Q: How do I take care of my wood fiber cutting boards?
A: The wood fiber cutting boards are intended for daily use and will naturally get cut marks. They can also get a little dull from repeated dishwasher cycles. Our best advice to make them look like "new" again is by using our Board Beeswax. Rub the wax into the board and dry off and you will experience the feeling of new board again. If you want to get rid of deep marks, you can use fine sandpaper and sand them – thanks to the finish you can sand them new again.
Q: How do I maintain my knife holder?
A: You can easily keep your Endeavour knife holder clean and hygienic - by taking the insert out and rinsing it with soap and water. Let it drip dry and it will be ready for use again. Do not wash in a dishwasher. We recommend that you also check if some of the sticks are bent or broken. Pull these out as otherwise they can create a domino effect and bend even more. It does not change the functionality even if many are pulled out.
Q: I have a hard time getting knives into my knife holder?
A: You will eventually experience broken or bent sticks inside the holder - especially when blunt knives are inserted. When you start to feel resistance remove the insert and pull out the broken sticks - make it a habit to look for these when you clean the insert. We recommend cleaning the insert once a month.
Q: How do I best maintain my bamboo cutting boards?
A: Bamboo is to be equated with wood and the best care you can give is by washing the board by hand on both sides and either letting it dry standing upright or wiping it off immediately. The bamboo can dull over time but with a wipe over with cooking oil or Endeavour Board Beeswax they quickly regain their glow.
NOTE: do not use olive oil as it may turn rancid.
Q: Can I wash bamboo cutting boards and utensils in the dishwasher?
A: NO, bamboo has a natural oil content which dries out during the long drying process in a dishwasher.
Q: Should I treat my Endeavour bamboo fabrics differently than cotton?
A: No wash your bamboo textiles as you would wash your cotton textiles - however, we recommend that you follow the general washing instructions and do not wash at temperatures higher than 40 degrees.
Q: I want to keep my Endeavor knives sharp, how to?
A: Most Endeavour knives are made of damascus steel with a VG10 core which is very hard. We therefore recommend that you only use a ceramic sharpening rod, as a traditional ironing steel can "chip" the blade.
Be aware that a sharpening rod only maintains and does not sharpen your knife and that you should have them professionally sharpened when the sharpening rod doesn´t do the job anymore. If you sharpen yourself, we recommend an angle of approx. 15 degrees on each side.