How to Make Your Kitchen Knives Last Longer

Kitchen knives
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No kitchen is complete without a good set of knives, but it’s impossible to stick to them forever. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your best to make them last as long as possible. If you want to prolong the life span of your kitchen knives, these five tips will get you there.

No Soaking

When it comes to clean-up, knives are best washed right away. Soaking them for prolonged periods of time is a huge no-no, especially if they come with wooden handles.

Avoid Dishwashers

Dishwashers are also best avoided when it comes to certain types of knives. They may chip, dull, or even corrode inside this kitchen machine, so it’s best to wash them by hand.

Stick to Food

Your kitchen knives were designed with food in mind, and that’s what you should use them for. They can technically be used to cut all sorts of other things, but don’t expect them to stay sharp for too long if you do this.

Right Cutting Board

The cutting boards play an important role in prolonging the life span of your knives. You should always go with wooden ones since they can preserve the knife’s blade.

Proper Storage

You should consider having a separate place for storing your kitchen knives, because they may damage other cutlery if they’re constantly bumping into each other.