Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Mise en Place: Kitchen Tool Drawer Organizers

Search

Mise en Place: Kitchen Tool Drawer Organizers

Alexa Hotz October 29, 2013

Whenever we peruse the sites of high-end European specialist kitchen makers, we find ourselves obsessing over the elaborate built-in drawer storage systems. In fact, we like them so much that Michelle DIY-ed her own silverware drawer in their image. For the less can-do among, here is a selection of readymade modular drawer components to instantly organize your utensils and knives.

The Inspiration: European Custom Storage Designs

Above: Everything in its place in a bespoke design from the Lubina Kitchen and Bedroom Company in the UK.

Above: A tailormade storage drawer with sections for knives, flatware, spices and other tools from SieMatic Kitchens.

Above: A row of tools descends down from under kitchen cupboards, another custom design from Lubina Kitchen and Bedroom.

The Finds: Readymade In-Drawer Knife Storage

Above: The Wüsthof 14-Slot In-Drawer Knife Organizer Tray in oak holds 6 large and 6 small knives with room for sharpening steel; $29.95 from Amazon.

Above: For drawers with less space (or chefs with fewer knives), the Wüsthof 7-Slot In-Drawer Beech Knife Tray is available in a light hardwood (left) for $19.95 and walnut (right) for $49.95 at Chef’s Catalog.

Above: Ikea’s Rationell Knife Tray is made from lacquered beech wood and holds up to 5 knives; $19.99.

Above: The Berghoff Neo 7-Piece Drawer Knife Block is made from rubberwood and carbon stainless steel; $165.32 on Amazon.

The Finds: In-Drawer Multi-Tool Storage

Above: From Häfele, the Wood Drawer Organizer comes outfitted with corresponding tools. The set ranges from the small “Art of Cooking” set, to the large, “Master Chef Collection” shown here. Contact Häfele’s US outpost for pricing and ordering information.

Above: The Bamboo Expandable Knife Organizer by Lipper International stores kitchen knives and utensils; $34.99 from Amazon. For flatware drawers, see our previous post: Drawer Divider Roundup, which includes a vertical storage solution for the space pressed

For a full cutlery tutorial see our recent post, Expert Advice: 15 Things to Know About Knives.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 24, 2011 as part of our Shades of White issue.

Product Summary  

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

From our Partners