Is it time to replace your knifes?
Here are 5 quick tips on keeping your knife in top shape for longer.
1. Handle knives with respect: Knives can be damaged if they are handled carelessly.
2. Keep knives sharp: Learn the proper techniques for both sharpening and honing knives. A sharp knife not only performs better, but is safer to use because less effort is required to cut through the food.
3. Keep knives clean: Clean knives thoroughly, immediately after using them. Sanitize the entire knife, including the handle, bolster, and blade, as necessary, so that the tool will not cross-contaminate food. Do not clean knives in a dishwasher.
4. Use an appropriate cutting surface:Cutting directly on metal, glass, or marble surfaces will dull and eventually damage the blade of a knife. To prevent dulling, always use wooden or composition cutting boards.
5. Keep knives properly stored. There are a number of safe, practical ways to store knives, including in knife kits or rolls, slots, racks, and on magnetized holders. Storage systems should be kept just as clean as knives.