I liked this item so much I ended up getting two of them. I'm very finicky about my knives so in this household with teenagers and lots of company at mealtimes, "my" expensive, carefully sharpened & handled knives are stored in "my" drawer while "everyone else's" knives were kept in a countertop block. I got this drawer block so my good knives would take up less space while never touching each other, and it works perfectly for that. So now we also have "everyone else's" knives in a separate drawer in another one of these blocks, because we gained so much drawer space with the first block, and got a big item off the countertop too. Great item! I would buy it again.