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Wusthof Knife Block - Model 7262

Chemicalkinetics Jun 6, 2010 01:14 AM

I am sure many of you have individual kitchen knives and they don't all fit in a typical knife block. There are the infamous Kapoosh knife blocks to address this problem, where the knives are hold on by hundreds of flexible plastic rods.

http://www.popscat.com/ARY_2009/3_625...

Although most of the reviews for Kapoosh are positive, they appears to have some limitations.

Yestersday, I came across several innovative Wusthof knife block designs and this particular one catches my eyes. I thought may be a few of you will enjoy this:

http://www.wusthof.com/desktopdefault...

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  1. breadchick RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 6, 2010 01:36 PM

    That's the coolest thing, love it!

    But - in my house I'd be trying to clean the dust out of all those slots - just my issue, I'm sure.

    I have a slotted drawer thingy that holds around 14 knives and frees up the little counter space I do have. Here's what I bought from Chef's Catalog. (I have LOTS of drawers!)

    http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/2...

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      iyc_nyc RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 6, 2010 01:49 PM

      Here's a nice one from MOMA:

      http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/...

      Note that it's tall so be sure to measure and make sure you have enough clearance (e.g., it won't fit under my rental grade kitchen cabinets).

      1. Chemicalkinetics RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 6, 2010 02:10 PM

        Thanks Breadchick and iyc_nyc,

        There are also the bamboo stick knife blocks:

        http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/ic...

        http://www.thegoodstore.com.au/d709-1...

        Of course, one has to wonder why they are sold at such high prices when almost anyone can just cheaply buy a bunch of long bamboo skewers and put them in a $10-20 container.

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          Johnny L RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 7, 2010 12:06 AM

          thats such a simple idea, why isn't it already more common!

          Great for putting cleavers in there too since they are a staple in my kitchen.

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            iyc_nyc RE: Johnny L Jun 7, 2010 05:34 PM

            You all, how does the homemade one (w/bamboo skewers) work? Wouldn't the tips of longer knives hit the bottom surface or do you just have to make the thing tall enough?

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              Chemicalkinetics RE: iyc_nyc Jun 7, 2010 05:56 PM

              iyc_nyc,

              Buy skewers about 1-2 inches longer than your longest blade. Here are 100 piece of 14" skewers for $1.39.

              http://www.amazon.com/Sunkee-sunkee-b...

              and here are 1200 pieces of 12" skewers for $21:

              http://www.amazon.com/Ka-Me-Bamboo-Sk...

              It is difficult to believe the below 900 piece skewers knife block really worth AU $165 (US $135).

              http://www.thegoodstore.com.au/d709-1...

          2. BiscuitBoy RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 9, 2010 06:56 AM

            Wow, that bamboo thing sure is cool, but who's gonna pay that kind of $$ ? Didn't notice the price on the wusthof thing either. I'm amazed at what city dwellers are willing to pay for things. I love my magnetic strip...frees up counter space, and displays my knives, for about $25

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