This is by far the best way to keep your knives sharp. Learn what dulls your knives and how you can prevent making this mistakes.
You know how important it is to have sharp knives in the kitchen. It can make cooking so much easier than if you’re trying to do it with dull knives.
People don’t think of how important it is to keep their knives sharp. They grab it every day and when they cook, if they have issues cutting, they just press harder. It’s much easier to properly maintain your knives so they are sharp and ready for you. That way they work exactly how they’re supposed to.
Check out these tips that’ll help you learn how to properly maintain your knives and keep them sharp.
You Don’t Always Need to Use Your Chef’s Knife
Look, the chef’s knife is one of the best and most versatile knives that are in existence. Every kitchen has one, or should have one in their knife arsenal. So telling you not to use your chef’s knife is going to sound weird, but hear us out.
You’ll typically use your chef’s knife for many things. It may be cutting fresh vegetables you just got from the market. Perhaps it’s slicing some meat you just got from the butcher or grocery store. Or it could be even simpler…mincing and dicing up herbs for a dish you’re making for dinner.
With all that said, here are some ways we recommend you NOT use your chef’s knife.
- Don’t cut or chop on a cutting board made of glass or marble. They may seem great because of how easy it is to clean up after, but don’t cut or chop on them. Use a different cutting board like wood to do that. The glass or marble boards will dull your knife quickly.
- Don’t slice bread with it. Use a proper bread knife that has a serrated edge that you can cut and saw through bread with. These knives are made specifically for this task. Use the right knife for the right job, and everything works out better.
- Don’t slice frozen food. Just be calm and let the frozen food thaw. Prep some other part of your meal while they are thawing to room temperature. This patience will be rewarding when you have a chef’s knife that isn’t dull.
Now that you know what not to do, you are on your way to keeping your knife as sharp as possible. Just make sure that you don’t put it in the dishwasher or throw it in a drawer when you’re done (because both of these will dull it too!).
The final tips we have for you is to not put the knife in the dishwasher. Also, don’t just throw it in a drawer when you’re done. Doing both of these things will also lead to dulling it as well!