Post # 1
Fiance and I recently found an apartment that he is living in until the wedding. Hive-keeper me is planning my attack on how to go in and organize everything next month 😉 The kitchen is brand spankin new and is very nice, but there are only a few (maybe 3) drawers in the place, and about a hundred cabinets. I would like to avoid storing utensils in the drawers if there is something cute and better for the cabinets out there!
Post # 3
Pinterest has a ton, have you looked on there for some ideas?
Post # 4
You could store them in jars upright in the cabinets.
I’ve never had a big kitchen – the most drawers i’ve ever had is 2 – and we always just put them in the drawer! But then, we didn’t have many cabinets, either!
Post # 5
We have some like the ones shown here: http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Food-Prep-Gadgets/Utensils-Crocks/Jumbo-Stainless-Utensil-Holder-103224799.htm
Ours are black and the wires are finer and closer together but this gives you a little idea. We have a ton of silverware because we cook at home all the time. We like these because we didn’t need to start a second silverware drawer and they take up very little counter space but they could go into a cabinet as well. We picked the wire/mesh ones over the solid ones because it’s easier to get any debris and dust out, just dump the silverware out once every week or two and run a paper towel over the whole thing, inside and out.
Post # 6
@crayfish: +1 – they’d look really cute in glass jars!!
Also, we store the bigger utensils (wood spoons, spatulas, etc.) in a utensil jar on the counter. Do you have enough counter space for that?
Post # 7
This is what a lot of restaurants do:
Post # 8
If I were going to store utensils in a cupoard, I would find a clear acrylic box so I could see what was in each container.
Jars or vases with utensils stored upright might work if the shelves can e moved far enough apart.
Post # 9
We have ours in a colorful glass jar/vase on the counter. Our is in shades of blues but it is shaped like this one:
Post # 10
We have a wire jar with bamboo utensils next to the stove, and a solid metal canister with all the metal utensils on the bakers rack nearby. The bakers rack is for our dishes – the cupboards are too small to fit our plates!
Post # 11
We don’t have any drawers in our kitchen! I know. We’re renting the house for super duper cheap and it was one thing we just kind of felt we could deal with. And we do.
@fishbone: We use these exactly. They’re kind of a pain in the butt if the spoon/knife/fork tries to go through the side though. We got them from Walmart for a few bucks. I originally got them for our cooking utensils until we outgrew it and got a bigger better one.
Post # 12
I have a peg board that I hang some things on.
I have our wooden spoons in a glass water pitcher
Post # 13
@Loribeth: It’s so Julia Child! I love it!
I have two of these (red and purple) on my counter:
Ikea also has a really good and cheap wall system for utensils as well!
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Mine are in a crock on the counter.
Post # 15
I keep my good utensils in a crock on the counter and the ugly ones in a drawer!
Post # 16
At one point I used a square utensil cady from Crate & Barrel – it worked great! I will try to post a picture. I’m not using it anymore and could sell it to you if you’re interested.