Your Knife Is Blunt

by Alberta Brown

Have you figured out how to hone a good knife right? Cooking dishes with blunt blades takes time, extra energy, and more at risk. In addition, the process of cutting groceries becomes untidy. To avoid this, make sure you know how to sharpen the right kitchen knife.


Previously, we've shared info about the types of knives that have different functions. If you already have different types of knives, of course you want to keep the knives sharp and maintained. The more often used, the sharpness of the knife is certainly not the same as when we bought it. Split blade parts will certainly be blunter and need to be sharpened to be sharp again.

There are several ways to sharpen the knives that you can choose, from the classic way to using modern tools. Here are the descriptions.

1. Using the sharpening Stone


In the sum of Indonesian habits, sharpening the sharpest blade is to use the sharpening stone. Usually, these teasers are sold in traditional markets. A rectangular-shaped sharpening stone with a thickness of 3-5 cm.

How to sharpen knives using this tool is quite simple. First, soak in the rock for a moment. It's function is natural lubricant. Then set the mat under the sharpening stone so that it isn't slippery and shifting while you're sharpening. You can choose the kitchen as the bag and sharpen your knife gently with a motion like butter-polishing.

2. Using Mug


Don't have the sharpening stone at home? You can use a mug or a ceramic-made glass to sharpen the kitchen knife. The schemer is pretty simple. First, use the bottom of the mug, precisely on the end line of the mug that is usually circular shape and look rough. Besides the mug, you can also use the back of the bowl.

Hone the blade on the back of the rough mug with a tilt position of 15 degrees. Do until the knife becomes sharper. This is the way you can pick up in the emergency, such as when you are on vacation at the inn.

3. Using the Auto Teasers


Need a more effective and fast way? Now there are various types of instant teasers. The tool is favored by many people with the name Knife sharpener or knife grinder. The shape is quite varied. Make sure you choose a product with quality material because there are now many imitation auto-sharpened tools that are of less good quality.

Instant teasers usually use power from the battery or power so it can move automatically. Some products also provide a sharpening function for other tools such as scissors and screwdrivers. The price varies from tens of thousands to millions of rupiah.

4. Using Honing Steel


At a glance, this tool is not like a knife sharpener. The shape is more like a screwdriver, because it is long and has a handle. Honing steel is popularly known as sharpening steel, because it's made of steel and is destined for the sharpening of the knife.

This tool is usually worn by the chefs to hone the knife kitchen. Not only made using steel base material, also many honing steels made of ceramic.

5. Summon a roving welder

Lastly, you can also use the simplest way, which is to call the teasers. In some areas, there are many roving teasers. Or you can also find the teasers who usually await their customers in the traditional market.

Usually the travelling teasers are using a manually-driven training tool. Because they were accustomed to sharpening knives, they did it relatively quickly. We only have to pay for his services. It's an effective way for you who don't have your own teasers.

From the five ways to hone the knives above, which way do you think is easiest? Don't forget to consider your kind and quality, yes! Don't get damaged because you choose the wrong way to hone.

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    my bioAlberta Brown. My first interest is photography, cooking, sports, and the travel and lifestyle elements of those endeavors followed in suit. I am fascinated with capturing subtle moments within broader experiences. I think that there is a simple magic in portraying the current emotions of subject or encompassing the sheer magnitude of a landscape within a single frame.