Knives are some of the most important kitchen items yet some of the most dangerous considering they are ever sharp. If you are not organized around the kitchen so you knives lie everywhere your risks of being cut are increased. Whereas kitchen drawers serve as storage places for most people, you still risk cutting yourself especially when removing the knife from the drawer. Wooden blocks were introduced to make a safer better place for the knives to rest. They however take up considerable space on your counter and they could also breed bacteria as a result of water from the knife blades that is hard to dry.
Getting a magnetic knife holder is one of the best things you can do for your kitchen. To begin with the magnetic bars and strips do not need any space on your counter; you place on the ideal place on your kitchen wall where you can reach easily and stick them just as easy once finished or once you wash the knives. The fact that the magnetic holders remain in open air means bacteria can not breed because the knives dry very fast. They also create an organized neat look in your kitchen and you can always have your knives handy without risking cuts. But you of course must choose the best to enjoy the benefits.
The materials – Magnetic knife holders can be made of stainless steel, aluminum, plastic or wood. The material used for the strip can determine the overall look of the holder and you can choose according to the décor you prefer for your kitchen. It is also important that you choose a surface material that will serve your needs for long.
Magnet strength – The fact that your knives will be hanging from a magnet only means that the strength of the magnets on your strip should be good enough. Remember knives can have different sizes and weights since the magnet should be able to hold them up without risks of falling off. Always settle for a holder with highest magnetic strength to avoid disappointment.
Bar length – It is highly unlikely that you will only have one knife in your kitchen. When buying you holder, choose a length that can hold all or most of the knives you use regularly. Most strips are ten inches in length but you can find one as long as 24 inches so multiple knives can be hang at a go. The options are numerous you will definitely find something that is most ideal.
Installation – You really should also choose a knife holder that you can easily install where you need it around the kitchen. Some types require drilling and fastening onto the walls where some only need a string adhesive to stick them onto the walls. A good holder will come with all accessories needed for the installation so you do not have to make extra purchases to install. Choose an installation method you feel is best for your walls and functionality of the knife holder.