February 03, 2019
TURWHO 和 series bread knife, most pots, pans, and knives don’t go in the dishwasher.
What’s Wrong With Knives in Dishwashers?
Dishwashers and knives don’t get along because of three things:
Water and metal don’t mix. Some alloys, like stainless steel, are resistant to this sort of corrosion. The key word here is “resistant.” Most of the alloys you see in modern knives will rust eventually if you leave them in water for too long. Washing knives in the dishwasher exposes them to water for longer than if you just hand wash them.
The temperature at which you wash dishes is limited by your hands. If you get the water too hot, you’ll burn yourself. Your dishwasher does not have this limitation. As a result, it uses water that gets really hot, often up to 170 F. This is hot enough to make green tea. This can weaken the knife, damage the handle, and exacerbate both of the other issues.
While the other two factors are serious problems for your knives, they’re nowhere near as bad as the jostle factor. A packed dishwasher is full of your other dishes. They’re all subject to flows of water in alternating directions. This is an effective solution for cleaning off anything that’s stuck on them, but it also can make things in your dishwasher bump into each other. Your fancy knives are NOT designed to be rammed into metal, glass, and ceramic at high speeds over and over again.
If you do put knives in the dishwasher, be especially mindful of this last problem. Make sure that they’re secure in a basket with plenty of space around them to prevent any collisions.
When you decide it’s time to put your knives in the dishwasher, try to run your dishwasher on a more delicate setting to help offset these issues. Your other dishes might not get quite as clean, but you’ll really extend the lifespan of your knives.
Although our knife can be dishwashed, we don't recommend that you do it.
How to Use & Care Your Knife correctly.
- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- Use a sharpening stone to maintain the sharpness of the blade.
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