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Old 01-25-2019, 09:16 AM
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My kitchen knives are from the hardware store, nothing expensive, they were sharp to begin with. DH sharpened them all the other day with a “steel” and Wow ! Cutting up the makings for a soup today was a pleasure instead of a chore ! I tend to forget this needs to be done once in a while !

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Old 01-25-2019, 09:23 AM
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Yep but don’t forget they are sharp and decide to cut up potatoes in your hand.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:01 AM
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Do you have a steel? Even a few swipes before you use a knife will keep it in good working order for a long time before you need it actually sharpened.
There are lots of videos on Youtube to show you the proper angle.
And, keep the knives out of the sink and the dishwasher. Use it, wipe it down/wash it, dry it and put it away in a knife block or stuck to a magnet on the wall. Not in the drawer.

I still use my knives from chef's school, 30 years ago.

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Old 01-25-2019, 02:24 PM
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...... like our rotary blades, we forget how nice a sharp knife is to work with!


Watson ..... A lot of the newer knives seem to be coming with plastic sleeves.
I am assuming that is as good as the knife block or magnet, as then I can put them in a drawer.
Yes? No?

Also ... are there benefits to using a steel? over a stone?
or is it more of a personal preference?
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:14 PM
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I have a steel I use pretty regular on my knives(when I remember) The best sharpener I have used is a Lansky(?) that DH bought me. A bit pricey but well worth it
https://www.cabelas.com/product/LANS...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:19 PM
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I just bought four steak knives Ginshu brand, (if I spelled that right). love them, from JC Penneys. not serated but very sharp! I had been looking and looking. I use the sleeves that came on them every time i put them into the drawer. and wash by hand.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
...... like our rotary blades, we forget how nice a sharp knife is to work with!
I was thinking the same thing when I read Tranum’s post...nicer and safer to work with a sharp knife rather than a dull one.
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Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
.............nicer and safer to work with a sharp knife rather than a dull one.
Oh how true ..... I "re-learned" this only yesterday when I changed my rotary blade!
We strive to get that extra bit of mileage from it, but why?
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:38 PM
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I think it varies from steel knives to stainless steel knives. I like the shapness of steel knives best.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:34 AM
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I love my knives sharp. I can't seem to get the hang of using a steel. I have tried. Once they are sharpened, I have one of the electric ones I like to use this to keep them that way. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/smit...nife-sharpener. I love this one. I only use the ceramic side of it. You can find it in the fishing aisle.
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