Quick Overview: Tips For Organizing Your Kitchen With Ease
- Choose Teak wood chopping boards as they come in different sizes and can be cleaned and stored with ease.
- Buying a variety of differently sized stock pots and skillet/frying pans makes it easy to stack them and store them in kitchen drawers or upper cabinets.
- You can place skillets and stock pots on the baking sheets or trays in your oven if you have a compact kitchen.
- Lazy susans can make your kitchen look functional, elegant, and accessible. Organizing spices in a lazy susan can help tremendously, especially if you have a compact counter space.
- If you mount tension rods or command hooks in your kitchen, you can hang pots around. They’re like pants hangers but for cooking utensils! This will make your kitchen look neat and attractive and give it an edge. You can use the remainder of the cabinet space for pantry items, stand mixers, mixing bowls, food containers, and other kitchen appliances.
1. Tools To Help You Organize Compact Kitchen Spaces
The best tools to help you organize your kitchen space can be found at Dalstrong. Whether it’s cutting boards, pots, pans, functional pot lids, magnetic knife blocks to minimize counter space, or cooking utensils, this is your one-stop solution. Here are all the kitchen organizers and tools, and some helpful organizing ideas and organization tips to help you arrange your pantry and kitchen.
Cutting boards are some of the most versatile kitchen tools you can own. From working as a beautiful centerpiece for your table, acting as a resting place for cooking utensils to holding hot pots and pans, they can do anything. And, not to mention, their tendency to work as charcuterie boards for elaborate spreads, and of course, chopping fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Chopping boards can help organize kitchens as they are easy to move around and can be stacked or stored in cabinet storage for easy access. If you have a slightly compact kitchen space as I do, Dalstrong’s boards are fantastic since they can be kept over the kitchen sink, so they don’t take up any counter space! They are made with premium quality Teak wood, so they don’t warp under extreme temperatures and resist moisture.
Learn about 5 cutting board hacks, here.
Since Teak wood has natural oils present, they don’t absorb any water when being washed, so you can safely place them on the dish rack or drying rack and not worry too much about them. They also resist germs and bacteria which calls for a safe and clean counter space.
Pots and Pans
These are other versatile kitchen tools that can help in kitchen storage and organization. Since they come in a variety of sizes, they too can be stacked and stored in kitchen cabinets and drawers or placed on dish racks and drying racks.
Pots pans are also a great alternative for folks that want to use their ovens without the hassle of buying multiple baking sheets, baking trays, and other cooking utensils to bake, broil, or grill foods. Dalstrong pot and pans are oven and broiler friendly up to 500º F which is simply phenomenal.
So, all you need are Dalstrong’s individual pots and pans or pot and pan sets. These kitchen organizers call for great culinary investments and I couldn’t agree more. Moreover, pot lids can make the job a whole lot easier. Dalstrong has perfectly fitting glass lids that have a vented hole on the top to prevent the warping, spilling, and burning of foods.
You can refrigerate these cooking utensils too, so say goodbye to more container lids and mixing bowls that need to be cleaned. All in all, a great purchase that will make it all the more fun to give your loved ones a house tour. These kitchen organization ideas of all time are easy to execute, save shelf space, and never go wrong.
Magnetic Knife Strips Or Knife Blocks
Magnetic knife blocks are hands down, the better alternative to knife strips. They’re safer and you can easily access them. It’s much better to own knife blocks as they help retain the sharpness of your knives and keep you from sharpening them time and time again. If you store your knives in junk drawers or cabinet drawers, they’re going to catch rust and attract dust particles. They’re also much more practical than drawer dividers.
Knife blocks can be kept on counter tops and anywhere in the entire kitchen. They’re a better alternative to storing them in upper cabinets with cabinet doors where it becomes a smidge difficult to access them.
Food Storage Containers
Food storage containers are some of the finest kitchen and pantry organizers. They come in different sizes and can be stacked together and stored in cabinet drawers or any cabinet storage you have. Since food containers are easy to move around, making even a little room in your cabinet space can help tremendously as they’ll fit in just fine.
If you don’t own stock pots and aren’t big on making large batches of foods like jams, sauces, marinades, and broths, glass food containers are ideal for refrigerating, too. Additionally, with the help of damp paper towels you can store some leafy greens and vegetables in food containers to increase their longevity.
Storage containers like mixing bowls and stock pots are super easy to wash, too. They can be flipped over dish racks or drying racks before putting them away to save up shelf space.
Paper Towels, Sponge Holders, And Towel Racks
Paper towels are some of the most important kitchen accessories to have on hand. Whether it’s wiping down your cast irons after seasoning them or cleaning spilled liquids around the stovetop, these sheets of paper can do it all.
If you’re looking to make your counter space a tad bit more sustainable, you can mount towel racks with command hooks and hang dish towels on them for convenience. The only downside of that would be that you would need to clean them often as they’re not disposable like paper towels are.
As for the space near your sink, holding the dish cleaning supplies in a storage container can make the kitchen look slightly untidy. To make it neat and tidy, small sponge holders can help. They are ergonomic and have a curve to them which acts as a holder that can be placed at the corner of your sink.
Kitchen appliances are life savers, but don’t always come with an easy-to-store packaging style. So, you may need to improvise. I have quite a compact kitchen, so the hack is to store the stand mixers and juicers together as they have more or less the same measurements.
You can do the same with vegetable pullers that work with a string that needs to be manually pulled. Just make sure you keep the blades in the cabinet drawers to make sure you don’t injure yourself when assembling the kitchen appliances together when you need to use them.
Other fantastic kitchen appliances that I came across were automatic recycling bins. While they can go a little above 50 dollars, they’re worth the investment. If you’re someone that runs on a little bit of a time constraint or needs to make your garbage space more accessible, these recycling bins with garbage bags can get the job done. They automatically seal and replace the trash bags which is simply marvelous.
