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How should I take care of my knife block/knife strip?Updated 3 months ago

Ensuring cleanliness is paramount, as dirty knives should never be placed on the knife block. If you notice any residue or dust buildup, simply use a rag with warm, soapy water to wipe down the block. Ensure all soap is removed with a clean, damp rag before drying thoroughly with a clean towel. It's essential for the knife block to be completely dry before proceeding.

To keep the wood on your knife block healthy and smooth, waxing is key. Apply a thin layer of board wax periodically, ideally each time you wash the block or when it appears dry. The frequency may vary depending on your area's climate, but a general rule is every three months. After applying the wax, buff it across the entire surface with a clean, dry towel, ensuring any excess wax is removed to prevent haziness.

Allow the wax to dry for an hour or two before returning the knives to the block. With a consistent maintenance routine, your knife block will remain in excellent condition for years to come.

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