Maintenance And Care
The stainless steel knife that is of high quality can be affected with any type of corrosion on its surface, yet we recommend following these tips for preservation and use of knives and to provide better durability and life span of the knife. If you keep the knife sharp it will continue fulfilling its role properly and effectively. When you go to sharpen it whether it is with the sharpening steel or professionally make sure the technique is proper or else you may damage the knife and make it obsolete.
Care & use
Knives require some care when they are produced to provide years of reliable service, it all depends on what treatment is given to the knife during use. To keep knives in top condition here are some suggestions:
- Wash and dry the knife before using.
- The knife is very sharp, therefore use it carefully and keep it out of reach of children.
- After utilizing the knife, wash it by hand with a soft sponge.
- Wash the knife after cutting acidic fruits and vegetables in order to avoid stains or corrosion on the blade.
- The knives are not completely resistant to rust, because it is a characteristic of metal that gives the ability to maintain a super sharp edge. If you leave your knife in contact with water it can start creating rust stains.
- Use each knife with the purpose for which it was conceived, i.e. do not use a peeling knife to cut bread.
- Find a good professional to sharpen your knives, a sharpening of poor quality will cause the blade to overheat, and the high temperatures can destroy the hardness of your blade. Also if the blade is not sharpened properly it could damage it more, making it impossible to get the sharpness desired.
- Cleaning, polishing and lubricating help performance, safety and longevity of the knives.
- Always keep the sharp edge to avoid having to use more pressure and this way it can prevent less control, which can cause accidents.
- Never expose a blade to heat or flame, high temperatures can destroy the temper of steel.
- Never put knives loose in a drawer, because they can hit each other causing damages and it is dangerous, because it can cause an accident when looking for a knife.
- The knives should be placed in a knife block, on a magnet hanging board, or in a kitchen drawer where it cannot be scratched.
The Sharpening Using a knife overtime will start to lose the sharpness of its edge, thus requiring more effort to cut. What happens is that the tiny teeth forming the cutting edge (invisible to the naked eye) are bent and it is necessary to restore and realign them to regain the maximum cutting power. There are two methods to maintain the good performance of a knife: Grinding and Sharpening: Sharp - Use sharpening steel before and after each use, this will keep the edge in perfect condition. You should hold the rifle with one hand and the other put the bottom of the blade against the top of the rifle. Maintain a slope of 20 ° from the back of the blade relative to the rifle. Keeping this slope, slide the blade to the tip without much pressure. (Repeat the process 3-4 times on each side) Grind - the method is to restore sharpness to the edge. To sharpen you can use a stone, a diamond rifle grinder or go to a professional. It might be a hassle to find a professional but the results will be greater and have a long and intense period of use.
• Sharpening Steel
• Water Stone
• Sharpening Machine