Spoons, forks, and other cutlery should always be at hand. They are essential for eating and cooking. Therefore, we do not want to climb into distant boxes to waste time. On the other hand, keeping items in perfect cleanliness is essential.
Today we (Royal Craft Wood) will analyze the storage of cutlery, all possible, convenient, modern options: bonus – analysis of various accessories.
Before organizing the order, it is necessary to conduct an audit. Damaged, old, rarely used cutlery should be removed. They only take up space littering the room. The next step is sorting—sorting by name. Of great importance is the material of manufacture.
Suitable material. Cutlery is enough to wash, wipe dry; you can leave it on a towel to dry naturally;
Does not require special conditions. It can be stored with cutlery made of other materials. The only drawback is that it cannot be left in drinks or food for a long time. Aluminum imparts an unpleasant taste to food;
It looks beautiful but quickly loses its attractive appearance. It is always essential to wipe. It is recommended to organize separate storage. It is necessary to exclude direct contact with cutlery made of aluminum stainless steel;
It may darken; you need to wipe it clean carefully. We recommend organizing separate storage. Festive cutlery is desirable to wrap with a soft cloth.
Most cutlery is not afraid of moisture, high temperatures, and sunlight. They are used daily and can even be stored on the table. Only does it not always look beautiful, it creates a visual mess. We recommend looking for a more convenient location.
Where to store everything
Cutlery is always stored in the kitchen. But not all places are suitable. When choosing a method, they are guided by convenience, hygiene, and availability of free space. It makes no sense to put spoons, forks in a distant drawer. Consider the best places for permanent storage.
1. In a drawer
The traditional way to store spoons, knives, and forks in the kitchen is to keep them in a drawer. There are special separators – silverware drawer organizers (site). You can purchase the desired color height and choose the material.
- it is desirable to choose inserts of a suitable size. A great option is to order inserts in the manufacture of furniture;
- At least four compartments. For table and teaspoons, knives, forks. More cells are better, but not at the expense of size;
Correct location. We recommend choosing drawers for storage near the sink or dishwasher. It is important to observe safety put in a locker inaccessible to animals and children.
The only drawback of this storage method is that you need to fold only dry cutlery. Moisture has nowhere to go. It would help to dry your hands before removing them; try not to touch neighboring objects. Especially from water, wooden, wicker trays deteriorate.
2. On the tabletop
There are unique stands with compartment organizers. Sometimes they fit jars, capacious glasses, and vases. Cutlery is placed with the handle down. They are always within reach, do not mix. It is easy to see the right spoon, fork, take it right away.
A significant disadvantage of storage on the countertop is pollution. Dust, water splashes, food gets in; fat settles over time. Therefore, we recommend this storage method only for everyday dishes. She must bathe often. It is wiser to put away supplies for guests in a closed box.
3. On the wall
To organize storage on the wall, hinged structures are used. Ladles skimmers are hung on hooks; for spoons forks, use unique jars. They are placed on rails. It is advisable to choose designs with a mobile mount. This will keep the cutlery from touching. It is easy to push the banks in different directions if necessary, and it is convenient to use.
Rails are of different types. We recommend that you pay attention to modern models’ select sizes. Black models will perfectly fit into the Scandinavian-style loft. Hanging individual baskets are available.
Advantages of storage on the wall:
- saving space in cabinets;
- easy access;
- cheap option.
- dust settles;
- not for every interior;
- piling up, “visual noise” is created.
An alternative to trays, coasters – glass bowls, jars. Cutlery looks neat, and it is easy to choose the right container size. It is advisable to leave the required number of spoons and forks on the table in open storage. Put the rest of the items in the closet.
The only drawback is that stains and drops remain on the glass. It is essential to keep clean, regularly wash, rub.
Overview of accessories
The hygienic maintenance of cutlery cannot be organized without helpers. Falling into a closet is not the best option. We recommend purchasing unique accessories.
Common accessory. It is a container with compartments for vertical storage. You can buy them at a hardware store online.
Nuances of choice:
The ideal option is tempered glass-ceramics. Worse than plastic. Wooden, wicker containers are considered impractical. They deteriorate from moisture and change color. Inconvenient to use metal counterparts, creating a lot of noise.
The Number of compartments. With a lack of cutlery will be mixed. The search will become more complex;
size. Consider the height of the container. Devices should not fall deeply or stick out.
These include the famous kitchen cabinet trays. There are also organizers in the form of stands with compartments. There are attractive retractable, folding road models. Mainly plastic is used for manufacturing. The material captivates with its cheapness and unpretentiousness. If there is a shortage of a suitable model in the store, you can make an organizer with your own hands.
Pros of Organizers:
- cutlery is not mixed;
- suitable for open, closed storage;
- easy to get the desired item.
The choice of storage methods depends on several factors. Among them, free space is of great importance. In the kitchen of a small apartment, it isn’t easy to single out a whole cabinet at home. We have to look for alternative options, save space. We recommend thinking over organizational issues at the stage of furniture design repair.
The second nuance is clutter. The regular revision will save you from unnecessary cutlery. It is not necessary to keep spare sets together with the base utensils. Sometimes it is more convenient to pack it in a box, lift it to the mezzanine, and send it to the pantry. At the same time, remove unnecessary spare lids from pots, baking sheets, and pans. It is also necessary to properly store spices, various cereals, and vegetables in the kitchen.