10 Convenient Utensil Crocks That’ll Keep Your Cooking Essentials Organized and Within Easy Reach

published Oct 26, 2023
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Kitchen utensils on a white cabinet.

Stocking your kitchen with the exact cookware and tools you want is undeniably exciting, regardless of whether you’re into marble storage containers, pots and pans all in one color, or brass-accented decor pieces. But if you really want your aesthetic vision to come together, you have to think about every detail, including, for example, your utensil crock. People often just keep the crock their kitchen utensil bundle comes in, which is all well and good. But why place a dull container front and center when you can have fun with something that’s more suited to your taste? 

We had a look through some of our favorite sites and rounded up 10 of the most stylish and spacious utensil caddies that’ll look oh-so chic sitting atop your counter. Most importantly, they’ll keep your most-reached-for cooking tools tidy and easily accessible. After all, nothing can ruin your aesthetic like clutter. Below, you’ll find every type of utensil crock you could possibly need, from rotating numbers to ones with built-in knife strips. We can’t wait for you to check them out, so let’s get into the picks.

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You can’t go wrong with this sleek stainless-steel caddy, which is priced at under $30 on Amazon. Its star feature is its rotating foam base, which spins to give you access to the exact tools you need without lifting off the counter. The caddy is available in five colors and also has a removable divider, so your utensil handles don’t get tangled.

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If you’re after a utensil holder that’s as cute as it is functional, check out Kate Spade’s offerings at Macy’s. There are a number of pretty prints to choose from, although we’re particularly fond of this tile-inspired crock, which comes with a wooden spoon, spatula, and slotted spoon.

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We’re big fans of Material’s various kitchen essentials, and that includes their rectangular utensil holder. It has one large compartment for your tongs, ladles, whisks, and other tools, as well as a slimmer compartment that sports a hidden magnet for knives. As a result, you don’t need a separate knife block taking up space on the counter.

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Le Creuset

If you’ve already got the Le Creuset vibe going strong among your cookware and dishes, complete the look with this quaint logo crock. It comes in seven shades that’ll add a pop of color to your culinary workstation and boasts a nearly three-quart capacity. The crock is made from chip-resistant stoneware that also resists scratches and stains.

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The Container Store

Leave it to OXO to design a roomy utensil holder that organizes your gadgets as efficiently as possible. This fingerprint-resistant caddy features removable dividers, whose height you can adjust to accommodate shorter tools. The holder is also dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

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Sur La Table

We have a hard time imagining a kitchen that this stunning marble crock wouldn’t complement. It has a clean cylindrical shape carved out of the beautiful material, which is simultaneously sturdy and delicate. It’ll also keep your utensils safe from oil splatters and other messes, all while remaining white and pristine.

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See something familiar? This nostalgic utensil crock masquerading as a pickle jar is a nod to the same one Monica Geller from Friends had in her kitchen. The jar’s logo comes in four colors, and at 9” tall and nearly 10” wide, the container will be able to hold every last tool in your kitchen.

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Williams Sonoma

A similar concept to Material’s base, this rectangular utensil holder also sports a built-in magnetic strip for your cutlery. This one is wider and slimmer, however, so it might be better for narrower spots. Slide it up against the backsplash, and maintain an adequate amount of counter space.

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The best part about this multi-compartment caddy is that it has two stackable plastic layers, and the one on top has drainage holes in the base. You can pull it out for easy cleaning and reassemble the caddy for neat utensil storage. At $18, this is easily the most affordable find on our list.

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If you’re truly after a utensil crock that doubles as decor, pick up this Brooklyn-made stoneware piece. It has a unique speckled finish, which lends an organic feel to the overall design. We also can’t get enough of the crock’s curving top — it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.