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I was out shopping for a set of knives with a friend the other day and we saw a block set that sits on the counter. I said I wouldn’t consider them in case someone broke in, and she said I was weird and that thought had never crossed her mind. Am I weird for not wanting to leave knives out in plain sight?


Posted anonymously, 11th September 2020


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  • No, not weird. It is, after all, just a matter of personal choice. I prefer to keep mine out of sight and out of reach to anyone except myself!


  • I put all mine in a draw when I started having children and they have just stayed there. The block is just another thing that requires cleaning.


  • Ours are in a draw ..seen too many movies


  • I can never leave knives or scissors out either. Maybe it’s from watching too many crime shows?


  • It is your choice.


  • Not weird. I have both on stand and in drawers


  • Can’t say I’ve ever considered it


  • I have two sets of knives in blocks. They don’t take up extra room because they are in a corner behind the modem (which unfortunately can’t go anywhere else!!) and it keeps them out of my already busy drawers. I am too clumsy to have such sharp knives in the same drawers as all of my other utensils.


  • Nope you’re not weird at all. I’ve seen too many true crime shows where the perp has convenient access to the block of knives on the bench and then kills the family with it. You are not alone! Actually the knife block set I bought a couple of months ago is still in the box, for that very reason!


  • Why would she say you were weird. Everyone has their own opinion and if you don’t want to display your knives that’s your choice but it doesn’t mean you’re weird. It just means that you are not leaving anything to chance.


  • Also; it is not weird to have a different opinion and to set up your kitchen the way you like it! Do what works for you.


  • It is up to individual preference to have the block out on the bench or in a cupboard/pantry. I love to have my block out and of course out of reach of little ones. It is best to go with whatever makes you feel most comfortable.


  • Must admit I have never given that idea much thought. I have a block of knives on my kitchen bench which are constantly in use. And robbers would have to get past many obstacles to get to them. However, I feel that if there were robbers they would come into my house adequately armed in the first place.


  • But on the plus side, if someone breaks in, YOU know where the knives are. Can get to them easily and defend yourself


  • I never thought about it like that. If it is something that sets off your anxiety, don’t get one. Or if you still want one, keep it in a cupboard.


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