Having a wooden knife block allows you to neatly organize all your knives, saving you bench space while adding class to your kitchen benchtop.
But if you don’t properly clean and dry your knives before storing them in your wooden knife block, bacteria and mold will spawn within the knife slots.
And if your benchtop gets wet then you may get a nasty surprise when you lift up your knife block.
It’s recommended to give your wooden knife block a good clean once a month by following the steps below. For an easier solution, you can always opt for a magnetic knife rack which will save more bench space, give you easy access to all your knives and a simple wipe occasionally will suffice.
If your wooden knife block is still visibly moldy even after following the steps laid out above, then you may need to use a bit of sandpaper and gently sand the surface of the block to remove any moldy residue.
Remember that your knives will rust when exposed to moisture, and allowing moisture and mold to grow in your wood block while they house your knives is going to cut the life expectancy of your knives short.
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