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Fzkaly Knives Care & Maintenance

After a long time of use, every blade will become dull. Blade wear depends on the quality of the steel, usage, and maintenance of the blade. Proper care and maintenance are paramount to preserving their sharpness, efficiency, and lifespan. In this guide, we'll provide you with a comprehensive overview of how to correctly use and effectively care for and maintain your kitchen knives, ensuring they remain reliable culinary tools.

Let's start with how to use our kitchen knife correctly in daily use.

Kitchen Knife Daily Use Tips

Select the right knife: Choose the appropriate knife for the task at hand. For example, never have a chef's knife to cut bone because that's the job of a cleaver knife.

Maintain a stable cutting surface: The cutting surface you use makes a big difference in keeping your knives sharp, a high-quality cutting board can effectively prolong the longevity of your blade's sharpness. A wooden or plastic cutting board is recommended, as it's gentler on the knife's edge compared to hard surfaces like glass or stone.

Use the right technique for different foods: When cutting larger vegetables or items, like carrots, use the rocking motion. Ensure the blade's heel maintains contact with the board throughout the motion. For smaller items, like garlic cloves, use a gentle up-and-down motion.

Finger placement: When you first begin using a Fzkaly knife, go slowly and enjoy the precision cutting ability of your new kitchen cutlery. As you gain experience, you will be able to work more quickly. No matter what your cooking level is, be careful and always pay attention to where your fingers are in relation to the knife. Implement the "claw grip" technique when handling the food. Gently curl your fingertips under and employ your knuckles as a guide for the blade. This method reduces the chance of accidental cuts while providing accurate control.

Keep the knife out of the reach of children.

Hand washing is recommended, do not recommend long-term use of a dishwasher for cleaning.

Now that you're familiar with the correct usage of your kitchen knife, let's shift our focus to essential cleaning methods.

How to Clean Your Kitchen Knife in Daily Use

Clean Immediately After Use

After each use, hand wash your knives with mild soap and warm water. Avoid harsh detergents and abrasive pads that can damage the blade's finish. Clean the blade and handle separately to prevent accidental cuts while washing.

Drying Prevents Rust

Thoroughly dry your knives after washing them to prevent rust. Moisture is a prime culprit for corrosion, especially on high-carbon steel blades. Pay extra attention to the area where the blade meets the handle, as water can accumulate there.

Hand Wash is Recommended

Avoid the dishwasher. Hand washing is the safest way to clean your knife, as dishwashers can expose the blade to harsh chemicals and high water pressure.

After it's completely dry, place it in a storage case. Now, let's move on to another crucial aspect: safe storage.

Safe Storage Tips

When not in use, store your knife in a knife block, magnetic strip, drawer inserts, or knife roll. Please keep knives separate from other utensils, especially in drawers. This prevents them from knocking against each other, which can cause damage and dulling.

If you have children at home, store knives out of their reach. Consider installing locks or placing knives in a high and secure location.

By implementing these safe storage tips, you not only safeguard the sharpness of your knives but also contribute to a secure kitchen environment for you and your family.

Let's turn our attention to our biggest concern: how to keep our blades sharp all the time. In order to maximize the life of the blade, regular honing or sharpening is recommended. with heavy use, knives can benefit from yearly sharpening.

Knife Honing and Sharpening Tips

For optimal performance, we recommend honing your knife regularly if you want to maintain a razor-sharp edge.

For stainless steel kitchen knife, you can sharpen it with honing steel or whetstones.

For the Damascus steel chef knife, we recommend using whetstones to sharpen it.

Check more details about how to sharpen the knife at: https://www.fzkaly.com/blogs/news/how-to-sharpen-a-knife-with-a-whetstone.

You may ask how often do I need to sharpen my knives? This frequency may vary depending on how often you use your knife. For knives that are used less frequently, sharpening them annually should be sufficient to keep them in top condition.  At the same time, Damascus steel knife requires less sharpening than stainless steel knives. Keep in mind that regular maintenance is key to extending the life of your knife and ensuring it performs at its best.

Investing in the Fzkaly knife set ensures long-lasting quality. By following these precautions, you'll enjoy years of hassle-free use. This concludes our kitchen knife care and maintenance guide. Thank you for reading. For further assistance, please contact us via email: support@fzkaly.com.