Are Magnetic Knife Racks Good? (Learn The Truth!)
I'm often asked if magnetic knife racks are any good so in this article, I have put some of the best magnetic knife racks through their paces and I have also listed some of the pros and cons of using magnetic knife racks for storing your kitchen knives.
One of the main benefits of using magnetic knife rack is saving space which makes them an excellent choice for small kitchens or studio apartments. On top of being a great space saver, magnetic knife racks actually help with food hygiene in the kitchen.
It’s common to see a set of kitchen knives housed inside a knife block but did you know that these wooden blocks can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Food debris can become lodged inside of the knife block and combine that with a slightly damp kitchen knife being placed inside makes it a perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
By storing your kitchen knives on a magnetic knife rack, you allow them to thoroughly dry, and there's almost zero chance for food and debris to build up.
Can Magnetic Knife Holders Damage Knives?
When storing your kitchen knives on a magnetic knife rack, there's a chance that they may get damaged. However, by correctly placing and removing the blades from the rack the chance of damage is relatively small.
I wouldn’t say that magnetic knives are bad for knives and the advantages of using this space saving knife strip definitely outweigh the negatives.
To try and reduce the chance of your best kitchen knife becoming damaged while using the knife rack make sure you slightly twist and pull the knife so that the sharp edge leaves the magnetic strip first. The knife should come away very easily, and the chances of the blade becoming damaged are very slim.
When you want to store your knife, gently place the spine side of the blade against the magnetic strip until it pulls the knife and makes a satisfying click.
If you follow these simple steps, your kitchen knives shouldn't get damaged. Damage to knives will only happen when the blade is always hitting the magnetic strip of the knife rack, and the knives are being pulled and removed with force. If you take a gentle approach to removing and storing your knives, you should have no problems at all.
Magnetic Knife Rack Pros
Magnetic Knife Rack Cons
As you can see the pros of using a magnetic knife rack far outweigh the cons if you're still not convinced why not buy a budget magnet rack and store some of your cheaper kitchen knives on it.
Types of Magnetic Knife Holders
Before you run out and invest in a magnetic knife holder first let’s take a quick look at some of the different kinds available.
Stainless Steel: stainless steel is one of the more common magnetic knife holders you’ll come across, they're long-lasting, cheap, hygienic, and easy to keep clean.
Wooden: wooden magnetic knife racks look fantastic, but they often come with a higher price tag. Like knife blocks, they can breed germs and bacteria if not properly cleaned. Depending on your kitchen décor a wooden knife rack might fit in with your style better than a commercial looking stainless steel rack.
Plastic: plastic magnetic knife racks tend to be a lot cheaper and not as durable as wooden and stainless steel varieties, but they do come in an array of colors and styles.
Magnetic Knife Racks My Recommended Buys (Updated For 2017)
I have picked out some of the best magnetic knife holders that I feel deserve a place mounted on your kitchen wall or even on the side of your fridge.
Magnetic Knife Rack for the Fridge
If you are living in rented accommodation or just don’t want to drill holes in your wall, a double-sided magnetic knife holder is perfect for mounting on the side of the fridge.
Magnetic Knife Rack Wood
If you are shopping for a wooden knife rack, this walnut rack looks great. The magnets are hidden, so it looks like just one sold piece of wood.
Wall Mounted Bamboo Magnetic Knife Rack
Still sticking with the wooden knife holder theme, this bamboo style strip looks awesome. The style would fit into almost any modern looking kitchen, it’s durable and long-lasting and features hidden magnets too.
Stainless Steel Magnetic Knife Rack
For those of you looking for a commercial grade stainless steel magnetic knife holder, this is one of the best we've come across. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically and is made to last.