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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Best way to clean a knife block?

    I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    like to clean the block before I use it.

    Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?

    I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    hurt it or the knives.

    Thanks.


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    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?


    <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    > like to clean the block before I use it.
    >
    > Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour> cleaner
    > down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >
    > I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will> hurt
    > it or the knives.


    According to your government, wood is self sanitizing. I'd maybe blow out
    the holes with forced air, or I might use a long, homemade swab, lightly
    dampened. I sure wouldn't soak it in anything, because you might as well
    throw it away or make it your Yule log.

    The chances are unlikely that someone pushed a knife in there covered in
    meat.



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    Jinx Minx Guest

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    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    >>I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >> like to clean the block before I use it.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour> cleaner
    >> down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >>
    >> I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will> hurt
    >> it or the knives.

    >
    > According to your government, wood is self sanitizing. I'd maybe blow out
    > the holes with forced air, or I might use a long, homemade swab, lightly
    > dampened. I sure wouldn't soak it in anything, because you might as well
    > throw it away or make it your Yule log.
    >
    > The chances are unlikely that someone pushed a knife in there covered in
    > meat.
    >


    Yes, but those knife slots make great hiding spots for roaches, and
    depending on where she got it from you just never know...

    Jinx



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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >like to clean the block before I use it.
    >
    >Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    >cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >
    >I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    >hurt it or the knives.
    >

    Good luck with that. I guess you could fold sandpaper and use it on
    the insides. I'd pour some inexpensive oil down the slots afterward.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Stu Guest

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    On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:00:52 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    -->On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    --><[email protected]> wrote:
    -->
    -->>I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    -->>like to clean the block before I use it.
    -->>
    -->>Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    -->>cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    -->>
    -->>I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    -->>hurt it or the knives.
    -->>
    -->Good luck with that. I guess you could fold sandpaper and use it on
    -->the insides. I'd pour some inexpensive oil down the slots afterward.


    Wrap a table knife in a antibacterial wipe and clean the slots, quick, easy and
    cheap.

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?


    Giusi wrote:
    >
    > <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    > >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    > > like to clean the block before I use it.
    > >
    > > Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour> cleaner
    > > down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    > >
    > > I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will> hurt
    > > it or the knives.

    >
    > According to your government, wood is self sanitizing. I'd maybe blow out
    > the holes with forced air, or I might use a long, homemade swab, lightly
    > dampened. I sure wouldn't soak it in anything, because you might as well
    > throw it away or make it your Yule log.
    >
    > The chances are unlikely that someone pushed a knife in there covered in
    > meat.


    I don't use a knife block, but if it were me, I would scrape inside the
    slots with a scraper made from a piece of 1/8" steel rod with an end
    flattened, bent and sharpened, then I would dunk the block for 60
    seconds in a bleach sanitizer solution, then dump and shake out
    remaining sanitizer, then bake at 180 degrees for a couple hours.

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?

    On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >like to clean the block before I use it.
    >
    >Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    >cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >
    >I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    >hurt it or the knives.
    >

    Sandpaper the entire thing... to get inside the slots wrap a strip of
    sandpaper around whatever thin strip of anything you can find, a
    hacksaw blade is perfect.

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?

    On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:01:12 -0600, "Pete C." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >Giusi wrote:
    >>
    >> <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >>
    >> >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >> > like to clean the block before I use it.
    >> >
    >> > Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour> cleaner
    >> > down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >> >
    >> > I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will> hurt
    >> > it or the knives.

    >>
    >> According to your government, wood is self sanitizing. I'd maybe blow out
    >> the holes with forced air, or I might use a long, homemade swab, lightly
    >> dampened. I sure wouldn't soak it in anything, because you might as well
    >> throw it away or make it your Yule log.
    >>
    >> The chances are unlikely that someone pushed a knife in there covered in
    >> meat.

    >
    >I don't use a knife block, but if it were me, I would scrape inside the
    >slots with a scraper made from a piece of 1/8" steel rod with an end
    >flattened, bent and sharpened, then I would dunk the block for 60
    >seconds in a bleach sanitizer solution, then dump and shake out
    >remaining sanitizer, then bake at 180 degrees for a couple hours.


    H S !!!

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    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?


    "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4b2296f4$0$9328$[email protected] ter.com...

    >
    > I don't use a knife block, but if it were me, I would scrape inside the
    > slots with a scraper made from a piece of 1/8" steel rod with an end
    > flattened, bent and sharpened, then I would dunk the block for 60
    > seconds in a bleach sanitizer solution, then dump and shake out
    > remaining sanitizer, then bake at 180 degrees for a couple hours.


    Would you really? I think before I went through all that I'd just quit using
    a knife block!

    Felice



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    sam coleridge Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >>like to clean the block before I use it.
    >>
    >>Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    >>cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >>
    >>I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    >>hurt it or the knives.
    >>

    > Good luck with that. I guess you could fold sandpaper and use it on
    > the insides. I'd pour some inexpensive oil down the slots afterward.


    Any idea what happens to most cooking oils after a while? They go rancid
    and degrade into a sticky sludge.



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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?

    On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 21:03:59 -0000, "sam coleridge"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >>>like to clean the block before I use it.
    >>>
    >>>Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    >>>cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >>>
    >>>I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    >>>hurt it or the knives.
    >>>

    >> Good luck with that. I guess you could fold sandpaper and use it on
    >> the insides. I'd pour some inexpensive oil down the slots afterward.

