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Polycarbonate knife blocks

mnosyne Jul 28, 2007 04:33 PM

Saw this on "Shopping with Chefs". It has a brush like interior without slots, so you can put any knife in anywhere. Does anyone know where to buy these--the website was not informative. TIA

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    CrazyOne RE: mnosyne Jul 28, 2007 07:39 PM

    Talking about this, I think? http://www.kapoosh.com/kapooshhome.html Kapoosh knife block. I've seen it at Bed Bath and Beyond. Don't buy there without 20% off coupon that they give out like candy (we get them every week in the mail seems like).

    It's an interesting idea IMO, but at our house we use a magnetic strip to hang knives on the wall. Counter space is at a premium.

    1. mnosyne RE: mnosyne Jul 29, 2007 12:41 AM

      Thanks CrazyOne--that's exactly what I want! I'll be descending on BBand B tomorrow armed with my coupon! My magnetic knife strip is in a cabinet that has recently become my flour/grain/sugar/baking cabinet, and a new solution is due.
      Thanks again.

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        healthyscratch RE: mnosyne Jul 29, 2007 08:46 PM

        I've had my eye on this one, you might want to check it out, too:

        Pricier, but hey...

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          mnosyne RE: healthyscratch Jul 29, 2007 09:00 PM

          Thanks! I saw this website yesterday--it's snazzy, but as you say, pricey.

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        big john RE: mnosyne Jul 29, 2007 08:52 PM

        I don't like any knife blocks as there is bacteria building up inside the slots.no matter how well you clean the knives the block is sitting on the kitchen counter and stuff will get inside the slots.I saw an ad for a knife block that had magnetic plates on the inside of the wood and all you have to do is place your knife on the out side of the block.It is made by messermeister.Abiut $60.00

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          mnosyne RE: big john Jul 29, 2007 08:59 PM

          The Kapoosh block mentioned above has a removable interior that can be tossed into the dishwasher--it is a polycarbonate brush, essentially. But thanks for your comments.

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            big john RE: mnosyne Jul 29, 2007 09:03 PM

            thanks i will check it out

        2. misswills RE: mnosyne Jul 30, 2007 03:34 AM

          I actually own one of the Kapoosh knife blocks. Got it at BBBeyond with the 20% off coupon about a year ago. Personally I'm not that thrilled with it. The polycarbonate, despite what the packaging says, will scratch & dull your knives. It's great for sticking smaller, inexpensive knives for quick access (e.g. I throw all my paring knives in there). But I definitely don't put my $200 chef's knife in. Also with the bigger knives, they get stuck in the polycarbonate pieces so it's a little dangerous trying to pull them out.

          1. andreas RE: mnosyne Jul 31, 2007 05:20 AM

            I've got one of these and I am really unhappy with it. It worked ok for about a couple of months but then the polycarbonate started getting mangled up and now it's almost impossible to insert any knife fully. I keep my knives sharp so in addition the individual 'sticks' started marking from the blade.

            I've got a magnetic strip at our summer cabin which works far better.

            1. Brawny RE: mnosyne Mar 26, 2009 01:13 PM

              I saw the same show today...don't know if it was a very old show or a new show. Wondering if anyone acquired the NEW AND IMPROVED model.

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