I wish someone had told me about this idea when I was in my twenties; it would have saved a lot of nicks and cuts over the years. Who said it? “Too soon old. Too late smart.” Rick and I keep a caddy for dirty knives next to the kitchen sink. Instead of putting them in the sink or on the counter where someone can accidentally get cut, we keep them here until the rest of the dishes are done. Then it’s easy to do these knives by hand and to be extra careful.