The copper crock with wooden spoons peeking over the top warms up the chrome in Carl Martinez's kitchen, as seen in the New York Times. Now we're wondering how you store your favorite utensils. Do you keep them at the ready in a crock on the counter or dutifully return them to a drawer?
We've seen flower pots and vases pressed into service to hold spatulas and spaghetti spoons.
Here's three more takes on utensil holders . . .
Simple Human Utensil Holder ($19.99, Creative Spaces) includes an on-board spoon rest and a shallow front section to hold shorter items like can openers and pastry brushes. Two tall storage areas keep tools separated.
Polish Stoneware ($31.00, Polish Kitchen Online) sells Ceramika Artystyczna stoneware utensil crocks with an intricate blue and green pattern. They look sturdy and should resist chipping.
If you're penny wise and looking for a punch of copper in the kitchen, as in the picture from the Times, this copper pitcher (eBay) is now available starting at $1.99.