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Knife Block Dilemma Solved!

Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
edited 7:45AM in EggHead Forum
I had a problem with my knives and think I found a pretty good solution.

Like many people I have a bunch of knives of different makes and models and need a place to store them. I wanted to get them out of the drawer where they all liked unhappily together in a clashing, potentially dangerous mess. I wanted to put them in a knife block but was concerned that the different types/sizes of knives would make finding a block with the right sized holes difficult. And what if I found some other "must have" knives that I liked better than my current collection?

Check this out:

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Without the knives:

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Without the block:

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The "block" is made out of a mass of very small plastic rods that allow unlimited placement of the knives. Currently I have my most used knives in the lower right corner, but if I want I can change their location!

I bought it for about $30 at (of all places) Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Here's a photo of my Boos Butcher Block cutting boards, also:

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Have fun with your tools!

John

Comments

  • I want it! I want it! Whining "I WANT IT NOW!!" That is AMAZING!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,382
    That's a terrific storage idea! Thanks, John and I love that stack of cutting boards too. BTW in the same vein of protection if you ever travel with your good knifes like to an Eggfest or to a buddies house you might consider these Knife Safes.
    IMG_2303.jpg

    Here's the source:
    http://www.knifemerchant.com/products.asp?manufacturerID=115&mtype=20#499
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,956
    Lab Rat,

    I got one of that style for Christmas.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    That is very cool. Much better than the limits of a wood block.

    I like keeping mine on a mag rack so I can see which knife I need and grab it.

    IMG00186.jpg

    Obviously this isn't a good solution for ceramics.
  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    Fidel,

    I liked the idea of the magnetic strip, but decided it wouldn't work with our kitchen arrangement.

    How do you like the Shun knives with the Alton's Angle?

    John
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Those knives take a little time to get used to, but they are very nice to use. I find that I don't use my index finger as a top brace for a little torque with these knives like I do the Henckels.

    I love your block, but my wife would kill me if I took anymore counter space.
  • momcooksmomcooks Posts: 247
    I have 2. Love them. Especially since my knives are not a 'set'
  • momcooksmomcooks Posts: 247
    While ceramic knives cut well, they give you so many warnings you're afraid to use them. You need to cut straight up and down, be careful not to chip them. I rarely use mine.
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    Interesting product. Is there any chance of the knives inadvertently hitting each other?

    I bought a bunch of plastic guards for my good knives (Shun, Global, etc.) - black flexible plastic from the local "Sur la Table" that you slip over the blade and permits them to be placed willy-nilly in a drawer. Very easy and no space issue on a small counter. I let my spouse use the junk knives in the block sitting on the counter - I have to sharpen them about once a month and it drives my nuts.
  • Rooster KRooster K Posts: 416
    I have had one of these Kapoosh blocks for several years and it works great.
  • There is not much of a chance of the blades inadvertently hitting each other. Once you insert a knife into the block the thin plastic rods surround the blade. If you insert a knive vertically there is no lateral movement, but you can move the knife vertically once inside the block. You can also insert a blade horizontally. One thing to mention is unless they have come out with longer blocks since I have had mine they will only protect the first 9" of blade.
  • LerxstLerxst Posts: 17
    http://www.benchcrafted.com/magbloks.htm

    I use this for my Shuns. Incredibly nice finish and you could use it for ceramics.
  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    Wow! Those are beautiful! I liked the idea of the magnetic strip, but the wife is concerned about the kitchen's decor.

    These would be great - plus wouldn't have the potential to scratch the blades.
  • I only have one Boos Block, but it is the best cutting board that I have ever owned.

    -Charlie
    Tallahassee, FL
  • By the way. Food TV uses Boos Blocks, but lately I have noticed that the name is up side down. What's that all about?

    -Charlie
    Tallahassee, FL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,382
    At least you guys with your knife blocks and wall mounts have a wife that "permits" them to be on display! My wife has this horror movie phobia so I must hide mine.
    Now you see them:
    IMG_1254.jpg

    and now you don't! The ol' false bottom trick!
    IMG_1255.jpg

    I even have a set of 6 Cutco knifes in a concealed pull out that I made which easily goes undetected.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    same thing i have... got it at target for like $20

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    how would the ceramics be attracted to the magnet? aren't they non-magnetic? no iron in them?
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,956
    Lab Rat,

    The one I got wasn't made by Boos. It is neat that you don't have to pull knives til you find the one you want.
    DSC_0023-2.jpg


    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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