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Keeping Your Kitchen Knives in Top Shape

by on January 27, 2016

Cooking, alone, is not the beginning or the end of your kitchen chores. There is a lot more work that goes into maintaining a kitchen. One of the most routine cooking-related chores is chopping or cutting. From vegetables to fruits, to nuts, there are a number of ingredients that need to be diced or chopped for several recipes. As such, the use of knives is indispensable in a kitchen.

However, just like any other kitchen tool, your knives also need good care and handling. This way you can ensure their efficiency and durability, when it comes to aiding you in the kitchen. Here are some useful and safe ways to clean and maintain your kitchen knives.

  • Keep it Simple

    When it comes to cleaning your knives you need not try anything extraordinary. Using the conventional method of soap and water works just as well. It is not only easy and efficient, but also saves you much time and effort. On the other hand, using any other chemical solutions may damage the blade.

  • Wash Immediately After Use

    If possible, make sure to wash or simply rinse the knives immediately after each use, especially while cutting vegetables. This helps prevent the food from drying on the knife, which makes it more difficult to wash away. Washing the knife as soon as it is used makes the task easy and saves on time as well.

  • Soak in Water

    Despite your intentions, on certain occasions you might fail to wash the knife immediately. This may leave dried residue of food particles that are a lot more stubborn and resistant to cleaning. Although scrubbing such knives can be helpful, this is dangerous and may cause injury. Instead, try soaking the knives in shallow water for a few minutes and the moistened food will come off easily.

  • Point the Blade Away

    Make it a point to face the blade of the knife away from you while washing. This helps reduce the risk of cutting yourself during the process of cleaning. A safe way is to begin by rinsing the blunt edge first and then cautiously sliding your fingers down to clean the blade.

  • Use a Cloth

    Another way to prevent any injury is by avoiding any direct contact with the sharp edge. Use a cloth or a sponge scrub pad instead. This allows you to clean the knives without harming yourself.

Use these brilliant tips to make sure that your kitchen knives are maintained in the best condition and to ensure that you stay safe in your Sleek Kitchen.

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