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Maintenance and guarantee

How to care and store your knives

  • Never expose a blade to heat or flame. High temperatures can destroy the hardening of the steel.
  • Do not use glass or granite boards. We recommend a wooden or plastic board.
  • Do not hit the back of the knife because, it not only damages the blade, but can also cause the blade to rupture.
  • Do not use a knife as a lever to separate frozen foods, open bottles or cans.
  • You should wash the knife after use with a non-abrasive sponge and dry it with a soft cloth.
  • Kitchen cutlery steel contains a small percentage of carbon to allow sharpening and maintaining cutting power, so the blade can stain if not properly cared for. Thus, if the blade comes into contact with acidic foods such as lemon, tomato, mustard etc. you should wash the knife immediately.
  • Only knives with plastic handle can be machine washed. However, to prolong the beauty of your knife and maintain the edge in good condition, you should wash it by hand. If you choose to machine wash, we recommend to dry the piece after the end of the program to avoid staining caused by limescale and detergents.
  • The knives should be stored in a pad, magnetic bar or vinyl bag.

 

How to use your knives safely

Knives are precious utensils in your kitchen. To get the most out of these, you just need to consider a few small rules.

  • Keep knives out of children reach.
  • Use the proper knife for each operation for good performance. If you need to break bones or cartilage, you should use a cleaver.
  • Always keep the knife sharp. A sharp knife works better and is safer because it needs less pressure to cut. If too much pressure is used, there is a possibility of knife slipping, causing you harm. Also, the fatigue will be less.
  • Do not use a knife with wet or greasy hands as it may slip and you may lose control of it.
  • Hold the knife firmly and cut away from your body. We recommend the use of gloves and a protective apron.
  • Wash and dry the blade from the back to the edge to prevent accidents.
  • While you are using a knife you should put it very clearly and securely on the workbench.
  • Do not put loose knives in a drawer. In addition to damaging the edge when touching each other, there is always the danger of an accident when looking for a knife.
  • Never try to hold a falling knife. Move away as much as you can.

 

 

 

How to Keep Your Knives Sharper

As a knife is used, its edge loses the thread and consequently requires more effort to cut. What happens is that the tiny teeth that constitute the blade (invisible to the naked eye) are folded and it is necessary to restore them and realign them to get the maximum cutting power again.

  • With the exception of serrated knives, all knives can retrieve the original edge. Depending on the state of it, you may use a household sharpener, a water rock or a professional sharpener.

 

Household Sharpener

Hold the sharpener with one hand and with the other place the lower part of the blade against the top of the blade. Maintain a 20º slope from the blade back to the sharpener.

Keeping the incline, slide the blade to the nozzle without making too much pressure.

Repeat the process 3 to 4 times on each side.


After a long period of use, the cutting edge can suffer a greater wear and, in this case, it will be necessary to rework it through a professional process such as a sharpening machine or a grinder. However, never use a method that may cause overheating on the blade as it may lead to blade rupture.

 

Warranty

ICEL Knives have an unlimited warranty against any manufacturing defect or materials. Damage caused by misuse is not covered by this warranty.