Knife Skills

Keep it sharp

Honing or Sharpening?
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That depends on whether your knife has just lost its sharpness due to constant use or whether it has become really blunt.
Knives that have lost their sharpness can be sharpened using a honing steel.
For blunt knives, use a sharpener.

Method 1

Freehand

  • Hold the steel in one hand and the knife in the other hand. The knife should be above the steel. 
  • Tilt the knife so that there is a 15 - 20° angle between the blade and the honing / sharpening steel.  
  • Pull the blade in semi-circular movement over the steel, making sure you use the entire length of the steel: The base of the blade glides in an arch down to the tip of the blade.  
  • Use light pressure on the blade. 
  • Now put the knife underneath the steel, again at an angle of 15 - 20°. 
  • Pull the blade in the same way across the steel. Repeat this process six to eight times on each side.

     

Method 2

Supported

  • Place the honing / sharpening steel tip downwards on a firm surface (work surface or table).
  • Hold the knife in your other hand.
  • Tilt the knife so that there is a 15 - 20° angle between the blade and the honing / sharpening steel.
  • Guide the cutting edge down over the steel, making sure you use the entire length of the steel: The base of the blade glides down to the tip of the blade.
  • Use light pressure on the blade.
  • Now put the knife on the other side of the steel, again at an angle of 15 - 20°.
  • Guide the blade in the same way across the steel. Repeat this process six to eight times on each side.

Supported
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The electric knife sharpener

Anyone can use the EASY EDGE, you don't have to be a professional to use it. It is designed for use at home and helps you keep your knives sharp to conjure up great home cooking for your family.

With one touch of a button you start the sharpening program.

The three coordinated intervals ensure that your knives are always sharp and cut precisely with the WÜSTHOF EASY EDGE.

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