The most dangerous kind of knife: Tips for your nursing home kitchen staff


If you or your staff works in food preparation, your knife is an invaluable tool. However, knives can be dangerous, and the most dangerous kind of knife is a dull one. There are several reasons that this is true. The edge of a dull knife does not slice cleanly, making it much harder to control, and more likely to slip. You also need to use more force to cut with a dull knife, so even though a sharp knife has the potential to inflict a deep cut, the extra force needed to cut with a dull knife will make a much deeper wound if you slip. If you do cut yourself with a dull knife, the wound is more ragged and likely will take longer to heal. Now watch a short video that shows you how to hone and sharpen your knife.

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