How do you know if your knife needs sharpening? If your knife can’t slice through a single sheet of paper, you need to get to work. As sharpening actually shaves metal off the knife, it is best to maintain your knives through regular honing and care until this point.
Kitchen Warehouse offer a variety of sharpeners in quite different styles so use this guide to see which one matches your skill level. Kitchen Warehouse also offers a knife sharpening service and knife sharpening workshops so you can visit a store to find out how best to keep your knives at peak sharpness.
This type of sharpener guides the knife at the correct angle and can be altered for different types of knives. An electric sharpener does all the work for you and is great for beginners and professionals.
A whetstone is a gentle and effective way to sharpen your knives. It is a skill that must be learned and care needs to be taken to angle the knife correctly. Whetstones have two sides - fine grit and coarse grit. Find out how to use a Whetstone in our Blog.
The sharpening system is an alternative that reverses the sharpening process so the stone moves over the knife. These systems are assembled at home. A clamp holds the knife in place while a guide arm ensures the stone stays at the proper angle.
As with the whetstone these consist of a pre-sharpening or honing stone and a sharpening stone, set in a slot system that allows you to pull the knife through. The 3 stage pull through sharpeners include a polishing stone.