I bought this magnetic knife bar to keep sharp knives out of kids range and out of drawers where I might ""root around"" and hurt myself. It does the job at a reasonable price....it's a good strong magnet, although the installation instructions are a little dicey and you should really think it all through before starting to install it
Like everything Wusthof makes, this is a solid product. It held my entire set securely for years before I upgraded to a larget set of magnetic rails. This looked a little utilitarian, and the surface was uneven, which made it slightly difficult to clean, but overall it's a great item at a great price. And it has a definite wow factor when people see it. Easy way to make your kitchen look professional, and an easy way to instantly find the knife you need
We've been using our knife rack for a month now, and it works just fine. I was initially reluctant to drill through our tile backsplash, because the way that the rack is fastened to the wall is a bit uncommon. One mounts these plastic blocks, then snaps the aluminum frame over the blocks. I didn't know if I could trust those little blocks, but it worked fine
I bought the 20"" bar thinking I'd someday expand my collection of knives to fill it. Mounting it was a breeze with the included anchors and screws. Now I use it not only for my kitchen knives, but also my scissors, bottle opener, and any other tools that will stick!
The magnet is strong and the surface smooth. A magnet holder is a classy must-have for your kitchen, and this is the best one SLT offers
Bar flexes unacceptably when placing or removing a knife
The mounting plates are made of plastic and each one is held to the wall with a single screw. You install one mounting plate, slide the end of the bar onto it, then slide the other mounting plate into the opposite end of the bar and between the screw and the wall. The problem is that you cannot tighten the screw enough to hold the bar tightly against the wall because the mounting plate has to have enough room the slide behind the screw. The bar then flexes back and forth everytime you take or return a knife. It looks and feels cheap.
There's no information on mounting, is it double sided adhesive tape or does it use mounting screws
A shopper on Dec 5, 2011
Best Answer:It mounts with screws that hold brackets that fit into the ends of the bar. Included are the drywall screw holders (I don't know the correct term for them) to mount the bar into drywall. It's a bit tricky and you need to figure it out before you start making holes in your wall, but once it's done, it's very secure
Store your knives safely and close to your work area. This aluminum magnet bar wipes clean with a towel. Made in Germany.
?Manufacturer: Wüsthof-Trident of America ?Care: Wash knives with warm water and a little detergent, rinse carefully and dry with a towel ?Dimensions: 13½", 19½" ?Material: Aluminium ?Warranty: Lifetime warranty ?Model: #7228 ?Made in Germany. BENEFITS: ?Magnetic holder in aluminium. ?Two extra strong magnet segments provide a safe, easily visible and space saving storage option.
I would estimate, without measuring it, that it sticks out about 1/2 inch. Not very far, and would certainly clear an average tile back- splash, but not if the knife handles are unusually thick or the backsplash is. I'd try it and return it if it didn't work out
Best Answer:The unit consists of about 5 pieces:-magnetic rail-removable end cap for either side-wall screw/mount for either sideSuper easy to install, and stays securely mounted even when loaded with knives.Great product, great brand, great way to store your knives