How To Keep Kitchen Knives Sharp!

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How To Keep Your Kitchen Knives Sharp

If you own kitchen knives, you better keep them honed. That's because a dull knife blade not only slows you down in the kitchen, but it can be more dangerous than its ready-to-cut counterpart, too.

In this brief, 2-minute video, you'll learn how to use a knife steel to keep your kitchen cutlery in top form.

Among the tips:

  1. Hold your knife at a 20-degree angle to the steel for maximum effect
  2. 10 swipes per side is sufficient to keep the blade straight
  3. Mid-range knife steels are the best choice for most kitchens

Most knife steels don't actually sharpen knives. Instead, they straighten the microscopic teeth that make the knives work. And that's okay. Just remember use the steel every time you use your knife.

Posted by Michael LaFido on April 12, 2010 | Tags: Cooking Tips

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Ron Tiller
Star Referral - Grand rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI

Use it once, steel it once.

Apr 12, 2010 02:33 AM #1
Paul Smith, BRE# 01107845
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty - Tahoe City, CA
Servicing the Lake Tahoe area Real Estate Needs

Thanks for the tip.

Apr 12, 2010 02:36 AM #2
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Thanks for the tip! I need to go home and sharpen some knives!

Apr 12, 2010 02:44 AM #3
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

Thanks.  Your video makes me want to go home right now and sharpen ALL of my knives.  I noticed many were very dull at our Easter gathering.

Apr 12, 2010 03:04 AM #4
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Michael:  Good advice that calls for action.  Nothing is worse than trying to cut with a dull knife ...


Apr 12, 2010 09:57 AM #5
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