I have never not owned a cutlery tray and really dont understand how people can get along in life without one - a bit on the dramatic side but my cutlery drawer NEEDS to be organised.
You can buy this particular one from Wilko's from the bargain price of £1, all the way up to around £2 if you want it in a different colour. I have the one pictured above which is a dark grey colour.
It is made of plastic so is easy to clean with just a wipe down, and comes in a standard drawer size and seems to fit in most drawers. I have never bought one of these and had it not fit in my kitchen anyway.
It comprises of 7 compartments, three which are the same size for your usual spoons, forks and knives. A smaller one for your tea spoons and then three larger ones for your other utensils such as larger knives, peelers, spatulas or whatever else you have. It holds a lot of cutlery and keeps it all in place nicely and keeps it all organised so I dont have to go digging around a drawer full of utensils just to find a fork!
Overall I would definitely recommend one, its a necessity but theres no need to spend a lot of money on one, and this does its job just fine!
When it comes to forks, knives and spoons of various sizes I have so many of them. The ideal way of keeping them tidy of course is to have a cutlery tray in a drawer and that's why I bought this one in Wilkinson's quite some time ago now!
My cutlery tray cost me just a pound in white plastic and as it is a value product that is the only colour it was available to purchase in however lots of others were on display, slightly different in design and in different colour options for £1.80 each, I went for white as that is what I always go for!
So as I have already mentioned this is white and plastic and it has a slight sheen to it and the height of it is 4.7cm and the width of it 33.5cm. I have what I think of as a standard drawer and this slots in easily and leaves plenty of room to pop whatever else you want to as well....which I do, do!
What you get within this cutlery tray is five compartments. One for forks, one for knives, one for tablespoons and one for teaspoons and then a large compartment that is of decent width to place in large knives and the likes.
At the moment I own 18 (3 full sets of cutlery) and they all fit in very well with room to spare in my tray. They don't fall out of the compartments or anything and I could add more to that total if I wanted to. I don't use my larger compartment for knives as I have a knife block but this is where I house my corn on the cob and olive skewers and again they stay where they are meant to be really very well indeed.
This is wipe clean plastic and all in all I have no complaints with this at all, in fact I still can't believe that something so handy only cost me a quid to this day and I certainly do give this the thumbs up!
Only available from Wilkinson's stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
As part of me keeping everything in my kitchen nice and neat, I always find that a cutlery tray really helps. To match all of my other newly purchased kitchen accessories, I bought the Wilko Cutlery Tray in platinum. This product does come in other colours though, all of which have matching products. This is a Wilko branded product so you will only be able to find it in store or online. The Wilko Cutlery Tray cost £2.25 at the time of purchasing (price correct as of 3/11/12).
The cutlery tray is 37.5 x 41.5 x 4.5cm in size which makes it perfect for most kitchen drawers. We do have a couple of smaller drawers in our kitchen which this does not fit in but it does fit in all of the larger drawers. The tray is made out of plastic and this one is a platinum colour which is really just a dark grey. The tray has 7 different compartments in which you can keep your cutlery. At the back of the tray is one long compartment which is the length of the tray, below that are four more, each getting slightly smaller towards the front. At the side of the tray are two more compartments, one slightly larger than the other but neither covering the whole side.
I find that the tray fits in much more than just your basic cutlery set. The first four smaller compartments are what I use for knives, forks and both tea and table spoons. These all fit in really nicely which leaves me with three left over compartments. These I use for random other things like sharper, long knives at the back or potato peelers and small wooden spoons in the side compartments. Although not everything will fit into this tray, it does a good job of making a lot fit in. The tray looks really tidy in my kitchen drawer and I can find everything easily and quickly by using it.
After having something like this in my kitchen, I would hate to have a drawer with everything just thrown in. For such a small price, this is fantastic value for money and it is something that every kitchen could do with having.