What types of cutlery inserts do you have?


We have many different types of cutlery inserts that will help to keep your cutlery neat and tidy and easily accessible that fit perfectly into our kitchen unit drawers. Our cutlery inserts can hold your traditional knives, forks and spoons or we have some available especially designed to hold your sharp cutting knife collection.

Cutlery insert

What size cutlery inserts are available?

Our cutlery inserts come in a few different sizes, as shown below. All measurements are for the width of the drawer that they will be place into.

  • 400mm wide
  • 500mm wide
  • 600mm wide
  • 800mm wide
  • 900mm wide
  • 1000mm wide

We also have some wooden cutlery inserts that are expandable to accommodate drawers from 450mm wide right up to 1000mm. One such example is shown below.

Expandable cutlery insert

What are the cutlery inserts made from?

Our cutlery inserts are made from plastic or wood (beech).

How much do cutlery inserts cost?

If you’re after a basic cutlery insert then we have some plastic inserts available from just £5. If you want something a little more refined then we have many wooden inserts to choose from.

A full list of cutlery inserts available can be seen here.

What are the 2 wooden strips for?

Some of our wooden cutlery trays are supplied with 2 wooden strips, as shown in the image below. These wooden strips, slide into the 2 sides of the cutlery tray, to bridge any gap between the cutlery tray and the end of the drawer. As the drawers are narrower at the bottom than the top the cutlery tray itself can only be made to fit in the smallest part of the drawer.

Cutlery drawer wooden slats

Cutlery insert examples

Here are some examples of cutlery inserts in use in some of our kitchens in our showroom.

600mm plastic cutlery insert
600mm plastic cutlery insert
1000mm cutlery insert wood
1000mm cutlery insert wood
Expandable cutlery insert 1000mm
Expandable cutlery insert 1000mm
1000mm cutlery insert plastic
1000mm cutlery insert plastic
1000mm cutlery insert wooden
1000mm cutlery insert wooden

Cutlery insert render 1000mm wide

Cutlery insert render 1000mm wide top view

You can also accessorise your oak cutlery inserts with oak spice racks, oak knife blocks and oak dividers.

Cutlery insert render 1000mm wide accessories

Cutlery insert render 1000mm wide accessories top view

You can see all the cutlery inserts we have available here.


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18 thoughts on “What types of cutlery inserts do you have?”
  • Gillian Shaw says:

    I want to order a 900mm drawerline base unit with two drawers and need two cutlery trays for the drawers but you don’t seem to do 450mm wide cutlery trays to fit your units.

    June 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Gillian, we have 1 insert available on our website here.

      June 10, 2020 at 7:00 am
  • Phillipa says:

    Can you tell me what size the spice rack insert is?

    September 17, 2019 at 11:55 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the image below shows the dimensions of the spice rack insert. Click the image to see a larger version of it.

      Spice Rack Insert Dimensions

      September 18, 2019 at 10:53 am
  • Daniel Tompson says:

    Are wooden cutlery drawers available in the Henley range?

    February 1, 2019 at 8:14 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Daniel, we are able to supply wooden dovetail drawer boxes in the Helmsley range for a surcharge of £35.00 per drawer box. The cutlery inserts that are suitable for the inframe ranges are the expandable ones. These are supplied in Beech.

      February 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm
  • Kate says:

    Is it possible to get wooden cutlery drawers instead of the standard ones?

    January 24, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Kate, yes it is. The surcharge for dovetail drawer boxes is £35 plus VAT per drawer box. These are only available in the cutlery drawers and not pan drawers. When you are ready to order, please send us a support ticket or call us and we can update your shopping cart for you.

      January 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm
  • mandy webster says:

    I have 900mm pan drawers with internal drawer (P2ID1-9).
    Which cutlery inserts would fit the internal drawer?

    December 5, 2018 at 10:58 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Mandy, any of the 900mm wide inserts on this page will be fine.

      December 5, 2018 at 11:15 am
  • Joanna Mcaleer says:

    Hello, I am looking to order 900 wide drawers and am planning which insert to get to go with these. I already have a knife block that measures 40cm L x 17.5cm W x 6cm D. Could you advise what I could get to work with this? Is it a similar size to your knife block insert? Many thanks

    October 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm
  • Susan Drake says:

    Am having problems fitting a cutlery tray – how do I get a 400mm tray into a 400mm drawer – do I take the sides of the drawer off?

    August 7, 2018 at 11:16 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Susan, the plastic cutlery inserts that we provide for a 400mm wide unit, measure 314mm x 422mm. These should slot straight into your unit without a problem and give a nice snug fit- https://www.diy-kitchens.com/accessories/cutlery-inserts/default.asp/wp88384/

      August 7, 2018 at 11:58 am
      • Susan Drake says:

        Im sorry I have been through all this so many times with your support people. I originally ordered this
        400mm Clear Lacquered Oak Cutlery Insert
        It does not look like the one in the picture and is too small for my drawers. I then send a picture of the drawer with dimensions and the very helpful young woman has sent me one which looks like the one in the pic, measures 400 at the top 385 at bottom, and would fit perfectly in my drawer if it had thinner sides or no sides.
        The drawer measures 400mm width including the sides, the space, without including the drawer sides, at the top of the drawer measures 365mm and at the bottom 340. 314 is too small.
        Please help!!!

        August 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        Hi Susan, I would recommend contacting our aftersales team with your question on 01977 608 418 to get a resolution to this issue, as I have not heard of our cutlery inserts not fitting properly before.

        August 8, 2018 at 10:39 am
  • Penny Waheed says:

    What depth of drawer do they fit – wondering about the slimline units of 300 and 460 deep?

    May 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Penny, the cutlery trays are not designed to fit into the slimline units, they are designed specifically for the 560mm deep units. So unfortunately, we do not supply the cutlery inserts to suit the 300mm and 460mm deep units.

      May 30, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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