Care of Knives
Proper knife maintenance will keep knife edges sharper, longer. We recommend the following best practices to get the most of your knives:
- Cutlery should be hand washed in mild to medium strength detergent and towel-dried.
- Knives should not be placed in automatic dishwashers. The blade edges will be dulled from rubbing against each other, and caustic detergents will cause staining and pitting of the blade. For wood-handled products, heat and detergents cause the natural oils and pigments to be drawn out of the wood, resulting in the handle fading and splitting.
- Cutlery should not be soaked for long periods or submerged for cleaning. If a user insists on soaking cutlery in soap, bleach, or chlorine, soaking should be kept to a minimum, the products rinsed thoroughly and dried immediately.
- Knives of carbon steel should be washed and dried immediately after use to prevent rusting.
Only frequent and prompt cleaning of cutlery after each use with non-caustic solutions and prompt towel drying will ensure the performance and beauty of Dexter’s superior products.