How to Store Kitchen Knives

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows us how to properly store and clean your knifes.

    Jim Davis: Hi there, Chef Jim Davis here for Harris Teeter. I want to talk to you for a few minutes about how to properly store and clean your knifes.

    One important thin is do not put your knives in a dishwasher. It is not that the chemicals or the how water is hard on the knife, it's a fact that the knives because of the pressure of the water bang around and bounce against each other.

    So, don't wash your good knifes in the dishwasher. Store them so that they can't bang against each other. If you put them in a draw, you can find a box like this, a knife-box like this that you can put into the drawer there where are whole knives or you can get a countertop like this one and it will hold your knives out that way.

    You can also -- if that doesn't work for you, you can also buy plastic shield covers that snap over your knife blade and it's a good investment, because knifes, if you take care of them, if you buy a good Chef's knife, take care of it, it will last you a lifetime.

    Remember, a sharp Chef's knife is one of the safest tools in the kitchen, while one of the most dangerous is a dull Chef's knife. Keep your knives sharp by storing them properly.