Thanks to my boyfriend's need to keep the sharpest knives in all the land (he sharpens them every couple weeks - for this I am very thankful) and his subsequent poor judgment in knife-washing methods, I thought it wise to spread the word on how not to go about cleaning your cutlery.

Basically, I was sitting in the living room when I heard a curious, "huh. ouch." from the kitchen.

Here's the aftermath of what I walked into:

Lou, Townsquare Media
Lou, Townsquare Media

If you were able to put these two pictures together, you probably figured out what happened. A sponge in one hand, freshly sharpened knife in the other, my boyfriend aimed to wipe clean the knife on the sharp side of the blade and simply sliced right through the sponge... and his hand. Luckily it was a very clean cut given the sharpness of the knife, so his cuts closed up within 24 hours. Still, I'd recommend going about your knife-washing a different way, perhaps approaching to blade from the backside of the knife, so as to keep your sponge intact. Regardless, Andrew eased my concerns about his methods and injuries with a simple sentiment:

Hey, at least we have two smaller sponges now!