How to Achieve Maximum Success with Knives

How To Maintain And Sharpen Your Knife

Have you ever been told that a dull kitchen knife poses more danger to you and your family than a sharp one? Cutting things in the kitchen using a dull knife is considered very dangerous as it always requires more force than a sharper one. A dull knife is a knife that has been used for a long time and has with time folded on its edges making the process of cutting daunting. The are numerous reasons as to why a knife or blade can become dull.

Your cutting board is most likely the number one reason why your kitchen knives are blunt. Wooden cutting boards have been proven to be the best when it comes to maintaining the edge of the knife. Using a wooden cutting board will most likely make sure your knife stays sharp for long but does not guarantee that it will stay sharp forever.

Individuals with kitchen tops that are made of ceramic or tempered glass more often than not require more knife maintenance. Dishwashers more often than not make kitchen knives blunt. One of the main disadvantages of a dishwasher is that it damages stainless steel utensils using the hot water and chemicals used in it. It is a wise decision to invest in a knife sharper as it will prove to be very useful when your kitchen knives become blunt and need to be resharpened.
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A good chef is required to ensure that the kitchen knives are always well maintained, sharp, and well kept. Sharpening a kitchen knife is a very simple process that is very useful and can be done by anyone so long as they have the proper sharpening tools required. You should always strive to purchase the two-stone type of sharpener when shopping around for knife sharpeners. The two-stone sharper is recommended as it sharpens both sides of your blade at one go. There are two main types of two-stone sharpeners which are the electric knife sharpener and the manual knife sharpener.
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The electric knife sharpener has two stone sharpeners inside it which rotate when powered electronically. In order to efficiently use the electric knife sharpener, you will need to power it on and then move your blade towards your body as it gets sharpened by the two stones rotating.

Manual knife sharpeners on the other hand have a cross shape where you are to put your dull knife. You should always be very cautious when sharpening a knife as you can easily get injured by the knife or the knife sharpener. Avoid being distracted by other things when sharpening your blade and always have your eyes on the blade’s edges. A knife sharpener is a very handy tool when it is in the kitchen.