Proper knife storage is critical to maintaining sharp, undamaged blade edges as well as protecting your employees from harm. The type of knife rack or block you need depends primarily on where the knives will be stored and how easily accessible they need to be. Kitchens that want to have their professional cutlery quickly on hand should consider magnetic knife racks. These racks easily mount to the wall in the food prep area or on the cook line. Employees can quickly and easily locate and acquire the knife they need. Other blocks or racks that require you to store the blade in a special slot make it a little harder for a worker to find the knife they are looking for. However, this method is ideal when the kitchen knives will not be used all of the time.
Your knives will quickly become dull and possibly broken if they are not stored properly. If you place your kitchen knives in a drawer to store them, you are inviting trouble, especially if there are other tools in the same drawer. To ensure the safety of your employees as well as the longevity of your professional cutlery, choose a block or magnetic knife rack to hold your kitchen knives. Browse this section to choose from our great selection of magnetic knife racks, these are a great way to keep iron based knife blades stored safely, just stick the knife to the rack and it is up out of the way, this is a great method for time saving, you can see exactly what each blade looks like.
Cutting Board Care
Knowing how to care for your plastic or wood cutting board, or when to replace them, will keep your kitchen slicing, dicing and chopping safe and efficiently.
Knife Safety in the Commercial Kitchen
Commercial cutlery, though essential in the kitchen, may pose an increased threat of injury to employees who have not been properly trained. Knowledge of how to correctly handle kitchen cutlery creates a safer and more efficient kitchen environment.
Cut Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen
An employee cutting their hand is a danger to everybody in the restaurant. Learn how employees can protect themselves from cuts and what OSHA requires employers to do to minimize the risks.