(Closed) alternative utensil storage?

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Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pinterest has a ton, have you looked on there for some ideas?

Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@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
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is what a lot of restaurants do:

Post # 8
46376 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We don’t have any drawers in our kitchen! Surprised 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
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a peg board that I hang some things on.

I have our wooden spoons in a glass water pitcher 

Post # 13
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Mine are in a crock on the counter.

Post # 15
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I keep my good utensils in a crock on the counter and the ugly ones in a drawer!

Post # 16
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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