Knives in general rust because it’s made of metal. When any metal runs into water and oxygen, oxidation occurs. This is a natural chemical reaction that should be, in a way, expected since knives are washed all the time.
But Isn’t This Supposed to be Stainless Steel?!
It’s understandable when people gripe about rusty steak knives, especially when they have paid top dollar for its supposedly non-corrosive, non-staining properties.
But this happens even for the most expensive, high-quality blades made by the most respected cutlery companies. And there are several reasons why it does.
Enumerated below are several reasons why this problem could happen. And believe it or not, most of the reasons listed are bad habits that most home cooks tend to have when it comes to their kitchen cutlery.
Take note of each so that, hopefully, you won’t be troubled by rusty stainless steel steak knives ever again.
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It is the leading cause of steak knives rusting. It is mostly happening near the sharp edge of a
Keeping in humidity
The second cause of knives rust is keeping knives in humidity and especially when people put the steak knives in the dishwasher. In the dishwasher, it will be exposed to water for a long period of time so making it easy for rust to make its place on the
It is seen due to many tasks that are needed to be done in the kitchen, the
Not sharpening the
This point is most important as sharpening can also prevent pit corrosion. If the
Not caring for a small rusty area
It is easy to ignore a very small spot of rust on the knife but this is a big mistake. Once there is even a small spot of rust on the
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