. Bring the knife into position again but with the
blade against the bottom side of the steel. Then, repeat
the same motion of passing the blade over the steel.
. Repeat the motion, alternating the knife from
side to side; a dozen strokes will true the edge. Steel
your knives as often as necessary to keep their edges
Care of Knives
Never throw knives into a drawer with other cutlery
or tools. It is a good idea to have a knife rack for each
watch fastened to some convenient place in the galley.
Do not use knives to open cans, cut wire bands, or open
cases of foodstuffs.
Proper operation and care of dishwashing machines
are vital to the sanitation, safety, and efficiency of your
activity, so you must know your machines and follow
directions for their use and maintenance.
Dishwashing machines used in the Navy are
classified as one-tank, two-tank or three-tank machines.
The three-tank machine is a fully automatic, continuous
racking machine that scrapes, brushes, and provides two
rinses. It is used at major recruit installations and other
Single-tank Dishwashing Machine
Single-tank machines (fig. 4-13) are used in small
ships or small messes whereby installation of larger
dishwashing machines is not feasible and practical.
Wash and rinse sprays are controlled separately by
automatic, self-opening, and self-closing valves in the
automatic machine, or by handles in the manually
operated machine. The automatic machine provides for
a 40-second wash and a 10-second rinse; for manually
Figure 4-13.Single-tank dishwashing machine.