Regular maintenance makes a lot of difference for many of essential kitchen tools—including knives. Quality knives are a staple of every kitchen, and you can prolong their life span by following these five steps.
Avoid The Dishwasher
Dishwasher won’t do your knives any favors. It may chip, dull, and corrode the steel, so it’s a much better idea to wash your knives by hand instead.
After washing your knives, you should dry them right away, and store them separately from other cutlery, so they wouldn’t be bumping into each other.
Avoid the Sink
Leaving your knives in the sink overnight is also best avoided, especially if they’re soaking in the water and have wooden handles.
Cutting Board Tips
Wooden cutting boards are your best option, because they help preserve the integrity of the knife blade—as long as you’re not scraping food off your cutting board with the knife.
Food and Only Food
Keep in mind that your knives were designed to cut through foods, and that you might damage them by using them to open boxes, cut through cans, and everything in between.