Product Type: Ikea in Homeware
Newest Review: ... steel are 7cm in length at the longest points, with half the s curve at each end. You simply slot one end of the curve over the Bygel ra... more
I'm hooked on the Bygel storage solution.
Ikea Bygel S-Hook
Member Name: thehonesttruth
Ikea Bygel S-Hook
Advantages: Very cheap, allow the bygel rail to be customised to your own preference.
Disadvantages: Make a slight irritating noise when slid across the rail.
I purchased these hooks to be used in conjunction with the Bygel rail (55cm= £1.50, 100cm =£2, reviewed separately) to turn it from a simple rail into a convenient kitchen storage solution for my pans and accessories.
The hooks, which are S shaped and made of polished stainless steel are 7cm in length at the longest points, with half the s curve at each end. You simply slot one end of the curve over the Bygel rail, and hang whatever you want off the other end. It's as simple as that.
The hooks are strong and can take a good weight. I've hung various items from mine, from potato mashers and oven gloves, to some quite heavy pans, and the hooks have never shown any sign of strain. They stay on the rail securely, yet can easily be removed for a quick clean, which is just a case of wiping down.
They come in packs of 10 costing just £1. They are also available in pink, black, red, white and lilac colours at £1 for a 6 pack, but the Bygel rail itself only comes in the steel finish.
For a quick easy way to convert a basic rail into hanging storage, these really can't be bettered. You can of course add and remove hooks easily as needed, so if you wished to go back to a basic rail, or only wanted to use a couple of hooks, it's very flexible.
I very much recommend these hooks and the Bygel shelf itself as a flexible and customisable storage system. 5 stars.
Summary: Great price, great product.