Utensil caddy under the cabinets, not enough room.
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.