Buy knife sharpeners for optimal knife care
Even a good knife loses its sharpness with everyday use. So that you don't have to replace every blunt knife with a new one, you can simply re-sharpen it with a knife sharpener. There are various techniques and knife sharpeners for this, which we will introduce to you below. You can easily buy all models online.
How can you tell that your knife needs sharpening
There is a simple trick for testing the sharpness of a knife. Take a sheet of paper and hold it up in front of you. Now try to cut the paper in two parts with the knife. The more precise the cut, the sharper the knife. If the paper is frayed at the edges, this is a sure sign that it needs to be sharpened. Often, however, you will also notice that with everyday use of the knife that it has become blunt.
Which kitchen knife sharpeners are there?
There are different techniques for sharpening your knife. We have summarised in the following overview which varieties there are and what advantages they have.
1. The classic knife sharpener
This kitchen tool is found in many households, because it is easy and safe to use. A pull through knife sharpener has a handle with which you can fix the sharpener. Thanks to a preset cutting angle you will always get a good result.
2. Sharpening steel
The sharpening steel - or sharpening rod - restores the sharpness of the knife. To ensure that your good knives do not lose their sharpness you should regularly work them across a sharpening steel after use. This means that the knife does not wear out as quickly. A sharpening steel is made out of high carbonized and hard chrome-plated steel. Whether meat, tomatoes or pumpkins: Your knife will literally be razor-sharp the next time you use it.