This Renter-Friendly Find Creates Storage Out of Thin Air and Takes Up Zero Kitchen Space

This Renter-Friendly Find Creates Storage Out of Thin Air and Takes Up Zero Kitchen Space

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This magnetic knife rack consists of a stainless steel bar with heavy-duty magnets on both sides that can be put up with zero installation, unlike typical knife strips. So, if you have enough space on the side of your fridge, all you have to do is affix this 17-inch knife strip to it — much like the many magnetic kitchen shelves we love. That’s even longer than most standard wall-mounted knife racks, so there’s plenty of room for all of your knives, including your chef’s knife, bread knife, kitchen shears, and even a wide cleaver. Not only will this organizer leave you with extra counter space, but it will also make finding and grabbing the knife you need incredibly easy, especially when you’re busy cooking.

Reviewers praised this unique knife organizer as a small-kitchen lifesaver. One person mentioned having tile in their kitchen, so drilling was not an option. “I bought the fridge mount hoping it would be strong enough to do the job. Holy cow! The magnet is so strong it zipped over to the fridge right out of my hands from a few inches away! I feel that my knives, which are very expensive, are in excellent and safe storage! It looks nice too!” they wrote.

Several people also loved how big this knife rack is compared to others like it. “The capacity is also great (I have 13 knives (including 6 steak knives) and a fish spatula mounted, saving me from having to use a knife block or drawer just for knives,” one person wrote.

By taking advantage of unused fridge space, this no-drill knife rack is without a doubt the easiest and most convenient way to store your knives. Say goodbye to your cluttered drawers and countertops, because this find is truly a kitchen game changer.

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.

Made In Just Launched a Stunning Limited-Edition Chef’s Knife — and It’s Guaranteed to Sell Out

Made In Just Launched a Stunning Limited-Edition Chef’s Knife — and It’s Guaranteed to Sell Out

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There are a few brands that cause major buzz around here any time they queue up a new launch, and direct-to-consumer cookware brand Made In is definitely one of them. From their mega-popular carbon steel skillet to their stylish Dutch oven, the brand keeps churning out chef-worthy gear that is sure to be a staple in your kitchen for years to come.

Well, we’ve got good news (you knew it was coming!): Begining today, Made In is launching yet another winner—this time, a more petite version of their popular Chef’s Knife. If you haven’t made the foray into Made In‘s cutlery yet, you’re seriously missing out. All of their impressive pieces are precision-engineered for expert slicing and dicing and superior comfort when in hand. Like a child or a pizza topping, it’s hard to pick a favorite out of their current lineup, but our Senior Commerce editor Danielle swears by Made In’s Santoku knife, while others on our team rave about their cleaver, sushi knife, and steak knives.

Still, if you’re going to invest in a singular knife for your home, it should always be a chef’s knife — and now Made In boasts not one but two options. In addition to their traditional chef’s knife, which comes in at 8 inches, they’re now releasing a smaller version that’s just 6 inches long. Forged in Theirs, France (fun fact: the knife capital of the world), this nimble and lightweight model is ideal for making quick work of smaller vegetables and other everyday cooking tasks that an 8-inch chef’s knife just feels too hefty for.

Like all of Made In’s knives, the new 6-inch chef’s knife is forged from a single rod of nitrogen-treated metal, making it nearly indestructible and sure to stay sharp slice after slice. It also boasts a unique Micarta handle, which is extra durable, waterproof, and exceptionally lightweight. Put it to work chopping up veggies for a yummy stew, or rely on it for those close-to-the-bone cuts necessary when spatchcocking a chicken.

Basically, the sky’s the limit with this pro-worthy knife in your arsenal. You know what does have a limit, though? The stock on these bad boys. Because this is a limited-edition launch, Made In has a modest run of 4,000 pieces to kick things off — and their stuff routinely sells out. No matter which way you slice it, you’re going to want to move quickly on this one.

This Versatile Bread Knife is My New Essential for Baking Tasks, Meal Prep, and Much More

This Versatile Bread Knife is My New Essential for Baking Tasks, Meal Prep, and Much More

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In my humble opinion, everyone needs a good bread knife. Here’s some backstory from my pastry chef days: Believe it or not, my bread knife was actually one of the most used pieces in my knife roll! Perfect for cutting frozen dough, seamlessly slicing through stone fruits and citrus, delicately halving a croissant, and especially for shaving chocolate, this kind of knife should really be called the do-it-all-knife.

