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Simplehuman Utensil Holder with Removable Spoon Rest

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      05.05.2013 19:34
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      Utensil utopia

      You know how it is, one day you're young, free, single and care only about how your vodka is stored. The next, you've hit 30, settled down, bought a house and care deeply about how your utensils are stored. Sad but true.

      In my own defence, I really enjoy cooking and I do a lot of it, so it's important that the implements I use regularly are within easy reach. For a while, everything was just chucked into a circular wire basket but the taller items made it topple over on a regular basis and it was hard to find the littler things like potato peelers and zesters. It sounds trivial, but when you're in the middle of whipping up a really tasty and complicated dinner, it's immensely irritating to have to leave the sauce that you're painstakingly reducing to go and hunt for a miniature egg whisk (and yes, I do own a miniature egg whisk). My next solution was to hide everything away in a drawer but it was equally as difficult to find things, especially since the potato mashers (that's right, mashers *plural*. That's just how I roll) kept getting caught and jamming the drawer shut. I was in quite the culinary quandary so it's a good thing that Simple Human came to my rescue or I might be there yet.


      ===Who or what are Simple Human?===

      They're a nice company who make jaw-droppingly expensive bits and bobs for your house. On the plus side, their stuff is well made and designed with ease of use and problem solving in mind.


      ===Why did you buy it?===

      Because it does all of the things I wanted it to and looks nice whilst doing it. To clarify, I wanted something that would hold all of my tall and short utensils and be roomy enough to accommodate all the ones that I use regularly. This copes admirably well, as it is a lozenge shaped container that's divided into two deep compartments at the back, with a smaller and shallower compartment at the front to hold smaller items. It also comes with a spoon rest which clips into the smaller compartment at the front. It sounds a bit gimmicky but it's actually a really handy thing to have. In addition to the practical aspects, I thought it looked reasonably nice, like it would fit on my kitchen counters and be easy to clean.


      ===Worth the money?===

      This generally retails at around the £20 mark (although it can occasionally be found cheaper) which normally I'd think was ridiculous for what is, essentially, a small bucket. However, I think it's worth the money because it actually does what I want it to do and looks good whilst doing it. Moreover, it's never toppled over mid-way through whipping up a quiche. Its two large compartments at the back comfortably accommodate all of my most-used utensils and I reckon I could probably fit a couple more items in, if needs be. The shallow compartment at the front means I don't have to spend ages rooting around for the potato peeler and I use the spoon rest all the time.


      ===Easy to clean?===

      The stainless steel part just needs a quick wipe down and the plastic inner can be cleaned with warm water and washing up liquid.


      ===Is there owt else?===

      Simple Human also sell a shower caddy thing for nearly 100 quid. Honestly. Even I'm not daft enough to buy that.

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        22.04.2012 23:29
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        Does its job

        We have recently had a new kitchen put in and had to buy new accessories to update it.

        This utensil holder is very practical as it has plenty of space for those items which you often find yourself grabbing for, like cheese grater, slotted spoon, stirring spoons, ladles, kitchen scissors or anything else you want to put in there. It keeps things visible, accessible and helps to make life easy in the kitchen. There are three compartments: two at the back, of equal size, and one at the front which is a bit shallower and ideal for smaller items like can opener, bottle opener, as you would have to dig down for them in a deeper compartment.

        The built in spoon rest is a very good idea. You simply lift it out and detach it, and you have somewhere to rest your spoon to avoid grubby marks when you put it down dirty straight onto a work surface.

        The finish looks attractive and good quality, not cheap and nasty although it is quite lightweight. It has a brushed metal finish which I prefer over something too shiny.

        I would recommend this product as it serves its function and looks good.

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          23.10.2011 09:54
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          A brilliant piece of kit that you are proud to have on your kitchen worktops

          Being someone who loves to cook I have absolutely no space in my kitchen thanks to it being filled with gadgets and gizmos so when I found this little utensil holder I simply had to have it try to give me a little more order in the kitchen but has it helped?

          Pros:
          The Simplehuman utensil holder is split in to 3 seperate sections which gives you ample space for all of your utensils (mine holds 3 large spoons, a set of tongs, scissors, a can opener and a couple of other little items with no problems) so that you can not just easily store them but also take them out when you need them for use (if this were one big section then the items would be more difficult as they would tangle much more).
          The holder is in a nice and simple brushed steel finish but with the black plastic offsetting it the piece looks very sleek and stylish and looks especially good if your utensils are metal as they match in with the holder itself.
          A very simple but excellent piece of design work on this comes in the form of a removable spoon rest which is easy to remove quickly and easily and just as easy to slot back in. This little piece of clever design is something I absolutely love and is used each time I cook (when using a spoon). The rest sits in place nicely and is not loose but yet comes away easily which shows that this was not just an additional thought by someone but a major part of their design.
          The rest sits in place with no problems of tipping or tilting even when you have your utensils in which means that you are not worried about this sitting near the edge of a work surface when you are using a few utensils.
          The holder is priced well at around £20 and for me this is an excellent piece of value with the spoon rest being worth a few pound itself and 3 seperate sections to store your utensils all showing a well thought out and curved, sleek looking piece of kitchenware.

