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Old 03-28-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-28-2016, 04:44 PM   #2
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Once I start cooking, I pull the caddy out from under the cabinet. Put away when done.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:57 PM   #3
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I have three so the utensils aren't crowded. I bought stainless utensil caddies.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:01 PM   #4
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I essentially have four caddies (the basket to the right of the stove is divided into two compartments), so my utensils are well spread out I thought it would be easier to photograph than to describe I have a peninsula where I do prep, which holds one of them.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:05 PM   #5
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I do admit, I can do some selective 'thinning out' of utensils that don't need to be within an arms reach.

Is that a lazy susan the thing to the left of the stove top ( with the pepper, oils utensils .. on it ) ?
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:16 PM   #6
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Is that a lazy susan the thing to the left of the stove top ( with the pepper, oils utensils .. on it ) ?
Yes. One of my neighbors has one in her kitchen and I thought it was a genius idea, so I copied it
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:18 PM   #7
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This seems like a pretty inexpensive and simple solution:

OXO SteeL Kitchen Tool and Utensil Rack
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:21 PM   #8
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I would make my own tilted caddy if I needed one. I can probably come up with something very functional out of my garage/shop.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:33 PM   #9
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This seems like a pretty inexpensive and simple solution:

OXO SteeL Kitchen Tool and Utensil Rack
Ha! Sorry That's not nearly big enough to hold all my necessary stuff
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:24 PM   #10
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I built mine out of barn board. It looks like a tool box. I keep cramming more stuff in it, though.
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