Cooking utensils like tasting spoons, spatulas, grilling tools, kitchen shears, graters, vegetable or potato peelers, and meat tenderizers are pretty much a necessity. Let’s talk about why that is.
Tasting spoons are perfect for home cooks and busy kitchens where large batches of food are an everyday thing. Keeping the hygiene levels in place is important, and tasting spoons help do that. Dalstrong’s tasting spoons are made with stainless steel, so they’re incredibly easy to clean and can take on extreme temperatures. So, if you need to carry out multiple taste tests, this is your go-to kitchen tool.
Spatulas are the ultimate cooking tool. From flipping and turning foods to transferring and removing foods, these are some versatile kitchen tools to have on hand. I find Dalstrong’s slotted fish spatula is undoubtedly one of the most functional designs out there.
We’ve discussed why magnetic knife holders and blocks are important, but let’s not forget the kitchen shears. These are also known as kitchen scissors and are not just there to help you open stubborn packets and containers, but also to garnish and cut leaves, greens, and some meats. You can do it over your cooking pot or pan and wouldn’t need to use your chopping board most of the time. Kitchen shears are used the most to cook Asian cuisines.
Graters are some of the most used but forgotten kitchen tools we have around. They come in different styles, depending on what you need to shred, zest, or slice. It can help you shave and shred everything from cheese, carrots, chocolates, zucchini, and other foods that you want to cook.
Vegetable peelers are fantastic for folks that prefer them over paring knives or other vegetable knives. They too, come in different styles. Swivel and Y peelers are the most popular kind.
Tongs and tweezers are fantastic for flipping and picking up meats, pasta, and noodles. If you’re looking for a good pair of tongs or tweezers, my recommendation is to check out Dalstrong as they’re not only functional, but quite elegant to look at, and tenfold as luxurious to hold.
Lastly, for folks big on meats, owning meat tenderizers or mallets can tremendously minimize the cooking time as it makes it easier to penetrate spices into the meat when the texture is thinner. This also helps in making food less chewy.
Sharpening stones And Honing Rods
Dull knives are more dangerous than sharp ones. Whether you store your knives on knife strips, magnetic knife blocks, or walls, they’re going to need some sharpening eventually. Having sharpening stones and honing rods on you is super important. Whetstones or sharpening stones bring back the sharpness of your knife’s blade, whereas honing rods gives your knife its lost angle.
2. Dalstrong’s Tools To Help You Organize Your Kitchen
This cutting board is made with sustainably sourced tropical Teak wood that has satin-like handles, making it perfect for cutting large and small foods while also working as a serving or charcuterie tray.
- Equipped with a slip-resistant surface for safe chopping and slicing experience.
- Curved cut-out that can hold a side plate with vegetable peels, meat bones, and other waste.
- Some folks may find this board to be outside of their budget, so I recommend this Lionswood Teak Cutting Board.
This 5-Ply copper forged stock pot has a foundation that heats 5x better than its iron counterparts and 20x better than its stainless steel ones.
- The interior layers are made with 18/10 stainless steel that is a smudge-free aluminum.
- The responsiveness to temperature change is phenomenal, so it preserves the quality and nutritional value of your food.
- A sustainable option to store food instead of plastic food containers.
- Available in a variety of sizes to help you choose your perfect fit.
- You may be looking for a pot that has a non-stick coating, so check out Dalstrong’s pots here. They’re super easy to store in kitchen shelving with small compact spaces.
This knife block set is the epitome of function-meeting form, thanks to its wear-resistant and high-carbon German Steel make that is hardened at 56+ Rockwell.
- Tremendous knuckle clearance to go further while minimizing friction between the blade and food.
- Added amounts of chromium for a stain-resistant blade.
- This block is functional to use, but also easy to clean, and luxurious to have around in your kitchen.
- If you prefer magnetic knife block sets instead, I suggest the Dragon Spire 6-piece knife set from the Phantom series.
This 12-inch saute frying pan has a 5-Ply copper forged foundation for a safe and steady cooking process. The 18/10 stainless steel has outstanding heat retention and conductivity.
- Incredible responsiveness to temperature changes, so you don’t need to worry about your food losing its quality and texture.
- Easy to transition from the oven or broiler to the stovetop for reverse searing.
- Comfortable handle to hold when searing or stirring in large and stubborn cuts of meat.
- Available in a variety of sizes to help you choose your perfect fit.
Made with 304 steel that is perfect for working with lemons and oranges, thanks to its corrosive-resistant nature. The G10 handle is comfortable to hold, made with a resin material, and impervious to moisture, acids, and heat. The handle is one of the best out there for graters as it has an anti-slip grip with curved feet.
- Safe to store in shelf spaces, cabinet drawers, and cabinet organizers with strong command hooks.
- The size of this grater doesn’t take up much counter space.
- You could be looking for a different width on the blade depending on the food you’re cooking. Check out these Dalstrong graters to find your perfect fit.
3. Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat are the most popular kitchen organizing tools?
Some of the most popular kitchen organizing tools are chopping boards, stock pots, pans, dish racks, knife block sets, food containers, cooking utensils, and some kitchen appliances.Are knife blocks better than knife strips?
Knife block sets are definitely better than knife strips. Even though knife strips are held up by command hooks or wall mounts/brackets, they lose their magnetic nature over time and can fall to the ground. This causes damage to the handle, as well as the blade. Hanging knives on a strip affects the strength and durability of the blade tremendously.Is a pots and pans set better than buying it individually?
If you’re cooking food for more than 3 people, it is wise to invest in a pot and pan set instead of buying individual pieces. This is because they help significantly to store food in the fridge, as well as cook more food in less time.