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Can carbon knife keep in the knife stand with the water?

post #1 of 6
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When I finish each task, can I keep my carbon knife in the knife stand with the water?

I work in the hotel that have the knife stand with the water for keep the knife. They don't have the knife stand without the water.

 

Will my knife get rust?

post #2 of 6

>>the hotel that have the knife stand with the water for keep the knife.

 

that sounds particularly unsanitary - but perhaps I'm not understanding.

 

>>will it rust?

 

water + carbon steel + time = rust

 

for ten minutes, no rust

for hours, rust.

 

and stuff like diluted acid from foods cut with the knife and dragged into the water will make corrosion happen faster.

post #3 of 6
So the dirty utensils are all put together in water before getting cleaned at the end of the day?? Poor practice, every edge - not just the carbon's - will dull in that environment. Most food remainings are acid. Expect active rust formation with the carbons, and some rust spots on the stainless. What is the purpose of this system? Having a germ culture perhaps?
post #4 of 6

In addition, when two dissimilar metals are in a conductive solution, Galvanic Corrosion can occur immediately.

 

dcarch

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I work in the hotel that have the knife stand with the water (I mean sanitizer water)

post #6 of 6

At my last job, first day, notice all knives going into a plastic cambro filled with sanitizer.

Left all day, pulled out for use as needed.

Explained that the 1 inch layer of food scraps floating on the surface wasn't really sanitizing anything, especially 7 hours into a shift.

Not to mention that storing knives in their natural enemy is counterproductive.

Put a stop to it.

I'm sure they've gone back to their bad habit since my departure.

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