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Everyone knows how important it is to have an organised kitchen. If you are wondering if a knife block is necessary for your kitchen, you should consider that it will not only be a valuable tool for keeping your kitchen knives organised, but it will also help to keep your knives in good shape by preventing them from rubbing against each other. In addition the knife storage block is a secure method for storing knife sets and will keep you and your family safe from accidents in the kitchen.
Not only is a knife block practical and convenient, but a stylish knife block will be a fashionable addition to your kitchen accessories.
Apart from being a practical tool for keeping your kitchen organised, a designer knife block will stand out as a professional and stylish interior detail in your kitchen.
For a modern kitchen aesthetic, why not choose a knife stand set in white or black? Or for traditional kitchen interiors, a classic oak knife block may be an appealing choice for you.
Kitchen knife blocks come in a variety of shapes, styles and materials and so you may be wondering what kitchen knife block is the right one for your needs. Before coming to your decision, you should consider how many knives you will be storing as well as the size of the knife blades as this can help determining if you want a knife block with individual slots, or if you want a universal knife blade that fits all sizes.
Knife blocks come in a variety of styles and shapes. You will find 3 of the most common types below.
The knife block with slots is a popular option. These knife blocks have small splits for the knife blades which are normally in several sizes so that each individual knife stands fixed in place.
A universal knife block allows you to fit knives of all size. Some universal knife blocks have many compacted and removable rods, which hold the knives upright and secure.
If you are looking for a modern knife block, perhaps a magnetic knife block set will appeal to you. Similarly to the magnetic knife strip, the magnetic knife block holds use magnets to secure the knives. The design also elegantly shows off your knife blades which is both stylish and also makes it easier to choose the knife size you need.
Knife blocks come in a variety of materials such as wood, bamboo and stainless steel. The key to choosing the best knife block material is quality.
A wooden knife block is a popular choice and has a classic and traditional aesthetic. You will want to choose a hard wood, such as oak, as it will do less damage to your knives and will last longer.
Bamboo is an environmentally friendly option and is becoming increasingly popular material for interior products. It has a natural appearance which makes it an attractive choice.
Stainless steel knife blocks are long lasting and can give your kitchen a professional look. It is a material that is easy to clean and sanitize making it a hygienic option. If you already have kitchen storage in stainless steel such storage jars or bread bins, it could be the perfect option for you as they will beautifully match for a unified and modern feeling.
For a unified look, choose a knife set and block from top brands such as Eva Solo and Robert Welch. Professional knife block sets normally come with different knife sizes and types from your long bread knives to your small vegetable knives and even the tiniest peeling knives. Not only do kitchen knife block sets look stylish and proffessional, but the best knife block set will also ensure that your kitchen knives stay in good condition, as they are designed to perfectly fit each size knife with exactly the right amount of space.
Store your knife block in an accessible place where it will be easy to reach when you are chopping. If you are short on space, an upright knife block will be a space-efficient way to store your knives.
For safety measures, place your kitchen knife block closer to the back of the counter top away from the edge and out of reach from children to ensure there is no chance of it falling off and causing an accident.