Remember my big long knife post when I rambled on and on about knives and it was awesome? Well, I have a quick update…and a giveaway! Woo-hoo!
First off, if you haven’t read the first knife post, please do! In that post, one of the things I mention is getting your knives professionally sharpened regularly unless you really know what you’re doing (which I didn’t). WELLLLLL…KitchenIQ™ recently sent me their Manual Adjustable Sharpener. I love this thing. You can adjust the angle of the sharpener so that you know you are properly sharpening your knife’s edge to the original factory angle. It was time for my knives to be sharpened again – I used this sharpener and it was fabulous. I even used the serrated slot for my serrated knife, which in all honesty made me totally nervous…but my serrated knife is cutting better than it has in ages! Another thing I love is the non-stick base…the sharpener does not move when I am using it.
The “fine” slot is for honing and makes that task easy and quick…and again, you can set the angle to where it should be, so you know your knife is being properly honed. Now that I have this sharpener, I’ve been much more consistent with honing my knives before every use, which makes my knives very happy. (See my original knife post to read more about the difference between sharpening and honing.)
I stand by the statement in my original knife post that you should get your knives sharpened regularly (how often you use your knife will determine how often you need to sharpen your knives). BUT I now feel comfortable doing it myself! Yippee! Here’s to happy, healthy knives in the comfort of my own home!
As you know, I like to share the love, so we are giving away an KitchenIQ Manual Adjustable Sharpener ($39.95) available exclusively at Williams Sonoma, along with the Yellow Fine Grater ($16.99), available on Amazon. (Prize must be shipped within the U.S.) P.S. The grater is cool, too! It’s nice and wide, which makes for easy chocolate and cheese grating. Here’s how to enter! Simply leave a comment on this post. That’s it. Easy peasy. For a second entry, “like” KitchenIQ on Facebook. For a third entry, “like” This Week for Dinner on Facebook.