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How To Clean Granite Cutting Boards?

Granite, a highly intrusive and the most igneous rock, used to manufacture millions of products, especially utensils. As undeniably gob smacking and beatific it is, it is in fact highly rigid and tough as well and diamond is the only known substance with the ability to cut through or scratch its surface. This is why they are frequently bought and preferred by consumers as they are resistant to scratches and staining and dulling by other utensils used on its surface.

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How To Remove Fish Odor From The Cutting Board

Getting odors out of cutting boards is not one simple task, particularly meat, mostly fish meat odor which is significantly strong and unappealing to senses and also is the most hardest to remove off the cutting board because just rinsing it with a bit of liquid soap will never be enough to nail it.

We will provide you with some techniques on how to remove it completely but first you also need to know how to avoid it in the future.

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How To Make A Cutting Board

Making your own DIY cutting board is not only satisfying, it can be an incredibly practical and rewarding project to undertake. Whether you plan on making one for yourself or as a gift for someone else, here we provide you an easy to follow step by step guide on putting together your very own handmade cutting board. Continue reading

How To Make A Butcher Block From Simple Wood Strips

Wooden butcher blocks are beautiful, traditional, very useful in the kitchen and relatively easy to make youself if you know the right steps. You may already have a cutting board, but a butcher’s board is quite different. If you cook with meat a lot and wish to maintain high standards of hygiene within your kitchen, a butcher’s board can make all the difference. Continue reading

How To Clean A Wooden Cutting Board

Cleaning a cutting board that is not wooden is straight forward. You can use bleach and soap on those, but when it comes to cleaning a wooden cutting board there are different rules to follow to keep the board from deteriorating or becoming a germ-infested surface.

The type of wood that your cutting board is made from determines how sanitized your board will be after cleaning. The harder the wood, the more it pulls down the fluid which traps the bacteria and kills it after the board is washed and dried. Continue reading

How To Clean A Knife Block

There are certain areas within the kitchen that tend to be cleaned less often that others. The trusty knife block is one of these areas. The vast majority of us will have a sturdy wooden knife block that features narrow slots at differing depths. The shape of the slots makes them hard to clean and easy to ignore. This combination of facts usually means the block is not properly cleaned as often as it should be.

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Best Steel for Kitchen Knives?

Knives are one of the most crucial items in your kitchen and hence it becomes even more important to have a knife with a blade made up of best steel for knives so that it can come with sharper and durable edges which require no or very little re-sharpening to be done.

Different materials have different properties and so does the usage of the knives var. In order to select the best knife suitable for fulfilling your needs, you first need to understand the importance and usability of each type of steel. Continue reading

Rockwell Hardness and Bushcraft Knives

If you’ve spent any time at all cruising the blade forums, you have undoubtedly encountered the concept of Rockwell hardness and have been forced to contemplate why anybody would every buy a “soft” blade — especially for any type of heavy duty use that bushcraft often demands.

People serious about their knife use care about a couple of things: how easy the blade is to sharpen and how much abuse that blade can take before it needs to be sharpened. Honestly, everything else is just aesthetics and personal preference.

Shouldn’t a harder knife surface automatically make it a better knife? Well, unfortunately when we’re talking about a quest for your best bushcraft knife the answer is “it depends.”

Ahhh, Rockwell. How quickly we’re drawn to your sweet allure. The shocking truth (yes, there’s even controversy in the world of knife steel) reveals that Rockwell hardness scales can be either devious or worse yet — sort of irrelevant!

This makes it all the more necessary to understand what the hardness scale is telling you and what it’s NOT telling you. Don’t just punch the “I believe” button on the hardest blade you can find before reading the rest of this article.

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Knives Made in Finland

If you’ve ever owned a Rapala filet knife (made by Marttiini Knives), then you can recognize the basic shape and handle design of a traditional Finnish puukko. But, puukkos must be handled and used to be truly appreciated.

Knives made in Finland (or, puukko) have a very distinct look and feel that is difficult to portray in words. Generally, these knives are lightweight yet durable made with traditional material like curly birch or reindeer bone handles sporting a unique, recognizable shape.

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