Are magnetic holders bad for knives?
Similarly, are magnetic knife holders safe?
Good magnetic knife holders and blocks/stands have their magnetic part hidden inside the wood so they are neat, perfectly safe for your knives and still extremely strong. And, most importantly, they keep your knife blades stable, which avoids damage to the knife or its edge.
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Also to know, are magnets bad for kitchen knives?
2 Answers. The magnets themselves don't dull them; they're not nearly strong enough to deform a blade. But it is possible to damage your knives on those racks. It's very easy to drag the blade along the rack a bit as you pull it off, and easy for the magnet to snap it against the rack as you put it on.
Although knives and kitchen sinks are both made of stainless steel, they're made of different combinations of alloys so they have different magnetic properties. But unlike other grades of stainless steel, the 300 series is not magnetic. The reasons for this come down to their structure.