I dropped my cuisinart food processor blade (the standard S-shaped one) on my hard kitchen tile, and the tip instantenously got damaged/dented, folding over a bit. There were also a few tiny metal shavings on the tip near where it got damaged, which I wiped off.
Can I assume the blade is no longer safe to use? I'd guess the metal is now weakened at the tip and can fall off into my food over time??
BTW, this raises a related question: when our knife blades dull over time, does any metal come off into our food -- or is the metal just flattening/getting bent out of shape and there's no actual loss of metal? How about when knives (like Shun) chip over time - isn't this unsafe if the chips fall into our food, unbeknownst to us?
Many thanks, as always!