WÜSTHOF Cares is a knife care education series aimed at helping home cooking enthusiasts understand how to properly care for and maintain their knives. Following our advice, in this three part series, will ensure premium performance and maximum enjoyment of your WÜSTHOF knives. Any questions? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
After reading Part One: Cleaning, all of your knives should now be shiny and properly cleaned. Now, where do they rest to await their next adventure of cutting and dicing? Of all the prep tools in your kitchen, knives are the only ones with dedicated storage units and there are sound reasons for that. WÜSTHOF knives certainly are sharp, so make sure to protect not only the longevity of performance but also, our fingers.
PART TWO: STORAGE
There are four ways to safely store your knives:
Blocks come in a variety of materials, colours and finishes depending on how much you want to spend and what your design preferences are. Before buying your block, make sure of two very important things. First, your knives should fit in to the width of the slot, right to the bolster (where the blade ends). Exposed edges are not safe. And secondly, ensure that the tips of your knives are safely tucked inside your block and that no tips are sticking through the bottom.
Drawer Knife Tray
These trays fit nicely into any standard kitchen drawer and come in varying widths, depending on how many blades you own or plan to own. Same as your knife block, make sure your blade lengths and depths fit accordingly.
A more modern twist, this naked look leaves your blades exposed as the face of the knife secures to the magnetized bar which is safely attached to your backsplash. Magnet bars come in varying lengths, materials and finishes to suit your style. Use your imagination on where to mount your bar if you prefer to have blades protected or out of site. Just make sure it fits and that you can safely secure both the bar and the weight of the knives.
A simple blade guard is a sufficient storage option for your knives when used and then carefully placed into a drawer. Fit is as important with a blade guard as with all other storage options. Make sure it is snug and won't slip off.
To view the full gallery of WÜSTHOF's extensive line of storage options: click here.
Next week, our last instalment and perhaps the most important one, will be focused on keeping that sharp knife sharp. We’re talking edge care.