    >
    >Any idea what happens to most cooking oils after a while? They go rancid
    >and degrade into a sticky sludge.


    Where was "cooking oil" mentioned... furniture oils are inexpensive
    too... a bit of mineral oil will refresh the wood (and its appearance)
    and it won't go rancid. I'd rub in a good coat of beeswax too. Were
    that knife block not significantly damaged I'd have it looking much
    better than new in under an hour.


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    Joe Cilinceon Guest

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    sam coleridge wrote:
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >>> like to clean the block before I use it.
    >>>
    >>> Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    >>> cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >>>
    >>> I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    >>> hurt it or the knives.
    >>>

    >> Good luck with that. I guess you could fold sandpaper and use it on
    >> the insides. I'd pour some inexpensive oil down the slots afterward.

    >
    > Any idea what happens to most cooking oils after a while? They go
    > rancid and degrade into a sticky sludge.


    I use a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water for my wooden cutting boards
    and 2 knife blocks. I also use mineral oil/bees wax mix to seal my cutting
    boards (cherry wood) when needed. I cut raw meats on a Sani-Tuff board which
    is rubber.

    --

    Joe Cilinceon




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    Pete C. Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    >
    > "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4b2296f4$0$9328$[email protected] ter.com...
    >
    > >
    > > I don't use a knife block, but if it were me, I would scrape inside the
    > > slots with a scraper made from a piece of 1/8" steel rod with an end
    > > flattened, bent and sharpened, then I would dunk the block for 60
    > > seconds in a bleach sanitizer solution, then dump and shake out
    > > remaining sanitizer, then bake at 180 degrees for a couple hours.

    >
    > Would you really? I think before I went through all that I'd just quit using
    > a knife block!
    >
    > Felice


    Well, when you have a well equipped shop, making the scraper takes 5
    minutes (when I was experimenting making cheese I built a pneumatic
    cheese press in about 30min), I always have bleach on hand, and baking
    the block dry takes no effort.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Dec 11, 9:25*am, Stu <i...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:00:52 -0800, sf *<s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    > -->On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:39:16 -0800 (PST), "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"--><fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    >
    > -->
    > -->>I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    > -->>like to clean the block before I use it.
    > -->>
    > -->>Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    > -->>cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    > -->>
    > -->>I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    > -->>hurt it or the knives.
    > -->>
    > -->Good luck with that. *I guess you could fold sandpaper and use it on
    > -->the insides. *I'd pour some inexpensive oil down the slots afterward..
    >
    > Wrap a table knife in a antibacterial wipe and clean the slots, quick, easy and
    > cheap.




    Thanks everybody. I'm going to do this and see if they wipes come out
    dirty or not. If they are bad, then I will do more. I expect it to be
    fairly clean. The knives have been used, but they were all stored in
    those paper sleeves that they come in new. So, they were taken care
    of. I just like to make sure things are clean.


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?

    On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 21:03:59 -0000, "sam coleridge"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Any idea what happens to most cooking oils after a while? They go rancid
    >and degrade into a sticky sludge.


    Are you over 10? No they don't, if you use them on wood.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sam coleridge Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 21:03:59 -0000, "sam coleridge"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Any idea what happens to most cooking oils after a while? They go rancid
    >>and degrade into a sticky sludge.

    >
    > Are you over 10? No they don't, if you use them on wood.


    If you had any idea the lengths nasa and the military went to find an oil
    that least degrades over time you would take that back. They all go down
    hill to some extent (some not so much, even including some oils used in
    cooking but you need a least a little knowledge to identify these).

    Yes I am over 10, and suspect that things are so sticky all over your
    kitchen you just don't notice stickyness any more even on wood.......yuck!



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    Argus Tuft Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    > like to clean the block before I use it.
    >
    > Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    > cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >
    > I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    > hurt it or the knives.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >

    Buy one of these:
    http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page....104,53214&ap=3

    Then you won't have to bother.
    Argus



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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 09:42:57 -0000, "sam coleridge"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Yes I am over 10, and suspect that things are so sticky all over your
    >kitchen you just don't notice stickyness any more even on wood.......yuck!
    >

    Dream on.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 05:19:05 -0700, "Argus Tuft" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]...
    >>I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    >> like to clean the block before I use it.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    >> cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    >>
    >> I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    >> hurt it or the knives.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>

    >Buy one of these:
    >http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page....104,53214&ap=3
    >
    >Then you won't have to bother.
    >Argus
    >

    I like that! I've seen a way to do the home made type using skewers
    too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Best way to clean a knife block?

    In article <_SLUm.48090$[email protected]>,
    "Argus Tuft" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >I just bought a used set of knives that came with a knife block. I'd
    > > like to clean the block before I use it.
    > >
    > > Any recommendations for how to clean it? Should I soak it? Pour
    > > cleaner down the slots? Should I use bleach water or something else?
    > >
    > > I want to make sure it is sanitized, but not do anything that will
    > > hurt it or the knives.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >

    > Buy one of these:
    > http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page....104,53214&ap=3
    >
    > Then you won't have to bother.
    > Argus


    I like this better:

    <http://www.amazon.com/RH-Forschner-C.../B0001V3USW/re
    f=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1260641267&sr=8-2>

    <http://tinyurl.com/ycjta3o>

    That'd be great for camping at least.

    Personally, I don't wish to waste counter space on a knife block.
    All my knives have a specified kitchen drawer dedicated to knives.
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