Sorbus Expandable Multi-Purpose Flatware Drawer Organizer

Last updated date: April 10, 2020

DWYM Score
8.8

Sorbus Expandable Multi-Purpose Flatware Drawer Organizer

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Sorbus Sorbus Expandable Multi-Purpose Flatware Drawer Organizer placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 27, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
439 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Several sections offer sufficient space for different size items. It is made with durable plastic and comes with a white and gray interior color and soft and round corners. The tray is also lined with a soft-grip material to ensure the items are always in place.
- Knife Verge
Jeni Aron, founder of Clutter Cowgirl, makes the case for a plastic kitchen-drawer organizer that’s “washable, wipeable, and with a grip for silverware.” She likes that this one expands nearly a foot in width so it takes “full advantage of your drawer space without having to buy several small containers.”
- New York Mag
It adjustable and expandable to fit in your drawer, no matter the size and it contains all types of utensils and flatware. It does not slip. It is super versatile.
- Evergreen Pearl
What experts didn't like
I don’t know if it is BPA free. It is not dishwasher safe.
- Evergreen Pearl

From The Manufacturer

​Keep your cutlery neatly arranged with the Sorbus Flatware Drawer Organizer! Tired of the overflowing kitchen drawer? This expandable non-slip cutlery tray is designed to simplify your kitchen storage. It features 8 divided sections for silverware, cooking utensils, and various kitchen gadgets. The smaller sections hold forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, and more while the longer sections accommodate oversized tools like spatulas, whisks, and rolling pins. Whether a beginner cook or gourmet chef, store your essentials with seamless organization. Multi-purpose storage for any kitchen, office, bathroom, and more. Quickly set the dining table or prepare your favorite meals with utensils and cooking tools right at your fingertips. With the divided sections, you’ll avoid the common clutter and see everything at a glance. For a functional workspace, slide this organizer tray inside desk or counter drawers filled with pens, pencils, and other office supplies. In the bathroom, maximize storage space so not an inch is wasted! Fill this tray will toiletries, beauty products, and grooming tools to simply your morning routine. The possibilities are endless! Designed to adjust to the width of your drawer for an instant custom fit. Fits most kitchen drawers and adjusts from 13" to 23.75" wide. Has 8 total sections (5 small, 1 medium, and 2 large). Made of durable plastic. White with gray interior. Soft rounded corners. Tray lined with soft grip material to keep flatware in place with non-slip rubber feet to prevent shifting. Measures approximately 23.75” L x 16” W x 2.12” H. Expandable Organizers expand from 13" to 23.75" wide. Adjustable Choose from 6, 7, or 8 sections for a custom fit. Non-Slip Design Non-slip rubber feet prevent shifting.

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Overall Score: 9.2
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Utopia Kitchen Bamboo Silverware Organizer Tray
5. Utopia Kitchen Bamboo Silverware Organizer Tray
Overall Score: 9.1
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Dial Industries Small Mesh Cutlery Organizer Tray
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Overall Score: 9.1
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An Overview On Flatware Trays

Every kitchen has a silverware drawer, and that drawer needs a flatware tray to help keep things organized. But you may not realize just how many options there are for storing flatware until you start shopping.

The first thing you’ll need to do is measure the drawer you’ve chosen for your silverware. Many kitchens are built with a wider cabinet for silverware, but you don’t have to stick with that. You can find a narrower silverware tray that will let you use any drawer, saving those wider drawers for other items.

The size of the compartments can also vary. Some are narrower than others, so it’s important to consider the design of your silverware before buying a tray to hold it all. One handy feature on some flatware trays is an expandable compartment that allows you to widen your tray if you have a bigger drawer to accommodate it.

Plastic is the traditional material for flatware trays, but newer manufacturers have found that bamboo is a great alternative. This is an organic, eco-friendly way to organize your kitchen, so it’s well worth considering. However, it’s important to consider how sensitive bamboo can be to moisture. If you tend to put your silverware away before it’s completely dry, you could find your tray is prone to warping.

Flatware trays aren’t just for flatware, though. Some have actually found them useful for organizing makeup, cosmetic brushes, office supplies and more. This is especially true of flatware trays made from materials like bamboo, which have a more versatile look.

Slipping and sliding is an ongoing issue with plastic flatware trays. As you open and close your drawer, you may find you’re constantly moving your tray back into place. For that reason, newer trays now have nonslip material on the bottom to keep the tray from moving around.

DWYM Fun Fact

It’s probably not surprising that knives were the first eating utensils developed. Carved from stone, this design remained popular until the Bronze Age, when metalworkers began making metal knives out of materials like copper and bronze. But spoons have a long history, as well, having been traced all the way back to the Paleolithic era. During that time, people were believed to have enjoyed warm liquids using utensils that mimicked the shape of bowls. Later, seashells attached to wooden sticks and chips of wood to make something that looked closer to the modern spoon. Forks, surprisingly, have only been around for about 1,000 years, when they were reportedly introduced at the Venice wedding of the niece of the Byzantine emperor.

The Flatware Tray Buying Guide

  • One of the handiest features on a silverware tray is a nonslip surface on the bottom. This will hold your silverware tray in place as you open and close the drawer.
  • Nonslip material isn’t just for the underside of silverware trays. Some have lined compartments. That means you won’t have to worry about your silverware scooting around. It will stay in place no matter how often it’s jostled.
  • Instead of a lining, some silverware trays use grips to make sure the silverware stays perfectly lined up.
  • Occasionally, you’ll need to remove all silverware and wash your tray. Many plastic trays can be washed in the dishwasher. If you buy one made from a material like bamboo, though, you’ll only be able to wipe it down with a damp cloth.
  • Forks, knives and spoons aren’t the only items you’ll keep in your silverware tray. Many have an extra-wide compartment that allows you to store items like corkscrews, bottle openers and crab crackers. Make sure you choose one wide enough to store all the items you plan to keep there.
  • If you opt for a plastic tray, make sure you choose one that can hold up under heat. This is especially true if you want to wash it in the dishwasher occasionally. Some can warp when exposed to extreme temperatures.
  • Some are concerned with the chemicals that touch the utensils that then touch their food. If this is a worry for you, a bamboo tray may be the best choice. Regardless of the material you choose, though, look for one that’s approved by the FDA and free of BPA.
  • Flatware tray manufacturers assume many consumers have a wider drawer they use for silverware. But you may choose to use a narrower drawer for that purpose, or your kitchen may not have wider drawers at all. It’s important to measure your drawer before making your purchase.