How Do I Clean Slice Blades?

Slice® blades are chemically inert, so you don’t have to worry about a substance or chemical penetrating the surface of the blade, damaging its integrity. This characteristic gives you the assurance that when you clean one of our blades, you’ll be getting it thoroughly clean without risk of cross-contamination or carryover of substances from one job to another. It also means that whatever cleaning solution you choose will not harm our blades, so select the one that best breaks up or dissolves whatever is stuck on the blade.

Additionally, when you clean a Slice safety blade after you’ve used it, you’ll be cleaning a blade with a finger-friendly® edge that’s safe to the touch. This video shows how easy it is to clean Slice blades, since they are safer to handle than traditional metal or ceramic blades:

Cleaning Slice Blades: Easy and Safe

Every time you handle a traditional blade, such as when you must clean the blade, you risk injury. In some industries, you’ll have to clean your traditional metal blades twice. Why?

Metal blades are coated with oil in an attempt to minimize rusting. This means that before you can even use the blade in some circumstances—like in the aerospace industry where contaminants aren’t allowed—you’ll have to clean off the oil. A slippery substance plus a dangerously sharp blade equals a recipe for disaster. If you need to reuse the blade, you’ll have to clean it again.

Slice blades, manufactured from zirconium oxide, will never rust. This means that no oily coating or lubricant is ever applied, so there’s no need to clean the blade prior to using it. One fewer blade cleaning means less potential for injury.