Learn how to store your knives properly
Storing knives safely is imperative to keep them sharp and to keep everyone around them safe. If you mix knives up with other gadgets in your drawer, there is a high risk that the knife’s edge is up and you will cut yourself. So if you have it in a storage block or a knife tray, they can be stored safely and nobody can get hurt. Many knife sets come with a wooden storage block, a storage box, a tray or some other way to safely store your knives away from other cutlery pieces. These are a good idea to use regularly to prevent accidental injuries.
It is highly suggested that you wash all knives by hand rather than placing them in a dishwasher. Some dishwasher manufacturer’s say it is safe to clean knives and cutlery in their machines but sometimes detergents and hot water can cause damage over time.Wood handles on knives are susceptible to cracking with repeated exposure to hot water and being left damp. Proper storage is a good way to keep your knives and cutlery in good shape for a very long time.
Many knife sets come with wooden knife blocks, storage boxes or storage trays. By using these and separating your knives from other cutlery items you will reduce the chance of the pieces rubbing together which may cause the blades to become dull sooner.