Back in September, we shared a photo of our new magnetic knife strip that we picked up at Ikea, and today I am back to tell you--it may not be the best choice. The left side of ours has lost most of its magnetism, so we're left with just using the far right and crossing our fingers that the knives stay put.
Let me tell you, that's a scary thing to constantly be worrying about--your knives falling down. No one should have to live that way; with that thought hanging over their heads...err hands. The problem is, we fell for the convenience of the knife strip hard. It was handy, better for our knives, and if you don't count the fact that the Ikea knife strip didn't hold the knives well--it is actually a lot safer than sticking your hand in a drawer of these sharp guys.
All that to say, we trashed the $10 13-inch Ikea strip and upgraded:
We sprung for the 20-inch MIU France Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Bar knowing, from pictures and over 200 great reviews (what did we do before online reviews?), that we could hang it vertically and have even more knives conveniently out and ready to use. That sentence sounds crazy--like, how many knives do you need?!--but they're Chris's babies and he uses all of them. A lot.
So far, so good--the magnet seems super strong and the knives aren't going anywhere. Let's just hope it stays that way. I don't know if I can take anymore more stress about knives falling.
Is there a special place for knives in your house? Is that a normal question?