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#31 of 32 Old 01-19-2010, 10:48 PM
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I love my knife block. AND my slots are sideways, so I don't have to worry about training DH and MIL to put the knives in upside down. The only other thing that I would consider is a magnetic strip that was inside a cupboard door near the stove, that might work for me. I wouldn't want them OUT on a magnetic strip, just wierds me out.

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Originally Posted by FillingMyQuiver View Post
We have a knife block and actually prefer it.

I was under the impression that storing knives loose, like in a drawer, where their blades can touch and nick each other is not good for them.

We bought a knife set by Farberware about 7yrs ago and have been very happy w/ it. The handle and blade on each knife are 1 piece. We store the knives in the block upside down so that the blades don't rub the block and dull. I also use the sharpening steel almost every time I use a straight blade just so I get nice cuts.

We use pretty much all the pieces in the set. I've thought of getting a magnetic strip, but I don't think I like the look of exposed blades.
I had this same set and also kept them upside down. They held up great for five years and still would be if a destructive younger BIL hadn't gotten ahold of them but I'll avoid revisiting that again... I also used all the pieces. I think it is a good compact set to cover all your bases (especially if, like me, you had basic silverware but no steak knives) and occasionally can be found on super clearance at a Bed Bath & Beyond, Linens N Things, or similar store.
With that said, I've definitely had my eye on that Kapoosh-type thing and will probably try to buy separate knives or an even smaller set next time.
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