It is important to have the best set of knives in your kitchen. A good knife should be balanced and comfortable to hold in your hand, razor sharp allowing you to make precise cuts with ease, and strong and robust to serve you for generations.
Having a great set of knives in your kitchen not only makes preparing food a much more enjoyable experience, the look and feel of a premium knife is like no other.
Although it is important buying the best quality knives that suit your needs, it is equally vital understanding how to care for them and store them properly. Tossing your knives directly into a drawer loaded with other utensils is a sure fire way of causing damage to your knife’s blade.
It is essential to follow certain guidelines to ensure your knives remain sharp and cut well for many years to come.
How to store kitchen knives safely?
In general, there are three basic methods to store your kitchen knives correctly. You can place them in countertop knife blocks, drawers or on wall-mounted magnetic strips. All these solutions are considered safe for knife storage, but the best selection usually depends upon how well your kitchen is configured.
As a rule of thumb, the sharper edge of the knife’s blade should not rub against the storage unit while inserting or removing the knife. Also, it should not rest on the tip of the blade otherwise it may lose its edge over time. Below we have highlighted a few details about each of these storage options for kitchen knives:
This is the safest solution for storage at home; especially when you are more interested in keeping your knives safe from pets and children. But keeping knives in the drawers doesn’t mean that you should throw them anywhere in the empty space. It can cause the risk of damaging or dulling the blade.
The best solution, in this case, is to install drawer inserts that are specially designed to store your knives. In this way, each blade will get its own space and they will stay sharp for the long run.
A knife block or holder is a great way to store a set of knives in a confined space and in a convenient position. However, it is important to note that many knife blocks that come with knives together as a bundle are often designed specifically for those knives only. For example Furi knife blocks or vaults hold any of the knives in their product range, while Tojiro knife cases are designed to hold specific knives within their range only.
Knives stored in countertop blocks or holders can be easily inserted or removed without causing any damage to the blade.
Last but not the least, storing knives on a magnetic strip against the wall is a fantastic solution to save bench space, visibility and convenience. And when you hang stunning knives such as the Furi magnetic wall rack knife set, it adds an extra dimension to your kitchen creating a modern and stylish look.
It is important to buy a magnetic strip that is suited to the weight of the knives you plan to attach. Buying a magnetic strip that is designed for particular knives such as the Furi knife set noted above will guarantee the best results.