Platinum elfa utility Board Hooks
Great metal "pegboard" but cheap cheap cheap hooks
The hooks are plastic and there are only four kinds. WHAT WAS I THINKING? The metal pegboard looks good, but it's almost useless once it's up because of the cheap hooks, with only plastic containers and a couple of metal shelves that can also be used on the board. And don't even THINK of using the metal board is you want to span (go over) an "easy hang" standard. They have a lip that hits the standard and it has to be cut out. Nice looking, poor functioning.
March 9, 2015
Elfa platinum utility board hooks
These hooks gave me fits.... always falling off the utility board until I figured out that I did not have them installed properly. When installed right, they fit snugly against the board at both the top and bottom of the hook. Looking at the back of the hook you see the primary upper hook and a little nub lower down on the backside. If you hold them up to the slots in the board, visually it looks like the nub will never fit into a slot once the upper hook does....but with a "mighty" installation nudge it can and viola....you have a very secure hook. Now many others have stated problems in the installation....I have yet to break a hook....my advice is to hang your finger into the front side of the hook and push down and in at the same time. Good luck. These are in fact great hooks if you can master installation.
December 19, 2014
To all those with difficulty attaching
In order to attach these hooks, you have to engage the small plastic hook in the back and then bend it out so that the hook can fall into place and then snap it back into place. To those complaining about weight problems, as long as you don't hang ridiculous things (greater than 3-4 kg) off them, they are fine.
July 8, 2014
Hooks can handle a lot
Bought these board hooks in different shapes and sizes. Good for hanging scissors, etc.
March 9, 2014
Nice and Saturday, although difficult to attach
I burned through two of these bad boys trying to get them into the board wall mount. The directions were delightfully unhelpful as I broke off the delicate little tabs on the back of the hooks, one after another. Then by accident I managed to get the third hook in without breaking the tab, by some flick of the wrist that I could not replicate reliably afterwards. Since then I've bought two more bags of these hooks and have not broken them ... I've just been extra careful getting them in the wall mount and fidgeting with them patiently until they pop into place. Nice and sturdy once they're in, but god help me if I need to move them.
March 4, 2014
These break easily
These little hooks break as you try to snap them on. If you are lucky enough to get them on, they break and snap off easily while using. They are poor quality and disappointing.
February 28, 2014
Utility Board Hooks
These hooks are very poor because they are made out of plastic. Place anything on them with reasonable weight and the top plastic pin behind the hood will break off, rendering the hook useless. This already happened to me three times. This is a shame since the design of the utility board on which these are place is very good, as well as the overall design of the hook--the use of plastic here is poorly thought out. If they were instead made out of metal, as they should be, the design would be excellent.
February 8, 2014