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.

Further information: It is best to wash your knife and cutlery by hand under running hot water and dry them immediately. However, most knives and cutlery, especially those with polymer handles, are dishwasher safe.


However, it is important to observe the following guidelines:

  • Do not put the knives in the same compartment as the other cutlery to prevent the blades from colliding with other elements
  • 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 spots of rust appear on your blades, wipe them with a sponge and wipe your knives before storing them.


Essentiels +

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.




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 +

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.




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

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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