Knife Sharpening And Knife Maintenance

Did you know that a dull kitchen knife is more dangerous than a sharp one? This is because you need to use more force to cut through those boring pieces of metal! On the other hand, the blade will not become dull. What happens in the blunt end mechanics of a knife blade is that the sharp edge begins to bend on its own over time as it is cut. 

A good cook who is in charge of your kitchen also includes taking care of your knives. Sharpening a knife is a very useful skill and it can be very easy to sharpen your own knife at home, as long as you have the right sharpening tool for your knife type. The two types of stone sharpeners are the electric knife sharpener and the manual knife sharpener. You can also go to several online websites such as barnco.com.au/product-category/processing-essentials/knives-sharpening/other-sharpeners to buy one of these knives sharpener for you.

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An electric knife sharpener consists of two rotating stones inside the device. For a two-stone electric sharpener, it is best and safest to place the knife on the sharpener next to the handle with the blade down and away from you. Pull the knife handle back toward you using a gentle, non-sharp motion. An even, firm movement ensures an even finish as it works on both sides of the blade at the same time.

The blade of a manual knife has the shape of a cross where you place the knife. Place the knife with the blade down and away from you on the sharpener next to the handle. Pull the knife handle back toward you using a gentle, non-sharp motion. An even, firm movement ensures an even finish as it works on both sides of the blade at the same time.