“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cutlery Tray „
I recently replaced my set of cutlery, I received my first set for my 21st birthday almost four years ago and it started looking tatty and miscoloured. The thing about that set was that it came already packaged on a cutlery stand so I had no need for a tray. The set I recently purchased didn't have holes in the end so I nipped to Asda to see if they had a cheap cutlery tray I could use for the time being. The cutlery tray is available to purchase for £2 from Asda stores that sell home wares either in store or online if you do your shopping that way. The tray is pretty much the same as any other cheap cutlery tray you come across. It's a grey, slightly silver colour and is made from quite a flimsy plastic. It features five holes, three of these are around the same size to put your forks, spoons and knives inside, then above these holes is a smaller one for tea spoons and to the side is a long hole for miscellaneous kitchen items. The sizes of these holes are quite large, I have a cutlery set that has four of each different item and these can fit in the slots with lots of room left, I would imagine they could hold eight of each item without any problems. Our tea spoon slot also has various medicine spoons and they all fit in well. The size of the tray itself means that it should fit most kitchen drawers, it's around 30cm wide and 45cm long. I have a fairly newly built house and all of the kitchen drawers and cupboards seem to be huge, with this in the drawer I still have lots of room to the side of it so I don't use the long miscellaneous hole as I have loads of room at the side to use too. The tray is very easy to clean out, I take out all of the cutlery and just wipe it over with a damp cloth. Every once in a while I will wash it up with normal washing up liquid and either way produces excellent results and doesn't fade the tray in any way. I think the cutlery tray from Asda represents great value for money, it does look a little on the cheap side but it does its job extremely well. The holes are of a nice size and can fit a lot of cutlery inside. It keeps kitchen drawers tidy and is easy to clean so I definitely recommend it.
We all need a cutlery tray don't we? Generally things like this, I don't even remember buying let alone from where, I remember the one I am currently using mainly because I have not long bought it. I bought this from Asda I guess around six months ago and paid around £2 for it, I bought it with other shopping bits so can't remember the exact figure. I love these because they are robust and very rarely get damaged, I only needed another one because I was bored of the white one I currently had. I decided to really push the boat out and buy a grey one! It has five sections, a small one for teaspoons, three sections for knife, forks and tablespoons and longer section for other utensils. It is a great size and the cutlery fits into it well. I have too much cutlery for the tray, the extra section has so many bits in it that it is overflowing but on average it would be fine. It is easy to wipe out and keep clean, I have mine out on my side in my kitchen but I guess it is an average size for a cutlery drawer. It is cheap, cheerful, no frills but what more could a cutlery tray do?
~Asda Cutlery Tray~ Asda have quite a large selection of kitchen essentials. They offer matching silver coloured products for the kitchen including a basin, bin, dish drainer and a cutlery tray. The cutlery tray in this range is designed to be slotted into an available drawer. It features 5 different compartments. There is a compartment for teaspoons, regular spoons, knives, forks and an extra compartment for utensils/large knives. This cutlery tray measures approx 30 x 27 x 4cm. Available instore or from www.asda.com. This cutlery tray is priced at £2.00 and is part of a 3 for £5.00 offer. ~My Thoughts~ When it comes to moving into a new home (we have moved house lots of times but are finally settled), I like to buy fresh and new kitchen bits and pieces. We moved into our current flat nearly 2 years ago and had limited funds for new things. I went a trip to my local Asda and bought things as cheaply as possible. One item I bought was a cutlery tray as I like my cutlery to be stored out of sight but within reach. This cutlery tray fits the needs of my home. It is a rectangular shape and slides neatly into my council kitchen drawers! The tray is made from robust plastic and is more grey than silver - it fits in with the other bits I have (basin, bin etc). The tray is a decent size and is very well designed. It is reasonably deep and and each compartment is a decent size so that cutlery can be arranged to suit. There isn't a lot to be said about this tray. It isn't overly fancy or attractive - it is basic and does its intended job. The compartments are wide enough to accommodate soup spoons. I use the smaller compartment at the front for teaspoons, medicine spoons and picnic spoons. I can neatly fit 4 of each other type of cutlery in the other 3 main compartments but they could accommodate up to 6 of each with no problems. I don't really have much use for the biggest compartment which is long and quite narrow. It isn't wide enough to accommodate fish slices or serving spoons but I can fit my wooden spoon and icing spatula in there. If you don't have young children, you could put your sharper knives in that compartment but I keep mine in a block away from the reach of my toddler son. ~Conclusion~ This cutlery tray has served me well and I can't really fault it. It doesn't have to do much except keep my cutlery neat and tidy! It is showing no wear and tear after 2 years. I like to give it a clean out regularly to keep it fresh and clean. I just rinse it in some bubbly water and dry it. No issues there and it looks as good as new. This cutlery tray is a very affordable addition to any kitchen. It is cheap and would suit anyone starting out in their first home so I can highly recommend it. Thanks for reading :)