Be sure that the electric knife is unplugged. To remove the blades, press the blade release switch. Hold the blades through the plastic guards and pull the blades away from the power handle. Separate the two blades by sliding the rivet from the one blade out of the keyhole slot of the other blade. Carefully wash the blades and carving fork in warm soapy water or in an automatic dishwasher. Dry thoroughly and slide the plastic safety sheath over the blades. Wipe the power handle with a damp cloth. Never immerse the power handle in water or any other liquid. Store the electric knife, the reassembled blades (serrated edge facing down) and the carving fork in their storage box. Blades are sharp; always handle carefully.