Transcript of "Butchers Equipment - Types of Knife Sharpeners"
TYPES OF KNIFE SHARPENERS
These are the most reputablebrands available for knifesharpeners.
Knife sharpening is the process of making a knife orsimilar tool sharp by grinding against a hard, roughsurface, typically stone, or a soft surface with hardparticles, such as sandpaper.Additionally, a leather razor strop, or strop, is oftenused to straighten and polish an edge.
Using manual steel sharpeners is regarded as a skill that every buddingchef needs to have. Just imagine yourself sharpening you’re your knifelike Gordan Ramsey in front of an on-looking dinner party, they will beimpressed.How To Use A Knife Sharpening SteelWhen we use a steel to sharpen a knife, what were doing is reshapingits cutting edge by grinding away tiny amounts of the blade. And whileits the best way to sharpen a knife, all that grinding can leave theknifes edge rough and uneven. Using a knife steel, also called asharpening steel or honing steel, helps smooth out that roughness,leaving a nice, straight edge.
Electric Sharpeners are undoubtedly safer than using manual methods,and with the current range of electric sharpeners it is also a much fasterprocess. A small drawback is that more of the metal form the knife isused each time.How To Use An Electric Knife SharpenerElectric knife sharpeners are a big convenience in a kitchen. A goodelectric knife sharpener will give your knives the sharpest edge possible.Quality electric sharpeners will have a few features. First, they willfeature multistage sharpening, usually in three stages. Second, they willuse diamond abrasives to get the sharpest edge. Finally, they willfeature precision guides in each of the stages to make sure you get aneven edge down the entire length of the knife.
Manual Sharpeners are a cross between a Steel manual and an ElectricSharpener. This is because they give you the added safety and ease ofuse of an electric, along with the control you get with a Steel.How To Use A Manual Knife SharpenerManual knife sharpeners are a big convenience in a kitchen. A goodManual knife sharpener will give your knives the sharpest edge possiblewith practice of course. A good quality manual sharpener will give yourknives a clean sharp edge every time, along with the quickness of anelectric sharpener, and at a fraction of the cost.
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