Smart Storage Ideas for Kitchen Utensils: 15 Examples From Our Kitchen Tours

Wooden spoons, slotted spoons, rubber and metal spatulas, ladles, whisks, measuring cups, vegetable peeler, can opener... the list goes on. Like most cooks, you probably have a dozen (or more like two dozen!) tools and utensils in your kitchen. How do you store them? I went back through our Kitchen Tour archives to see what storage solution popped up the most, and here's what I found:

Not surprisingly, perhaps, the utensil crock was the most popular storage solution among our Kitchen Tour participants, although the type of container varied. I found stainless steel, ceramic, glass, and wood all represented, with even a burlap-covered version in the mix! Most crocks sat on the countertop, but a few are hung on the wall or the side/underside of the kitchen cabinet.

Of course, there's always drawer storage, which works best if you've got a drawer divider or a place-for-everything system. And if all else fails, just hang your utensils from a rack above the stove, as one cook did!

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(Image credits: Lucy Hewett; Jayme Henderson; Jill Slater; Leela Cyd; Nicola Tordoff and Mara Pellizzari ; Lisa Pepin; Tara Austen Weaver; Laura Davidson)