I am huge Masterchef fan. I love watching the show each week. Especially if Gordon Ramsey demonstrates how to cook something. He usually starts by starts by sharpening his knives. He pulls out some long steel stick and runs the knife so quickly over it. It might be the way most chefs sharpen their knives but it completely baffles me. I wouldn't know what angle to use it from or anything.
I was so baffled by how they sharpen knives that I was afraid to sharpen kitchen knives for the first couple years I had them. Then my husband bought me this little tool for sharpening my kitchen knives and I love it! It's easy to use and only takes a few minutes. I recently had it out to sharpen knives. We are eating lots of tomatoes this summer and I like my knives sharp enough to easily cut the tomatoes. If you have dull kitchen knives check out the easiest way to sharpen kitchen knives.
I like to put the sharpener in a clean sink to sharpen the knives. I have noticed that they can leave teeny, tiny metal shavings and I just don't want that on my counter.
Start by running the knife from base to tip slowly over the coarse sharpening area. You don't have to press down really hard. Just run it slowly over it around 3-4 times depending how dull your knife is. It keeps the nice angle on the blade that your knife came with. You don't have to do anything but pull it straight through the sharpener.
Then, run it over the fine sharpening area base to tip around 3-4 times.
Once you have sharpened the knife then you can wash it to remove any small metal shavings. I just use hot water, a little dawn soap, and a kitchen sponge. Dry the knife and set it aside. Once you are finished sharpening all your knives I recommend washing off the knife sharpener to remove any of the metal shavings. Then dry off the sharpener and put it away until next time.
I only sharpen my knives every month or so but I have found it makes such a big difference. This sharpening tool keeps my knives razor sharp. It makes life so much easier whether you are cutting tomatoes from the garden or any other fruits and vegetables. You don't have to deal with dull knives anymore with this simple trick. It's easy to sharpen kitchen knives and doesn't take much time.