Keep your kitchen knives sharper and safer

published 2 weeks ago by CNET.com

From honing to sharpening, here's how to keep your kitchen knives from losing their edge.

One of the most dangerous things in the kitchen is a dull knife they easily slip or slide over food instead of cutting through it that's a recipe for a serious accident here's how to keep your kitchen knives nice and sharp if you have a knife that slightly dull you need to hone it essentially to straighten or realign its edge and to do that you're going to have to use a honing steel start by placing the end of the steals Ron on a flat surface next hold the steel upright with your non knife hand now place the bottom edge of the knife on to the steel make sure to angle the blade between 15 and 20 degrees in relation to the steel also rests her fingers holding the knife safely on the ninth grade behind the heel now drag the blade downwards along the steel at the same time pulled a knife carefully towards you go slowly at first to get the hang of it repeat this action 3 to 4 times ...

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