Sep 22, 2018

6 Essential Tips to Maintain Slicing Knife for Lifelong Use

If I ask you about the most important culinary tool in your kitchen, what would be your answer?  I am sure that it will always be “knives”.  Yeah I have a doubt that there will be any person who will give a different answer to this question. Today I am going to talk about knives.
Among the various types of knives, we are really used to slicing brisket knives while cutting meat whether for BBQ meat or any other meat item at our home or any kitchen.

We usually prefer to buy the best knife set in the market for ourselves to get the best experience while cutting meat.  But we can’t be able to use a knife for long time despite buying a costly one from online shop or market.

So what is the reason behind it?  Why buying the good knife isn’t enough to use for long time? We always have these questions in mind. Today I will answer these questions and will give the solutions to get rid of this kind of situation.

The main factor is maintenance of slicing knife. We do buy a good knife but don’t maintain it properly. That’s why day by day performance of knife gets worse and it doesn’t last long enough.

So you have to maintain the knife carefully. In fact you must take care of your knives as much as you take care of your kitchen appliances.  So here are some tips to make slicing knife long-lasting:  

1.       Cleaning completes the cutting
Slicing knives are always busy with raw meat and meat dishes.  Any chef or professional can’t think of a day without a sharp slicing knife. But the problem that we create always that we don’t clean the knife properly after finishing the cutting of meat. This is really very bad for the blade of the knife.

Remember cleaning the knife completes cutting as it makes the blade sharp enough for next usage. So don’t forget to clean the knife properly. You can use scrub knife cleaner for easy and efficient cleaning. 

2.       Manual knife sharpener is always better option
This is time of fast and efficient performance for any kitchen works.  That’s why we use various kitchen appliances for fast and efficient cooking time. And when sharpening the knives we use electric knife sharpener. I agree it takes less effort and time.

 But it reduces the effectiveness of blade day by day. Mainly it decoys the blade’s metal as it operate powerfully which is very bad thing for the slicing knives as well other knives. So if you want to use a slicing knife for long time then you better use manual knife sharpener. It will take time but it won’t decoy much of the blade and you will be able to use the knife for long time.

3.       Sharpening the knife frequently is not suggested
We often do very big mistake always with the slicing knife.  Yeah I understand that we need the sharpen one to have the best slicing experience every time.  But that doesn’t mean that you need to sharpen the blade of the knives again and again while using it.

This is not a very good thing to do with the knife.  You may get a temporary sharpened blade but in long run the knife won’t perform very well.

So next time, restrain yourself sharpening the knife frequently if you want your knife to be survived long-time.

4.       Don’t put the knives in wet
Kitchen is always full of wet places.  And we don’t clean knives regularly. Though we clean it we don’t do it properly which caused the blade remained wet for the long time. And that is very much bad thing for the knives’ blade.  It will start to get rust.  So be aware of this situation. Once the blade gets rust you won’t get the same performance again no matter how many times you sharpen the blade of your slicing knife.

5.       It is always good to use the knife regularly
Always try to use the knife regularly because the more it will be used the more it will sharp as it won’t get much time to get rusted. So don’t put the knife unused for long time. You must use it regularly for better usage experience.

6.       Don’t heat the knife blade for any reason
Sometimes we use the knife to bring out anything from hot stove which makes the blade less durable and if you do that regularly it will be tough for you to sharpen the blade in future. Because the blade is prepared by following specific temperatures. If you burn the blade the material of blade will be vulnerable and knife will lose its efficiency.

That’s all for this time.  I hope you have got enough idea how to maintain a slicing knife for lifelong use. I believe you won’t suffer anymore with your slicing knife anymore.

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