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Magnetic knife racks

A magnetic knife holder is a kitchen storage solution that allows knives to stick on a magnetic knife strip that can be mounted on the wall. Shop the best magnetic knife racks and blocks in Australia, including stainless steel and wood.

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Finding the right magnetic knife holder for your kitchen

A magnetic knife holder is an alternative storage solution for your kitchen knives that will keep them safe and your countertops clean and organised. A magnetic knife holder uses the force of magnets to hold knives in a single row and lock them firmly in place. They are space-saving, convenient, hygienic and prevent damage to knife blades. You can find a great selection of magnetic knife holders at Kitchen Warehouse with various lengths, materials and designs to suit all of your kitchen storage needs.

Types of magnetic knife holders - what's right for me?

Magnetic knife holders are available in a number of different designs. The most popular types include:

  • Magnetic knife block - A magnetic block sits on the counter like a regular knife block but you hang the knives on the outside rather than slotting them in. Blocks prevent moisture and provide easy access to knives.

  • Combined slotted and magnetic block - These blocks provide slots on one side and a magnetic side on the other.

  • Exposed magnetic strip - You can find magnetic racks with the magnets visible on the outside of the design.

  • Magnet concealed - These racks have the magnets hidden inside another material, such as acacia wood or stainless steel.

  • Wall mounted - A wall mounted magnetic knife rack is ideal if you have a smaller kitchen and are short on counter space.

Stainless steel to wood - various materials and construction options

When choosing a material for your magnetic knife holder, you should keep in mind your budget, existing decor and personal preference. You can find knife racks in these materials:

  • Plastic - Plastic holders are generally the most affordable and can come in a wide range of colours. Plastic is prone to collecting dust but is easy to clean.

  • Stainless steel - Stainless steel has a modern aesthetic, is easy to clean and is very hygienic which prevents bacteria growth.

  • Wood - A wooden magnetic rack is traditional and looks amazing in country kitchens. Wood protects knives from scratches but is slow to dry after cleaning.

Factors to consider when choosing a magnetic knife rack

These factors will help you to choose the right magnetic knife holder for your storage needs:

  • Ease of installation - Make sure your knife holder comes with all of the installation accessories needed. Check reviews to see if it is easy to install.

  • Strength of magnets - A strong magnet is essential for keeping knives safely in place to avoid accidents. It will also hold more knives and have a longer lifespan.

  • Ease of cleaning - Stainless steel racks are easy to clean and dry quickly, while wooden strips will dry much more slowly.

  • Ease of installation - Make sure your knife holder comes with all of the installation accessories needed. Check reviews to see if it is easy to install.

  • Strength of magnets - A strong magnet is essential for keeping knives safely in place to avoid accidents. It will also hold more knives and have a longer lifespan.

  • Ease of cleaning - Stainless steel racks are easy to clean and dry quickly, while wooden strips will dry much more slowly.

X marks the spot: locations to install

You'll have plenty of options when it comes to ideal places to install a magnetic knife rack. Think about what is best for you and where your knives will be the most accessible. Here are some top spots to consider:

Features to consider when choosing bakeware

These features will make using your baking pans and trays easier and more convenient:

  • Above the kitchen sink

  • Inside lower cabinets

  • Under the cabinets

  • On the side cabinets

  • On the window frame

Mounting your magnetic knife block

Our magnetic knife racks come with all of the wall mount accessories and instructions you need to quickly and easily install your new knife holder. The Avanti Magforce Magnetic Knife Rail is 30cm in length and features two strong magnetic strips and a plastic backing to protect your walls. The ChefTech Solid Magnetic Knife Rack is made of sturdy oak wood and, at 60cm, can hold up to 9 knives or other kitchen utensils such as kitchen scissors and shears. Proudly display your professional chef knives in your kitchen and prevent rust from forming on santoku knives and other valuable Asian knives!

Recommendations for organising and storing your knives

A magnetic knife holder gives you flexibility in how you choose to arrange your collection of stainless steel knives. Here are two of the most common ways you can keep organised:

  • Knives in order of size for a nice, orderly look - A magnetic knife holder allows you to store blades with varying shapes, lengths and sizes. You can easily arrange your knives from smallest to largest, from paring knives, boning knives, chef knives and utility knives through to carving knives, cleavers, bread knives and cheese knives.

  • Hang them with the blade facing upwards or store them in a block - This is a personal choice, but hanging knives with the blade facing upwards can minimise the risk of cutting yourself when reaching for one because you can see exactly where it is. However, storing them in a knife block is the safest choice rather than in a drawer.

Other kitchen accessories to consider when purchasing a magnetic knife holder

These kitchen accessories and gadgets will help you to fast-track food prep, keep your kitchen organised and serve meals in style:

Brands we know and trust

Discover the best knife storage solutions, cookware and kitchenware by iconic brands that are trusted worldwide, including Wusthof, Avanti, Scanpan, ChefTech and RSVP.

Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse

We make it easy for you to buy magnetic knife holders and anything else you need to complete your kitchen and home. Simply browse our extensive product range and checkout with flexible payment methods and free delivery Australia-wide. Our 30 day returns policy means you can shop online with confidence. We also offer gift cards which are fantastic for special occasions and for when you can't be there in person!

FAQs:

Do magnetic knife racks lose magnetism?
When it comes to magnetic knife racks, durability is just as important as functionality. A high-quality magnetic knife holder should retain its magnetism for as long as you own it. In some cases, extreme heat may weaken the hold of a poorer quality product. You can shop the most reliable magnetic racks at Kitchen Warehouse from well-known brands like Avanti and Scanpan.

How do I know if the magnet in a magnetic knife rack is strong enough?
If you're buying online, a 5 star review is a good indication that a product will live up to its claims. Check out our 5 star rating products from happy customers, such as the RSVP Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Rack.

Should knives point up or down on a magnet?
This ultimately depends on personal preference. However, storing the kitchen knives with the blades pointing upwards is safer as it minimises the risk of cuts if one falls, plus it's easier to reach for the handle without straining.

Do magnets damage knives?
A magnetic knife holder will generally protect your knives better than a knife block as the blades are not rubbing against another material which can lead to dulling. When you remove a knife, always grasp the handle, twist and pull rather than dragging it off the rack. You should also avoid allowing the edge of the knife to come into contact with the magnet strip.