Which knives are dishwasher safe?

Taking care of your favourite Opinel knives is essential if you want to keep them for as long as possible.

So we have prepared a list of knives you can use and wash in the dishwasher every day without damaging them.

Take care: knives with wooden handles are not dishwasher safe, and we recommend you limit contact with water and damp environments. Such contact would result in the wood swelling and loss of colour intensity in the handle (if the handle is coloured).

For your information: It is best to wash your knife and cutlery by hand under a stream of hot water and wipe them dry immediately. However, most knives and flatware, especially those with polymer handles, are dishwasher safe.
However, it is important to observe the following instructions:
- Do not put knives in the same compartment as other cutlery to avoid the blades colliding with other items
- Avoid long washing cycles and temperatures above 50°C
- Do not leave knives and cutlery in the dishwasher for several hours after a wash cycle
- It is possible that stains or rust spots may appear on your blades, wipe them off with a sponge and wipe your knives before storing them

Here is a list of knives with polymer handles that are diswhasher safe.

Essentiels +

knives diswhasher safe Opinel maintenance

The kitchen knives in the Essentials + collection have a high-quality polymer handle that is water, chemical and heat resistant. This means these everyday cooking knives can be put in the dishwasher without damage.

T-duo Polymer Peeler

knives diswhasher safe Opinel maintenance

The T-duo polymer handle peeler is dishwasher safe as it is made entirely of water-resistant polymer. So when you are making julienne vegetables and have difficulty cleaning the micro-serrated blade, you can put your peeler in the dishwasher.


knives diswhasher safe Opinel maintenance

The knives in the Intempora collection, both large and small, are made of high-quality materials and are suitable for everyday use in preparing your recipes. Their handles are made from shockproof fibreglass-reinforced polyoxymethylene polymer that is resistant to wear and tear and water. So whether you are cutting vegetables, fish or meat, your knives can be easily washed in the dishwasher after use.

Bon Appétit +

knives diswhasher safe Opinel maintenance

Bon appétit + table knives bring a contemporary look to your table and being dishwasher-safe makes their everyday use more practical. Their polymer handles, which are comfortable to hold when you are cutting food, also allow them to be in contact with water without damage.

The Bon Appétit PRO knife is also dishwasher-safe and extremely durable for intensive use.


knives diswhasher safe Opinel maintenance

Perpétue is an all-steel cutlery range that brings good looks and a modern feel to your table. It is robust, timeless and easy to care for, made in austenitic steel known for its high degree of resistance to corrosion. This steel is used in particular for cutlery, making it suitable to put in the dishwasher. This saves time for both individuals and professionals.

Facette Vitter slate + white

knives diswhasher safe Opinel maintenance

Only the white Vitter knife and the slate Vitter knife are dishwasher-safe without damaging the knife handle. The handle is made of VittEr® eco-material, created from water-resistant compressed paper.

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