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How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

There is a saying goes that a man who can sharpen a knife is a good husband. There is not much in the kitchen, there are many knives, large or small knives, after long time use, they will cut very hard. No doubt that, the knife must have become dull! So, How can we sharpen knife to maintain the sharpness of kitchen knives?

You think sharpening a knife is a technical task, but in fact, as long as you learn a little trick, sharpening a knife at home will be very easy. This article is going to head off this problem. I’ll introduce several methods and tips for sharpening the knife. Don’t miss it, there will be some unexpected and surprise skills:

1. If you have whetstone at home

First step: begin to prepare

Immerse the whetstone in water for about five minutes.

Second step: adjust the gesture

Hold the knife handle in one hand and gently press the blade with the other hand. Place the knife on the whetstone with an angle of 10-20 °, Notice:the blade should towards yourself.

adjust the gesture - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home?

Third step: sharpen the knife

Use your hand to increase the pressure downwards and let the knife move up and down on the whetstone, keeping the angle between the blade and the stone. You will notice burr after about five rubs.

If the kitchen knives have a large blade, you can divide it into three stages to  sharpen.

sharpen the knife - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

Fourth step: polish the sides

Rotate the blade and continue to maintain an angle of 10-20°. Sharpen the two sides of the blade alternately.

polish the sides - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

Fifth step: polishing smooth

At this time, there are many small burrs on the blade, slide the blade gently over the whetstone. Then rinse the blade under water and dry it carefully.

polishing smooth - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

Sixth step: test the sharpness

Use a piece of paper to test, if the blade is sharp enough, it will slip through the paper effortlessly. Not sharp enough, please repeat the above sharpening process.

test the sharpness - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

Notice: During the sharpening process, the whetstone will produce gray foam, which will improve the efficiency of the sharpening.

After using the whetstone, store it in a cool and dry place, avoid direct sunlight.

2. If you don’t have whetstone at home, how to sharpen the knife?

Just using common objects in life, you can sharpen the knife easily.

2.1 Porcelain

The bottom of the bowl, the bottom of the plate, and the bottom of the cup are good tools for sharpening that people often overlook.

Let the knife grinds back and forth on the rough part of the bottom of the cup to remove the rust on the surface.

Porcelain - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.2 Leather belt

Polish with forehand and backhand alternately.

Leather belt - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.3 Cardboard

Sharpen knife with cardboard can quickly remove the rust of the blade, it’s, more suitable for grinding scissors.

Cardboard - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.4 Nail file

Most nail files have polished surfaces with different thickness, you can use it in sequence to sharpen your life.

Nail file - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

The method to sharpen the knife with nail file is similar with the abrasive paper.

abrasive paper - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.5 Nylon tape

Polish with forehand and backhand alternately.

Nylon tape - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.6 Car window

The edge of the car window is round and rough,which just make it suitable for sharpening.

Car window - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.7 The back of a knife blade

First, you have to have two knives. Then, rub the blade along the back of the knife.

The back of a knife blade - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.8 Stone

It is similar to use whetstone. Try to use smooth and flat ones, such as pebbles.

Stone - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.9 Cement floor

Advantages: You can quickly make the knife sharp again.
Disadvantages: If not handled properly, the blade may be damaged.

Cement floor - How to sharpen kitchen knives at home

2.10 Professional Knife Sharpener

Whether you’re right or left-handed, the ergonomic handle allows you to restore your cooking knives in a matter of seconds! Simply place the blade in each of the slots and gently pull the knife through a few times for fast, effective sharpening.

Advantages:

  • Stylish and safety design, easy to clean and storage.
  • The non-skid rubber feet ensures your steadiness when sharpening
  • 3 stages of sharpening ( Fine, Ceramic and coarse ), ensure the perfect sharpening result.

knife sharpener - how to sharpen kitchen knives
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Learning how to sharpen knives can reduce the repurchase rate of kitchen knives and save a considerable amount of income.


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