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In-Drawer Bamboo Knife Block Holds 16 Knives (Not Included) Without Pointing Up PLUS a Slot for your Knife Sharpener! Noble Home & Chef Knife Organizer Made from Quality Moso Bamboo reviewed by Skillet Director
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Noble Home & Chef
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Cook N Home NC-00326 Bamboo Knife Storage Block
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.A. Henckels International 35102-112 Hardwood Knife Block, 11-slot reviewed by Skillet Director
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Kuhn Rikon Vision Clear Slotted Easy-to-Clean Knife Stand/Block, Rectangle ( Knife not included) reviewed by Skillet Director
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Knife Blocks Tested & Explained

preassembled night flock sets can be
expensive and are often full of knives
you’ll never use here in the Test
Kitchen we recommend assembling your own
knife set and when you finally do build
your blade collection you’re gonna need
a place to store them so Adams here with
a solution three magic words for you
Julia Universal knife block nice you
need a knife block that you can put any
assortment of knives into we have ten
different models here the price ranged
from a low of about $25 to a high of
almost 250 testers use them with the
America’s Test Kitchen
a la carte knife set you can go on the
website to learn more about that there
are two versions the best buy in the
winning they were looking for safety
durability testers were looking for
design and ease of cleanup I’m looking
at appearance some of these are a little
prettier than others so this is a little
mid-century don’t you think yeah this is
one of the first group which is in front
of us these four held the knives in
place either by bristles like this guy
and the one next to it or by folds of
plastic like that or by an open grid
system like this remember I said testers
were looking for durability not so much
on this group these bristles tended to
shed or get bent the folds of plastic in
here got all mixed up and cut up through
the course of testing and this guy the
mid-century sculptor got all chipped
during the course of testing also you
can see that there was a safety issue
with some of these guys the blade sticks
way out there that’s not safe once you
get this loaded up with the entire ala
carte knife set it gets a little sort of
top-heavy it’s not that stable here so
if you go quickly to grab a knife off
you could knock the whole thing over by
accident testers were much more
impressed with knife blocks that had
wider bases with a non-slip material on
the bottom so they wouldn’t fall over
let’s walk down here and talk about our
second set these all hold the knives in
place by magnets you want the magnets to
be strong enough to hold the knives in
place securely but not so strong that
you have to struggle to take a knife off
the block good point that one
all right dad I shot just take one hand
Julia goodness that needed a little bit
of muscle exactly I mean you need a real
tug that’s like pulling the sword out of
the stone and you don’t want to always
have to use two hands this one on the
other hand try that one I’m gonna do
one-handed ah so the guys are secure but
they were easy to get off this one also
had great magnet coverage that meant
that you could put a knife anywhere on
it and it would stick there with no
problem you didn’t have to go searching
around for sort of a magnetic hot spot
this in fact was our winning Universal
knife block this is the design trifecta
360 it’s on a little lazy dance it spins
around so it’s easy to get knives from
any piece of it it’s got great coverage
in terms of the magnets they’re the
perfect strength it was durable it was
easy to clean it’s heavy it weighs 14
pounds so it’s not going anywhere
this was however the most expensive
block in the test two hundred and forty
eight dollars at 64 cents but it look
good on your counter it looks great it’s
the last Universal knife block you’ll
ever have to buy we think if you don’t
want to spend that much money there’s a
Best Buy this one is the schmidt
brothers Midtown knife block lot more
reasonable with 68 dollars it had good
magnetic coverage they were the right
strength it’s a little bit smaller it
wasn’t quite as easy to use as the
overall winner because of these plastic
sheets that also wasn’t quite as easy to
clean but you save so much money that we
were willing to overlook those well I
guess this is one time we’re spending a
little extra does buy you better design
so our winner is the design trifecta
369th block for about two hundred and
forty eight dollars thanks for watching
America’s Test Kitchen what you think
we’ll leave a comment and let us know
which recipes you’re excited to make or
you can just say hello you can find
links to today’s recipes and reviews in
the video description and don’t forget
to subscribe to our Channel see you
later I’ll see you later

Knife Blocks Buyers’ Guide

How to store kitchen knives?

There are a few ways to store kitchen knives, but experts and cooking professionals highly recommend using a knife block. Knife blocks hold a blade by its handle, so once the blade is inside it is impossible for it to be damaged. Knife blocks are a great storage solution, as they require little space but can hold knives of all shapes and sizes. There is also no pressure being put onto the metal of the blades, so your knives are sure to be safe. Knife blocks are also a great decoration piece and really pull the whole kitchen look together. Another very important advantage of using a knife block is that it keeps all knives out of the reach of kids, whereas knives in kitchen drawers are easily accessible.

How to clean a knife block?

To start cleaning the knife block, remove all the knives and flip the knife block upside down to shake out any crumbs or particles that may be inside. Tap the underside with a mallet or a small hammer to loosen anything that may be stuck. You can also use a large pipe cleaner to remove anything that is stuck at the bottom of the block. It is important to remove as much as possible, as the crumbs will be hard to remove when they’re wet. Wash the block by hand in hot water with dish soap, and use a small brush like a baby bottle brush to wash the slots of the block. Rinse off all the soap and use a mild bleach solution to sanitize the slots, then rinse well. Flip the block upside down and let all the water air dry before reinserting the knives.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.