Carbon Steel Care
Traditional steel lovers, meet carbon steel. Carbon steel knives are preferred by professional chefs for their wear resistance over time + the non-professionals (like us) love them too. But with great strength comes great responsibility: treat your knives right by with food grade mineral oil + always hand washing + drying quickly.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CARBON STEEL KNIVES?
Hand wash only. Dry right away to prevent rusting. Our Essential Waffle Dish Towel is super absorbent and will make this quick. After, use a food grade mineral oil on the blade.
WILL THEY RUST OR STAIN?
Stains and rust are naturally occurring in carbon steel blades - so don’t stress about that. Create a patina early on by using something acidic - like instant coffee, vinegar, or potatoes. Just rub it on the blade and polish it in.
WHAT ARE THE NO-NO'S FOR CARBON STEEL KNIVES?
Don’t leave the handle in water to prevent the wood from swelling.
You can use that same food grade mineral oil to treat the handle, too.