5 Stylish Kitchen Utensil Holders: No More Cluttered Drawers for Good

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I don't know about you, but I have more silverware, and cooking utensils than I know what to do with, and my drawers are stuffed full to the point where they can be tough to open. I recently bought a kitchen utensil holder to keep all the kitchen tools I use more frequently out on the countertop, so I wouldn't have to fuss with the drawer if I was in a hurry while cooking, and it's been amazing so far! It's one of those kitchen accessories that I can't imagine I ever lived without.

Kitchen organization can be overwhelming, we have so much kitchenware, like our cutting boards, dinnerware, cookware, plus all the other flatware and gadgets, and such a limited space to keep it all. These utensil organizers are a great way to increase your kitchen storage, especially if you have a small space.

Cleaning Tips for Utensil Holders

Don't put wet utensils in your utensil holder. Water can drip from the utensils, causing bacteria to build at the bottom of your new utensil holder. (That just gives me the ick.) Be sure to air dry them on a drying rack or dishwasher.

If you've been letting your utensils dry in your current one and are noticing the gross mildewy build-up, you can rinse it out and clean it with vinegar and Dawn.

Feel free to also sanitize it with a small amount of bleach and water. Some utensil holders are dishwasher safe or can be safely hand washed. Just be sure to do it often to prevent stains and build-up.

Best for: Style

1. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Rotating Utensil Holder

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This spinning stainless steel utensil holder has great reviews on Amazon. It matches pretty much any kitchen decor as long as you have stainless steel appliances, and it makes it easy to grab any cutlery you need when you're whipping up dinner.

It's Amazon's Choice for OXO kitchen counter utensil holders, which comes as no surprise at all. The sleek utensil holder is also dishwasher safe, so if you decide to dry utensils in it, you can keep it clean!

We love that the countertop utensil holder rotates, so you can locate all of your large utensils easily.

Best for: Eclectic Kitchens

2. Creative Home Deluxe Acacia Wood and Iron Wire Cooking Utensil Holder Tool

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For a unique and stylish look, this cooking utensil holder is made of Acacia wood and iron wire with a cool copper finish. You can buy a matching paper towel holder and a fruit basket to complete the look, too. The copper finish is perfect for anyone looking for an option to match their rose gold kitchen.

Handwashing is recommended.

Best for: Anti-slip

3. DOWAN Kitchen Utensil Holder, 7.2" Large Farmhouse Utensil Holders for Countertop

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This jumbo utensil crock makes for an awesome housewarming gift and can hold a ton of serveware, from ladles and tongs to spatulas and whisks, keeping all your utensils easily accessible.

The $22 utensil holder has a non-slip bottom, making it perfect for heavier cooking tools or for households with curious toddlers. It'll look fabulous on stovetops, dining tables, and countertops.

Best for: Ceramic & style

4. Toysdone Tunis Utensil Caddy - Utensil Crock Utensil Organizer 

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For a unique and eye-catching piece, check out this ceramic utensil holder. This unique cutlery holder is handcrafted with a North African design and would make an awesome piece on a kitchen island or even as a vase in a living room if you want to buy a few.

Nancy wrote, "Beautiful...the picture is very representative. Sturdy, holds all my cooking utensils, and adds a really lovely accent to my cooking space. Very pleased with this purchase!"

You can also use it to freeze wine!

Best for: Farmhouse Kitchens

5. Home Acre Designs Utensil Holder-6 x 7" Jumbo Utensil Holder Caddy

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The modern farmhouse look is trending, and this stoneware white utensil holder fits right in. The large size allows it to accommodate tons of cookware and other utensils so you can free up your kitchen drawers.

Customers did note that the band doesn't go all the way around, so if you're a bit particular about design, you may be making sure the band is always showing. However, it's under $20, making it budget-friendly. So add a little country charm to your countertop!

This post was originally published on June 9, 2021.

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