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When I moved into my new flat, I went to Ikea for a few things. The cutlery stand is one of those things I bought. My mum has owned the same one for years also so I knew it was a good buy.
** Product Info **
The cutlery stand is one item in the Ordning range at Ikea. Its intended use is for holding your drying cutlery on the draining board; but it can be used in as many ways as you can think. The cutlery stand is made from stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. It features holes around the side and at the bottom for draining the water from the cutlery.
Diametre: 12cm; Height: 13.5cm
** Use **
My stand has certainly come in handy. While not holding drying cutlery it also doubles as a container for my washing up liquid, rubber gloves and cloth. Well, I may as well put it to use the rest of the time. There is a seperate utensil stand in the range but I just stick my utensils in this as well. It isn't the best of ideas as it has tipped over on occasion due to the small size and light frame. I do now have it trapped so it can't fall but still, not quite the intended use.
The holes on the bottom mean that it drains water quite well, though will need cleaned itself. The stainless steal design is nice and will suit mordern kitchens.
** Price and Availability **
The cutlery stand is available instore at Ikea (name: Ordning) at the small price of £2. You can also buy the matching utensil rack for £4 if you'd like the set. They are not currently available to buy online so unless you live near an Ikea or plan on buying a few things its not something you can really just nip out and buy.
** Conclusion **
A handy, inexpensive item for the kitchen that will last you years and years. Definitely worth the purchase especially if you are getting the use out of it. A year later and I am still enjoying frequent use from it.
I brought this product from Ikea when I first left home over 10 years ago and I still use it.
The product is very simple in design, it measures 13cm x 13cm, is finished in stainless steel and has small circular holes all the way round.
*RRP and availability*
The price is £1.99. I have just checked and they cannot be ordered online however they are available in store and you can also check stock availability on line.
I think I paid around 99p for this.
Ikea have several items in this range:
- Large cutlery holder for £3.99,
- Dish Drainer for £16.59
- Bread Bin for £21.99
- Timer for £5.79
- Colander for £10.99
- Scales for £18.99
I really like this product, our kitchen is really small and having this means I can spare up a drawer for other bits and bobs rather than cutlery. I also have the larger version for my bigger kitchen utensils.
The product is dishwasher safe which means I don't have to worry about hand washing it.
I love the stainless steel finish; it looks really nice, modern and fits in nicely with the décor of my kitchen. I have had mine over 10 years now and still looks llike new.
I would recommend this product and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
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I've had this cutlery stand for many years, and I'm so attached to it, it was one of the items I brought with me when my partner and I moved in together and merged our household items. The stand is from Ikea, and is part of their "Ordning" range which consists of various matching stainless steel kitchen accessories such as breadbin, scales and colander.
The cutlery stand is very basic looking, but doesn't look tacky like the plastic ones can do when they've been used for a while. It is circular and has a diameter of 12cm, and a height of 13.5cm. I think it's designed to hold cutlery on the draining board, but it would also be nice to have on your worktop to store items which might get lost in your drawer.
The stand is stainless steel, but unlike most stainless steel items it doesn't seem to end up covered in fingerprints. I guess this is because you're not handling it as often as you would with other items, and also it has little holes cut into it (to help it drain water? Or a design feature? I'm not sure), but it doesn't end up looking tatty and is still in good condition after all these years. It's also quite sturdy compared to the plastic versions.
As far as its practicality for what it is designed for....well I use this because the dish drainer we have doesn't have a separate compartment for cutlery. This was chosen deliberately because I always find the cutlery drainers which are built into dish drainers are too shallow and the cutlery ends up falling out. The height of this is ideal because it fits the cutlery in without it falling out, but it's not so deep that you'll struggle to get the cutlery out. The holes help the stand not get a backlog of water, and allows the water to drain from the stand. The only downside to it is that sometimes, with smaller items such as teaspoons, the handles can get caught in the holes if you put them in at the wrong angle, but this is only a minor annoyance so unless you're already having a particularly rubbish day this shouldn't annoy you too much!
The cutlery stand is dishwasher safe, although I'm ashamed to say I've never put ours through the dishwasher. I just soak it now and then, but to be honest it doesn't get too dirty so I won't feel too guilty about this.
This cutlery stand is currently for sale at Ikea, costing £1.99.
(This review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
I have two Ikea Ordning cutlery stands, one of which I use as a cutlery holder, and another one which I use as a napkin holder.
I don't use this as a cutlery drainer like most people, I use it as a cutlery stand. I put it on the table when we have lots of guests over, filled with cutlery, along with my other one placed alongside it filled with napkins. I then just let everyone help themselves to both cutlery and napkins. I find that this makes for a more relaxed and informal atmosphere and dinner.
I think that the cutlery stands look really quite effective when used both together in this way. The simple sleek lines of the cutlery stands will match any decor and any table setting. They are really lightweight and easy to carry to and from the table, even when filled with cutlery.
I have lots of friends that have Ordning cutlery stands, and they use them in the typical way, as a cutlery drainer. I wanted to do something different with mine.
The Ordning cutlery stand costs just £1.99, and there is also a taller utensil stand version available at just £3.99. The cutlery stand is 13.5 cm tall, and the utensil stand is 18cm tall, and they are both 12cm in diameter. They are both made of stainless steel. They both state that are dishwasher safe. I haven't put mine in the diswasher though so I can't comment on that aspect.
The English translation of the Swedish word 'ordning' is 'order', quite apt really for a cutlery stand!