When I’m not baking, my bread knife takes on the tasks of slicing salami, tomatoes, cheeses, hard winter squash, turkey breast, and even avocados. Convinced yet? Good! But hold your horses before you head off to the internet to buy the first bread knife that pops up. One thing I haven’t mentioned yet: All bread knives are not created equal. Luckily for you, I’ve found my favorite bread knife so far. The makers behind our Kitchn Commerce Editor’s go-to chefs knife have done it once again. Kilne’s durable yet precise Bread Knife is a winner all around with its ergonomic handle, super-sharp blade, and perfect length.

While loads of bread knives will go dull after a short time, this slicer is constructed with German steel meant to maintain its sharp one-sided edge for a lifetime. A serrated knife works so well because the teeth of the knife make small cuts while the space between the tips reduces friction. This Kilne beauty has perfectly arched serration with smaller and more pointed teeth between the divots, so the blade can make its way efficiently and effectively through whatever it is you are slicing. 

The balance between the blade and handle feels just right. The blade, coming in at eight inches, is wide enough to slice through any loaf of bread without being unwieldy or awkward in length. And the handle is heavy, but not heavy in a laborious kind of way. In fact, its weight makes using the knife feel luxurious, and sturdy.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some chocolate to slice. I’m off to make some cookies!

One of Our Favorite Small Kitchenware Brands Is Having a Rare Sale That Includes Their Bestsellers

One of Our Favorite Small Kitchenware Brands Is Having a Rare Sale That Includes Their Bestsellers

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When it comes to Material, a small, direct-to-consumer kitchenware company with gorgeous, long-lasting products, there’s no question that we’re in love. Material makes high-quality, stylish tools for cooking and dining, including a super sleek magnetic knife block, all-purpose bowls great for eating or food prep, and a BPA-free, sustainable plastic cutting board we’re mildly obsessed with.

While we’d happily buy up their inventory any time of the year, now is an especially great time to shop Material, as they’re having their third-annual sitewide Kinder Kitchens Sale, taking place from now until November 30. And by sitewide, they really mean it — everything is discounted! We’re talking prepware like the bestselling wooden Angled Board, stainless steel and nonstick cookware, essential kitchen tools like the elegant Soft-Edge Turner, and any other Material favorites you have on your wishlist!

The best part about the sale, however, is that with each purchase, you can also donate to Star Route Farm, this year’s Kinder Kitchens partner. They’re an organic farm that works with food pantries, mutual aid groups, and New York organizations to end food insecurity. No matter what item you buy, you can choose to donate some of your savings directly to Star Route Farm. Plus, Material will be donating half of the proceeds from their limited edition Serving Bowl to the farm as well.

With lots of savings ahead and an opportunity to give back, there are so many reasons to start your holiday shopping with a few of our favorite items from Material!

This Brand Behind Some Editor-Favorite Knives Is Having a Sale — but for a Very Limited Time

This Brand Behind Some Editor-Favorite Knives Is Having a Sale — but for a Very Limited Time

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Whether you love a versatile chef’s knife or a utility knife for food prep, there’s always that one blade we tend to gravitate toward in the kitchen. And while each knife in the block serves a purpose (which the Kitchn team has broken down knife by knife!), some of us home cooks like to use just one or two over and over again. If that sounds like you, then listen up, because one of Kitchn’s favorite small brands, Misen, is hosting a Singles Day sale on their bestselling knives!

In honor of Singles Day, Misen is offering $11 off single knives today until 11:11pm EST tonight with the code GOSOLO (excluding the Misen paring knife). If you haven’t had the pleasure of using a Misen knife yet, you can buy confidently knowing that you’ll receive high-quality stainless steel blades and handles designed with comfort in mind.

One of the best ways to take advantage of this sale is to invest in the Misen Chef’s Knife. Kitchn ranked it as their favorite mid-priced knife on their list of the best chef’s knives because of its comfort and ability to make “agile, clean cuts.” And, if you have smaller hands, they even sell the Short Chef’s Knife designed for you.

What makes this an amazing chef’s knife for home cooks in particular is that Misen specifically designed it to replace entire knife sets. It features a hybrid Japanese- and German-style blade that they say can do nearly all of your kitchen cutting. If you’re someone who has never been particularly fussed about which knife from the block you pick, you might want to snag this one while it’s on sale. The only blade you might still need is a bread knife — but luckily, their Serrated Knife is also included in Singles Day!

Misen’s popular Japanese-inspired Santoku Knife is also a strong all-purpose choice. It’s a little shorter and lighter than a chef’s knife, making it a solid option for lots of slicing and chopping. Or, you could try the Misen Utility Knife, a medium-sized blade that can handle both large and small cuts.