Cleaning your Opinel

Stainless steel blade

With your OPINEL open, run warm water on the blade and wipe with a sponge and dish detergent.

Rinse the blade with warm water while being careful not to soak the wooden handle. Leave the blade to dry before closing (this is not necessary for plastic handles).

Important: Do not immerse your knife in water since this could warp the wooden handle.

Carbon steel blade

With your OPINEL open, wipe the blade with a damp warm sponge and dish detergent. Rinse your sponge in warm water and wipe the blade a second time to remove any residue.

Immediately dry the blade with a soft, dry towel. Lubricating the blade with cooking oil before closing the knife is recommended (this prevents oxidation).

Important: Do not immerse your knife in water since this could warp the wooden handle; do not wash the blade by running it under water.

Cleaning in the dishwasher

Pocket-knives (folding blade): Beware, to avoid permanent damage, pocket-knives should not be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Kitchen and table knives (fixed blade): To preserve the quality of your OPINELs, hand washing is recommended. However, if you prefer to wash them in the dishwasher, dishwasher powder rather than all-in- one tablets is recommended. Remove knives from dishwasher as soon as the cycle is finished.

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