=== The product ===
This is a stainless steel cutlery stand from Ikea. This is part of the 'Ordning' range at Ikea which includes a bread bin, egg timer, dish drainer and numerous other items keeping one theme running throughout your kitchen if that's what you choose. This is incredibly light weight at 0.1kg and stands at 13cm tall and has a width of 13cm also. This is designed for storing your cutlery in while it is draining on the draining board and is well designed for this purpose really.
=== The packaging ===
This is available just loose on the shelf in store. All the packaging it has is a small sticky label on the bottom which acts as a barcode and obviously means they can charge you the correct amount at the tills. I liked that there was no packaging as there is just less waste in general.
=== How to use this ===
Well obviously you can place this wherever you like, I have mine on my draining board next to my dish drainer. All you do is stand this up and then place your cutlery in it while it naturally drains and can then be wiped and put away or you can even just leave this until it's completely dry and put it straight in to your cutlery drawer. It's very simple to use obviously as it's just a cutlery stand!
=== Where can I buy this & for how much? ===
This is available to purchase from Ikea stores and currently (September 2011) costs just £1.99. This is down from the 2010 price of £2.85 showing that not everything has to go up in price! This is not currently available to purchase on the Ikea website.
=== Overall opinion ===
Overall this is quite good. I have been using mine for a fair while now and have had no problems with this at all. I use this solely for placing cutlery in rather than large utensils as there is a larger pot available if you want to put utensils in it. If I was to fill this with utensils then I am sure it would tip over because of being short and quite lightweight.
This works very well, the design is nice with little holes cut out of it so I can always see easily if there is a teaspoon hiding inside. Teaspoons tend to disappear halfway inside this because of their small size but it's something I would expect with any cutlery stand really unless they had a special little teaspoon section but that's just too much faffing about for me! The holes allow water to drain away well so that it does not sit in the bottom of the cutlery drainer and soak all your cutlery or make the bottom all filthy. I must admit that I do give the bottom of this a little wipe over after I have dried up but that is only because I like to clean my taps and sink over at the same time to ensure that everything is clean and tidy.
Overall I really do like this. While it's quite popular and I've since seen it in the home of several other people and on a few soaps on TV I still really like my purchase and would happily purchase the utensil stand to go with this. This has not rusted and is still in tip top condition like when I first purchased this and with a few seconds a day to wipe it over I believe it will stay in this condition for many more years to come. I like the design, it's simple but effective and it drains the water well. I no longer have cutlery that has dirt and water marks over it and I don't have to chase the cutlery after it has fallen through the gaps in my dish drainer. This works well, however, if it is overloaded with larger items it will tip over hence the 4 stars.
I replaced my dish drainer with a metal one, but it didn't have a space for cutlery, so I started looking around for a cutlery stand. At first I bought a plastic Addis one, but I'm a bit of a fusspot and didn't like that they didn't match, so I ended up buying this metal one from IKEA.
To be honest, I didn't really want to buy this, because pretty much everyone I know has this in their house! Like a lot of IKEA stuff, everyone ends up having the same thing, which is one thing that really puts me off shopping there! Unfortunately it was the only metal stand I could find, so it had to be this one.
Before I go any further I should explain that IKEA make two very similar items with the same name (ORDNING). One is a cutlery drainer, the other is a utensil stand. They both look the same, except the cutlery drainer is shorter, and that's the one this review is based on.
The drainer is round and has little round holes around the side, which give it quite a contemporary look. It also has these same little round holes in the base, which is great as it means that any water drips through the holes onto your draining board, rather than just gathering in a pool at the bottom.
It's made from stainless steel and I did worry that constantly having water in it may eventually cause it to rust (my boyfriend says I'm an idiot and stainless steel doesn't rust, although when I googled it, it just said it doesn't rust as quickly as normal steel), but we've had it a while now and nothing like that has happened. I am always careful to dry it after each use though, this isn't too much hassle as I just do it after I have dried everything else. It's also quite sturdy and the steel is thick enough that it doesn't bend and despite the fact it's fell over many times, there are no dents in it.
There are a few downsides to the product. The first one is that teaspoons often just fall to the bottom - my Addis one was split into sections and had a raised up bit for teaspoons, making them easier to retreive. The other thing that annoys me is that there is very little weight to the product, and it is prone to tipping up. The amount of times it has tipped up and all my freshly washed cutlery has fell back into the dirty washing up water is ridiculous - in fact, I would go as far as saying this happens at least once a week. Of course, when there are longer items in there, it is even more prone to toppling over - think things like the bread knife, potato masher, serving spoons etc...
The stand is easy to clean, I've never had the little holes clog up and I usually just wipe it with a cloth. There was an occasion a couple of weeks ago when one of the muppet decorators we've had doing the kitchen put this back on the draining board touching the newly glossed window sill. There was a line of white gloss on the back, and I didn't notice until it was dry. It took a bit of doing, but I managed to get it all off with a sponge scourer, and as far as I can see there are no scratches on it at all.
This costs just £2.85 from IKEA which is not too bad a price.
Overall I have mixed feelings about this. It was one of the only stainless steel cutlery drainers I could find, and I do think it looks much better than a plastic one. The fact it tips up so much annoys me though, as does the fact every house I go into has the same one! Add to it, that the teaspoons seem to get lost at the bottom and I feel I can only give this a very average 3 stars.
*Review originally posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne