting tool. It’s no different in the kitchen – you need a paring knife to peel potatoes because a butcher’s knife won’t really do the job.
The same holds true for knife storage – there are all sorts of knife racks and blocks you can use but for some reason most people toss all of their knives into a gadget drawer and call it done. You wouldn’t use the wrong tool to do the job so why do you use an inefficient method to store your kitchen cutlery? It could simply be that you are not aware of all of the effective and innovative knife storage options designed to protect your cutlery.
A knife block may be the most common way to store knives- they are very handy when placed on a countertop where you are cooking. The only drawback is that the knives you most often use may not fit in the block as the slots are designed to hold specific knives. The Kapoosh® knife storage system offers an innovative solution as it can house knives and cutlery of all shapes and sizes plus the insert is dishwasher safe. It can be almost impossible to remove dirt, dust and food residue from a conventional knife block.
Another popular knife storage method is a wall mounted magnetic knife rack. The drawback to this method is that you must first have available wall space and you must be comfortable with the fact that the knife blades are exposed. Another option is to invest in individual knife protectors.