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Storing your knives and cutting equipment

How do you store knives so that your investment will last? We explain how best to store your knives and other cutting equipment in your kit.
Looking after your knives also means storing them carefully and safely, especially when at home if there are small children around.

Storing your knives can be done in a few different ways:

Many chefs choose to keep their knives and sharp equipment in a pouch or roll which can be carried with them and ensuring that their knives are safe.


Some kitchens keep them in a block on the kitchen counter or bench.

Knife Block

A toolbox can be used to store kitchen smalls and knives.


A magnetic strip can put up on the wall.

Magnetic Strip

Or in a drawer for knives.

Knives In Draw

Cutting Equipment can be stored in a storeroom for easy access: Ensure blades are secure in original safe storage and not lying loose especially at home where a small child can injure themselves.


How do you (or are you going to) store your knives and small cutting equipment?

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