(Closed) Dishwasher Safe Knife Set?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@erinmarie0685:  I got mine from Macy’s for like….$75 at the time…They are the “Tools of the Trade” knives.

and I wash them ALL the time in the dishwasher with no problems. The only thing is I wish the knife rack was stainless steel instead of wooden. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

With any knives, expensive or not, putting them in the dishwasher will really dull the blades which is why they say handwash only. 

 

Post # 6
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532 posts
Busy bee

The dishwasher will ruin the blades on any knife set, expensive or not.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can technically put any knife in the dishwasher (I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a dishwasher safe set – especially not at higher price points – people that spend that much money on nice knifes aren’t going to put them through the dishwasher).

You’ll just shorten the life of your knifes if you run them through the dishwasher instead of handwashing.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

What about getting some cheap knives from Target or another mass retailer, but not a full set? Then, only use expensive ones for specific things. We’re in the process of slowly building a quality knife collection, so we have “crappy knives” and “don’t you touch my precious knives!” We tend to handwash the good knives soon after we use them, but we toss the lower quality ones in the dishwasher. Upgrading one at a time has definitely gotten us to think more about the process of taking care of our knives.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Even when we had a crappy Ikea set we never put them in the dishwasher.

It has taken us a couple years to build up a resepctable Wusthof set and we grimaced every time company comes over and puts them in the d/w! Even the steak knifes we handwash.

P.S. Overstock and even Macys clearance are good resources for those patient enough (like us!) to slowly build up a nice set. We’ve picked up Wusthof from Macys clearance for ~$40

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@erinmarie0685:  it’s neither one of those:( I bought mine almost 2 years ago with giftcards I got at my shower…But like other PP said, it’s really not super hard to hand wash them…just remind Darling Husband over & over again not to put them in dishwasher, i guess:)

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LittleMissPolkaDot:  I thought it was because of the handles.  (Wood will get slivers and plastic will crack). 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, I’d skip the “knife set”.

If you’re on a budget, get 2 knives: a GOOD QUALITY chef’s knife and paring knife. For GOOD quality, this will set you back about $150-$200, but it will be worth it! (Watch sales and you may be able to get them cheaper.)

You won’t want to dishwasher them, but you’ll be so thankful that they actually cut things! And you can do pretty much everything with a chef’s knife and paring knife.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbyful:  I agree with this!  And I would add a couple of utility size knives, steak knives and a bread knife as well.  I love my knives!!  SMILES.

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