I loves me some kitchen baskets; I have seven of them in my kitchen (and adjoining office), holding napkins, bread and crackers, fruit, keys and wallet, writing paraphernalia; you name it -- it's in a basket somewhere in my home. I especially like bigger baskets, the better to contain lots of stuff. If you've a liking for baskets, read on.
At the left, the Paderno World Cuisine 9" Kitchen Basket ($25 and free shipping); 9" in diameter and just under 3" in height, this polyrattan basket has a reinforced edging for a long service life. Handcrafted in the USA with a lead-free glaze, this Eucalyptus Stoneware Ceramic Fruit Basket ($35; was $51) is oven/dishwasher-safe and the open, airy weave pattern of the basket will extend the life of your fruit.
I use a basket like this Roy BP Rectangular Bread Basket ($15) for my sharp kitchen knives; 9 X 4" in size, the washable poly basket keeps the sharp knife points from scoring my counter-top and goes in my dishwasher as needed. At the right, for bread goods, or fruits, this Ironworks Conical Kitchen Basket ($14; was $22). This black wrought iron basket will be at home in a classic or modern kitchen.
For a contemporary kitchen, the Zack VOLTA Stainless Steel Basket ($67); 9 X 2 1/2" the basket features a brushed silk polish and is dishwasher-safe, for easy care. At the right, the dishwasher-safe, bi-color Guzzini Latina Basket ($26 and free shipping); the basket is acrylic, enabling it to take daily kitchen abuse without visible damage.