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J.K. Adams 9-1/2-Inch-by-9 inch by 6-1/2-Inch Maple Wood Universal Knife Storage Block, 13-Slot


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  • 9-Inch-by-6-1/2-Inch-by-9-1/2-Inch universal knife block
  • Maple wood with a mineral oil finish; stores up to 13 kitchen knives total; includes 7 large slots for chef's knives and carvers
  • Handcrafted and finished in Vermont, U.S.A.
  • Hand wash with warm soapy water and dry promptly
  • Manufacturer's lifetime warranty


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004LWYSK6
  • Item model number: UNV-KNF-1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,230 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Store kitchen knives safely and conveniently while protecting the blades, with this attractive maple wood knife block by J.K. Adams. Crafted of solid maple from sustainable sources with a natural mineral oil finish, the block measures 9-1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide by 6-1/2 inches deep and holds up to thirteen knives of almost any shape and size. Slots are arranged in two neat rows; an upper row of seven large slots that accommodate large cutlery such as chef's knives and carvers and a lower row of six small slots, perfect for storing a set of steak knives or various paring and utility knives. The upper slots extend down the front of the block and are staggered with the small slots so that knives can be removed and replaced at an angle with ease. This design also allows the block to be placed under a low-hanging cabinet or other tight spot without impeding access to the knives. Unlike traditional knife blocks, the innovative open-sided design of this block allows for air circulation and cleaning of the interior, resulting in a more sanitary storage environment for your knives. Hand wash with warm soapy water and dry promptly. Manufacturer's 5-year warranty. J.K. Adams Company has created American made wooden cutting boards, wine racks, knife racks and knife storage since 1944. J.K. Adams continues their New England craftsmanship with wooden salad bowls, kitchen islands and slate serving trays. J.K. Adams Company Kitchenware for Life.

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The wood that this block is made of is a nice, smooth Maple, very heavy and well made.
K. Peterson
Given that I love to cook, I'm planning at some point to invest in a few very good knives so the opportunity to review a knife block seemed fortuitous.
MacGuffin
It'll hold seven of your longer knives and six shorter knives... steak knives, paring knives, and such.
Bill Raley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
If you feel, as a home cook, that your knives and block are sufficient for your needs, you may not wish to consider the J. K. Adams block. However, if you are a chef, a serious home cook, or one who aspires to be one or the other and will be purchasing your knives individually, this beautifully crafted maple block may be one you should consider. For example, you may wish to choose your knives from one manufacturer, but if you want top quality knives of your choice from Westhof, Viking, Masahiro, Henckel Pro, or Messermeister, Ginsu, Cutco or any number of excellent knife manufacturers you may be selecting a block as well. Serious chefs will consider everything from the handle of a knife, the steel, to the way it balances in one's hand. Selecting a proper block should receive the same consideration.

This block is designed to hold an assortment of knives. A chef's knife does range in size from six to twelve inches so those who are considering adding the larger knife need to keep in mind that the block itself is approximately nine inches tall. Carving, slicing, utility, boning, fillet, paring, and other specialty knives can either be placed on the top or bottom sleeves. One word of caution is that the six sleeves for your smaller knives are open on the bottom. This block obviously will not fit every knife blade in the world and blades longer that five inches may be damaged if you simply toss them in the shorter sleeve without thinking. If you are considering purchasing this beautifully crafted maple block for your home or professional kitchen, think about the knives you'll be using.

I definitely like the open design of this block. The first thing that came to mind is that it would be easy to clean and much more sanitary than the closed in blocks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Tegtmeier VINE VOICE on August 8, 2011
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This is not your run-of-the-mill, keep-your-knives-in-a-45 degree-angle-knife block.
It is distinctively higher than most of those blocks that store the knifes in a 45 degree angle. But it is also distinctively less deep then those other blocks, contributing to a relatively slender footprint.
Because the slots for the big knives are not only on top of the block, but extend half down the front, it is a very different motion with which you pull a knife out - not with one swooping pull, but kind of first straight forward and then out. After a few times, this motion becomes natural, though, and you should not have any problems with that. Our big chef knifes have about 5 inches room between the end of their handles and the cabinet floor when they are in the block, and that is ample space to put them into the block and pull them out.
The height of the block is sufficient to not let our big chef knives touch the counter-top.
A very nice feature of this block is its open construction, which lets the knives dry very easily should there still be some moisture when you store them away. With most 45 degree blocks, the moisture is trapped in the narrow slots and could contribute to forming mold there.
Also, my wife uses our knife as holder to dry out her water bottles, which works now much better through the upright position the bottles are in, sitting on one of the knife handles, than formerly with our old 45 degree block.
The block is also very handsomely crafted and seems to be very durable. Plus, I personally like the light wooden color, and that they use maple wood and not plastic, and mineral oil as surface protection instead of some form of paint.
This block is certainly not a cheap buy, but it's features and looks make it worth the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Junkin-Mills TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 2, 2011
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This is an attractive maple knife block, 9 1/2 inches high, with 7 slots for larger knives and 6 for steak or paring knives. It is open on both sides, ostensibly to provide airflow and discourage the breeding of bacteria-- which seems to make sense. It does have 2 limitations: 1- it is straight up and down (not angled) so you need a good bit of clearance above it to withdraw your knife, and 2- the longest knife to fit in the big slots would be 8 1/2 inches. I have two 8" knives that easily fit but a 9" knife would not.

THE GOOD:
+ Attractive, though in more of a country way than a sleek/modern way
+ Interesting open design so that your blade isn't sitting in potentially damp wood (This could be a negative if you have little fingers or paws with access!)
+ Slots for the large knives are nice and wide -- all of my Komachi knives easily fit, even with their plastic tip covers on
+ Solid and heavy - not easily knocked over

THE BAD:
- Tall and vertical; you need good clearance above to comfortably withdraw your knives. NOTE: the knife slots do wrap around to the front of the block, so you could pull your knife down and withdraw it at an angle rather than straight up.... BUT if you store your knife on the angle the tip is digging into the wood at the back of the block (and any knife longer than 6" will have some of it's blade sticking out) and if your store your knife vertically you can slide it down on the angle to withdraw like that-- but unless your knives have no handles this is not a smooth process; you have to jiggle it a bit.
- Will not fit a knife longer than 8 1/2 inches

BOTTOM LINE: Good looking, and I like the open design concept. Not for you if you need to tuck it under low cabinets, or if you have long knives.
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