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Caring For and Storing Your Cutlery

Caring For and Storing Your KitchenAid Cutlery

KitchenAid® cutlery is durable, versatile, and a great addition to any kitchen. It is important to properly clean, sharpen, and store your knives, so they continue to deliver excellent results.

Washing Cutlery

Although KitchenAid® stainless steel and ceramic knives are top-rack dishwasher safe; handwashing is recommended to extend the life of your cutlery. Wood-handled cutlery should always be hand washed, as cleaning in the dishwasher can cause permanent damage to the natural wood handles. 

Sharpening Cutlery 

It is vital to sharpen knives periodically to maintain maximum performance and keep blades from becoming dull. To test if your blade is dull, try slicing a tomato or another soft-skinned fruit or vegetable. If the blade starts to smash the food instead of gliding through, it needs to be sharpened. KitchenAid® Knife Sets include a convenient built-in knife sharpener. For easy, effective sharpening, follow the steps below:

  1. Place the heel of the blade in the built-in sharpener, then pull it through with slight downward pressure–do not go back and forth. Repeat until desired sharpness is achieved.
  2. After sharpening, hand wash knives with warm water and a mild detergent to remove shavings, then rinse and dry immediately.

NOTE: Knives with serrated edges, ceramic knives, and wood-handled knives must be professionally sharpened.


Storing Cutlery  

Ensure all knives are thoroughly cleaned and dried before storing them in knife blocks or drawers. To maintain the beauty of your cutlery and to keep your kitchen organized, store cutlery in the included knife block when not in use. For storage in drawers, securely place blade covers on knives to avoid damage.


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