Product Type: Ikea Cutlery
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Stylish but affordable
IKEA Ordning Cutlery Stand
Member Name: Holland1
IKEA Ordning Cutlery Stand
Advantages: Good size, sturdy, easy to keep clean, doesn't attract fingerprints, matching items available
Disadvantages: The holes can get spoon handles caught in them from time to time
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)
Summary: Stylish but affordable
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