Kitchen Knife Sharpening Guide

If you have invested in a set of kitchen knives to help you master the art of food preparation, it’s important to take good care

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There are lots of different types of kitchen knives, each with different uses. Whether you have a wide selection of quality kitchen knives, or simply own a basic cook’s or utility knife, each will need sharpening to keep it in good working order.

There are several types of kitchen knife sharpeners on the market, accompanied by varying advice, if you are in doubt as to whether your knife can be sharpened with a particular sharpener, always refer to your knife/sharpener instruction manual.

What to use to sharpen kitchen knives

Kitchen knives can be maintained with a steel and sharpened with a knife sharpener or a whetstone, depending on the type of knife.