My 3rd and Final Post about Knives!
For those of you that have been following along in my little mini series, you got to see what's in my knife bag, what knives I recommend be in everyone's kitchen, and now finally how to best take care of the knives you have now!
1. Most Important! If you don't take anything else away from reading this post, at least listen to this!
Please, please, please do not put your knives in the dishwasher. Always wash your knives by wand and don't allow them to soak for long amounts of time. Putting your knives in the dishwasher can cause it to bang against other utensils or dishes causing damage to the blade. Best option is to wash with warm soap and water with the blade facing away from you, then wipe dry with a towel.
2. Kind of going along with the last step,
Store your knives in your knife block, container, or with covers on the blade. Leaving them in a drawer with other utensils can cause damage to the blade and dull it down. A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife.
Sharpen your knives at least once a year. I know this sounds very advanced, but it will lengthen the lifetime of your knife. I've attached a video that will hopefully help! This guy does a great job explaining everything. He shows how to use both a sharpening stone and a steel.
I hope you guys have enjoyed with little mini series about knives! I have loved sharing some of my knowledge with you and hopefully helped you on your Culinary Journey! Next Week I'll be talking about some new recipe Ideas I've been testing out and a little update on my business!
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!