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Feb 16, 2010 10:57 PM

Is it okay to clean my Wusthof steel?

I just got my first steel in the mail. Being a neurotically clean person in the kitchen, I'm wondering if it's even advisable to clean it? If so, anything to avoid?

Many thanks-

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  1. This probably should go to the cookware section.

    Aside from the fact that I am not a big fan of a typical grooved steel, which I assume this is, there is nothing against washing and cleaning it. There is nothing I can think of that you can do to damage it. Obviously, you don't want to clean it with a steel wool or dip it in acids or bake it in an oven....