Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel Utensil Holder
Last updated date: February 3, 2020
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The Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel Utensil Holder has drain holes to ensure that utensils are perfectly dry while being stored. The large vessel can hold up to 15 cooking utensils. It is dishwasher safe and easy to maintain. In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the Utopia Kitchen Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel Utensil Holder placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
Editor's Note December 27, 2019:
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An Overview On Utensil Crocks
Whether you just dabble in the kitchen or are a seasoned home chef, a utensil crock is a must-have item on your countertop. A utensil crock is a small container where you can store your most-used cooking utensils. Designed to sit on the counter near your stove, a utensil crock makes it easy to access your cooking tools without having to go hunting in your drawers.
There are many reasons to use a utensil crock; however, the most important benefit is convenience. When you have everything you need handy at your fingertips, you’re able to cook without missing a beat. Whether you need a wide spatula to flip a pancake or a wooden spoon to stir some soup, having your cooking utensils out and easily accessible on the kitchen counter is a major convenience.
Plus, for those cooks who don’t have a lot of drawer space, a utensil crock allows you to store more kitchen utensils easily. You can place the lesser-used items in drawers and have the things you use most often right on the counter.
The first step to using and organizing your utensil crock is to take out all of your kitchen utensils and place them on the counter. Organize them into two piles. In one pile place the gadgets you barely use. In the other pile, place the tools you use daily. From the gadgets you barely use, try to get rid of anything that you have duplicates of or that you don’t foresee using in the future.
From the utensils you use to cook with daily, sort the items by height or by use. For example, you can place all of the tall utensils together and all of the short utensils together. Or you can organize them by tools to cook savory foods, tools for baking and tools for salads. Find a system that works for you.
You may need more than one utensil crock to house your commonly used tools. Find one that is the right height to accommodate your tools. You want to make sure that the crock is tall enough and heavy enough that it can hold the tools without falling over. If the crock is too short for your tall utensils, they may fall out of the crock or they may not stand straight inside it. If the crock is too tall for your utensils, you may have a hard time easily seeing and accessing what you need.
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One of the benefits of keeping utensils in drawers is that they don’t get dirty as quickly. When you have utensils out on the counter in a utensil crock, both the vessel and the tools are bound to see some food splatters. At the end of the day, be sure to wipe down the edges of your utensil holder with a wet cloth. If the food splatters are particularly large, you may need to put your crock in the dishwasher (if it’s dishwasher-safe). Many can also be washed with soap and water in the sink.
You will also need to regularly check your utensils to see if they are clean. That way, you won’t end up using a dirty utensil that ruins a recipe. If your utensils have food splatters, run them through the dishwasher before using. If they are dusty from not being used very often, you may consider placing them in the drawer with other infrequently used tools to free up space in your utensil crock.
The Utensil Crock Buying Guide
- One of the most important elements to consider when deciding on which utensil crock to purchase is how it looks. For many people, the kitchen is a reflection of their personal aesthetic, so it’s important for the utensil crock to match with your design. The American Mug Pottery Ceramic Utensil Crock has a minimalist design. It’s made by hand and available in several solid colors. The LIFVER Ceramic Utensil Crock is an embossed vessel with floral and geometric designs, available in two colors. The Oceanstar Wooden Utensil Holder is bamboo and has a rustic and woodsy appeal. The Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel Utensil Holder looks right at home in sleek, modern kitchens.
- The material and size of your utensil crock are important to note because you want to ensure that the vessel is heavy enough to not tip over from the weight of the utensils. It also needs to be the right height for the items you want to store in it. The American Mug Pottery Ceramic Utensil Crock is 6 3/4 inches tall with a 6-inch diameter and is made out of ceramic. The LIFVER Ceramic Utensil Crock is also ceramic, but it’s both taller and wider, at 6.2 inches across and 7.2 inches high. The Oceanstar Wooden Utensil Holder is made out of two durable layers of bamboo. Unlike most utensil crocks, which are circular, this one is a square shape and is 4 x 4 x 6 inches. The Now Designs Utensil Crock is made from food-safe stainless steel and is 5 inches tall and 5.3 inches in diameter.
- If you’re keeping your utensil crock on the counter by your stove, it’s likely to get dirty from time to time. That’s why it’s critical to have a utensil crock that is easy to clean. The American Mug Pottery Ceramic Utensil Crock and the LIFVER Ceramic Utensil Crock are both dishwasher safe, so you can easily clean off any food splatters or stains. The Oceanstar Wooden Utensil Holder is not dishwasher safe but can be wiped down using a non-toxic and non-abrasive cleaner and a clean, dry cloth.
- For many shoppers, versatility is an important factor to consider in their kitchen gadgets. The American Mug Pottery Ceramic Utensil Crock is microwave and oven safe. It can also be used as a wine bucket. Similarly, the LIFVER Ceramic Utensil Crock is refrigerator and microwave-safe. It can be used as a vase or a wine bucket in addition to holding utensils.