Knives require some care to keep their thread intact for as long as possible.
When produced, they seek to provide years of reliable service, however, everything depends on the treatment that the knife is given during its use and washing.
Here are some suggestions to keep the knives in top condition:
- You should wash and dry the knife before using it for the first time.
- The knife is very sharp, use it with care and place it out of the reach of children.
- Always wash the knife by hand, after use, with a soft sponge.
- Wash the knife after cutting acidic fruits and vegetables, avoiding stains or corrosion of the blade.
- The knives are not completely resistant to rust, because it is a characteristic of the metal that gives the ability to keep the edge very sharp. If you leave your knife in contact with the water, you can get rust spots.
- Use each knife for the purpose for which it was designed, ie do not use a chef’s knife to cut bread.
- Look for a good professional to sharpen your knives, a bad sharpening will cause the blade to heat up, high temperatures can destroy the hardness of your blade.
- Cleaning, polishing and lubrication help the performance, safety and longevity of the knives.
- Always keep the edge sharp so you don’t have to use more pressure and, consequently, have less control which can cause accidents.
- Never expose a blade to heat or flame, high temperatures can destroy the temper of the steel.
- Never put loose knives in a drawer, in addition to losing cutting power when hitting each other, there is always the danger of an accident when looking for a knife.
- The knives must be placed in a block, hung on a magnet or placed in a specific bag for transport.