Style may not be on your mind when it comes to picking a deep kitchen drawer organizer. Still, just because your organizer will be out of sight, this doesn't mean you can't find one that suits your style. Many drawer organizers are made in a straightforward and practical style, but it's possible to choose one with a funky pattern or different defining characteristic like scrollwork detail. Use your drawer fronts to think about the style of your organizer -- if you have distressed whitewashed drawer fronts, a bleached wood organizer would fit in perfectly. Likewise, if you have deep navy blue drawers, you can either find a navy blue organizer or paint an unfinished wood one so it fits in well.
Material and Maintenance:
If you want a deep kitchen drawer organizer that's easy to clean, Nick Olsen recommends choosing one made of plastic. Plastic drawer organizers are not only more affordably priced but are also remarkably simple to maintain. Instead of specialist cleaning products, you can use hot water and a cloth. A plastic organizer also won't scratch or mark as easily if you accidentally drop a utensil when putting it away. Nevertheless, a wooden kitchen drawer organizer will fit the theme better if you have rustic wooden drawers. Some woods such as teak are naturally anti-bacterial, meaning they're good for placing in slim drawers. Finally, a metal drawer organizer made from stainless steel is also a sanitary option, as stainless steel is made from more durable metal that can help ward off germs.
Depending on what you wish to store in your organizer, you'll need to consider which compartments a drawer organizer includes. For example, if you host a lot, you'll need more organizer compartments than if you live alone. Shawn Henderson says you should always opt for organizers with at least three compartments for knives, forks, and regular-sized spoons. From there, you can add compartments for teaspoons, tablespoons, and other regular utensils. If you plan to store varying knives and utensils such as slotted spoons and spatulas in your organizer, it's important to ensure the organizer has a place for them to go, too. Making sure you have enough compartments for everything is crucial to prevent a cluttered kitchen drawer.
On average, deep kitchen drawer organizers measure between 10-25 inches. For best results, Thom Filicia recommends measuring the width of your drawers before purchasing an organizer. This may sound like common sense but finding an organizer that fits your drawer well is a lifesaver. It will prevent frustration when you're trying to find things due to everything being laid out neatly in front of you and will also save cutlery and other utensils from rattling around when you open and close your drawer. If you don't want a super secure fit, leave a small 5-inch gap on either side of your organizer. This gap will make it easier to get your organizer out when it's time to do a deep clean, too.