Did you know that a dull kitchen knife is more dangerous than a sharp one? This is because you have to use more force to get that dull piece of metal to cut! The blade does not really become dull instead what happens in the mechanisms of a dull knife blade edge is the sharp edge begins to fold over on itself over time when cutting or chopping. Additionally, there are many reasons that cause any knife over time to become dull.
Your cutting board, by way of example, might be causing your knife to become dull over time. Wood cutting boards showing the end grain would be the best to help maintain the knife blade edge. A wood cutting board that shows the end grain makes it possible to cut or dip in the grooves of the end grain thus maintaining the blade edge. Even with a wood cutting board can cause a dull knife blade over time and several households have moved to other materials besides wood.
In many families with plastic, ceramic or tempered glass cutting boards the knife blades can require maintenance more quickly than ever before. Dishwashers also help to dull knife blades. The warm water, chemicals, and motion in a dishwasher can harm even stainless steel cutlery. It becomes much more important than ever to get a kitchen knife sharpener in your kitchen to re-orient the cutting edge back to its proper or unrolled position restoring the sharpness of your knife.
Part of being a fantastic chef in control of your kitchen includes looking after the upkeep of your knives. Knife sharpening is a really useful skill and it can be very easy to sharpen your own knives in your home, as long as you have the proper sharpening tools for your kind of knife.
When searching for the best types of knife sharpeners on the market today try to find the two-stone sort of sharpener; the primary reason being that the two-stone sharpener is the greater design is because it can beare very tricky to sharpen a knife equally using just one stone. The types of two-stone sharpeners are electric knife sharpener and manual knife sharpener.
The electric knife sharpener contains two stones inside the system that spin around. With a two-stone electrical sharpener the very best and safest way to sharpen would be to place the knife into the sharpener up to the handle with the blade edge down and away from you. Draw the knife handle back towards you in a smooth rather than jerky motion. A smooth firm motion provides an even result as it works on both sides of the knife at exactly the same time.