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Utensil holders – 13 statement designs for completing your kitchen

Cook with efficiency – and style – with help from these utensil holders. To nestle all of your culinary tools on your countertop, neatly

Matte White Utensil Holder from CB2 on black coutertop of dark blue kitchen beside sink with marble shelf above
(Image credit: CB2)

These smart utensil holders are a practical and polished way to store all of the essential tools you need for cooking, whilst adding a touch of elegance to your kitchen countertop or cabinet. With ample space for storage and handy features to assist with use, you'll never find yourself scrambling around for your spatula or whisk again, and will be able to find everything in one easy-to-reach place. 

There are different ways to store your utensils to suit the look of your kitchen, and that's reflected in the varying designs of these excellent holders. Utensil crocks that sit on countertops are the most traditional option and allow for easy access to the equipment needed. Those who prefer a minimalist countertop might be swayed by in-drawer utensil holders, which may be slightly easier to arrange. 

Regardless of which utensil crock you choose, one of these convenient holders is bound to streamline your culinary process. Owning a kitchen utensil holder is just one of the brilliant ways you can organize your kitchen countertops to make for a tidy space. 


13 standout utensil holders that deserve a place in your kitchen

1. Le Creuset Utensilware Crock: View at Wayfair
This Le Creuset crock is the ultimate pick for your utensils. Available in five different signature colors, and made from the highest quality stoneware, this holder is large enough to store everything you need, and a timeless piece to add to your kitchen. It's also dishwasher safe so that you can simply pop it in to clean.


2. Kaia Utensil Jar: View at Anthropolgie
Bright and cheerful, this jar is bound to lift the mood in your kitchen with it's unique coloring. Hand-glazed and totally unique, this spacious jar is a chance to have every tool you need to hand. 

3. Stak Ceramics Utensil Holder: View at Etsy
The glossy finish of this holder perfectly complements the spacious interior, and allows you to have a utensil holder you're proud of on your kitchen countertops. We love that this holder is handmade, and the fact that the wooden bottom means there will be no rusting or damage to your countertop. 

4. White Marble Kitchen Utensil Holder: View at West Elm
This heavy marble holder is the perfect purchase to keep your kitchen tidy. If you have marble countertops, then you can match this holder perfectly with those, and there's enough space within this crock to hold all the tools you need.

5. Matte White Utensil Holder: View at CB2
This minimalist kitchen holder is perfect for pulling together the clean, fresh look of your kitchen. It's dishwasher safe and elegant for your countertops, with plenty of five-star reviews to support the expensive look of this holder.

6. Terracotta Tile Utensil Crock: View at Wayfair
Add a touch of color and warmth to your kitchen with this terracotta pick, which helps you to avoid a mess in your drawers, and is spacious enough for a whole kitchen's worth of tools. Heavyweight and sturdy, this holder is a perfect way to jazz up your kitchen.

7. Zwilling Italian Utensil Holder: View at West Elm
Invest in this genius utensil holder from West Elm, which has a removable insert to really keep your products upright and organized. Stain-resistant and safe from nasty accidental food marks, this holder goes the extra mile to be a useful addition to your kitchen.

8. Ruffoni Copper Utensil Holder: View at Williams Sonoma
Copper is an excellent choice for a utensil holder, with a vibrancy that allows it to stand out in your kitchen. With a bronze olive branch on the front, and made from solid copper, this holder is most definitely built to last. It has an extremely spacious interior and can even double as a wine bottle holder. 

9. Stainless Steel Partitioned Utensil Holder: View at Williams Sonoma
Many cooking enthusiasts look for stainless steel when it comes to finding an utensil holders for their chef's kitchen, and for good reason, as this sleek material matches many modern kitchens. This holder goes one step further, with one of those useful inserts to separate out the implements inside.

10. Marble Silverware Tray: View at Williams Sonoma
If you strive to have clear countertops at all times then you might be tempted to use a silverware tray in order to stash your utensils away. This is our standout choice to do that with, made from luxurious creamy marble, with five spacious compartments. 

11. Finn Double Utensil Jar: View at Anthropologie
Double up on possible space with this stoneware jar, which is a little different from conventional utensil holders. Perfect for giving your kitchen an older, established look, there's a timeless elegance to this pick.

12. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Rotating Utensil Holder: View at Bed, Bath and Beyond
This utensil holder is a favorite of many, with tonnes of reviews to bolster its stunning performance. It can hold over 15 large tools and rotates in order for you to grab exactly what you need straight away. There are grooves to prevent your utensils from slipping, keeping them upright and organized.

13. Score Terracotta Utensil Holder: View at CB2
With a handmade look and a wide interior for all your storage needs, this terracotta holder is perfect for any kitchen. If you're looking for a large holder, then this is the pick for you, according to the many happy reviewers who said it can fit rolling pins, or even double as a plant holder due to its large size. 


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Molly Cleary
Molly Cleary

 Molly is the Ecommerce Writer for Homes & Gardens and spends her time searching the internet for the next best thing for your home, with a focus on shopping edits and buying guides. Before joining Homes & Gardens, Molly graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature, with previous internships undertaken at The Economist in her summer breaks.