Articles from madcowcutlery

  1. Friedr Dick Blade Manufacturing Process

    History

    In 1778 the Friedr. Dick company was founded in Esslingen, Germany and is still family owned after more than 225 years.

    Friedr. Dick is the world's only manufacturer to offer a complete range of knives, sharpening steels and ancillary items for chefs and butchers, as well as butcher's machines, grinding machines and knife-cleaning equipment. The long tradition and the many years of experience gained in the manufacture of products for chefs and butchers enable the ongoing...
  2. Basic Knife Care

    It's a common misconception that knives are suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher. The truth is, the dishwasher is considerably more aggressive in its action than cleaning by hand.  Highly concentrated cleaning agents, long periods in hot steam and even the residue of certain kinds of food can lead to spots or corrosive actions on the knife blade. It is recommended cleaning knives by hand, using a soft cloth and mild cleaning agent. After cleaning, the knife should be carefully wiped dry...
  3. Top Mistakes Made When Purchasing Kitchen Knives

    For most people, there is very little thought that goes into purchasing new kitchen knives—usually it is an impulse buy when they are browsing the kitchen section of the local department store, or they finally get tired of their dull knives and decide to grab a new one the next time they visit Wal-Mart or Target.  Retailers of quality knives are frustrated in knowing that there is a large group out there that is missing out on the experience of using quality cutlery.  Purchasing kitchen...
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