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teaspoons in the bottom sideways bit (apologies for extraneous info).
Spoons or knives on the left is a legitimate disagreement on policy. Forks anywhere but centre is the speech of a madman
i spose. though i have no real preference
Spoons, knives, fork
Teaspoons and chutney forks in the horizontal small segment at the bottom.
three spackers in a row that don't have forks dead centre
I don't really care. I'm forever putting the spoons in with the forks as they have the same handle and I never pull out the drawer enough to see the top of the cutlery.
In my current 'flat' we don't even have a utensil drawer, just a steel container that sits beside the sink and everything is mixed in together because no-one can ever be botherd to dry anything. And it's still more appropriate than storing forks on the left.
And I live on my own.
Even the small cheese grater gets balanced on top of this clump of cutlery
I have two.
They are the king of graters.
I have yet to justify it. YET.
but I will.
My friend let me zest an orange with one though, it was wild.
My girlfriend bought it, I don't like it apart from on parmesan./pecorino.
There is little more satisfying in life than grating cheese with high quality grater. Same goes for a vegetable peeler.
if there's space.
I, personally, would have them in their own compartment, drawer divider units permitting.
same order you'd have them in on a dinner table. MAKES LOGICAL SENSE, SEE?
If the utensils were chess pieces, the fork is Queen and should be centre, King (Spoon) on the left and Bishop knife on the right
Any different and you're a certified dickhead.
Dissenters will be bummed to death, bummed back to life, killed and then bummed again before being buried, dug up, raped by bears, set on fire and then reburied.
Special knives, pealers, tin openers etc. have no place in this drawer.
once wrote a really catty note for me after i left the tin opener out one day
that way the cutlery drawer can be filled with 'cutlery'
Think about that
by cheese graters, a rolling pin, and the knife sharpener.
knives, forks, spoons, in that order. Reason being there's a bigger section to the left which I've got black handled knives in - made sense to me to put the normal knives next to them.
Woe betide anyone who mixes cutlery in multiple sections.
You'll always be a friend to the spoon-on-the-left crowd. But, hoo boy, do I hate those outer positioning fork fags (FFs)
but I'm not a fundamentalist on that side of things.
Cos that's how you say it out loud. You've gotta have a system.
Wooden spoons and chopsticks to the left of the tray, sharp/non-standard knives to the right of the tray, teaspoons & sweetcorn prongers in the bit at the front. All other gubbins in the drawer underneath.
Item of controversy: Potato peeler. I keep wanting to put it with the wooden spoons cos our previous one had a wooden handle and live there, but the new one is all stainless steel so it belongs in the lower drawer.
so you don't end up with butter fingers.
We keep them in medicine caps on the windowsill.
as I don't do tea or coffee, my teaspoons only really get used for yoghurt or grapefruit consumption.
So the sweetcorn pronger to teaspoon use ratio is much more even at my place than it'd tend to be at most folks' and the sweetcorn pronger and teaspoons are happy trayfellows.
You're out of control.
there was no explaination. it was changed from Spoons - Forks - Knives to Knives - Spoons - Forks. This enraged me.
in turns to count to a million. it was marginally less sad than this one
Not to the counting bit.
For the record, my forks, knives and spoons aren't in a drawer, but a kind of...basket-y cylindrical type thing. Apart from the kinves and forks for steaks, which are in the drawer and arranged alphabetically, if I remember correctly.
the question answers itself. The longest of the 3 cutlery compartments is for the knives, and obviously the forks have to go alongside. Spoons in the third compartment, smaller of the compartments for the tea spoons. Huge compartment on the right for extraneous/superfluous items (nugmet grater, apple corer, zester etc.)
Bottom bit for birthday candles and batteries. Passports and microwave/bread maker instructions to be hidden underneath. All angles covered
I'd go make sure your passport is still there when you get home.
I just dropped my monocle in my creme de menthe!
with just loads of sections?
Or a tray with just 2 sections?
Cutlery madness: http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=cutlery%20tray
Knives and forks attacking at all sorts of angles there!
it is just about the perfect subject/OP.
it's ridiculous to have a strong opinion?
I think you're right - peak DiS.
like a legendary samurai sword or something. Look at it - no need for any text aside from the subject line. Breathtaking.
of a Stradivarius.
- big spoons
- speciality knives/corkscrews etc
middle horizontal berth - chopsticks, measuring spoons, odds and ends.
Spoons either side of those, and baby spoons maybe horizontally below them.
knives are on the right in all walks of life. Why would that stop in a cutlery drawer?
not arsed really