Knife Sharpening Action PlanTired of not having sharp kitchen knives? Of squishing tomatoes instead of simply slicing them? If you crave performance but are crunched for time—here’s a fast- track action plan to bring back the sharpness. Grab it and go!
1) Take an inventory of your kitchen knives. From the ones you use the most, make a short list of which are dullest. (If this inspires you to shop for some new ones, check out Best Chef Knives — Six Recommend. . . Read more →
Professional Knife SharpeningI’m a very very very very very picky person. Especially when I want to be. So, when it came around to reviewing professional knife sharpening services, rest assured, I did not take the mission lightly. I hunkered down.
First off, know this: All three finalists—Seattle Knife Sharpening, D&R Sharpening Solutions, JustKnives101—have history. They’ve all been doing what they do for over a decade and one of them. . . Read more →
What's a Honing Steel?You’ve probably heard about honing steels before—more simply known as steels. You might even have one stashed away in your knife block—that metal rod with a handle that came with your knife set that you’ve rarely, if ever, taken out and used on your kitchen knives. You might have seen a butcher use one, if not in real life, at least in movies. But what the heck are you supposed to do with it? Sharpen knife blades? Impress your guests?. . . Read more →
How to Buy a Great Chef Knife
A chef knife (or cook's knife) is the soul of the kitchen. It’s the tool you most use without even thinking, but can’t live without. It’s in your hands pre-dinner when you mince shallots and there again when you quarter a watermelon for dessert. So buying. . . Read more →