1. Stainless steel kitchen knives? Nothing's easier.
Stainless steel knives are corrosion resistant, so they clean up easily. Just pass them under water and rub with a sponge. It is also possible to clean them with a little soap and warm water. Avoid dishwashing liquid which is often aggressive. Then rinse your knives carefully, then dry them with a towel.
2. Carbon steel kitchen knives? Take some precautions.
No worries: to clean them, a simple wipe with a clean cloth is enough after each use.
Cleaning with water is possible, but above all wipe and dry the blade immediately afterwards, since water promotes the appearance of rust.
To properly maintain a carbon steel kitchen knife, you must:
Ban dishwashing products, soap or other detergents
Immediately pass a clean, dry cloth once the knife has been wiped with a damp sponge
Keep the kitchen knife away from dust in a dedicated storage block or in a drawer.
3. Afraid of rust? Use the potato.
The potato, in particular thanks to the starch it contains, is a natural and effective rust remover.
We cut it in 2, then we rub the blade with
Then rinse the blade with clear water and dry the knife in the open air.
4 . Use lemon.
Lemon is known for its cleansing properties.
You can use it to remove stains from your stainless steel blades.
We start by preparing a mixture of water and lemon juice
We then immerse the blade in it for a few seconds
The blade is dried with a soft, non-rough cloth.
5. Use vinegar.
Known for its stain-removing properties, vinegar can also be used to maintain your kitchen knives.
For more efficiency it is good to heat it.
We impregnate a cloth with which we will rub the blade
We simply finish with a clean wipe.
Avoid, however, on blades with a high carbon content.