Choosing storage options for your kitchen knives is about more than just keeping tidy and organised. There are also safety aspects, plus the important consideration of keeping your expensive tools in sharp condition.
The latest Workshop poll asks how you store your kitchen knives.
Please add your vote to the poll on the front page and feel free to discuss further by replying to the conversation below.
Our first knife set (Wusthof) came with a wooden block stand, & luckily there were still extra slots available. We later added 2 ceramic knives which were thin enough that 2 could comfortably occupy 1 slot (blade edges in opposite directions). A Furi East/West knife replaced the original 20cm Chef's knife, & shock horror, a larger Furi East/West knife, & huge Furi Chef's knife are place blade down next to each other in the front of a drawer, which actually works fine.
I've read a couple of times not to put your kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Anyone know why? We have a cutlery tray so I don't think it would affect them - they would not be getting blunted by hitting other cutlery like in a cutlery tray...
@Isobel, I'd reckon that even in a cutlery tray, kitchen knives could still get jostled around a bit, & only be safe if they had their own slot, maybe.
When we had a dishwasher, the stainless steel kitchen knives got rust spots due to them having a higher carbon content steel (I think) to hold their edge. In the end, I didn't see any point in putting them in the dishwasher, when I'd already cleaned after using it, but that's just me being a clean kitchen freak. ; )
Just for fun, put a magnet to a spoon or fork, then see the difference when tested with a knife.