Here are a few great tips for the storage and safety of your knives and other pieces of cutlery. And remember, "a falling knife has no handle!"
- A sharp knife is safer than a dull one. A dull blade makes the knife more likely to slip and cause an injury.
- Always cut on a cutting board, wood or plastic is best.
- Never leave knives in the sink.
- If you can't resist the temptation to let knives dry in the silverware cup of your dish rack, at least put them point down.
- Don't toss your knives in a drawer. Store them in a knife block or cover the blades with knife sheaths.
- Never put a wood-handled knife in the dishwasher.
- Oil wood handles with Wood Preserve, olive oil, or mineral oil to keep them from drying out and splitting.
- Always wear covered shoes when working with knives. That way your feet are protected should one fall on the floor.