This section will tell you how to take care of kitchen knives so they last long and require less maintenance.
Keeping your knife sharp:
This is probably the most important part when it comes to taking care of your kitchen knifes. The sharpness of the blade becomes dull, you will have go forward with the painful process of re-sharpening the edges which often requires professional attention.
Your best bet towards preventing the edges to get dull is by sharpening the knife on a daily basis or after every use with a kitchen knife sharpening steel. You would have got a sharpening steel that matches your knife with your knife set. If not, get it from a kitchen knife cookware shop making sure that it matches the material of your knife. The wrong sharpening steel can cause damage to your knife.
Sharpening your knife using a sharpening steel is not a tough task. All you got to do is move the edge of the knives in a twenty degree angel across the steel rod. Do this on a regular basis and you will not have problems with dull edges for a long time.
Washing Your Knives:
Washing and cleaning your knife is very important to ensure that they remain polished and stainless. Your washing requirement will change based on the type of kitchen knife you own. So make sure you ask the shopkeeper and get details on how to clean the knife.
As a rule of the thumb, never wash your knifes using dishwasher, always hand wash them.
In addition to that, dry your knife as soon as the washing is over. Do not allow them to stay lying soaked in water for a long time.
Lubricate the knife after every wash to ensure they remain polished. Lubrication may not be required for all kitchen knifes but it is a good practice.
Storing Your Knives:
Storing your kitchen knives properly is as important as cleaning and sharpening them. Never leave the knife lying around somewhere, instead keep it stored in the cabinet you got along with the knife set. Proper storage ensures a longer blade life.
A Kitchen knife is one of your most useful cookware. So take care of your kitchen knives and you will never have to complain about dull edges for a very long time to come.