Tramontina Kitchen Knives & Professional Knives are designed and manufactured using the latest technology and craftsmanship. The variety of Tramontina knife models, materials and shapes are enormous. Knives are one of the most important kitchen tools there are. Knowing how to care for your kitchen and professional knives properly means that they will last longer, work more efficiently, and be safer to use. Handling a knife is all about precision and control. Dull, unkempt knives slip easily and that can mean stitches or worse. Keep you knives clean, sharp, and ready for use at all times.
GENERAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Keep knives away from children’s reach at all times.
- Always pay attention and keep focused when handling knives. Damage can happen very quickly otherwise.
- Use knives for its intended purpose only, such as cutting food.
- ! Do not attempt to open cans or other objects.
- ! Do not attempt to cut frozen food unless the knife is specifically design for that. In order to do it with a Cook’s knife, use a Forward and Backward movement carefully.
- ! Keep knives sharp by regularly honing and sharpening depending on usage. Cutting is about precision. When using a dull knife, you need to put more effort to cut. Dull, unkempt knives slip easily and may cause damage to yourself or surfaces and objects around you.
CLEANING & WASHING
- Never leave uncleaned knife in the sink. Always rinse it and wipe it down until you have the chance to wash it.
- When washing, always keep the knife tip and blade away from your body.
- If food is stuck to the blade or handles, let it soak in hot water for a few minutes ONLY. Keep the water clear and shallow so that you can see the knife clearly.
- Do not soak knife for a long period and wash knives individually. This prevents cutting yourself when trying to reach for a soaked knife.
- Although most Tramontina knives are dishwasher safe, Handwash is recommended in order to prolong its lifespan. Handle with care when loading the knife into the dishwasher. Place in a stable position to avoid the knife moving around during the cycle. Although this item is dishwasher safe, it is recommended to hand wash immediately after use in warm soapy water. Before placing in the dishwasher, refer to specific knife model for instructions.
- Always dry knife after hand/dishwashing with a clean dry cloth.
Knives are sharp and must be stored in a suitable place. A knife block or magnetic rack is recommended for storage in order to avoid causing any damage to knives or surrounding objects.
Tramontina recommends using a Magnetic Rack, Knife Block or Knife Pouches to store your knives.
Always use wood, bamboo, or specialty plastic cutting boards or surfaces. Avoid cutting on glass, granite, marble, porcelain, and other surfaces that can damage the knife blade and slip easily.
Small knives (Paring, Peeling) are ideal for cutting small foods such as vegetables. As a reference, change from a small paring knife to a 6” or 8” Cooks/Chef’s knives when cutting any foods which are larger than a tomato.