5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Knives
Avoid these common kitchen knife mistakes to keep you safe, your blades sharp, and to avoid rust.
While it may be tempting when your knives are within reach, avoid using your knives to pry, stab, or poke into objects. Doing this can break the tip of your knife and damage the blade. (If this does happen, send your damaged knives to us to fix. We won’t judge… a lot.)
Never use a glass cutting board or cut on your countertop
The true enemy of sharp knives everywhere are glass cutting boards and countertops. Not only does cutting on them quickly dull and ruin the sharp edge of your blade, but they are also very unsafe. The slick surface will cause your knife to slip and the edge to roll.
Never put knives in the dishwasher
We understand the urge to throw your knives into the dishwater for easy cleanup, but this common mistake will dull your blades and possibly ruin your knives over time. During the cycle, the knives get rocked around the machine and unnecessarily dull your blades. Also, the heat and abrasive detergent are harsh on both metal and the materials used for handles. We recommend hand washing your knives as soon as you are done using them and immediately drying before storing.
Never put your knives away wet
After handwashing your knives, be sure that they are completely dry before putting them away. Storing your knives wet will lead to rust over time, damaging your blades. This also creates an environment for mold and bacteria to grow (gross).
Never open boxes
We get the frustration of trying to open those pesky packages with thick layers of packaging tape, but hacking into these boxes with your kitchen knives is a quick way to dull your blades. It’s also unsafe.