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Cutlery trays have come a long way since the basic plastic cutlery tray, there are now a variety of different material cutlery trays you can choose from.    

The choice of materials ranges from the simple plastic cutlery tray to metal, wood and high quality plastic. High quality plastic doesn’t react to moisture, will not harbour bacteria and is long lasting. Wood provides a more class look and can showcase your cutlery, however you need to ensure that you take the proper care of wooden trays to avoid moisture problems. Moisture can also be an issue with metal trays that can corrode or rust if you fail to properly dry your cutlery before putting it away.

Don’t forget to consider the size of your tray and what will be best suited to your kitchen. Consider the size of your drawer and whether you want the cutlery tray to be the full width of your drawer or only taking up some of your drawer leaving room for other items.


Here we go through some of the benefits of adding a cutlery tray to your kitchen.


Improved Hygiene

Even with dishwashers that can sanitise your cutlery, there is still a risk of bacteria spreading through your items. We have germs on our hands and can compromise other items when we’re searching through drawers to find that specific item. If you are dealing with raw meat and quickly need to search for something in your drawers, you could quickly spread germs throughout your whole drawer. Putting your cutlery into separate compartments mean you don’t need to touch multiple items every time you reach into your drawer.



There is no better feeling then knowing exactly where your specific cutlery or utensil is located in your kitchen. Cutlery trays don’t only have to be used for your knives and forks, you can use them to separate and organise other bits and bobs you have in your drawers. Having your items organised helps saves you time while cooking and frustration not having to scramble threw your drawers trying to find the right utensil.



If you have an exquisite set of cutlery, and its put in an unorganised drawer it will still look messy and not do it justice. Additionally, you could damage your costly cutlery set if you are slamming it into other utensils every time you open and close the drawer. With such a large range of cutlery trays available you can make your drawer look aesthetically pleasing with a contrasting coloured cutlery tray or a wooden tray to really show off your cutlery and utensils.


Reduced risk of injury

Cutlery items and other utensils can be sharp, and if your searching through a drawer your at a higher risk of injuring yourself. Separating these items allow you to see exactly what items you are grabbing. Even if you purchase a basic plastic cutlery tray this will allow you to separate your knives and other sharp items.


If you are in the market for a new cutlery tray contact The Kitchen Door Company, we have a large range of cutlery tray’s and other accessories. You have a look at our range online or contact us today on (08) 9456 0165 or