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7-6-2024

How to Store Cookie Cutters

From Lauren, The Cheerful Baker

How to Store Cookie Cutters

Hi there, cookie lovers! I'm so excited to share some super helpful tips on how to store cookie cutters. As someone who’s been designing and decorating cookies for years, I know how important it is to keep your cookie cutters in tip-top shape. Proper storage isn't just about keeping things tidy—it also makes your baking more fun and your tools last longer. Let’s dive into the wonderful world of cookie cutter storage!

Why Proper Storage is Important

Preventing Damage and Deformation

When we don't store cookie cutters properly, they can get bent out of shape or even break. Bent edges can make it hard to cut out perfect shapes, and no one wants that! Plus, damaged cutters can be expensive to replace. By taking a little extra time to store them carefully, you can avoid these problems and keep your cookie cutters looking brand new.

Maintaining Hygiene

Keeping your cookie cutters clean and stored correctly is super important for food safety. If cutters are left out, they can collect dust and germs. Storing them in airtight containers helps keep them clean and ready to use. This way, you’re always ready to bake with cutters that are hygienic and safe.

Ensuring Longevity

Proper storage can make your cookie cutters last much longer. When cutters are stored neatly, they are less likely to get damaged, which means you won't have to buy new ones as often. Think of it as protecting your investment—good storage practices mean your favorite cutters will be around for many baking sessions to come!

Types of Cookie Cutters and Their Storage Needs

Metal Cookie Cutters

Metal cookie cutters are great, but they can rust if they get wet or bent if they're not stored right. To keep them in good shape, store them in a dry place and consider using silica gel packs to absorb any moisture. You can also line your storage container with a soft cloth to prevent scratches.

Plastic and 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

Plastic cutters are fun and colorful, but they can crack or warp if exposed to too much heat or pressure. Keep them away from direct sunlight and store them in stackable containers to save space. This will help them keep their shape and be ready to use whenever you need them. We create our cookie cutters with wider, comfort handles and double thick walls. This not only prevents them from splitting while using in thick, cold dough, but also makes them sturdier to keep their shape when storing.

Specialty and Custom Cookie Cutters

Specialty cutters, like those with intricate designs or custom shapes, need extra care. These cutters can be more delicate, so it’s a good idea to store them in padded containers to protect their unique shapes. Labeling and organizing these cutters separately can also make it easier to find them when you need them.

Best Practices for Storing Cookie Cutters

Use of Storage Containers

Using the right storage containers can make a big difference. Choose plastic bins or boxes with secure lids to keep out dust and pests. Clear containers are especially helpful because you can see what's inside without opening them. This makes it easy to find the cutter you’re looking for. Here it the link to some of my favorite smaller cookie cutter storage boxes.

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Dividers and Organizers

Keeping your cookie cutters organized can be simple with the use bins with dividers. These helps keep your cutters separated and prevent them from tangling up. Adjustable dividers are great because you can customize the space to fit different sizes of cutters. Label each section to make finding your cutters even easier.

Hanging Storage Solutions

If you’re short on counter or drawer space, hanging storage might be the solution for you. Hooks, pegboards, and other hanging options can save space and keep your cutters within reach. You can use S-hooks or clips to hang the cutters, making it easy to grab them when you need them and put them back when you’re done.

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Labeling and Categorizing

Labeling your storage containers and categorizing your cutters can save you a lot of time. Create a labeling system based on shape, size, or occasion. Using color-coded labels can make it even quicker to find the right cutter. This way, your cookie cutters are always organized and easy to access. Using a cookie cutter storage app like Cutterly is a great way to keep track of the cookie cutters that you have. You can organize by Upload UNLIMITED Cookie Cutters Attach images of Cutters Attach images of Finished Cookies that use the Cutter Add Tags, Keywords & other information Search by tags, name, etc. to find and filter your library Here are some additional apps that will help with the question of how to store cookie cutters
Cookie Cutters App 
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Cheerful Box Cookie Cutter Storage Bags

All of our Online Cookie Decorating Classes- The Cheerful Box - Cheerful Baker cookie cutter assortment come with cookie cutter storage bags that are labeled with a photo of the clip art. This makes is super easy to know what design the cookie cutters are and keep them organized. You can use the bag in your storage bins and just poke a hole in the top and hang it on your pegboard By following these tips, you’ll keep your cookie cutters in great condition, ready to help you create beautiful cookies for any occasion. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on maintaining your baking tools!

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