If you google “how to clean a knife block,” probably the first few articles that will pop up will say to wash it in soapy water, and/or soak it in a bleach solution, followed by a sink rinse. Please do not do that! It will totally ruin your knife block!
Knife storage is a must for every kitchen, but how to do so is also very subjective. Some people love to use a countertop knife block. Some people like to mount them on a magnet strip. I am one of those people who like to have a knife organizer that is hidden away inside a drawer or a pullout. This is why I decided to build a knife organizer pullout combined with a cutting board storage space.
Last week, I was following along in a forum discussion about kitchen designs. A woman was asking questions about here plans for her new kitchen. She seemed to really have a grasp on what she wanted, but she asked if anyone could answer the question, “butler’s pantry vs scullery – what’s the difference?”There were a few people who got it correct, but I was surprised at how many people had never heard of a scullery and weren’t really sure what was the purpose of a butler’s pantry. Needless to say, that sparked this little article.
(Bell Jar Pendant Lights – Photo by Steven Cabinets)
Back when I was designing my home, I decided early on that I was going to put bell jar, pendant lighting above my kitchen island. I have always loved the way they look – a little bit medieval, a little bit elegant. However, if you are in the market for lighting and you are considering bell jars, you are going to want to read this article.
Do you prefer everything to be neatly organized? Well, I do too. So, I have been on a quest to get every inch of my kitchen organized. I have very deep drawers on both sides of my cooktop, so this is the best place to store all of the cooking utensils. However, I hate shuffling around through drawers, searching for a spatula or a spoon. I needed a solution, and I knew just what I wanted – a deep drawer utensil organizer!