          Negatives:
          None

          This is something I have been proud to have since I have purchased it and when people see it for the first time and ask why it dips in at the front they are amazed when I take out the spoon rest and always comment on how handy this is (something I have found myself). The sleek and well designed holder makes it kitchenware you are not scared to have on display and thanks to a good storage capacity and value for money I highly recommend this piece to anyone.

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          20.09.2010 18:35
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          Well worth 5 out of 5 stars

          Simplehuman Utensil Holder with Removable Spoon Rest


          I got married just over a year ago now and we were given a very generous amount of wedding gifts. Among them we received this utensil holder, up until that point we had been using a very cheap one bought from a local supermarket.


          One of the things that I love about this utensil stand is that it has an inbuilt spoon rest that slides easily out of its front and centre position when required. Gone are the days where you don't quite know where to lay that messy wooden spoon in between stirs. It's made from stainless steel and I don't know if the manufactures recommend it, but it has been thrown through many a dishwasher cycle without any negative after effects.


          The utensil holder is sturdy and surprisingly compact. With our last one we always had problems with it tipping over because we own quite a few cooking utensils. This one, however, has never tipped over no matter how packed full of kitchen equipment it has been.


          It has three sections two larger sections at either side and these are reasonably deep to comfortably hold the majority of our eclectic selection utensils. The middle section right behind the removable spoon rest is not as near as deep as the other sections. However, this makes a nice storage area for scissors, tin openers, peelers, and anything else that isn't as long as regular utensils. I have never had a problem finding things to fill this storage holder with.


          This is easy to clean, because it is made from a very stylish stainless steel and hard wearing plastic you can just wipe this on a regular basis to keep it looking pristine.


          We got ours from John Lewis, however, after having a quick look on their website it is currently out of stock, but when it returns it typically retails for £16.99. Although you may think this is pricey, I can't imagine ever needing to replace this item. The manufacturer gives you a ten year guarantee with this product and it is a sturdy quality item that I believe would stand the test of time.


          I love this utensil holder and it is smart, stylish and above all functional. I realise that it is pricey but I think it is completely worth the price, I would recommend this to anyone and I believe it deserves nothing less than a full five out of five stars.


          The dimensions for those that are interested are - H18 x W22.5 x D10cm

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            05.07.2010 16:23
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            A smart and stylish utensil holder

            My utensil holder had been doing my nut in as it was so difficult to get things in and out of it (as I had so much stuff in it) and it was prone to tippling over if I handled it the wrong way.

            Thus, off I went onto t'Internet to find a solution to my problems, as most of the shops had utensil holders similar to the one I already had (a standard round stainless steel basket style).

            I almost ordered the Masterclass Extra Large Utensil Holder, as it looked big enough to accommodate my paraphernalia of kitchen tools, but then I noticed that many people who had viewed that item had purchased this SimpleHuman one, which was actually a little cheaper and with free postage. I was intrigued, as it didn't on first glance look as if it was what I wanted (I was looking for something extra large to accommodate all my stuff). The reviews were so good I just had to try it out...

            It cost £11.97 which I thought was really reasonable. It came pretty quickly within a few days, and lo and behold, my new kitchen friend had arrived!

            This utensil holder is of a long and round shape, and is split into 3 sections, one towards the front, and two at the sides. This means you can keep things you use most at the front and other stuff in the 2 remaining compartments. There is also the genius touch of a spoon rest which just slots on the front for ease removal and replacing, and the whole thing is stainless steel so really easy to look after. At the base are some rubber grips to make sure your little holder doesn't go and slide somewhere you don't want him to go.

            There is plenty of space for all your tools, as I was initially worried it might not be big enough, but I worried for no reason! Best of all, it looks really cool and smart sitting on your kitchen top, and it really is a welcome addition to my kitchen. The quality is excellent, what you'd expect from a brand like SimpleHuman, which is similar in comparison to a brand like Brabantia.

            If you are looking for a new utensil holder, look no further!

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              16.02.2009 22:28
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              Declutter your spoon drawer

              What a stylish and sleek addition to my kitchen this little utensil holder is!

              I seem to be acquiring a number of simplehuman products; I have already reviewed the two bins I own elsewhere on dooyoo. This company say that their "mission is to create products that make life easier and more efficient", faced with an overflowing utensil drawer I decided that £11.72 was a fair outlay from amazon for this good looking accessory.

              The holder consists of three compartments for your tools and a removable spoon holder at the front - I wondered if this was a bit of a non-necessary feature but actually it is really useful. The spoon holder slips out easily to produce and angled surface for your spoon with a dint to catch any drips. It has "simplehuman" stamped fairly discretely on the front.

              The stainless steel is of a good quality, though not fingerprint proof which may be a problem over time. The way that the holder has been shaped ensures that it takes plenty of utensils whilst fitting neatly next to the hob. The front compartment is shallower that the larger back compartments to take smaller items.

              The box the holder came in tells me that this item has a five year guarantte and has been designed in California. Dimensions are 8.8" width, 7.2" height and 4" deep.

              Should you wish to learn more about this company and its products there is a blog at; http://blog.simplehuman.com/about.html - They seem to have sold the idea to me that they can make my life more organised, in reality I probably will refill my drawer with more rubbish but for the moment my new holder is looking rather lovely!

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