But, as with most things, it’s not quite as simple as just buying yourself any old knife block and then carrying on with your day. You need to decide on your preference of material. Furthermore, you need to make a decision on the appropriate size of the knife block you need – for instance, you don’t want one that’s too small, or one that’s so big that you end up with a knife block with no knives! Show More
You don’t need to be a professional chef to know that having a knife block in your kitchen is a good idea.
But, as with most things, it’s not quite as simple as just buying yourself any old knife block and then carrying on with your day. You need to decide on your preference of material. Furthermore, you need to make a decision on the appropriate size of the knife block you need – for instance, you don’t want one that’s too small, or one that’s so big that you end up with a knife block with no knives!
At the Bamboo Guy, we want you to know exactly what you’re buying so that you can walk away with the perfect product for your needs.
So, we’re going to give you the lowdown on exactly what a knife block is and what it can (and should) be used for, and then we’re going to tell you a little bit about the most important decisions you need to make when choosing a knife block for your kitchen.
What Exactly is a Knife Block?
A knife block is literally a block that holds knives. It may be made from a variety of different materials, but we’ll get to those specifics a little later.
A knife block is a solid block that has a whole lot of slots in it for you to just slide your knives into them. It’s designed for storage, and this unique method of storing knives offers several advantages over simply chucking all your knives in a drawer:
- Protection: Knife blocks provide a great method for protecting your knife blades. Lots of people simply store their knives in a drawer, or even a standing storage box of sorts – however, in both cases, you end up with all your knives (and sometimes other things too) rubbing, brushing, and bumping up on each other. This can damage the blades as they can end up chipping, or, at the very least, losing their sharpness.
- Convenience: Having all your knives in one place, in a knife block, with the handles easily accessible is super convenient for use while you’re cooking.
- Saving Space: With a knife block, there’s no need to fill up drawers with all your knives – you can store them on your counter top.
- Aesthetics: If you have a nice one, knife blocks can look really nice and potentially quite professional.
- Safety: Knife blocks keep the blades concealed and protected, decreasing your chance of coming into contact with the blade and hurting yourself.
Kitchen Knife Block Options Available to You
Most people opt for a good old wooden knife block, and who could blame them? But there are a few other options too:
- Plastic: Cheaper and easy to clean.
- Acrylic/Glass: For a modern aesthetic.
- Metal: Normally stainless steel or aluminum for durability and longevity.
So clearly, a wood knife block isn’t the only option, and it really comes down to choosing the best knife block for you and your kitchen.
Whether you’re looking for a single block or a full on knife block set, shop our products on the Bamboo Guy today.