How To: Sharpen kitchen knives

Sharpen kitchen knives

Kirkwood Community College's Chef David shows you how to sharpen knives in this episode of gazetteonline presented by Gazette Food Editor Anne Kapler. Chef David takes you through the process of sharpening a knife using a whet stone highlighting common misconceptions associated with knife sharpening. He also speaks about the options available to lubricate a whet stone. The sharpening process is explained in great detail including the stance, angle of sharpening, application of pressure, using a sharpening steel and finally washing the knife after sharpening.

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