Cooking is a matter of control making your tools do exactly what you want, and nowhere is control more important than in the use of particular knives for specific jobs. The kitchen knives must be sturdily made and the following are fundamental:
To preserve and protect the knives we suggest using wooden blocks.
We are aware that it’s not a simple matter to valuate the quality of a knife, but some simple suggestions can make it easier:
WHAT KNIFE I USE?
Use each knife for its appropriate purpose.
HOW DO I WASH THEM?
The best way to preserve knives is to hand wash them. If you use the dish washer, take care to dry them after washing. Even if they are made of stainless steel, some washing powder components could combine with steel creating lettle rust spots. When you hand wash a knife, be careful always to pass the sponge on the non cutting side of the blade; the same when you dry it: pass the cloth on the reverse side of the cutting edge.
WHERE AND HOW DO I KEEP THEM?
Take care to put always the knives always in a secure place and away from the reach of children.
To preserve the sharpening, the blades should not hammer other metal parts.
For this reason Mercury S.n.c. can provide you the right WOODEN BLOCK, CASE, POCHETTE...
WHAT SHOULDN'T I DO?
Knives are potentially dangerous tools therefore they should be used carefully and with respect.
Some advise you should consider:
When getting rid of obsolete knives please pay regard to the environment and follow the rubbish collecting instructions and rules of your country.