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Liveblogging The Kitchn Cure Fall 2014

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Day 10 Task: Buy That Pan or Small Appliance You Need

After deep-cleaning the oven, the stovetop, the range hood, and all the small appliances, today's assignment for The Kitchn Cure is a fun one: buy that small appliance for your kitchen that you need! After a little brainstorming, I quickly got to work on that one thing I've been wanting for my kitchen for quite some time.

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The only small appliance I think I really want right now is a nice blender, like a Vitamix. I don't have a lot of space for other appliances. That said, I'm more interested in finding a better way to organize my pots, pans, and knives. Originally I really wanted to create a pegboard to hang my pots and pans, but quickly found out that I don't have studs in the wall near my kitchen.

I decided to settle on a new way to organize my knives. I wanted something accessible yet wouldn't take up space in my small kitchen, and thus the magnetic knife rack came into being. The best part about this plan? The magnetic strip was free! A good friend of mine gave me this thing over a year ago, but I hadn't gotten around to using it in the kitchen.

Find it: GRUNDTAL magnetic knife rack, stainless steel from IKEA; $14.99

Do you have a magnetic knife rack in your kitchen? Do you find it damages your knifes in any way? I was initially worried about this, but figured it was better than keeping them on my kitchen island.

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