We decided to pick up The Base on Black Friday, and I'm so glad we did. The Base offers so much more space for utensils than the big mason jar we had previously been using. The wood is beautiful and it feels like the right size, not too bulky. Also, the magnetic feature is IDEAL. We already have a traditional knife block but have had wanted to find a solution to store a cleaver we were gifted recently. The magnet nook holds this heavier cleaver knife PERFECTLY and I'm genuinely feel like it's the perfect place for it because previously I had the knife wrapped in a cloth in a drawer which felt sloppy. We are so glad we went for this unique utensil/knife holder, 10/10!