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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Magnetic Knife Rack

I have always wanted a nice magnetic knife rack.

It's right up there next to a hanging pot rack.

Well, just like a hanging pot rack, I always thought that I'd never be able to accommodate one in my tiny kitchen.

Well, then I actually looked into some.

And I found some knife racks are actually magnetic on BOTH SIDES, which meant that I could attach it to my fridge!

How cool is that?

The answer?

Very cool.

No more knife block.  Man I really hate knife blocks.  ESPECIALLY in a small kitchen where every appliance's footprint needs to be weighed carefully.  Counter space is at a premium, so that's why my butcher's block prep station is literally INUNDATED with hanging or otherwise suspended tools all within easy reach.

To some, I'm sure this looks quite cluttered.  To them I merely say you need to see just how small my kitchen is.


Anyway, this knife rack I bought from an Etsy shop, and it is 100% hand-made.  One of the nicest features about it is the fact that - unlike many knife racks - this one is not finished with a varnish or is made out of a metal or similarly damageable material.  Nope, this is 100% wood and is treated with a food-safe mineral oil.

So, my knives only touch food-safe wood, and I don't have to worry about scuffing the rack, nor about dulling the knives.  

It's really quite awesome!

At first, I'll admit, I was a little apprehensive about having a bunch of sharp (really, really sharp) objects all poking upwards.  I am not a graceful human after all.

But I think it would take a very extenuating set of circumstances for there to be an accident occurring with these.

Of course, don't put that past me.  I'm sure I will be the one to break all expectations and be the only one to ever slip, trip and slice myself real good on this.  :)

Until that day, however, isn't it so pretty?!?