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Knife sharpeners types and methods of sharpening

Any modern kitchen today cannot do without such a seemingly simple objects like a knife. It is the indispensable tool for grinding products. But like anything intended for any type of work the knife can run out, or rather it is blunting and further use of it becomes difficult.
This problem does not require great efforts, when there is knife sharpener in your kitchen that can regain the sharpness in a few minutes. Yes, using it to sharpen a knife is pretty easy, but the quality of sharpening depends on the proper use of the sharpener.

Choosing your favorite grinding machine you must take into account peculiarities of the knife, you’re going to sharpen, as it will depend on the quality of the work that should be completed and the ability to retain their cutting ability for a long period of time. So, today you can get to your kitchen one of the following types of knife sharpeners.

Simplest knife sharpener performing blades sharpening on both sides. Faulty instrument will “eat” blade pretty fast without warranty of quality blade sharpening. If you use your blade sharpeners permanently your wide blade will turn into the narrow and uncomfortable one to work with.

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Electric grinding machine is easy to use, but in any careless movement you risk not only to damage the blade of a knife, as well as to get serious injury. This is due to the fact that the machine is powered by an electric drive and has a pretty big capacity.

Whetstone with rigid foundation. These sharpeners for knives is performed sharpening on one side, but due to the abrasive using it can either make a perfectly sharp blade or turn it into a form unsuitable for further use.

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Mechanical sharpener of knives – the intensity of the work depends on the strength of hands of the person which is using it. If you purchased this kind of grinding machine, it is the right choice, as most models in this class allow you to change the angle of knives’ sharpening, which gives the opportunity to work with a variety of kinds. To choose the desired angle is quite simple – to attach the knife blade to a leather strap at that angle, so that you can cut a thin cover out of the surface. Initially, the blade should lie flat on the surface, and then you just need to gradually raise the handle, thus changing the angle and do not forget to move the knife blade forward. Another nuance is that a belt in the process must be either highly stretched, or lying on a flat, hard surface. To put a hard pressure on the blade is not necessary, because as a result, the skin begins to flatten and you just roll it up in the opposite direction.

It is important to purchase high-quality sharpeners for knives exclusively in specialized shops, as with the machine you will get not only a guarantee of quality, but also expert advice on the use.

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