Sharpen all of my kitchen knives!

May 26, 2016
I recently bought this to sharpen all of my kitchen knives which had gone dull over the years. At first, I didn't think it worked too well. But then I went to the Edgeware website and watched their YouTube video on how to use it, and realized that you may have to pull the knife throught the sharpener up to 10 times to get it sharp. (I was initially only pulling it through a couple times.)

After pulling through the knives about 5 times, the knives did indeed get very sharp. For my knives, I pulled them through the "course" side 5-6 times, then through the "fine" side about 4 times. Seemed to work well for me.

Another tip I learned by watching Edgeware's YouTube video, was to set the sharpener on the edge of the counter at a 45 degree angle. (That's apparently what the v-shaped groove is for on the bottom of the sharpener.) When the sharpener is on the edge, you can pull the knives straight through and down without worrying about hitting the countertop and scratching it or breaking the tip off your knife.

Lastly, I'm not sure why some reviewers say that this only works on small knives. I used it on small knives, as well as all of my larger chef style knives. The process is exactly the same no matter the size of the knife. So it should work the same, and indeed it worked just fine on all of my small and large knives.

A set of great kitchen knives from Wusthof

May 26, 2016

If you love German kitchen knives for their superior steel and forging technique, then you’ve got to love Wusthof knives. Wusthof is one of the two most prestige brands for German steel blades (the other one being Henckels) and while their kitchen knives are generally expensive enough to cut a big hole in the pocket, it cannot be denied that the quality is also top of the range.

A basic set of Wusthof kitchen knives costs something above $300, nevertheless this is much cheaper than buying th...

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The Bare Essentials of Knives For The Kitchen

May 26, 2016
While every knife has a use, most people don’t need so many of the more specialized knives. There are a few types, however, that should be found in every kitchen. These are the more versatile knives that can do a number of different types of food preparation.

The Paring Knife

If you don’t have any other knife, you need a paring knife. It’s a small knife with a straight, sharp blade. Paring knives run from about three to five inches long with a thin blade that tapers to a point at the tip....
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