By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. At Friday, October 26th 2018, 00:19:58 AM.
Knife blocks are a very popular way to store kitchen knives. If you buy a knife set, storage blocks are often included. You can also buy stand alone knife blocks in various sizes. Knife blocks provide safety and convenience, but they take up counter space and can be difficult to clean when necessary. It is important to make sure your knives are clean and dry before you store them in a block. Moisture, dirt and food particles can get stuck in the slots and cleaning the slots is not usually easy though a can of compressed air can help.
Using knives is an essential part of daily food preparation. But few cooks know the different parts of a knife and how they contribute to longevity of a knife. A kitchen knife has two essential parts. Understanding how the construction and component materials make a difference in durability of the knife is very important when choosing knives for the kitchen.
A magnetic strip mounted to a kitchen wall is another knife storage option and the one I personally use. Magnetic strips are simple to clean, can easily accommodate large kitchen knife sets, and this method of storage is extremely efficient in that it saves both counter top and drawer space. I would not recommend it, however, if you have young children or rambunctious pets.