As you all know, I love to cook. And, being that I love to cook, I have made sure that I have a very well-equipped kitchen. I am a firm believer that one cannot have too many wooden spoons or silicon spatulas. And this theory has kinda / sorta posed a bit of a space problem on my countertops. Both are housed in vintage butter crocks, but along with my knives and espresso maker on the counter as well, the counter was too crowded and there was no surface area to work.
Something had to be done. I needed to “de-clutter” the countertop, but there was no way I was going to get rid of anything. Which lead me to my “reposition” theory.
I had grown tired of my knife block, and frankly, that hunk of wood took up a lot of space. I tried to find a home for my knives in a drawer, but there was no room in the inn.
Then I tried the ole hang them on the backslash with a magnet strip. I like the way that looks. So I went out, bought one of those strips, attached it to the wall, and carefully positioned my knives on it. But it just so happened that when I pulled a knife off to use it, I ended up pulling the entire thing off the wall, knives included. No work-y.
And then this thing came into my life. This really great, wooden knife storage unit, that has a swivel.
This is exactly what I needed; I could attach it underneath the top of my prep table, and swivel it out whenever I need to use a knife.
Made perfect sense. Still does. So handy, and the knives are out of sight, and off the countertop.
This might be one of my favorite kitchen storage tools yet. The swivel, under the prep table, knife block.
Why didn’t I think of this sooner? I don’t know, but I sure am happy to have it now. A new nook for my knives.