Whether you are a newbie to the kitchen or a pro chef, learning to sharpen your dull kitchen knives is a skill that can help you in the long run. Despite how it sounds, a dull knife can be pretty dangerous. It causes you to push down harder and you might accidently cut yourself. A sharp knife is ideal because it cuts the item smoothly without much force.
Here are two different ways to sharpen your knives:
The most common and less intimidating way to sharpen your knives is to use a tabletop knife sharpener. They are a small device with different slits that you run the blade through to sharpen. You repeat this process a few times and then wipe the blade clean. It is not as precise as other methods but it will get the job done.
There is a stone called a whetstone that you can use to sharpen blades. First, you take the stone and soak it in water. Then you glide one side of the blade over the stone a few times. You repeat the same motion on the other side of the blade. Flip the stone over and do the exact same thing. Investing in a stone might be a good choice if you enjoy cooking every day and have solid knife skills.
A stone is also a good option because its more precise and has different grits or textures on the sides. Some whetstones need to be wet while others don’t. For beginners, a wet-use stone would be the best option.
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- Team MOBO