- Handling – If you are heading into a retail store its easy to determine if the knives have the right type of grip for you.. It’s a whole different ball game when you are purchasing online. One way of checking on the suitability of the grip is if the online store is set up in a way that allows you to magnify the knife handle image to get a closer look. However, another way is to ensure the online shop has at a minimum a 30 day return policy.
Hygiene - Studies on kitchen hygiene and bacterial contamination reveal that up to 25% of harmful bacteria in the home kitchen occurs by way of kitchen utensils including the knife block. For homemakers who are responsible for preparing daily family meals, and maintaining kitchen hygiene, it is vital they are aware of these potential health issues by ensuring they equip their kitchen with the safest utensils to ensure no harm will come to their loved
Knives that are displayed in magnetic display holder can be very easily cleaned due to the simplicity of the design. The knives can be conveniently retrieved and returned to the stand, ensuring the safety and hygienic issues that may occur with ‘traditional’ knife blocks are easily avoided.
- Cleaning your knives – Many instructions will tell you that knives can be washed in the dishwasher. Cleaning knives in this manner, will almost always ensure that the knife blade will become increasingly blunt. Knives that are cleaned and returned to their ‘station’ immediately after use will keep them sharper for longer as well as ensuring that safety and hygienic issues are avoided.