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Old 12-10-2007, 10:15 PM   #21
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Why is that? I have several items that attach to my refrigerator with suction cups, and they stay put regardless of the amount of weight. In fact, they're better than magnets because suction cups will not slide down the side of the fridge.

Come to think of it, my radar detector, which weighs about 5 pounds, sticks to my windshield with suction cups, and it don't move until I decide to move it.
If your radar detector pulls the suction cup free from your windshield, you'll still be able to count to 20 with your socks off....

Never, ever put anything on a fridge magnet or a suction cup that you wouldn't want to fall on your foot.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #22
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I was looking for the exact same thing for the side of my fridg. and I came across a wonderful solution which I intend to implement. Follow this link for the solution, inexpensive and safe:

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Storing knives in the open air is much more hygienic that stuffing them in a butcher block for years. The side of my fridg. is very close to the counter top and is unused for storage whereas the narrow space between the cupboards and counter top is not wide enough to safely grab knives. I was amazed at all the unnecessary concerns and the idea of screwing it into the side of the refrigerator was obviously not workable nor what I needed.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:51 AM   #23
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I was looking for the exact same thing for the side of my fridg. and I came across a wonderful solution which I intend to implement. Follow this link for the solution, inexpensive and safe:

Chirp + Chatter: How to be a Knife Ninja

Storing knives in the open air is much more hygienic that stuffing them in a butcher block for years. The side of my fridg. is very close to the counter top and is unused for storage whereas the narrow space between the cupboards and counter top is not wide enough to safely grab knives. I was amazed at all the unnecessary concerns and the idea of screwing it into the side of the refrigerator was obviously not workable nor what I needed.
I haven't logged into this forum for a couple of years now, but this reply showed up in my email today.

I just want to reiterate what an awful idea this is.

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:05 AM   #24
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I haven't logged into this forum for a couple of years now, but this reply showed up in my email today.

I just want to reiterate what an awful idea this is.

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #25
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Thank you GB, I can see you are capable of posting Wikipedia links as well
Most commercial kitchens use the magnetic strips for knife storage so I guess some would not feel safe in that environment. I, on the other hand, find it perfectly safe, sanitary and convenient
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #26
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At the restaurants I've worked at we don't put 'em on the door of the fridge, though!
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:45 AM   #27
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BTW, knives fall off the mag strips we use (at work) constantly. Most of the house knives have bent tips from this.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:26 AM   #28
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BTW, knives fall off the mag strips we use (at work) constantly. Most of the house knives have bent tips from this.

Does this mean you put your knives point down on the mag strip? I put mine point up on the strip.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:15 PM   #29
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@ Rob, I am NOT PUTTING IT ON THE DOOR!! I am putting it on the SIDE. Did any of the negative replies read the solution allowing the magnet to to both be magnetized to the side of the refrigerator as well as to allow the knives to stay put?
Really, I just wanted to share a solution to a problem I also had and I made the effort to join this forum to offer a reply other than poo pooing the entire idea. So you can all you want, glad I made your day.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:08 PM   #30
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Even though no one wants you to skewer you toes, keep in mind that when you pull your knife off the magnet you might end up scratching your fridge with the tip of your knife I to thought this would be a good idea but ended up putting it behind my stove. Even though I have five knives behind my stove I know that my fridge would get scratched. If you have a stainless fridge it might not even stick very well. My knives are so sharp that I will not put them in my drawer.I the do fall they won't damage my floors either.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #31
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No need to leave in a huff. I'm sure putting it on the side will work better. I still wonder if slamming the door to the fridge might not dislodge a knife but you can sure try it.

At work the knives get slapped on the magnets willy-nilly, sometimes pointed up, sometimes down. They're all 5' off the floor or more and some are mounted over other equipment so they often carrom off of stuff or flip around on the way to the floor. Plus, the mag bars we use aren't that powerful. But the biggest problem is people trying to stick too many knives on one, and crowding one off.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #32
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I am also looking for a two-way magnetic knife holder that will go on the side of the frig. I can't seem to find one anywhere. The odd thing is, my ex has one (I think it was a gift). They do exist! (or did) In the 13 years we were together, no knife ever fell on the floor or counter, or accidentally gouged the refrigerator. It was very strong. Too bad they don't seem to be made now.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #33
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If you cannot find a double sided magnetic strip, there should be several alternatives that would work. Unless I am totally wrong, all magnets are two sided. What makes the knife strips not stick to metal is the wood, which separates the magnet from the surface. A strip without the decorative wood should work. Just edge the strip with wood trim. There are also small super magnets about the size of a penny. Inletting a few of these on the back side of a typical knife strip would hold it in place. Also there are double sided tapes with strong adhesive that would hold the strip.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #34
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Newbie, here, and I'd intended to lurk for awhile. But had to respond to this.

All other points aside, I just bought a new double-sided mag bar. The instructions specifically say not to mount it to a metal surface.

I've no idea why that is. But thought it appropriate to pass it on.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #35
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By double sided, do you mean it has magnetic surfaces for knives on both sides? How would it mount? If it's intended to hold knives on both sides while mounted somehow, maybe all they mean is that they don't want you to use one magnetic side to stick it to the refrigerator of other metal surface, for fear you'll pull the whole thing loose when pulling a knife off. That could cause a pretty grim sort of multi-bladed affair to come down, maybe on a foot.

However, that sort of warning is often largely legal paranoia, figuring that it could be stuck to a metal surface of a stainless steel that, because of its composition, is weakly magnetic or non-magnetic, and that would make it dangerous.
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I bought it at a place that sells woodworking tools and equipment, GLC. What it is, in appearance, is a magnetic bar mounted between two ribbons of steel. It has side-clips which are screwed into the mounting surface.

I've used this type for years, and never noticed the caution before. In fact, I have them on the side of my tool boxes, out in the workshop, held in place just by magnetism. My bad, I reckon.

You're probably right about the warning being more about product liability than reality. But I thought it wouldn't hurt to pass it on.
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I bought it at a place that sells woodworking tools and equipment, GLC. .
Could you possibly take and post a picture, please.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #38
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Sorry, but I don't even own a digital camera, so can't post.

Do you have a Woodcraft shop by you? That's where I bought it.
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Sorry, but I don't even own a digital camera, so can't post.

Do you have a Woodcraft shop by you? That's where I bought it.
Use your cell phone camera. Craigslist is full of ppl selling stuff and posting cruddy cell phone pics.
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I am also looking for a two-way magnetic knife holder that will go on the side of the frig. I can't seem to find one anywhere. The odd thing is, my ex has one (I think it was a gift). They do exist! (or did) In the 13 years we were together, no knife ever fell on the floor or counter, or accidentally gouged the refrigerator. It was very strong. Too bad they don't seem to be made now.
I just received a Chef's catalog in the mail and they have the magnetic knife holders in there. www.chefscatalog.com. Depending on what you want they're priced from $30- 80.00. Hope they have what you want.
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