Just because we have all sorts of new fangled worries doesn’t mean we have gotten rid of the old ones. One of the most basic fears we have is fear of disease and since we now know that microbes and not demons cause disease we want those germs dead.

Eating food that is not prepared correctly is responsible for millions of people getting sick every year and is a source of fear for germophobes everywhere.  Thanks to the UV knife block you can take measures to protect yourself from cross contaminated cutlery. (But nothing will save you from cheesy alliteration!)

Using the same technology that hospitals employ to sterilize their instruments ( UV-C Light) the UV Knife Block will sterilize any knife that is placed inside it and is available from Hammacher and Schlemmer.

“…eliminate 99.99% of food bacteria and viruses from cutlery in 20 seconds. The ultraviolet bulb sanitizes knives up to 8 3/4″ long from tip to bolster, killing pathogens like salmonella, listeria, and staphylococcus to help prevent cross contamination and food-borne illness. Simply rinse the knives and place them in the block; the heat from the bulb dries knives as they are sterilized. The device can be set to turn on automatically every three hours or you can set the block to sanitize knives as soon as they are inserted.”

Bon Appetit !!!

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