FAQ: CRUCIAL - the Chatwin heirloom chef knife collection

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Can these knives go in the Dishwasher?

No. I always recommend hand washing for all kitchen knives. The steel is a high grade stainless steel used for surgical tools and shaving accessories, which obviously shouldn't rust (imagine getting a surgery done with a rusty blade...). The 13C26 steel would survive dishwasher cycles, but it's not nice, and will void all warranties. Wood on the other hand tends to swell, and absorb water, especially when it's boiling water inside a dishwasher with harsh detergents. The handles are made of solid rosewood, which is a hardwood, but still prone to warping when boiled (like all woods). But we like to test stuff: We left a complete knife set in the dishwasher for over 150 cycles. The steel was fine, the wood bleached out, lost nice color and was swollen. It still works fine, just looks a bit beat up. Conclusion: Please don't ever put these knives in the dishwasher. Last updated: Tue, Nov 1 2016 1:31 pm EDT

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