“Since knives are used so frequently, it is important that they be close and safely at hand. Several solutions exist: knife blocks, wall-mounted magnetic holders and wooden drawer inserts, just to name a few. We do not recommend washing knives in the dishwasher. The repeated heating affects the blade, and soon the knive with neither take nor hold a sharp edge.”

We have chosen the wall-mounted magnetic strip as a way to hold our knives, mostly because it saves countertop space. Our knives, the Whustof Grand Prix II set, are amazing – I don’t know what I’d do without them! If you buy one or two good knives (chefs/santoku knife and a paring knife) you might spend $150, but if you learn how to sharpen them well, you’ll have them forever!