By Elizabeth Branch
Updated: February 15, 2017

A dishwasher's high-pressure jets can cause knives to bump against other utensils, damaging and dulling them over time, even when they're stored in a specially designed knife rack. The high-heat drying cycle can also warp the handles. Instead, wash knives by hand in hot water with a mild liquid dish-washing detergent, and dry them immediately to avoid stains and spots.

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