Keep your knives sharp. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. It may seem counter-intuitive, but a sharp knife is a safe knife. When cooking at home, it’s best to check your blades often for bends, nicks, and general dullness. A sharp knife cuts like butter. A dull knife requires excessive force, which can lead to slips and cuts. It’s the dull knife, the one that has trouble piercing apple skins, cutting smoothly through a piece of meat, that slips on a rounded-rugged carrot, that will catch you. To maintain your knifes, run them through a sharpening steel every few times you use them, sliding the blade quickly down the steel at a fort-five degree angle. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART – fine small appliances and cookware. Visit This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute, check out our new website at