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Welcome to the very first post.
As this is so close to christmas I thought that the first post would be a tool that everyone will be using at this time of year. Everybody has a set of knives in their Kitchen. A lot of people take them for granted and use them as a multi purpose tool. Not only for cutting food items but as screwdrivers and crow bars.
Quite often I see blades with the tips broken off or bent.
At this point I will give you a list of do’s and don’ts.
Now let’s start with the don’ts.
Don’t use them as screwdrivers ( bends the tip)
Don’t use them as crow bars ( snaps the tip off)
Please Don’t just drop them into a sink full of water. I had a lady do that after I had sharpened them. She sliced her hand open. Not a nice look.
Don’t cut on top of your bench top. It dulls the edge very quickly.
Please Don’t wash your knives in the dishwasher. (The water pressure moves the blades around and knocks them into other items in the dishwasher and could chip the edge of the blade. Also the heat and steam causes havoc with the resin in the handle and over time that will break down.)
Don’t just chuck them in the kitchen draw after use.
Wash by hand.
Cut on a chopping board.
Store on a magnetic wall holder or in a knife block.
If your knife block is on an angle store the blade on the spine, not the edge. Storing on the edge will dull the blade over time.
A set of knives should last a lifetime if you look after them.
The next post will be about the best knives to buy. This is a common question I get asked and I will be answering frequently asked questions.
Thank you for taking time to read this and if you have ideas for future posts, please drop us a line.
We tend to blog on all manner of blades and lubricants in time.
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