How do you clean your kitchen knives?Some knives that are made entirely of stainless steel claim to be dishwasher-safe. But, as with any other professional knife, we recommend washing them by hand. A few cleaning tips:
- Wash the knives by hand with a bit of warm water and some dish soap.
- Dry the knives thoroughly afterwards with a kitchen towel.
- Small rust spots can be easily and carefully removed with stainless steel cleaner or a mild liquid detergent.
- Never use stainless steel scouring pads, abrasive materials, disinfectants or caustic/corrosive agents for cleaning.
Why should a professional knife not be cleaned in the dishwasher?
If you put your knife in the dishwasher, this can increase the risk of damage to the knife and the blade will dull more quickly. And, even though the knife is made of stainless steel, rust may still form. This is due to the high temperature, water pressure and humidity of the dishwasher, but also because dishwasher tablets contain aggressive components. And wood, such as in a wooden handle, will crack if put in a dishwasher.
Should rust spots form on the stainless steel, simply watch the kitchen knife thoroughly under running water. If this does not remove the spots, try using a sponge and non-abrasive polishing agent.
How do you keep a kitchen knife sharp longer?No matter how good quality or professional a knife is, it will not stay sharp forever. Apart from avoiding the dishwasher, there are a number of other easy ways to keep your kitchen knives sharp for as long as possible:
- Always use a plastic or wooden cutting board. Any other surface, such as marble, glass or stone, will damage the blade.
- Do not store kitchen knives in a kitchen drawer, but in a knife block or attractively displayed on a magnetic knife strip on your wall.
- Have your knives sharpened by a professional once a year. The longer you wait to have them sharpened, the duller they will become. And this makes cutting more dangerous.
- Only use a BOSKA knife or knife set as intended, namely to cut food. Also make sure to avoid cutting frozen food or bones.
Extra tip: safety first!
BOSKA kitchen knives are very sharp, so always be careful when using them. Never leave knives lying around, but keep them safely out of reach of curious children's hands.