Your knives are among of the most important and most often used tools in your kitchen, so you'll want to take care of them as best as possible. For both safety and maintenance reasons, make sure you always dry your knives after washing them.
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You probably already know you should sharpen your knives and keep them out of your dishwasher. After hand-washing your knives, however, don't just let them air-dry.
The water, as Tasting Table points out, could cause rust or make them dull faster -- or blacken, if they're carbon steel knives, per Cook's Illustrated.
It takes just a couple of seconds to dry your knives and keep them in the best shape possible. If you forget and end up with rust spots on your knives, use lemon juice to get rid of them. It's best, though, to avoid the issue altogether.
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