Knife Sharpeners & Steels
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 summarized 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.
With a simple V-cut you can sharpen all knives with a whetstone. It is important that you find the right angle and use a whetstone with a fine grain. For a very sharp result a whetstone with a grain of 3000 is the right choice. Due to its very fine structure, all grooves, edges and other damage are completely sanded off. The whetstone’s high grain size also ensures that wear and tear to the blade during manual sharpening is protected as much as possible.
4. Knife sharpener with ceramic rollers
In particular, Japanese knives with a smooth blade get their original sharpness back with this knife sharpener. The sharpening angle is preset, so that the right position is already set when the knife if sharpened. The integrated diamond roller is intended for basic grinding and the ceramic roller for regrinding.
Can every knife be sharpened with a knife sharpener?
In principle you can sharpen all types of knife with a knife sharpener. An exception are knives with a serrated blade. These cannot be worked on a whetstone.
Buy kitchen knife sharpeners from the ZWILLING online shop.
With the right knife care you can enjoy your kitchen knives for a long time. A knife sharpener, sharpening steel or whetstone ensure that your knives are always just the right sharpness you need for preparing food.
Browse online now and buy the right knife sharpener.