How to store your kitchen utensils…

February 11, 2011
I use wooden spools & spatulas for cooking & baking. They are durable and natural.  I keep them stored in an old crock, on my kitchen counter. I also have a drawer full of more utensils… but I think the wooden ones are the “prettiest”.

Which do you use, Drawer or container?

A flower pot… what a creative idea!

Hanging your cutlery is the perfect solution to limited space.

Here is a beautiful display of kitchen utensils on the set of the Martha Stewart show.

Where do you store your utensils?

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18 comments on “How to store your kitchen utensils…

  1. I use the Pampered Chef tool turn about. It’s not very decorative, but it holds up to 10lbs. and spins. I love it!

  2. Lindsay says:

    I have to use a gigantic countertop container since I have verrrry limited drawer space. I’d love the option to put the less attractive utensils in a drawer!

  3. Becky says:

    I’m a put it on the counter in the crock/pitcher AND I have a drawer full, too. I put the ones out that i use most often. I have so much company that the drawer ones get used with all our potlucks and lack of utensils most everyone brings – but it’s not big deal 🙂 It’s organized!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  4. elledee says:

    the 6 things i use most often hang on a rack next to the stove. The 1other thing lives in a drawer (its a stick mixer, it doesnt hang). I also have a knife block on the bench but I’m looking into one in a drawer. Definately count me amongst the drawer users tho, I hate cluttering my benchtop if I can help it.
    Maybe Martha uses 5 different pastry brushes but for me, it just looks like clutter, or a bad case of too_much_stuff

  5. Mommyblogger says:

    All my utensils are stored in a drawer. This might have been some inspiration! While at the mall today I think I’ll be on the lookout for a pretty crock!

  6. I have a crock a lot like yours. I picked it up at an antique market last summer.

  7. Nichole says:

    I currently use a very pretty vase that looks hand painted but was actually purchased on clearance at Target for $3, and then I have a rather ugly bright orange tubberware tub. I need to find another vase or a crock because I don’t have enough drawer space to store other utensils in a drawer.

  8. I put mine is a baby yellow jar AND I have a drawer full, too.

  9. Kelli says:

    I linked. I used to have mine on the counter and I liked that but my counter space is so limited that I had to move them to a drawer…don’t know how long that will last.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Love the flower pot idea, my current container on the counter isn’t quite large enough, since my boyfriend moved in and now we have even more utensils!

  11. TheFiveDays says:

    I have my most used ones in a crock on the counter, the rest are in a drawer. My question is about what to do with ALLLL my cleaning brushes. I have a lot, I’m a little obsessed with fresh brushes and the right one for the job…but I do use the heck out of all of them. I want them within reach (so not under the sink with the Cascade) but looking organized if not pretty. Any ideas? I am thinking maybe just another crock like my utensils…but that wouldn’t hold the scrub brush types.

  12. Toni says:

    Okay… To get this out of the way… Why in the world did I use large linky boxes… I do not know. Lol… K.

    IF you look back to day 21 of the organizing challenge, I show how I store my “brushes”. Right by my sink in easy reach! Thanks for the link ups, love getting inspired by all of you ladies!!!


  13. Nancy says:

    This is a great idea. Thank you for hosting. I love all of the images, esp. the Martha Stewart display. I use drawers and transferware pitchers to house my kitchen utensils.

    Have a great weekend,


  14. I have a black scroll holder on my counter for wooden spoons and silicon spatulas. The rest of the utensils are a mess in the drawer. I can’t wait to buy some non-slip stuff and organize those drawers!
    Jennifer B.

    P.S. I JUST linked up to the Weekly Challenge #2 as I JUST finished my launching pad! Woo hoo!

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  17. Nice pictures. I usually store all my kitchen utensils in drawers, but I liked your idea to store in a flower pot.

  18. janinlewis says:

    I love buying for kitchen utensils from and I usually put it in a drawer.

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