Care and Maintenance

A few care tips for your German knives

Our German knives are designed to last longer than a lifetime. To achieve maximum longevity, care and maintenance is crucial for a high-quality product such as our GÜDE knives. On this page we’ll give some vital tips for your everyday knife cleaning and maintenance routine.

    5 easy tips from the Solingen experts: maintaining your GÜDE knives

    1. Never put your knife away without wiping it clean – specially after cutting acidic foods.
    2. Never use acidic or abrasive cleansers to scrub your knife.
    3. Knives with wooden grips are NEVER to be washed in the dishwasher or left soaking in standing water!
    4. Never store your knife loose in a drawer.
    5. Never use a cutting surface made from stone or ceramic as these will dull or damage the cutting edge.

    Advice on knife storage

    Kitchen knives should always be stored in a handy place, ready for immediate use. For home kitchens the best storage solution is a suitable Knife Block which should be of solid construction and made from a material suitable to the knives such as wood. If there isn't enough counter space for a Knife Block, a wall mounted magnetic knife holder may be a good alternative.

    Note: Please avoid storing your knives loose in a drawer. This can lead to serious damage and dulling of the razor sharp cutting edge as well as damage to the handle.


    If you attend your knife with care and love, it will never let you down. Nevertheless, if your German knives loose the original sharpness, there’s a chance to get it back.
    The professional sharpening of knives is an important element in preparing food. And no longer just a matter for professionals. Needless to say, to every good set of knives belongs a corresponding knife-sharpener. If you are not skilled in sharpening your knife yourself yet or you simply have too many GÜDE knives to attend, we offer you another worthwhile service…

    Our service for you: re-sharpening in our Solingen manufactory

    Simply send us your GÜDE knives via post or come by our Solingen manufactory and we’ll bring back the sharpness – your GÜDE knives as good as new!

    Find out more about our sharpening service.