White elfa utility Board Hooks
I tried all four of these board hooks. In the end I kept the long and circular hooks, but took the other two back. The long hooks were the only ones that attached to the board easily, the short hook refused to latch properly. They were all too thick to be used with the holes in the handles of my rotary cutters.
I ended up using the long hooks to hang embroidery hoops and tape rolls, while the circular hooks hold scissors. The other hooks were pretty useless for me. I also used some of the slim hooks to hold other pairs of scissors, but these thick rounded hooks took up too much room on the board and were getting in the way of my magnetic see and store containers. The slim hooks are the best!
It would be nice to see some slimmer hook options that would actually work to hang my rotary cutters. And it would be nice if they were all as easy to install as the long hooks and slim hooks are.
March 2, 2015
A great idea, but these plastic hooks require so much force to install that the attachment point on the back often snaps rendering the hook completely worthless. I have lots of elfa stuff around my home, and I absolutely love it, but I doubt that I'll buy these plastic hooks again.
August 13, 2014
Elfa Utility Boards-Need Broader Selection of Hook
Just installed three 3'x15" Elfa utility boards. Started to hang tools and found utility hooks were too thick or rounded to accommodate a lot of my tools. Need straight hook (not an "L" shape), 1/8" to 4.0mm in diameter, slightly elevated to slide tools with small holes straight on...like peg-board hooks. Also, the Board Hook Circle is too big for some screw drivers and other straight tools. Need Board Hook Circle one-half the diameter. Overall, I really like the Elfa Board System, but they need to expand the types and styles of hooks. I have passed this information on to The Container Store technical staff.
March 17, 2014
Elfa Utility Board
I have an Elfa Utility Board in my home back in the states but we also have a winter home in Mexico. At that house, we do not have a basement or a garage. This is a problem, but with Elfa it is solved. Last year, although my husband griped and growled for 3500 miles, I hauled an Elfa System in our walk-in-closet. We installed it ourselves and now the closet not only keeps our clothes, but also our dive gear, medical supples, and all kinds of things in clear storage boxes up on top. This year, we put shelving and a utility board in our battery room to keep his fishing gear and tools organized. This is how well he likes it now, as we were installing the utility board, he informed me he wants to install shelving in the battery room to keep light bulbs, extra supllies, car and boat parts, etc in over the washer and dryer. I had already thought of it but if he thinks it is his idea - GREAT!!!!
February 18, 2014