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If you're like most people, you use your kitchen knives on a daily basis. Whether you're slicing up vegetables for dinner or chopping up some meat for a stir-fry, your knives are an essential part of your cooking arsenal. So it's important to make sure that you take care of them properly! In this blog post, we will discuss the top 5 tips for keeping your knives in good condition. Follow these tips and your knives will stay sharp and perform at their best!
Tip 01: Use a Sharpening Stone
A sharpening stone is an essential tool for keeping your knives sharp. If you don't have one, we recommend investing in a good quality stone. We're proud stockists of Edge Master sharpening accessories and highly recommend them. A sharpening stone will remove any burrs or nicks on the blade, and it will also help to realign the edge. It's important to use a sharpening stone regularly - we recommend doing it at least once a month.
Tip 02: Don't Use Your Knives on Hard Surfaces
If you're cutting through something hard, like some bone or frozen food, it's tempting to use your countertop as a chopping block. But doing this can damage your knives! Using your knives on a hard surface can dull the blade or even chip it. So always use a cutting board - it's much easier on your knives (and your countertop!).
Tip 03: Store Your Knives Properly
When you're not using your knives, make sure to store them properly. This means keeping them in a knife block or drawer, with the blades facing up. If you just throw them in a drawer haphazardly, the blades can become dull from all the bumping and jostling. And if you leave them out on the countertop, they're more likely to get damaged.
Tip 04: Don't Leave Your Knives Wet
After you wash your knives, dry them immediately and thoroughly. Leaving wet knives in the sink is an invitation for rust to form. And once rust gets on the blade, it's very difficult to remove. So make sure to dry your knives as soon as you're done washing them and then put them away for safety and proper storage to keep them sharp.
Tip 05: Use the Right Knife for the Job
Different knives are designed for different tasks. A paring knife is great for peeling fruits and vegetables, while a chef's knife is better suited for chopping and slicing. Using the right knife will not only make your life easier, but it will also help to prolong the life of your knives.
Following the above simple tips will help ensure that your knives stay in good condition for years to come. Of course, we're always on hand and available to help you with information and advice on knives and caring for them. Now that you know how to take care of your knives, we hope you put these tips into practice and enjoy cooking with your sharp, well-cared-for knives