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How to Sharpen Kitchen Knives Using Sharpening Steel?

Having a sharp quality kitchen knives is easy for you to use it for chopping, slicing, and dicing a variety of foods. But when your knives can’t easily cut through the skin of tomato, then you know it’s time to sharpen your kitchen knives again!

But there are some exception, some cheap knives are disposable so it’s doesn’t require any sharping, but for quality knives that last forever, you need to know how to sharpen them properly. If you want more tips about how to choose quality kitchen knives, you can visit my blog listed below or my listed branded best kitchen knives company here.

Anyway, I used to sharpen my quality kitchen knives using sharpening stone. But I found using sharpening steel is handier but it’s takes a bit of skill to do it properly.

Basically, how to sharpening your kitchen knives have 4 steps:

1. Hold the sharpening steel in your left hand steadily.

2. With another hand, hold your kitchen knife.

3. With the kitchen knife at a 10- to 25-degree angle to the steel, hold the steel rod steady and draw the knife blade down the steel.

4. Repeat the steps several times until the entire cutting surface of the kitchen knife has been drawn across the sharpening steel on both sides of the blade.

Well, there you have it!

Tips to remember and take away is to even pressure and have an equal number of strokes on each side of the blade.

Proper angle is also the key to properly sharpening your knive too.

All this will take some practice to make it perfect.

Melinda Gene, a mother who love to cook and spend most of her time in the kitchen. You can find more tips about best kitchen knives in her little blog.

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