OK, so it’s not strictly speaking a gadget, but it is cool and it shines so it’s being awarded the honorary title of gadget. The Voodoo knife holder is, without doubt, the coolest kitchen knife set holder that’s been around for a while.
They’re beginning to crop up in a few places now, but this particular one is available at Firebox for a more than reasonable £59.95 in black or red, or £79.95 in the even cooler (we know it’s cooler because there’s none in stock) chrome effect style pictured.
Five strategically placed holes make way for the knives, which are also happily included and of an equally high caliber. Magnetic holders ensure that the knives stay firmly in place while you’re storing them and the blades are made from some of the finest sounding materials conceivable – Molybdenum and Vanadium stainless steel. Not only do they sound like something you’d mine in a PC strategy game but they’re more resilient and sharped than standard stainless steel.
The block stands nearly 40cm tall, so it really is a hefty piece of kit, and includes a bread knife, carver, chef’s knife, a utility knife, and a pairing knife.