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Knife Care

WUSTHOF KNIFE CARE

If you love and value your Wusthof tools it is important to take good care of them, and if you do they will last for a very long time. See the following guidelines on how to keep your WÜSTHOF knives in top condition:
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Storage

There are a number of options for safe and easy storage of knives, Wusthof offer a range of different shapes and styles of products suitable for keeping your knives compact and safe:
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Knife Blocks
Available in a variety of shapes, colours and configurations.This safe style of storage provides protection for your blades as well as a visual compliment to your kitchen decor. Knife blocks are available either empty or ready-filled with a selection of key knives to cover all of your cooking experiences.  
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Magnetic Rails
Available in wood, synthetic material or aluminium. Sizes available from Haus are 30cm, 45cm and 50cm. Two extra strong magnetic segments provide a safe, easily visible and space-saving storage option. Mounting materials are included with each magnet bar to secure your fixture to a wall. The compact magnetic rails allow you to easily see which knife you are picking. Showcase the beauty of each blade by having them on show at all times.
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Cooks Cases-
Available as either a roll or briefcase style. This is the ideal method for professionals to store their tools and transport them safely.
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In Drawer Organiser
Safely store knives away in the drawer with Wusthofs handy organiser for your kitchen drawers. Available in different sizes and colours to suit all. The in-drawer organiser is also ideal for serious home cooks who have got more knifes than slots in their knife block. The slots in the organiser ensure the knifes are ready to hand and clearly separated from one another.  
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Sharpening
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When it comes to maintaining your knives, the right sharpening tool is essential. We have a variety of different tips and tricks for sharpening your knives to keep them the best that they can be. Click here to view
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Cleaning
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If you value your Wüsthof tools, we recommend washing your knives with warm, soapy water after each use. Rinse carefully and dry with a towel.
Technically, WÜSTHOF knives are suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher (except knives with wooden handles),  you can occasionally or accidentally dishwash your knives, they are not dishwasher recommended though and the life of your knife may be dramatically reduced with this process.  We offer the following reasons why precious knives should not be cleaned in a dishwasher:
  • Many dishwashers have a cutlery basket into which knives, cutlery, and other utensils are placed. With both the loading and unloading of this basket, as well as the force of the water pressure, there is the danger that the blades will hit against one another or against other objects in the dishwasher and become damaged.
  • With dishwashers that have a cutlery drawer, the loading and unloading process may damage not only the knife blades, but also the covering of the cutlery drawer so that the coating can no longer provide the protection for which it was designed, causing rust to set in. This can lead to foreign rust deposits on the blade.
  • If the dishwasher is not used for a number of days, and the knives are not cleaned directly after use, the effect of caustic food particles such as pickles, spicy sauces, citrus fruits, and vegetables that remain on the blade can lead to unsightly spots and corrosion. For added protection we recommend routinely polishing your knives to remove any unsightly stains or blemishes.

WÜSTHOF cutlery is manufactured with the highest quality standards and fulfills the required DIN (German Industry Standard) as well as the EN (European Standard). It is fully warranted to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship. The warranty does not apply for normal wear or misuse.