The debate erupts in the correct order to organize your cutlery drawer – so how do you stack yours?
- A photo of a cutlery tray was shared in a parenting group on Facebook
- The caption said knives, forks and spoons should be arranged from left to right
- More than 9,000 people participated in the debate in less than 48 hours
- Most said to run forks, then knives and spoons, just like you set a table
- One man said that only “psychopaths” stacked spoons in the center of the bowl
Homeowners around the world passionately debate how to arrange cutlery drawers after a post on a popular Facebook page stated that knives should be placed on the left, forks in the center and spoons on the right.
A photo of a filled cutlery tray was shared in the New Zealand parent group ‘How daddyon Friday with the caption, “Don’t be an animal – they’re knives, then forks, then spoons.” There is no other way. ”
More than 9,000 people have weighed in the photo since it was shared 48 hours ago, the vast majority of whom disagreed with the layout pictured.
They saw storing knives on the left as confusing and counterintuitive because you always eat with a knife in your right hand.
Most of these drawers should be arranged in the same way as when you set a dining table, starting with forks on the left, followed by knives and spoons on the right, with a small section for teaspoons running horizontally across the bottom of the drawer .
Homeowners have debated how to arrange cutlery drawers after this photo was shared to a New Zealand parent group on Facebook
Most of the listed drawers should be arranged in the same way as when you set a dining table, starting with forks on the left, followed by knives and spoons on the right, as shown here (stock image)
“Why put the knives in the left drawer when you hold your knife with your RIGHT hand at the table?” said a Dunedin mother on New Zealand’s South Island.
“Put the knife and fork in the drawer as you would put them on the table … then the spoons will move aside. Frankly, I despair for humanity. I had no idea so many people misunderstood this simple concept! ‘
An Israeli woman agreed, saying that there should always be drawers with forks on the left, knives in the center and dessert and soup spoons on the right.
But not everyone accepted the standard table pattern.
“This is all wrong, it messes with my head. They are forks, spoons and then knives, “said one man.
A Queensland father replied that only “psychopaths” stack spoons in the center of the container.
A man said that drawers should always use forks, spoons and knives as shown, but his approach was labeled ‘psychopathic’ by a Queensland father (stock image)
A particularly passionate Auckland woman wanted to know why spoons would ever come between forks and knives.
“Where’s the logic ?!” she asked.
She said the layout should have forks, followed by knives, dessert spoons, and soup spoons, with teaspoons along the bottom.
“And heaven will help anyone who has pointed their teaspoons in different directions!” she said.
Is there a correct way to organize your cutlery drawer?
Senior showroom designer Elain Maytom of Freedom Kitchens told Home Beautiful Australia ‘there are no hard and fast rules’ for arranging a cutlery tray.
However, most people prefer to work intuitively from left to right, just as you would set a table, with forks on the left, followed by knives with left-facing knives, and finally spoons.
“It always makes sense to have the handles out and closest to you, so that’s what you hold when you take them out,” said Mrs. Maytom.
Source: Home Beautiful Australia
An Auckland woman said drawers should start with knives on the left, then with large spoons and forks (stock image)
A woman from New Zealand’s North Island said the only way to keep cutlery is with spoons on the left, forks in the center and knives on the right.
“I’ve always said it this way and it drives me crazy when the other half puts them in a different order. It’s just no different, ”she said.
Her approach was supported by a Wellington man, who said that spoons should always be on the left because they are ‘first out for cereal’ at breakfast.