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Old 03-28-2016, 06:32 PM   #11
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I had an adorable rooster chef caddy I loved and "someone" broke it. Actually, I just don't use one anymore, and prefer my flat drawer next to the stove dedicated to just cooking tools. All the tools in there are stored handle end to the back so I can quickly see what I need. Another drawer is dedicated to prep tools near the sink.
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:56 PM   #12
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My solution is similar to Kayelle's. I few things kept in an old sugar bowl on the counter and the majority of things in a large drawer by the stove.

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Old 03-28-2016, 08:01 PM   #13
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My large drawer by the stove holds parchment paper, foil, plastic wrap and plastic storage bags.

I kinda like having my utensils out where I can see them and grab them easily. As usual, we each have our preferences
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:08 PM   #14
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My large drawer by the stove holds parchment paper, foil, plastic wrap and plastic storage bags.

I kinda like having my utensils out where I can see them and grab them easily. As usual, we each have our preferences
Thats pretty much my situation.

And I usually have several pots going, so its almost like a new a few of everything. Every time I try to thin things out, I have to go searching for them again.

My utensils/ caddy to the left of the stove top, My oils, vinegars, sugar, salt, water to the right .
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:14 PM   #15
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Thats pretty much my situation.

And I usually have several pots going, so its almost like a new a few of everything. Every time I try to thin things out, I have to go searching for them again.

My utensils/ caddy to the left of the stove top, My oils, vinegars, sugar, salt, water to the right .
Do consider the lazy Susan. It gives me a larger space to grab the basics - and my bamboo utensils, which I use most often on the stove - more easily since it spins around.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:16 PM   #16
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Yeah, I like that Idea a lot.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:26 PM   #17
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...or use something like this or even a tilted vase.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:36 PM   #18
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I do have something like Steve suggested, but it doesn't hold nearly enough and most of the things in my two jars don't have holes in the handles or the hole is too small or the wrong shape. This is what I have.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:32 AM   #19
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Like most, I store my large, functional utensils ( spatula, wooden spoons, etc) in a utensil holder/ caddy which is right on the counter, pushed up against the backsplash, under the cabinets.

When actively cooking, I often have to grab one of them ( relatively quickly) to do whatever I have to do.

(Here's the annoying part) When pulling out a utensil, I have to practice the laws of geometry and physics just to get them out of the caddy, without either hitting the above cabinet, or sliding the whole thing out from under the cabinet. On occasion, the damn thing tips over.

Years ago, I saw one that was actually tilted slightly forward ( on an angle ) to avoid what I have described above. Not just cut on angle, but literally tilted slightly forward. I don't remember where I saw it.

I admit I didn't really search the internet with much effort. I was wondering either how you guys and gals deal with this situation or any suggestions on what I can get to avoid it.

Sure , I can take the utensils out prior to cooking, or keep them in a drawer, but i really like having things within quick reach ( which they are), but the obstacles i face trying to actually get them out kind of defeats the purpose.

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Hubby glued a wood wedge underneath mine so it tilts pretty far forward. My utensils are actually in a really pretty flower pot, so tilting it forward works pretty well!
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:10 AM   #20
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The best set up I ever used was when I had a drawer available to dedicate to utinsels.

After getting tired of having to pull each one out until I found the one I wanted, I finally decided to put them in the drawer with the business ends facing the front of the drawer. Much easier!
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