Okay, so you’ve splurged on those three basic knives that should be in every kitchen. I’m guessing you’d love some tips on caring for them, right?
There’s nothing worse than trying to muscle through your chopping with a dull and damaged knife. You may as well being using a plastic butter knife! Taking good care of your knives will ensure that you get the most out of your investment.
Knife Care Tips
Don’t chop or cut directly on your countertop — Not only can you damage your countertop, but using a knife on marble, granite, etc. can damage your knife blade. Wood or bamboo cutting boards are the best choice.
Skip the dishwasher for knives — Cleaning knives in the dishwasher can knick and dull the blades, and the extreme heat in the drying cycle can damage the handles.
Don’t leave knives laying in the sink — Leaving knives laying in the sink leaves them open to being scratched, or the blades could get bent or break. Not to mention it’s dangerous for anyone who may be washing dishes!
Dry knives thoroughly before putting them away — Damp blades can cause a knife block to develop mold or mildew and can damage the handles as well.
Don’t throw knives into one utensil drawer — Again, this leaves them open to being scratched or dented each time the drawer is opened. Protective blade covers are inexpensive, and some knives even come with these covers.
I mentioned last week that I’ve been testing out some of the new Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives as part of the Chicago Cutlery brand ambassadors program through Mom Central. I’m still loving these knives and have been using them daily! We prepare grilled veggies often when grilling out, and these knives have really sped up the slicing and dicing process.
I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.0