While a knife block is a more traditional way of storing kitchen knives that most of us are already familiar with, it is not the only way. In fact, knife blocks may actually start growing mold and yeast that can damage your equipment over a long period of time.
If you are ready to look beyond the wooden block, you have come to the right place. This article will teach you creative and space-saving ways to store the essential tools in your kitchen. Read on to learn more!
Magnetic Knife Strip
The magnetic knife strip is commonly found in restaurants and commercial kitchens, and for a good reason. It is both sanitary (no mold here!) and convenient. Usually, they only require a few screws to install and can be hung on any flat, vertical surface in your kitchen (like a wall or cabinet).
They come in a variety of different lengths and finishes, meaning you will always be able to find one that matches the decor of your home and is the correct size for the number of knives you own.
The magnetic knife strip may not be the best option if you have young children at home. To prevent small, curious hands from grabbing sharp blades, a storage method that keeps your knives out of sight and reaches may be a better choice.
Leather Knife Roll
Knife rolls are most commonly used by chefs who travel for work, but there’s no reason you can’t apply this storage method in your home kitchen! Knife rolls are usually made of leather or some other sturdy fabric and have small pockets that each knife can slip in and out of.
This option makes it easy to tuck all of your knives away in a drawer or cabinet without worrying about damaging their blades. And if you’re traveling with your equipment, there is no better option.
Although it is undeniably cool and suitable for transporting your knives, a leather knife roll may not be the most practical option for day-to-day storage since your blades won’t be as easily accessible as other options, which keep them on a countertop or the wall. If you only need one knife, it can be a pain to take them all out.