Modular kitchens have become very popular as they provide amazing solutions to the users for their storage needs. And one of the most important components of modern-day modular kitchens is kitchen baskets. There are many types of kitchen baskets that can be used in your kitchen as per the design, space, application, and requirement.
These kitchen baskets are made of high-quality stainless steel, they are available in many shapes and sizes. The most common width sizes of kitchen baskets are 15 inches, 17 inches, 19 inches, and 21 inches. The variety of height of the kitchen baskets is generally of three forms, which are 4 inches, 6 inches, and 8 inches. And the inside depth of the kitchen baskets is 20 inches in almost all kinds of standard kitchen baskets.
There are a plethora of varieties of kitchen baskets available in the Indian market. The most popular Steel grade types that are used for making kitchen baskets are stainless steel 202 grade and 304 grade. The 304 grade of stainless steel is of better quality and hence it is more expensive than the other grades. The wire gauge is another factor that decides the price of the basket, higher gauge means more weight which corresponds to more cost.
The beauty of a modern modular kitchen relies to a great extent on the skill of utilization of these different types of kitchen baskets. There are various factors that you need to consider while assigning the type of basket to a certain segment. And this is the reason you should not hesitate to take help of an expert before finalizing the design of your kitchen.
Let us have a look at the various type of kitchen baskets that are commonly used in modular kitchens.
Plain Wire Basket
A plane wire basket is the most simple type of basket that is used in the modular kitchen. It is made up of simple Steel wires which are joined at certain spaces to form a simple rectangular-shaped box.
These baskets do not have any specific purpose, they can be used for storing many types of kitchen items. This is the reason these baskets are used in majority numbers.
They are multipurpose baskets and they come in many different shapes and sizes. They are generally the most inexpensive basket among all the other types of kitchen baskets.
These baskets are strong enough to support even the heavy items in your kitchen. The price of these baskets generally starts from rupees 1000 and it may go high depending on the quality of the material and the shape and size of the basket.
Thali Basket/ Plate Basket
In India thali basket or plate basket is one of the most common types of kitchen baskets. Most of the meals in Indian homes are served in the thali, and for this reason, almost every Indian kitchen has a lot of small and big thali.
These thali baskets are very helpful in properly storing and keeping these various varieties of thali in a modular kitchen. Thali baskets are also not very expensive and they can be easily purchased in a decent price range.
Cutlery baskets are equipped with a perforated sheet at the bottom of the basket which prevents the cutlery items from falling down. As they are very helpful in storing cutlery items like knives, forks, etc.
Some cutlery baskets come with molded spaces for keeping different types of cutlery items which makes them even handier. Cutlery baskets are generally available in the price range of Rs. 1500 to 3000.
Cup Saucer Basket
As the name suggests a cup saucer basket is used for storing the cup and saucers, and small plates of your kitchen. There are different sections in this basket for storing the cups and the saucers.
These baskets can also be found in the price range of Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3000.
Under Sink Basket
The sink area of your kitchen can become quite messy as it involves a lot of cleaning items like soaps, detergents, scrubs, pads, etc. As such under sink kitchen basket comes in very handy for storing all these miscellaneous items properly at a place.
The various sections and this basket makes it a lot easier for the user to access the items whenever they are required. The price range of these baskets is generally between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000.
Dish Draining Basket
A dish draining basket can bring a lot of difference in your kitchen. It helps you to properly drain your utensils without spoiling your wooden furniture. This basket has a tray at the bottom which does not allow the water to mess up the whole place.
Once the utensils get properly drained they can be picked up at a later time and stored at their respective places. These baskets can be a little bit costly, they are generally available in the price range of Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000.
The Bin baskets are also very useful for keeping your kitchen clean, they allow you to keep the bins hidden inside the furniture. As such the messiest part of the kitchen is not visible all the time.
This helps to keep the kitchen hygienic and it also keeps the air in the kitchen fresh. These bin baskets are not very costly, they can be purchased in the price range of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4000.
Bottle baskets in the modular kitchen are used for the specific purpose of keeping bottles, sauce, pickles, jam, jars, and other such items. The bottle baskets are high enough to sufficiently store large size bottles that cannot be stored in any other baskets.
These bottle baskets are quite inexpensive they can be purchased in a price range of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4000.
Tandem boxes are drawers that can be used for various storage purposes, they are generally in the form of concealed containers. They are considered to be better looking than the other baskets, as such they are preferred by many interior and kitchen designers.
The tandem boxes are easily available in the price range of Rs. 2500 to Rs. 5000.
The corner unit is the set of baskets that allows you to make proper use of the corner space of your kitchen. These sets are designed in such a way that they allow you to easily open and stack the storing platforms in the corner.
They help you to make the optimum usage of the difficult corner space of your kitchen. Due to their sophisticated mechanism, these corner units generally come in a higher price range.