The Coolest Containers for Your Kitchen Utensils

We’ve got a crock for any aesthetic

VonShef Stainless Steel Utensil Holder Large Capacity Organizer Caddy
You can't go wrong with a sleek stainless-steel utensil caddy.Amazon

Ample storage is a luxury in any kitchen, but no matter how much space you might have, every home cook seems to have that one frustrating drawer overflowing with cooking tools they can never quite manage to close. I find magnet strips ideal for discreetly and safely storing knives, and hanging units for larger utensils, but when space is really limited, look to the counter crock. That ubiquitous cylinder lurking on the countertops of nearly every kitchen helps keep things organized in cluttered situations while allowing you to pack them to the brim with whisks, ladles, spatulas, and more. Here are our top picks guaranteed to complement any kitchen style, from sleek industrial to farmhouse chic.

Ceramic Utensil Caddy

White ceramic kitchen utensil crock
It doubles as a wine cooler or vase.Amazon

This modern geometric ceramic crock is as versatile as it is eye-catching. Its original purpose might be to house your slotted spoon collection, but it can do so much more than that. Doubling as a wine cooler, vase for flowers, or herb planter, this glossy vessel makes a creative addition to any home.

Mango Wood Crock

Shibori wooden utensil crock
Inspired by the Japanese dye technique shibori, this colorful crock would make an artful addition to your kitchen.Amazon

Add a colorful touch to your home with this mango wood utensil holder. With its bright-blue shibori pattern, it's both a useful kitchen accessory and a piece of decorative art. The tapered shape and rubber base help stabilize the container, so you don't have to worry about it tipping over when it's packed to full capacity.

Creative Home Marble Crock

Marble utensil crock
This heavy-duty marble caddy couldn't be more sophisticated.Amazon

For a sophisticated look, marble is always a classic choice. Available in three neutral tones—white, champagne, and black—this crock is on the heavier side and feels luxurious. The smooth stone is nonporous, so it won't absorb odors and is very easy to wipe down should grease splatters occur.

VonShef Stainless-Steel Caddy

Stainless steel wide utensil crock
Larger than most kitchen crocks, this stainless-steel caddy can probably hold all the utensils in your drawer.Amazon

Get the ambiance of a restaurant kitchen in your home with this traditional stainless-steel canister. At 7.4 x 7.5 inches, it's a bit larger than your average crock, and dishwasher-safe to boot.

Darware Hammered Copper Crock

Hammered copper utensil crock
Timeless and chic, this copper crock catches the eye.Amazon

Highlight your countertop with this hammered copper crock. The interior is made of durable stainless steel, and the exterior is coated with an outer protective lacquer to prevent wear and tear of its shimmery surface.

Cooler Kitchen Extra-Large Utensil Holder

Large red utensil crock
You’ll love the rotating base of this supersized crock.Amazon

This versatile red crock has a weighted base to avoid tipping and a handy removable divider that instantly transforms one utensil area into three organized compartments. Constructed of sturdy plastic, this container is dishwasher-safe and comes with a gripped insert to gain further control of your tools.

LIFVER Ceramic Embossed Crock

Powder blue ceramic embossed utensil crock
It’s perfect for country farmhouse-style kitchens.Amazon

For country-farmhouse or old-world kitchens, this powder-blue crock will bring the charm to your countertop. Elegantly embossed, it's perfect for showcasing your prettiest serveware, but it's also refrigerator-, dishwasher-, and microwave- safe—making it a truly multifunctional asset suitable anywhere in your home.

Totally Bamboo Utensil Holder

Bamboo utensil crock
A lattice design makes this bamboo crock especially stylish.Amazon

Go completely natural and store your utensils in this environmentally friendly bamboo crock. The simple lattice design means it's sure to look attractive on any countertop. No need for oiling or staining, this holder requires little maintenance and is easily washable with soap and warm water.