Test Kitchen tips: Storing knives in a knife block
Quick tip on storing knives: If you have a vertical knife block like the one shown above, consider sliding your knives in upside-down, with the blade's edge pointing up. This will prevent the blade from sliding along the wood at the base of the slit as the knife is housed, dulling the edge.
You might also consider a horizontal knife block (the slits run side to side); I picked one up a few years ago for my extra knifes at home and fell in love with it. Or do as Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila does and go for a magnetic knife rack.
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-- Noelle Carter
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