How To Safely Store Your Chef Knives
Not only do you have to make sure that your chef knives are clean and kept well sharpened, but you also need to store them correctly. Read on to find out how to store your chef knives without damaging the blades and more importantly, damaging you…
The first tip is… don’t just stuff a sharp chefs knife in to your kitchen draw. They are SHARP!!! If you forget it’s in there and go to grab something next to it, you could end up cutting yourself pretty bad. If you do need to keep them in your draw, use a knife sleeve. These protective casings keep your knives safe, and you can store them safely in your kitchen draws.
Knife cases are great if you have to travel with your knives, as they ensure that the blades don’t move around and stay well protected. Professional chefs often use a knife wrap or a chef knife roll to keep their blades safe.
Chef knife blocks are a great way to store your sharpest knives. Blocks don’t touch the blade, and all the weight and pressure is placed upon the knife handle. Make sure your knives fit perfectly into the block, or chef knife box, and they’re clean and dry before you put them away.
A magnetic knife rack or magnetic knife strip both work equally well, but the blades often remain exposed with this chef knife storage option. It’s best to avoid this knife storage solution if you have small children running around your kitchen.