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Feb 3, 2008 12:02 PM

Kapoosh Knife block??

Has anyone ever heard of a Kapoosh knife block?

I was at a bridal shower recently and the couple received this knife block:

I had never seen anything like it. You can read a little review of it here:

Anyone heard of it? Anyone have it? Anyone know if it really would be ok to use with quality knives or not?

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  1. hated it, returned it the next day. the knives don't really stay put where they should and end up clunking up against each other. don't waste your money - all you'll do is damage good knives.

    1. I bought one from BB and B, and am very happy with it! I put the heavier knives on the bottom so that they don't sink. They have stayed sharp, and the only problem I had was when I got a Wusthof Crust Buster bread knife--it's so sharp I cut a few strands of Kapoosh the first time I inserted it. It will hold a lot of small knives if you have them. I recommend it.

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      1. re: mnosyne

        I put all the longer knives at the top because ... they're longer. And a lot of little knives across the bottom. Get it at Bed, Beat & Beyond with the 20% off coupon. If you get it by mail you have to pay all that shipping.

      2. I have one- got it for free, though. Lots of different knifes here, so other alternative would be to get a magnetic strip for the wall (not possible in current kitchen layout.) I've been using it for about 2 months now and the little pin things are very slowly starting to come out of the block. I'm not having the trouble with the knifes moving around, but I've got the stupid thing so packed that there really is no space for movement. And, my big serrated knife-and I think one other one, is too long for it. If I could, I'd be using the magnetic strips again.

        1. I bought mine last year, and love it. Lots of room for all my knives, and have had no other problems with it. Go for it, after all it's only $29.95 and the 20% off coupon!

          1. ok, i guess i'm in the minority here. if everyone else loves theirs so much, go for it.

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Hay, being in the minority is just fine. Everyone can't like it, except that a friend went to Linens and Things, and there were all sold out! I guess a lot do! One of my friends does have the magnetic strip, and it is wonderful, except that I have run out of wall space.

              1. re: Mother of four

                for 35 years, more often than not i've been in the minority...and i'm fine with that :)

                i'm partial to a traditional wood knife block, but i've always liked the idea of the magnetic strip...maybe i'll try it in my new place in NY depending on the walls.