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Old 06-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Is a magnetic knife bar safe...

for knives? Sorry if this a repeat question. I did a search and couldn't find anything on the topic.

I got one and someone told me it's bad for my knives.

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Old 06-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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I have one too. It will not harm your knives.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #3
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Same here, but I was taught to remove the spine from the magnet before removing the sharpened edge. I think I saw an Alton Brown episode where he also endorsed that same technique.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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They haven't harmed ours and we've been using them for years. I like the idea of removing spine first, I think I do that naturally, but I'll pay attention next time :)
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:34 PM   #5
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I have two of them and haven't noticed any problems and it has been several years. Very convenient, out of the way, and allows me to "store" more than just the carving knives, which I couldn't do with my butcher block holder.

I did have a slight problem with knives falling during a recent earthquake however and kind of did a happy dance.

I'm thinking about getting one more since I'm spoiled.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
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I have two of them and haven't noticed any problems and it has been several years. Very convenient, out of the way, and allows me to "store" more than just the carving knives, which I couldn't do with my butcher block holder.

I did have a slight problem with knives falling during a recent earthquake however and kind of did a happy dance.

I'm thinking about getting one more since I'm spoiled.
LOL! We don't get those much in Florida, so I guess we don't have to worry about that
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #7
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I used to have one, and I loved it. If my kitchen were set up differently, I would have one now. Very handy!
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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I'd like to have one, but my kitchen won't accomodate one either.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:20 PM   #9
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I had one in my last kitchen and loved it. Yes, it was completely safe. If my current kitchen could accommodate one then I would use it in a second.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:17 AM   #10
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If you're worried about scratching your knives you can get a Mag-Blok, or, cover your steel holder with clear duct tape.
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