What is a wicker basket unit?


Wicker Basket DiagramA wicker basket unit, more commonly seen in many traditional kitchen styles, is a very useful storage unit to store food items in. Such items include fresh vegetables, fruit and anything else that is commonly used in food preparation in the kitchen, that you would like easy access to.

What is wicker?

The name wicker refers to the way in which the baskets are hand woven together and natural materials are used to create the weave. In between the weave, air can still flow through the baskets, keeping any items stored in them, as fresh as possible.

Wicker basket in showroom

Available sizes and kitchen ranges

Our wicker baskets are available in all our kitchen ranges and consists of a unit with a top drawer and 2 wicker baskets located below it.  The unit also comes in 2 widths, as shown below.

  • 500mm wide wicker basket unit (BV50)
  • 600mm wide wicker basket unit (BV60)

The trays themselves are always 450mm deep and 210mm in height, regardless of the width of unit that you choose.

Wicker basket in showroom

The wicker baskets are also attached to the unit with solid wood runners either side, allowing full access to it and you can completely take the basket out, when needed, to clean it.

Wicker basket runners

Each basket can hold a fair amount with a maximum weight capacity of 20kg per basket. Should you need to buy additional or replacement baskets in the future then we can offer replacement wicker baskets but these come in packs of 2, so we cannot offer them individually. These items can be ordered through our sales team.

Wicker basket examples

Here’s how wicker baskets could look in your kitchen from some of our real customer kitchen examples

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6 thoughts on “What is a wicker basket unit?”
  • Brooke says:

    Where can I order the replacement baskets from please? I called the sales team but was on hold forever.

    January 24, 2024 at 12:59 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Brooke, we can obtain the wicker baskets on their own, they’re £61.57+vat per basket. You will need to send us a support ticket here, requesting this as the item will have to be sourced from the manufacturer.

      January 25, 2024 at 1:41 pm
  • Anita says:

    I have had the kitchen delivered and the hob bought, how about using a 280 mm drawer front , would that work?

    September 16, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, you could use a larger drawer front but you would lose your drawerline effect if any other drawers are next to it. You would also have a lot of space above the bottom wicker basket, as the top one would not be usable.

      September 17, 2021 at 9:08 am
  • Anita says:

    Can you put a (227 mm deep) vented hob above a wicker basket unit if I remove the top drawer mechanism and secure the draw front in place as a false draw?

    September 11, 2021 at 8:37 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, you could potentially use this unit but even using the drawer front, it will still drop below this and be on show. It would be best to contact our presales team on 01977 804 790 with the brand of hob you intend to use, to see if it would work.
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      September 14, 2021 at 6:31 am
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