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Need suggestions on organizing my cooking utensils

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La Dolce Vita | | Oct 3, 2006 04:43 AM

As I've become more adept at cooking, I've amassed a collection of utensils. I don't just have a few silicone scrapers, I have about 10. Ditto for the clamshell tongs. I have half a dozen whisks of various sizes. Eight ice-cream scoops. And then there are the microplane graters, and all the baking cups and measuring spoons.

Here's the problem. My utensil drawer is a mess, and I spend way too much time trying to locate stuff when I need it in a hurry. It drives me nuts to rummage through a drawer for serving utensils when my guests are seated at the table.

I thought about hanging as much as possible on the backsplash of the stove. What do you think? Is having the tongs and whisks neatly arranged behind the stove practical? Does it look okay?

I also thought about installing a bunch of hooks on the inside of an upper cabinet door to hang everything, so that the kitchen doesn't look too cluttered. Opinions? Suggestions?

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