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Germ Eliminating Knife Block

Germ Eliminating Knife Block (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you hate germs, and don’t mind a relatively large section of your kitchen counter being taken up by just 4 knives, you might want to look into this germ eliminating knife block. Like most germ eliminating devices, it relies on a safe UV-C light to kill 99.99% of the surface bacteria and viruses that might be contaminating your cutlery. The process takes just 20 seconds, and you can even place knives that have just been rinsed directly into the block since the heat from the UV-C bulb will dry them as they’re being ‘cleaned.’ It can be set to turn on automatically every 3 hours, sterilizing the knives on a regular basis, or you can set it to turn on as soon as they’ve been inserted. It’s available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $89.95.

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