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Magnetic Knife Holders

Magnetic knife holders are a user friendly and aesthetically appealing option for absolutely any kitchen. AMF New Zealand stocks a number of different options including stainless steel, wood and black finishes to suit any aesthetic. The question really is ‘why wouldn’t you have a magnetic knife holder?’ Safety is the most obvious benefit provided by wall-mounted magnetic knife holders. In a domestic setting, they allow for knives to be stowed safely out of reach of small children who are able to reach into drawers. They also remove the risk of accidental injury when rummaging in the knife draw.

You would be hard-pressed to find a professional kitchen that is not using a magnetic knife holder. They provide a more hygienic storage solution than drawers and knife blocks which are difficult to clean and may harbour bacteria. Magnetic chef knife holders are practical as they reduce wear and tear on the blade, keeping knives in great condition. You always know what knives are clean and available as they are visually and physically accessible leading to increased workplace efficiency.

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Magnetic Knife Holders

Magnetic knife blocks consist of a row of permanent magnets which are most commonly Ferrite or Neodymium. Magnets are brittle in nature so magnetic devices are often constructed in this way to create a broader magnetic area than would be possible with a single magnet. The housing around the magnet protects the magnets and knives from damaging each other and provides a hygienic outer surface. This casing also provides the means by which the device can be secured to the wall.

Uses for Magnetic Knife Holders

There are many other uses for magnetic knife holders and you need look no further than the kitchen for one of the most popular uses. Magnetic spice jar storage has become increasingly popular with many of our customers looking for ways to store their spices on a vertical surface. Wall-mounted magnetic knife holders can be used with steel spice containers or simply glue a small metal washer or disc magnet to the base of your spice jars.

Craftspeople often use an array of metal tools, metal stencils and small blades - magnetic knife holders and magnetic tool holders can provide an elegant solution either on the wall or inside a cabinet. In fact magnets are often overlooked as means of storing objects up and out of the way. Magnetic hooks are a great way of using metal surfaces like lockers and exposed metal beams to secure items out of the way. Alternatives you can screw a countersunk pot magnet to just about any surface to secure heavy metal objects.


DIY knife blocks

We are often contacted by customers wanting to create homemade knife blocks as a bespoke gift or craft project. We suggest that customers mimic the construction of ready made knife blocks. There are many factors to consider when making a knife block and as with most projects of this nature we suggest you buy extra materials to allow for some trial and error. We have put together a helpful FAQ article which runs through some of the main considerations when deciding what type and strength of magnets you will need.

FAQs

What is the best magnetic knife holder?

AMF New Zealand stocks the best quality magnetic products, including our range of magnetic knife holders. They perform well with a strong magnetic holding power coupled with robust outer construction. They decision about which magnetic knife holder is best suited to your needs comes down to size and aesthetics. It can be helpful to line up all the knives you wish to store and then factor in some additional space to ensure ease of use.


Our range includes stainless steel, wood and black to suit a range of different decors. Stainless steel is popular for commercial settings as it allows for a smooth and non absorbent surface that is easily sterilised. Wood is a softer visual effect which can suit a range of domestic kitchens. Likewise black is popular with those looking for a more industrial and modern style.

How to mount a magnetic knife holder on tile?

Mounting screws are included with the product however plastic wall plugs may be required for some wall types. We advise that customers ensure pre-drill and utilise plastic wall glugs when fitting magnetic knife holders on tiled walls. Furthermore, if you are unfamiliar with the process of drilling into tiled walls we recommend researching some of the fantastic online resources to get some helpful tips such as high-speed drilling to reduce the risk of cracking the tiles.

Do magnetic knife holders damage knives?

This is a bit of a myth. Magnetic knife Holders are safe for knives however if you allow the knife to magnetically snap to the holder blade first there is certainly a risk it could damage the cutting edge. Likewise this would not be a safe way to handle the knife. The blade is more likely to be damaged if a knife is stored loose in a drawer or when it is being slid in and out of a knife block that may house grit or other unseen debris.

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