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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 03:59 PM

Kitchen knife storage blocks, AKA "death in dark places"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/tipsandtricks/your-knife-block-is-probably-harboring-bacteria%E2%80%94here%E2%80%99s-how-to-clean-it/ar-BBQd2Lm?ocid=chromentp



Quote: Think about it, though: You wash your knives and then stick them back into a dirty knifeblock (and most of us are guilty of not drying them completely before putting them back into the block).

While this bacteria may not be enough to initially make you sick, it’s still worth cleaning out your knifeblock once a month to stop any growth. First, turn your block upside down and shake out any debris or crumbs. E/Q

"Debris and crumbs"....EEEWWWWWWWW

Quote: Then, fill your sink with warm water and dish soap (or, for more sanitizing power, use a partial bleach solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gallon water.) To protect your knife block from cracking over time, you can rub it with a wood-safe mineral oil.

Think this all sounds like way too much work? Invest in a magnetic knife strip. You can simply wipe it down to keep knives clean and bacteria-free. E/Q



I'm not a subliminal knife strip salesman, just a cook who turned repairman who's been in the food service biz his whole life and is on the side of germophobe, NOT what this one putz wanted to hear one night when I was pointing out all his health code violations.

"Who the fuck are you?!? You're just here to fix the AC!!" (Which was when I pulled out my Ohio Department of Health card pronouncing that I was "certified in food protection").

He shut up (with a pale, slackjawed face).

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Frankenvoter Nov 29 OP
nolens volens Nov 29 #1
Magyar Heidinn Nov 29 #2
TexMexNext Nov 30 #4
His Daughter Nov 29 #3
TexMexNext Nov 30 #5

Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 04:14 PM

1. Plus the magnetic strip

removes any doubt as to which knife you're pulling out in a trouble situation...nothing worse than trying to defend yourself with a bread knife when you thought you were grabbing the long carving knife...

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 05:02 PM

2. My girlfriends daughter has a fit when I take out my knife and

wipe it on my pants an use it cut up a apple or whatever.πŸ€”

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 07:51 AM

4. Youre more American than the natives

Keep on doing it right πŸ‡±πŸ‡·

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 08:06 PM

3. Openly displayed knives make excellent weapons of opportunity for burglars

We keep ours in a drawer block that is easily cleaned

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Response to Frankenvoter (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 07:53 AM

5. Wood is anti-bacterial in nature

Also, if you never put a dirty knife in the block it should never collect anything deadlier than household dust.

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