It seems like we’re all cooking more at home these days. And the good news is that most home cooks can get by with just a few essential knives. You don't need a dozen different specialty blades. But the knives you do use on a daily basis need to be cared for properly. Especially if you want them to work well for you. Treat them right and you'll maximize your output while minimizing the chances of injury. Here are the most basic dos and don'ts when it comes to how to care for your knives.