Sharp Knife Care Tips

How well do you care for your knives? Do you use them, wash them, and throw them in a drawer? If so, there are a few things you might want to know about caring for your kitchen knives.

How well do you care for your knives? Do you use them, wash them, and throw them in a drawer? If so, there are a few things you might want to know about caring for your kitchen knives. care-for-kitchen-knives.jpg

  • When you clean your knife, do so by wiping it with a non-abrasive sponge. Give it a wipe immediately after using, dry with a clean dish towel and put away. A butcher block storage unit is ideal.
  • Never put your knives into the dishwasher or submerge into water. This will cause wooden handles to loosen, rendering the knife useless. They can also bump against other items in the dishwasher, dulling the blade.
  • Keep your knife nice and sharp. Sharpen on a weekly basis using a wet stone or sharpener. Sharpening before each use is ideal. Certain cutting boards -- such as those made of ceramic or glass -- cause your knife to dull easily. Try to avoid the use of these "hard" cutting boards if you want your knife to stay sharp.

It doesn't take much to keep your kitchen knives clean and sharp. By using some preventative maintenance, your knives will last for a very long time, and make your time in the kitchen more productive!

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