How to Use an Electric Knife Sharpener


Electric knife sharpeners are a big convenience in a kitchen. A good electric knife sharpener will give your knives the sharpest edge possible. Quality electric sharpeners will have a few features. First, they will feature multistage sharpening, usually in three stages. Second, they will use diamond abrasives to get the sharpest edge. Finally, they will feature precision guides in each of the stages to make sure you get an even edge down the entire length of the knife.

The First Stage

  • The first stage of any electric knife sharpener is going to be the most abrasive stage on the machine. The first stage typically shaves off metal the most aggressively. Some sharpeners recommend only using the first stage the first time you sharpen the blade. The other stages will realign and sharpen your edge completely without removing as much metal from the blade in this kind of system.

Sharpening the Blade

  • Most high end electric sharpeners can work with multiple types of blades, from serrated to beveled. If you just try to run your blades through all of the stages in order, you might not be doing it right. Most electric knife sharpeners have guidelines for different types of blades. Follow the instructions in the owner's manual for your type of blade. No oils need to be used with an electric sharpener. Don't press hard with the blade. This might ruin the integrity of the edge that you are creating.

Care for the Electric Knife Sharpener

  • Most electric sharpeners need to be emptied of metal shavings periodically, just as a pencil sharpener might. Always use a clean knife in the sharpener to prevent a buildup on the sharpening surfaces. Some sharpeners have self-cleaning cycles. Others come apart.

Related Searches


Promoted By Zergnet



You May Also Like

  • How to Use an Electric Knife to Cut Foam

    One of the best and the fastest ways of cutting foam rubber, especially thick pieces, is with a common electric cutting knife....

  • How to Use an Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

    Electric chainsaw sharpeners are used to sharpen the individual teeth on a chainsaw blade. The unique adjustments of a chainsaw sharpener allow...

  • How to Use a Knife Sharpener

    A knife sharpener is a tool that often comes with your knife set. Most are long, metal rods attached to a handle...

  • How to Use an Anolon Knife Sharpener

    Knife sharpening is a relatively simple process for most people. However, the Analon Universal Sharpener made the task simple enough for literally...

  • Types of Knife Sharpeners

    Knife sharpeners sharpen or hone the cutting edge on knives' steel blades and are either hand-held or electric devices. There are a...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!