With so many kitchen utensils on the market, including banana slicers, strawberry stem removers and asparagus peelers, it’s helpful to be able to organize all of them. Many organization, home and kitchen stores now carry drawer inserts with individual compartments for kitchen utensils.
Different types of drawer inserts have areas for utensils, spices and knives. Many are sold in predetermined sizes, but custom inserts can be ordered as well. Some inserts even have pre-measured knife blocks.
If you're looking for the perfect fit, cut-to-size inserts like those from Custom Drawer Inserts start around $45 and the price increases with drawer size, says owner Jim Young. Stores such as Williams-Sonoma (Walnut Utensil Tray with Knife Dock, $59.95) and Lowe’s (Rev-A-Chef Wood Insert Spice Drawer, about $50) sell standardized drawer inserts. Plastic inserts tend to be less expensive than wooden inserts.