Cutlery in tins or not?
Tony Been
August 26, 2014 in Polls
We have recently taken to presenting/storing our cutlery in metallic tins. To me, it is in the same category of using mason jars to drink out of - looks great, novel, but potentially not that practical, so I'm interested to see if others like this, or prefer them to be kept in a drawer?
I love tins - keep them out at open
Tins for the bins! Drawer for me
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Luke
easy to access but a bit fadsy - the drawer will make a glorious return when tins are no longer the new kids on the block
3 Likes   August 26, 2014 at 7:17PM
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kirstieparker
I like the tin idea for spare cutlery - the cutlery I would bring out for large family BBQs
5 Likes   Thanked by Tony Been    August 26, 2014 at 7:40PM
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Sasha G.
Love the tins and agree with Kirstie... great idea for entertaining (hate setting the table!). Benchtop space comes at a premium for inner city living, so it's the drawer for me.
3 Likes   August 26, 2014 at 8:15PM
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Mark Bischak, Architect
There's something about sharp pointy metal object pointed up . . .
6 Likes   August 26, 2014 at 8:23PM
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Jason Chuck
Where do you keep the steak knives, would be painful to grab one quickly with this setup. However, this is definitely a "sharp" look
2 Likes   August 26, 2014 at 10:10PM
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chookchook2
That's cutting, man, cutting...
1 Like   August 26, 2014 at 10:11PM
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savannahskye
LOVE this look! Wall-mounted tins would avoid them taking up too much bench space.
2 Likes   August 26, 2014 at 10:20PM
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judthb
They look great and I have them like this for informal entertaining etc. However I have problems with the idea of the bits that go in your mouth and in your food being constantly exposed to the air and to people handling them; plus the issue with knives. I see this kind of presentation in cafes sometimes and watch people handling/touching the ones they're not going to use and it puts me off using them. Obviously at home it's not strangers which makes it a bit better! Oh my - what a grumpy old lady I sound :-(
4 Likes   August 26, 2014 at 11:33PM
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rredpenn
We do this for an annual neighborhood picnic...and I agree w Mark...I always stab myself getting my fork!

Having worked in a restaurant eons ago the cutlery was offered "usage side" down, so you would be grabbing the handles. A bit more hygienic and safe, but you need a bigger container for that.

My cousin has a brass basket-shaped bucket on the countertop where all the silverware is stored laying flat...it works well in their casual kitchen. It is a bit of a mishmash, but there's no sorting when putting away the clean dishes.
1 Like   August 27, 2014 at 4:31AM
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DIY Decorator
What a great tin caddy. Love the idea of cutlery in jars and tins, especially for casual entertaining - help yourself buffet style.
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Mark Bischak, Architect
You need one more tin for Band-Aids.
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Jenny Drew
Cute.
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Janetneve3009
I'm tray all the way.
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