Cleaning Your Knife Block

Clean a Wooden Knife Block in 3 Easy Steps

Do you ever think about cleaning your knife block? If not, you aren’t alone. Many people have never even considered it. The good news is that you can clean your wooden knife block quickly and easily, in three simple steps.

3 Easy Steps to a Clean Knife Block

  1. Clean the Slots. Turn the block upside-down and give it a shake. Then push a pipe cleaner into every slot to loosen any remaining food crumbs and dust.
  2. Clean the Outside. Using a soft brush, clean the outside of the block with a little soapy water; wipe with a clean damp dish cloth.
  3. Let dry overnight. When your block is completely dry, reinsert the knives.

Helpful Tip

Make sure your knives are washed and thoroughly dried before reinserting them into your clean knife block.* Putting them back in even a little wet could cause mold and bacteria to grow inside your knife block.

*Since letting knives air dry is bad for the knives too, always dry them immediately after washing.

How to Care for Kitchen Knives

So, we touched briefly on caring for your knives. Because it’s so important, let’s talk more about that.

When you purchase quality knives, you should expect them to last a good long while. Rada knives are guaranteed for life! Putting a little thought into their care makes them easy to maintain.

  • Keep knives sharp. This protects not only your knives but your fingers too.
  • Use the appropriate cutting surface. Wood, bamboo, plastic, or composite cutting boards are the most knife-friendly.
  • Care and protect. Wash knives by hand and then dry immediately to keep them in tip-top shape.
  • Store properly. Tossing knives together into a drawer can nick and scratch knife blades. The best option is a knife block that provides safe storage and blade protection.
  • Don’t improvise. Never use a knife as a can opener, screwdriver, box cutter, or any other non-knife job.

See Why Customers Love Their Essential Oak Block

“I purchased the oak block to safely store my RADA knives. I have been a fan of RADA since I purchased a set of paring knives from a fundraiser about 10 years ago. After receiving the block in the mail, I put my set in it. Not only does it protect my knives, but also protects my hands. I can’t believe how well it showcases the knives on my countertop. I would definitely recommend this item to anyone who enjoys preparing meals.”  James A.

“Love it. Well made, very heavy, and pretty to look at. I am well pleased with the quality of the workmanship and I think it is a good value for the price paid. My compliments to your production crew for their work.”  Denise P.

“Love this product. Looks great, well made, has a nice heft to it. The angle of the block is such that it will fit even our longest bread knives. Small rubber stoppers on the bottom keep the block in place, as does its weight. Great looking wood; quality product all around.”  Patrick S.

Rada’s Oak Block is locally made and handcrafted from 100% solid red oak.

Helping Fundraisers Since 1948

Are you part of a group that needs to raise money for day-to-day expenses, a trip, or a service project? Rada Cutlery is the best way to raise the funds you need! With Rada, you’ll be selling quality American-made cutlery and kitchen tools that people will use every day and actually WANT to buy! Every year, thousands of groups–from churches, schools, and sports teams to clubs and civic organizations–partner with Rada for their fundraiser with great results!

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