A magnetic strip for knives or magnetic knife strip holder is basically a knife holder that mounts to wall or side units. It uses magnets to hold the knives. Many of magnetic knife holders are manufacturing in plastic, stainless steel, and wood. However, there are advantages and disadvantages when you use magnetic knife holder.
First, magnetic knife strip holder is very great for small kitchens since it is a space saver. Basically, it is just a long and thin strip that is mounted on the cabinet doors or the wall. Besides, it can be used for other kitchen utensils. For example, you can have one row of magnetic strip for knives and the other row for metal spatulas and other metal utensils. Place it horizontally or vertically to display your collection of knife in nice way. A magnetic strip for knives is also more hygienic than a wooden knife holder or rack because a wooden knife holder will absorb water and it will develop bacteria. Thus, it is almost impossible to thoroughly clean if you use wooden racks.
However, because usually a magnetic strip for knives is placed in an open area, it can be dangerous enough if you have children and animals. You have to think carefully the place for the holder that is safe and inaccessible to children. The magnetic knife holder also has slight possibility of damaging knives when you remove them from the holder. Thus, you should carefully remove and place the knives on the magnetic strip. Do not let the sharp knife edge hit the strip.