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Knifes in the dishwasher

GHM | Dec 31, 2008 12:16 PM

I know that this question is likely going to make some people cringe but I have to ask: What's wrong with putting a knife in the dishwasher?

Every string of posts that I read about knives seems to invariably have someone making the comment that you shouldn't put good quality knives in the dishwasher. I am no expert, and I am not looking to argue about it. I am just curious what it does to the knife. I put all mine in the dishwasher although I am careful to align them so that the cutting edge isn't resting against anything that would obviously damage it. Is it the heat from the dishwasher that's the issue? Abrasion from the water? Just the risk of them contacting something else? I am just curious what the problem is?

The few decent knives I have a Henkels, no Japanese steel because I don't need anymore knives - (just a home cook).


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