Does your kitchen knife often become dull or does it easily become damaged? Perhaps this is due to the way you care for and store your kitchen knife. How to store a kitchen knife? Kitchen knives are often lying loose in a cutlery drawer, which means they can easily collide with each other. The risk of a blunt kitchen knife or even several damaged knives is therefore much greater. A traditional or magnetic knife block is the perfect solution for storing all kitchen knives safely and damage free. They have many advantages and are now available in all sizes, shapes and (wood) types. The knives no longer collide with each other, they are safely stored and you can find the right knife for the job in a moment’s notice. The kitchen worktop also looks neat and tidy again. How do you maintain a kitchen knife? Kitchen knives are theoretically dishwasher safe, as they are made of stainless steel. However, there is a big ‘but’. Everyone uses dishwasher tablets and it just so happens that these tablets have an aggressive effect on the valuable chef’s knife. In addition, the knives are constantly being pushed up and down in a dishwasher, and there is a chance that food residue will stick to the blade. This does not benefit the durability or sharpness of the knife. Our advice is therefore to clean all valuable kitchen knives in the sink with just hot soapy water at all times. Then dry them well with a soft cloth and never let them dry in the air. Always store the knives completely dry. Maintenance with a whetstone? Maintenance goes beyond just washing the kitchen knife properly, of course. Anyone who uses a kitchen knife regularly will notice that the blade becomes less sharp over time. It is therefore wise to “sharpen” kitchen knives in the meantime; this can be done easily and simply with a sharpening stone. Would you like more information about sharpening stones? Read our blog article ‘Sharpening a kitchen knife with a whetstone‘. Proper maintenance and storage will increase the life span of all your valuable kitchen knives. Do you want to store one or more knives in a safe and proper way? Maybe the Latalis Pro Magnetic Knife Block is interesting. Is one of your knives not so sharp anymore? Then the Latalis Pro Sharpening Stone 1000/4000 will help to get it back to the right sharpness. Perhaps useful?