Magnetic Knife Bar

magnetic knife barA magnetic knife bar means handy access to your knives and a great way to store them. Throwing knives into a drawer to bump and grind up against each other means blades nicks and dulling.

This 18 inch aluminum knife bar from Norpro will hold any metal objects, not just knives. And it’s not just for cutlery in the kitchen, it can be useful for tools in the garage as well. It mounts with screws but I’ve installed one on a glass tile back splash with a glue gun and it held nicely for years.

Norpro 18 Inch Aluminum Magnetic Knife Bar

FYI: a by-product of storing cutlery using magnetism is the following:

Cooking Chopstick – “Taste N Cook” by Joyce Chen

cooking chopsticksCooking chopsticks are something that once you use them you aren’t sure how you got along with out them in the past. Now I have to warn you up front, you should be already proficient with regular chopsticks before stepping up to the stove with a pair of these. But if you can pull it off it will be worth it.

From Joyce Chen comes the  “Taste N Cook” 13-Inch burnished bamboo chopsticks. These aren’t exactly dishwasher safe but will last a very long time with the occasional food oil treatment to keep them from drying out. The tiny fork and spoon ends re-enforce the old adage that you need to taste your food while cooking. They are a little short for working with large pot meals but are perfect for frying and smaller dishes. Really good for  Shabu Shabu and other soups of that style.

Joyce Chen – Taste N Cook Bamboo Chopsticks


Brew Cutlery – Flatware not just for food

brew cutleryI’ve been hesitant in the past to post about Kickstarter projects because in the cutlery world so many don’t seem to have a chance at making it to production. The more I thought about this I came to the realization that I’ve been posting “concept” and “art” design pieces of cutlery for some time now and those have even less a chance. So onto our first Kickstarter project Brew Cutlery. Their mission is pretty simple: make functional utilitarian utensils that combines two of my  favorite things in the world, beer and food.

Not much to say other than this product makes sense for the average college boy or camper. A utensil set that also opens a beer bottle. It’s just makes sense. And as of the time of this posting they are $43 over their $10,000 goal so it looks like they will make it to production…