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Old 01-11-2016, 04:58 PM   #21
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I've looked at the description and the reviews and questions asked on line and it looks like it will accommodate my 8" chefs knife as well as my sandoku with no issues at all. The top heaviness may be an issue but if that is the case I'll just return it. I also never put a knife away dirty so I don't see an issue in that area. The real selling point for me is that it takes up less room than a block but unlike a magnetic bar I can move it around my poorly designed kitchen as needed.
I'm going to give it a try and see what happens, if it doesn't work I'll just return it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:30 PM   #22
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:23 PM   #23
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I've looked at the description and the reviews and questions asked on line and it looks like it will accommodate my 8" chefs knife as well as my sandoku with no issues at all. The top heaviness may be an issue but if that is the case I'll just return it. I also never put a knife away dirty so I don't see an issue in that area. The real selling point for me is that it takes up less room than a block but unlike a magnetic bar I can move it around my poorly designed kitchen as needed.
I'm going to give it a try and see what happens, if it doesn't work I'll just return it.
Sounds like you have it figured out. I think that everyone I've ever discussed kitchen stuff with has different needs or situations in some respect no matter how similar the kitchens may same at first sight. What works for me may be uncomfortable or even impossible for you.

I think that is one reason why this forum is so much fun. I love learning about how others have solved problems or adapted to what they have available.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:57 PM   #24
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Good luck with that fl. I too will be interested to see how you like it. It's certainly attractive.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:09 PM   #25
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Looking at the close-up pictures of the knife block, I'm a bit concerned how well the black material at the top will hold up over time.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:13 PM   #26
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It's lovely. Looking forward to seeing how you like it as well.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:11 PM   #27
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I'm also retired and living in a condo. I used to use a knife block but needed the counter space so I bought a magnetic knife bar. the only place I could mount it was on a clear section of backsplash under kitchen cabinets. Here's how it looked before the remodel. You can see it's a tight fit.
Andy, a number of years back I had that same magnetic bar for holding knives. I found the magnet on both sides to be very weak. And I don't have heavy knives. If I hung the knives as you have, they slid right off. Reverse them so the handle was at the top, and the whole unit would slide right down to the floor. I used it on the fridge, So my son put up a metal backdrop for me and in theory, it should have stayed in place. I put the knives on it, and the whole thing would slide down or the knives still fell off. I didn't have very much wall space where I could attach it either. The screw holes were tiny and of no use whatsoever. Spike tried to drill them to be bigger so that they would take a long screw. I REALLY wanted this to work. And we tried everything. It ended up in the wastebasket.

Of course this was about 10-15 years ago. I hope they have improved the strength of the magnets on it. Because the one I had was terrible.
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Andy, a number of years back I had that same magnetic bar for holding knives. I found the magnet on both sides to be very weak. And I don't have heavy knives. If I hung the knives as you have, they slid right off. Reverse them so the handle was at the top, and the whole unit would slide right down to the floor. I used it on the fridge, So my son put up a metal backdrop for me and in theory, it should have stayed in place. I put the knives on it, and the whole thing would slide down or the knives still fell off. I didn't have very much wall space where I could attach it either. The screw holes were tiny and of no use whatsoever. Spike tried to drill them to be bigger so that they would take a long screw. I REALLY wanted this to work. And we tried everything. It ended up in the wastebasket.



Of course this was about 10-15 years ago. I hope they have improved the strength of the magnets on it. Because the one I had was terrible.

Addie there are weak magnets and strong magnets. I've had mine for about 10 years. I have not had an issue with any knives but the magnets won't hold the steel.
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Addie there are weak magnets and strong magnets. I've had mine for about 10 years. I have not had an issue with any knives but the magnets won't hold the steel.
I have had Chicago Cutlery for years. And I believe that just may have been the problem.
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You can buy a roll of magnetic material (like thick tape) and glue it to the back of the knife holder. They are pretty powerful magnets.
Sure now you tell me. Where were you years ago when I needed you?
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