Nothing is more frustrating than a dull knife. Cutting meat, chicken or vegetables becomes impossible and it takes way too long. How do you get a knife sharp again? Right, with a knife sharpener. By using a knife sharpener or a whetstone you can get a knife razor sharp again. At KookGigant we have various knife sharpeners and whetstones.
Buy a knife sharpener at KookGiant
Not every knife sharpener is suitable for every knife. Are you going to buy a knife sharpener? Then it is important to check which type of knives you want to sharpen. Take, for example, a Japanese knife. These always have a sharpening angle of 15 degrees, while a European knife has a sharpening angle of 20 degrees. Do you have both types of knives in the kitchen drawer? Then it is best to buy a sharpening stone , also known as a whetstone . This allows you to determine the angle in which you sharpen the knife. Sharpening a knife with a sharpening stone is not the easiest way to sharpen your knife, but you can make the most blunt knives extremely sharp again and even polish them.
4-in-1 knife sharpener, faster and easier sharpening
Are you looking for a knife sharpener that works faster and simpler? Then choose the pull-through sharpener; the 4-in-1 knife sharpener . With a pull-through sharpener you can sharpen your knife in one go and remove protruding burrs from the cutting part of the knife. Pull your knife through the pull-through sharpener a few times until you are satisfied with the sharpness of the knife. The 4-in-1 knife sharpener from KookGiant can be used for almost all knives and scissors. This sharpener has different grain sizes, from a very fine to a coarse grain size. This way you can always sharpen your knife or scissors to the desired sharpness.
What kind of knife sharpener do I need?
A knife sharpener is there to get your knife sharp again. As we have already described above, there are different types of knife sharpeners available. At KookGigant we have adapted our knife sharpeners to the range of knives. Do you have a lot of European stainless steel knives? Then a pull-through sharpener is the best choice for you. Do you also use Japanese knives? Then it is wise to purchase a sharpening stone . This allows you to sharpen and polish the cutting angle of 15 degrees better and sharper.
How do you use a knife sharpener?
Is it time to sharpen a knife? Test it first with the paper test! Take a piece of paper and cut through the paper from top to bottom with the knife. Be careful not to injure yourself. Does the blade go through the paper in one smooth motion? Then it is razor sharp. If not, it's time to use a knife sharpener. You can sharpen a knife in different ways. Which sharpening method you choose depends on how sharp you ultimately want your knife to be. And how much time you want to spend on this. You usually choose a sharpening stone if you want to get an extremely sharp knife and with a Japanese knife. We have written a blog about how to use a sharpening stone step by step .
Adjust the grain size to the bluntness of your knifeA sharpening stone is available with different grain sizes. The blunter your knife, the coarser the grain must be to get your knife sharp again. And therefore the sharper your knife, the smaller the grain can be. Here is an overview of which grain size fits the 'phase' of the knife.
|Grain 200-600||Restoring a really dull knife|
|Grain 800-1000||Sharpening relatively blunt knives|
|Grain 2000-3000||Sharpen normal relatively sharp knives|
|Grain 3000-8000||Sharpens / polishes razor blades|
Is your knife really blunt? Then we recommend using several sharpening stones with different grain sizes. First sharpen your knife with a coarse grit (200 - 600) and then you can finish it with an increasingly fine grit (3000 - 8000). Since this is common, we have special two-sided sharpening stones for sale.