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#1 of 5 Old 01-19-2007, 12:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have good quality steak knives that are only suppossed to be hand washed but somehow someone in my family ran it thru the dishwasher. I went to the website of the manufactuer and it said that dishwashing may cause corrosion of the handle due to the heat and detergent - which indeed seems to be what has happened because it's lighter now. Should I throw away the knife or is it still safe to use?? I'm bummed. I love these knives
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Hard to say--is it just lightening of the handle, or does there appear to be pitting?
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Is the handle made of wood?

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not made of wood. Some black and metal material
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The dishwasher probably just washed off the seasoning off the handle.

Same thing happens to my pot handles.

No reason IMO to throw out a perfectly good knife.
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