A good knife is your best friend in the kitchen. But without proper storage, it can dull quickly or chip over time. No matter whether you prefer to keep your knives out or hidden away in a drawer, there are storage solutions that will keep your knives sharp and in tip top shape for years to come. Read on for three ways to store your knives safely and properly.
1. Magnetic Wall Strip
The pros recommend storing your knives on a magnetic wall strip just above your counter. Why? For starters, you don’t have to go searching for the right knife. All of your options are laid out in front of you. When stored on the wall, you can see every inch of the knife, making it easier to locate and pick the right blade for the job.
If you go this route, make sure you choose a strip that’s strong enough to safely hold your knives. When storing your knives, make sure the blunt side of the blade hits the strip first. This will prevent the strip from chipping the blade.
2. Knife Tray
Prefer to keep your knives hidden away? A knife tray is a smart way to store them. These trays are similar to knife blocks. They’re slotted to protect blades and evenly spaced for easy access. Look for trays that allow you to store a wide range of knife sizes, so if your collection changes in the future, you don’t have to invest in new storage.
3. Knife Block
Knife blocks are one of the most common ways to store knives. They keep them in easy reach and protect the blades.
If you’ve been building up your own collection of knives, you’ll need to look for blocks that don’t have pre-sized slots. And if you’re short on space, opt for a block that stands upright, rather than a block that’s diagonally shaped.