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Why you should never clean your knives using this online life hack: the metal will completely lose its appearance

Julia PeschanskayaLife
What not to wash knives with

Due to constant use, knives lose their color over time, and the blades no longer look shiny. Owners try to restore the attractive appearance of the kitchen item using various means, such as vinegar.

However, such a solution can cause metal corrosion that cannot be restored. OBOZ.UA took a closer look at this issue.

Vinegar is known as a versatile product that can be used in cleaning various surfaces and laundry. However, the chemical reaction of this substance with metal damages the blade, making it not only dull but also weak.

The acidic composition of vinegar can create "pits" on the blade, which will negatively affect the functionality of the knife and you will no longer be able to use it for high-quality and fast cutting of food.

If you have knives made of stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, avoid vinegar. There are other safe ways to clean your kitchen items.

Dishwashing detergent

This product will be enough to remove dirt without damaging the blade. Dampen a sponge with warm water, apply a small amount of the solution, wipe the knife well, and rinse it under running water. Then be sure to dry it with a clean cloth or paper towels.

Do not put the knife in the dishwasher. Prolonged exposure to moisture and heat can damage the blade.

Baking soda

Baking soda is one of the most effective tools to help clean knives from dirt and plaque and restore the shine and color of the blade. Due to the chemical reaction of baking soda with the oxidized layer, dirt and dullness will disappear.

Pour warm water into a bowl and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix everything and soak the knives for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse under running water and wipe with a clean cloth.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to clean a stainless steel sink to remove stains and plaque.

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