Maintaining and caring for your knives
When you purchase a kitchen knife, in addition to buying a tool, you also purchase the responsibility of taking care of it. No matter how good your knife is, over time it will go dull and will no longer be useful. A knife fulfilling its function is the best sign of affection and respect for the product you are cooking.
Every knife needs maintenance and care to fulfill its function. For this reason, next to the knife you can not miss a sharpening stone, a block or other support where to store it and a good cutting board.
Cleaning your knife
Wash your kitchen knives as soon as you are done using them. Put them away safely. It’s easy and convenient to clean our good quality kitchen knives right after use. Dry them immediately with a dry clean cloth after washing.
Use a non abrasive sponge or a towel to avoid scratching the blade or marring the edge which would decrease its performance quality.
Do not leave your knives in dirty water with other utensils before cleaning them or neglect them on the countertop. Neglecting our knives like this exposes them to damage from other utensils and objects which can chip and damage them.
Do not wash your knives in the dishwasher as the steel will become discolored and the inevitable knocking together that happens in the dishwasher will damage the knife’s blade. Detergents and temperature can also damage the handle, especially if it is made of wood.
Sharpening your knife
Your kitchen knives should be sharpened regurlarly. You can use a whetstone set.