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Subject: magnetic mounting knife rack
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: allium-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 23 Oct 2005 18:47 PDT
Expires: 22 Nov 2005 17:47 PST
Question ID: 583994
I am looking for a magnetically mounted, strip-type magnetic knife
rack.  It needs to mount to the side of a refigerator without any
screws.  I do not want a butcher-block type thing--I want a simple
metal strip.


Request for Question Clarification by tlspiegel-ga on 23 Oct 2005 23:36 PDT
Hi allium,

If my findings are satisfactory, please let me know and I will post
this information as the official answer to your question.

Chef Depot

scroll to first image


Golda's Kitchen

A magnetic knife rack securely holds knives within easy reach, without
using valuable counter space. Two extra strong magnets hold the knives
firmly in place for easy access.
Chrome, Natural, or Black 


The Knife Merchant - Magnetic Bars Knife

To view a large image of a product click on the thumbnail image.

3 Bars in various sizes

scroll to MKB 4th down from top - Maxadyne Magnetic Knife Block 


Best regards,

Clarification of Question by allium-ga on 24 Oct 2005 03:08 PDT
hi tlspiegel,

thank you for looking this info up.  however, it is not exactly what i
was looking for.  the first few are the shape i want (simple metal
strip) but do not mention being able to mount magnetically to a
refigerator.  the maxadyne magnetic knife block mounts the way i want,
but is a block rather than a strip--not the style i am looking for.

thanks again.

Request for Question Clarification by tlspiegel-ga on 24 Oct 2005 11:12 PDT
Hi allium,

Thank you for your clarifiction.  I'm not able to get into the
knifemerchant site (it appears to be down right now on my end) but
I'll give them a call if they have an 800# to see if the 3 bars need
to be mounted or not.  It wasn't clear in the description.

If I'm able to call and ask, I'll report back with my findings so you
can make a decision yes or no.

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by tlspiegel-ga on 24 Oct 2005 11:36 PDT

I called Golda's kitchen and they do have mounting hardware.  Sorry!
I'm not going to make a long distance call to Chef Depot, however they
do have an email contact page if you wish to write and ask them.

I'm not able to get into the other site to see if there is an #800 to call.

Hopefully, another researcher will be able to locate one without any
mounting hardware.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by allium-ga on 25 Oct 2005 07:33 PDT
Thank you very much for the effort you put in.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: magnetic mounting knife rack
From: leoj-ga on 24 Oct 2005 18:12 PDT
I guess I should thank you for asking this, since it tells me that I
wasn't wasting my time when I made what you want.

I believe I started with the chrome version of what was being sold at
Golda's kitchen.  However, it turned out that the best place to mount
this was my fridge.  So, I made what you want.

I took two VERY high strength magnets (Neodymium Boron Iron ones) that
were about two inches x a quarter inch x just narrow enough to fit
inside the well on the backside of the knife rack.  The magnets I used
had their field aligned so that it was out of the big face.  I used
some industrial strength adhesive/potting compound (I think it was the
"Tough as Nails" type in a caulking gun from Home Depot) and filled
the cavity somewhat, then after making sure that I had opposite poles
up for the two magnets, I carefully placed them in the adhesive at
opposite ends of the rack.   After letting it set for a day, I added a
second layer of adhesive over the magnets and to fill in the rest of
the cavity, using a piece of scrap wood ( a paint stirrer I think) to
make it flat and flush.   Finally, after that cured, I cut a piece of
that foam cabinet liner they sell at various home stores to perfectly
match the outline of the rack and put  a touch more of the adhesive
along the bottom of the rack, pressed the liner into place and then
flipped the whole thing to rest for a final day on some plastic wrap I
had laid on the counter top.  (Make sure you haven't put too much
adhesive there or it will stick.  You are just trying to keep the
liner in place, friction will keep it there once it is in use.)  After
it is all cured up, simply carefully place it where you want it.

Just fyi, the reason for the liner is twofold.  First, even with the
strong magnets, the first time I tried this it slipped around when
pulling knives off.  Second, there were some sharp edges on the end of
the chrome rack that put a small scratch in the paint on the fridge. 
You don't want either.

I hope that helps you.  If you can find the magnets, it really isn't
much work or anything.  I had everything on hand, so in all it took
about two hours including cleanups.
Subject: Re: magnetic mounting knife rack
From: msneato-ga on 12 Nov 2005 01:17 PST
You could probably use an ordinary bar magnet - the magnet would
attach itself to the fridge (since fridge doors are generally made
from steel);  and the knife would stick to the magnet (obviously. 
Otherwise magnet racks wouldn't work)

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