Here are 3 straightforward and simple tips that will allow you to have your kitchen knives give you a lifetime of service.
1. Do not cut anything on a surface that is not designed to be cut on. An unsuitable surface can damage your knives primary cutting edge. Use a proper kitchen cutting board only. A hard rock maple cutting board is the best.
2. When you are done with your cutting and chopping chores make sure that you wash your kitchen knives in hot soapy water and hand dry them with a lint free towel or cloth. Many people just throw the knives in the dishwasher and this is the worst thing you can do to your kitchen knives. The phosphates from the dish soap and the heat from the dishwasher itself will dull your knives primary cutting edges and destroy the grips of your knives as well knives guaranteed! Wash by hand only and be careful!
3. Don’t use any kind of abrasive powder or any type of scouring pad on your knives. There is absolutely nothing that can’t be cleaned off of your knives by hot water and liquid soap and a sponge or wash cloth. The abrasive powders and pads will only succeed in scratching the surface/profiles of your knives and in turn the abrasives will dull your primary cutting edge as well.