What’s the secret to washing a knife or putting it in the dishwasher right away?

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    Lightbrite
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    Every time that I use a knife to cut a fruit, I end up leaving it on the counter or sinktop, as if I will reuse it soon.

    Maybe it’s because I don’t have home full of kinderlach that I feel safe leaving knives out?

    Do you also convince yourself that you might need that knife again before the end of the day or night?

    What’s your secret to either washing it right away or putting the knife in the dishwasher?

    As of now, I have to sleep on these knives before admitting that it’s worth getting a new clean one to use.

    Please tell me that I’m not alone here.

    Thank you 🙂

    #1788245

    Amil Zola
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    I have high quality knives, that I’ve invested a great deal of $ in over the years. I wash, dry and put them away after every use. It’s just a habit I have with tools. If I’m done using the shovel in my garden, I wash it, put it in the sun to dry and put it away. Same with my electric driver, I dust it off, take out the bit, and but it away. Same with my vacuum sealer. It reduces clutter and helps extend the life of my tools.

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    Every time that I use a knife to cut a fruit, I end up leaving it on the counter or sinktop, as if I will reuse it soon.

    Maybe it’s because I don’t have home full of kinderlach that I feel safe leaving knives out? Possibly but maybe your just a procrastinator.

    Do you also convince yourself that you might need that knife again before the end of the day or night? No. I just wash it.

    What’s your secret to either washing it right away or putting the knife in the dishwasher? Always easier to clean right away.

    As of now, I have to sleep on these knives before admitting that it’s worth getting a new clean one to use.

    Please tell me that I’m not alone here. Base on the number of responses so far, you are.

    #1788992

    yitzyk
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    There is no hope for you, it is just the way you are.

    In my home, my wife is exactly like you. She leaves the knives on the counters or the table. Usually many of them. Then they get covered up by the pots that she leaves on top of them. She can never seem to locate any knives when she needs them.

    OTOH I wash the knife as soon as I am done with it and put it into the dishrack to dry. Not because I am a neat freak, but because more than likely, I will need it again soon and I don’t want it to have dried-on food. It is far easier to rinse it right after use than to scrub away old stains. Plus I can easily find it if it is in the dishrack or back in the drawer (once it has dried.)

    It is not a Man vs. Woman thing. Many homes have it the other way around too. It is a bit of a Rachmonus when both spouses are messy (but they are probably happy that way and don’t mind.)

    #1789107

    Lightbrite
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    Thank you yitzyk; your post made me smile 🙂

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