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Tompeters

Knife sharpeners

Over the years (40 odd) I've had:

Moulinex electric c1970s - poor

Steels, magic this and magic that: poor
"The world's best knife sharpener": OKish

Can someone recommend a simple knife sharpener that can be used without special skills and talent, that doesn't take up yet more dwindling counter space? Thank you.

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Wendy

Sharpening knives

I bought a knife sharpener about two weeks ago from our local DIY shop. Needless to say I've thrown the card away that was attached to it for the brand name. But what I can tell you is that the card had three languages Norwegian, Dutch and Swedish. It has two slots both with tungsten blades one for scissors and one for knives it also does serrated blades. It has a handle that slips over the fingers and you draw the blades downwards. It fits into a drawer and cost 5 euro. Quick, simple and easy to use, husband has just sharpened a filleting knife and managed to cut his finger clearing up.

Wendy

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Tompeters

Knife sharpeners

Thanks, Wendy. Keep It Simple, I guess.

I bought some knives at a supermarket demo last year "The world's sharpest knife" -guaranteed for life...to be the sharpest. £9.99 for the box-set with free filleting knife, chicken de-gizzard-er and a lifetime's membership of the Sharp Knife Society ;) They never get used :) I don't know why at my age I continue to fall for that stuff.

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Thistledo

Knife Sharpeners

We use a good Steel for all the knives that need sharpening. At least hubby does. Can't abide blunt knives.

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Tompeters

Steel

Yup, I know you're right, T'do. But it isn't a skill I have ever developed. Like you, can't abide a blunt knife and I'm sure it's far more dangerous to have a blunt knife than a sharp knife.

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Thistledo

Steel

Tomps, visit a butcher and simply ask him to demonstrate (in slow motion) how he sharpens his knives. Or if you're good terms with a chef. Most of these professionals have their favourite ways of sharpening but you'll find it very useful to get this demo and hey presto, Tomps will become a pukka knife sharpener and never look back. That's what we did.

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Tompeters

Knife sharpeners

Good idea, T'do. Son in law is an (ex) chef....will ask him. My dad was brilliant. Just one of those mental blocks....if you know what I mean....maybe it's the knack of keeping the angle constant through the whole stroke? I could happily make a numerically-controlled grinder do it but we don't have one of those :)

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sandramarion1

SHARPENER

Ibought a chef'schoice www.chefschoice.com. Just a simple implement that you hold in your hand on a surface, good sharp knives every time. hope this is of use. It cost about £10.00,

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Yummy

Knife sharpener

I have one kept in the drawer and used almost daily (I too hate blunt knives) it was a couple of £'s from Betterware and has been brilliant for over 12 yrs......it is the typ that has two slots and a small rectangular piece of whetstone at the top.
This week we stayed in a "lodge" where the knives were terrible, we had a piece of beef to slice so my Hubby sharpened them on the window of the car.......ever done that ???
Open your car window about 6 inches and then draw the knife across the top, flat, but ever so slightly angled. once one way and then the other, as a butcher would use a steel....do this 5 or 6 times and it will sharpen your knife..... sliced the beef beautifully btw.

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Tompeters

Knife sharpening Yummy-way

I can see how it works but would never have though to do it on a million years!! I think I'd better buy a steel :)))

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Yummy

Knife sharpening the Yummy Way


"I can see how it works but would never have though to do it on a million years!! I think I'd better buy a steel :)))"

Necessity being the Mother of Invention....and Needs Must when the Devil Drives, Tomps !!
it worked and always worth a try...try it !!!

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JAMES

Knives.

I just take mine to the local kitchen shop three or four times a year and let them do them. Only a couple of quid per knife.

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Thistledo

Knife sharpeners

Yummy, how's the glass in your car window now?

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Fishermans Friend

Knife Sharpeners

I agree, the electric sharpeners are really good.

Cheers
Fsihermans Friend
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Yummy

Knife sharpening the Yummy Way


"Yummy, how's the glass in your car window now? "

It's fine, really !! doesn't cause any damage, of course I wouldn't advocate this practice on a continual or even regular basis, but in an emergency IT WORKS !!

Did you ever try it ???

 
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