Whether you're a cooking novice or a master chef, a good chef's knife is the most important tool in your kitchen arsenal. This week on "In the Pantry," host Aida Mollenkamp shares five simple tips to properly care for your kitchen knives.
Store your knives properly . Shoving your knives into a drawer could damage them or, worse yet, cause you to get cut when you're trying to retrieve them. "Instead, you want to store them in a good knife block, under the countertop, or on one of those magnetic wall strips because then you have really easy access to your knife," advises Mollenkamp.
Wash and dry your knives by hand. Never put your knives in the dishwasher. Mollenkamp recommends washing knives in hot soapy water and then drying them thoroughly by hand to help avoid any rust or any spread of germs."
Make sure you're using the correct cutting surface. "You always want to cut on an actual cutting board," says Mollenkamp. "Don't ever, ever, ever cutRead More »from In the Pantry: 5 Ways to Avoid Ruining Your Kitchen Knives