Storing kitchen knives correctly –
What you should know
It’s the sharpness that counts: The blade is the most important and impressive part of any kitchen knife.
But even the best blade is useless if the knife becomes blunt or starts to rust. But how do you keep your favorite blades sharp for a long time and ensure greater efficiency and safety on the work surface? With the right storage!
What to look out for?
To enjoy your knives for as long as possible, you should observe the following when storing them:
Avoiding collisions and friction
Kitchen knives should be stored in such a way that they do not bump into other knife blades or objects, as this can damage the blade. Placing knives unprotected in a cutlery drawer, for example, is the worst possible storage method, as regular movement can quickly cause unwanted damage.
Always protect your favorite knives from moisture and humidity, both after rinsing and from splashes of water and fat when cooking. This can lead to unwanted rust formation or deformation of the blade.
Storage in suitable containers
For optimum protection against external influences, it is advisable to store the knives in suitable containers, such as a knife block. It is important that the knives are individually protected and stably secured.
What options are there?
A drawer especially for your kitchen knives sounds like a practical idea at first. This way you have all your knives together and ready to hand. However, drawers are usually a death sentence for high-quality, sharp knife blades. The constant collision with other blades quickly dulls the material. It is therefore best to buy a sheath for better protection.
A magnetic strip on the wall is a great way to display your knives. But be careful: Depending on where you mount the strip, the knives could accidentally fall off, which you should avoid at all costs. In addition to possible damage to the knife, there is also an increased risk of injury – especially in a household with children.
The knife block is a recommended way to store your kitchen knives safely, stably and within easy reach. Don’t worry about rust caused by moisture or damage caused by collisions with other objects. Your blades are safe with the knife block!
Advantages of a knife block
Of all the storage options, a knife block offers by far the best protection for your blades. Compared to the cutlery drawer and the magnetic strip, a knife block with its round protection provides extra safety.
Store all your favorite knives in one place and keep an overview at all times. Because order and organization are the be-all and end-all in every professional kitchen!
Compared to drawers, knife blocks always keep your chef’s knives within easy reach and ready for use. This means they are always easily accessible when you need them.
Knife blocks generally take up little space, giving you more room and options in your kitchen for the really important things.
A real eye-catcher: the combination of looks and function
Our recommendation: The oak knife block from Germancut
The magnetic knife block from Germancut is made from the finest oak wood and combines the advantages of different storage options. The look and functionality of a magnetic strip meet the stability of a knife block.
The knife block from Germancut (see: Knife accessories) is also a real eye-catcher. Whether in natural oak wood or in a dark bog oak look: the knife block from Germancut integrates visually into any kitchen and enhances the room with its elegant and professional design.