Main Types of Utensils
Cooking utensils: These include utensils used for cooking – spatulas, ladles, garlic press, peelers, serving spoons, tongs, kitchen knives etc.
Dining utensils (aka silverware): These are your forks, spoons and knives.
Storing a collection of cooking utensils can be a challenge. You want your wooden spoon and spatula within reach, but you don’t want them cluttering up every available drawer. And how about that potato masher that makes it enough much impossible to open the drawer? And those tongs that always feel to spring open!? See? Utensil storage is hard!
Luckily, we have many brilliant ideas to help. There are our nine best tips and tricks for getting all those tools (spoons! spatulas! tongs! whisks! and more spoons!) under control.
9 Super-Smart Tips to Organize You Cooking Utensils
- Hang them on a pegboard.
Commonly used for tools in a garage or workshop, a pegboard is just as handy for storing kitchen utensils.
- Put them in Mason jars in a drawer.
We love this inspiring before-and-after drawer organizing story! Mason jars make great organizers … if you lay them down on their side.
- Hang them on the side of cabinets.
Even if you lack wall space, you still probably have room to hang your utensils, as this below picture proves. Just hang a bar or individual hooks on the side of your cabinets and you’ll have instant storage!
- Set them up diagonally in a drawer.
Storing long utensils diagonally makes smarter, more efficient use of drawer space. So simple, yet so brilliant. We even have the steps you need in order to make one custom for your drawer.
- In big crocks.
You’ve already heard of utensil crocks, we’re guessing. But we’re just here to point out that you can always go bigger. No, bigger. Go for the biggest crocks you can find (like antique stoneware pickle crocks) and you’ll be able to store lots of tools in a single one.
- Hang them from a pot rack.
Pot racks aren’t just for pots! Just add hooks and hang. We love that they add a surprising decorative touch among skillets and sauce pans.
- Use a magnetic knife strip.
A magnetic knife strip can hold, well, anything that’s magnetic! That includes things like like stainless steel spoons, ladles, whisks, and other utensils.
You can never have enough hooks in a room where you store stuff such as kitchens, bathrooms and mudrooms. One simple option is to use utensil storage hooks. Check it out:
This type is designed to be mobile with the handle.
You can choose multiple compartments or single compartment. Se following examples:
There are so many popular brands of crocks available.The pieces are not expensive with very high quality and so pretty.
There are so many color choices available. You’re almost sure to find one that will match the colors in your kitchen.
You can use many different sizes and shapes for holding your cooking implements, but it is important whatever you choose that it has a wide mouth to let the utensils fan out, to make it easy to grab the one you need.
In addition, you periodically need to clean them so make sure to choose something that is washable.Our utensil crock is made by ceramic,is very easy to clean.