Use & maintenance

Here you can find everything about the use and maintenance of the Boretti knives and additional products!



We recommend not to place knives or shears in the dishwasher. High temperatures and cleaning agents can discolor and damage the surface metals. The best cleaning method is to wipe/wash the knife gently and clean it in your sink with a wet cloth or soft sponge and washing-up liquid. Rinse well with water and remove all soaps/detergents from the surface. DRY IMMEDIATELY, removing as much water as possible from the blade.

Causes of corrosion

Stainless steel is only stain-resistant, not stain- or rustproof. No metal is completely “rustproof”. Do not leave acidic foodstuffs (lemon, mustard, tomato, etc.) on the knife after use (see cleaning advice above). If you do not clean your knife or scissors properly, it can cause light deposits and rust. This process is accelerated if stored with other rusty items or in high humidity environments.

How to remove rust spots

If you notice rust stains on a steel knife, the best way to remove them is with a scouring pad according to the following steps:

1. Moisten the scouring pad with water and detergent.

2. Rub rust stains with light pressure in one direction parallel to the leaf pattern.

3. Rinse thoroughly with water and wipe the blade with a soft cloth, then dry thoroughly.


Do not cut through bones, as this may damage the fine edge of the blades. Do not use these tools to pierce, pry, separate or cut semi-frozen or frozen food. Do not use the blades as screwdrivers or can openers. This is not the intended purpose and may result in the knife or knife's edge bending or breaking.


Knives should be stored in a safe place, protecting the cutting edge. Knives are best stored safely and easily in a suitable knife block.

Maintaining the sharpness of a knife

Knives don't stay sharp forever. If you look at a knife under a microscope, you'll see that the edge is made up of thousands of tiny incisors. The fine teeth on the cutting edge become misaligned after prolonged use, eventually resulting in a blunt knife. It is important to realign the teeth regularly with sharpening steel or stone or a knife sharpener, to bring the cutting edge back its state.

Additional products


The apron is made of 100% cotton with 100% PU leather accents.

Caution: Keep away from fire.

Washing prescription: 

BBQ griddle

Cleaning: Only wash by hand.

BBQ tool set (fork, spatula, tongs)

Cleaning: wash the tools by hand and do not use a wire brush (to prevent scratching)

Pizza stone

Caution: Fragile!

Cleaning: After using the pizza stone, remove bigger pieces of baked-on food with a brush or towel. To clean thoroughly, we advise the use of a soft sponge in combination with water (without detergent) once the pizza stone has cooled down. Dry immediately afterwards.

Cutting board / Serving board

Cleaning: Clean with warm water, a soft sponge and (optional) a mild detergent. Wipe off the board straight away and then leave to dry in an upright position. This wooden board is not dishwasher safe

Knife block

Cleaning: wipe with a moist cloth and mild dishwashing liquid if needed. Dry the block straight away and then leave to dry further. This wooden board is not dishwasher safe.