Following these 5 steps will keep your knife in excellent condition.
5 easy steps to keeping your knives in good condition.
1.Find a good place to keep your knives. Suitable places would be in a knife block or in a drawer (but only if they are in a sheath, as the knives could be damaged otherwise).
2.Clean your knives after each use. Always hand wash your knives. Take a soapy cloth and gently scrub the knife, then wash it off with hot water. Dry with a clean cloth.
3.Use knives for the purpose that they were intended. Do not use knives to open paints tins or as a replacement for a screwdriver! The most common cause of wear of the cutting edge of a knife is due to contact with the cutting board surface. Boards made of glass, ceramic, marble etc are completely useless, they damage the cutting edge in the first cut. Wooden and plastic boards are better and have a much lower dulling effect. For the best result use very soft disposable paper or card cutting board.
.4.Keep your knives sharp. A blunt knife is a dangerous knife. Always use a whetstone to sharpen your Chroma knife, steels and other sharpeners will not get your knife “factory sharp”.
5.Always cut with a slicing action ie forwards and backwards, using the knife to chop ie up and down is not a technique that is encouraged.