As someone who worked a lot with knives, I can tell you: they're never sharp enough. In fact, chances are most knives you own are hopelessly dull. You just don't notice, because you start putting more and more strength into it without realizing it.
The truth is that even a cheap knife -when properly sharpened- should be able to cut through any meat without using your left hand for leverage and without pushing. To test whether you knife is sharp or not, all you gotta do is try to cut a raw steak. The motion should be towards you— front to back. If you can't cut clean through it in just one single motion, then it needs sharpening!
Though I did it by hand, there's no point anymore. Sharpening manually takes too much time and you constantly end up cutting yourself in the process. No, what you need is a KitchenIQ knife sharpener. It does all the work for you. And what beautiful work.
Advantages of the KtchenIQ Knife Sharpener
- Two settings
The first setting is for hopeless blades. You're probably going to have to ru all your blades through this one first. And, if you ever accidentally ru your blade through bone, the coarse setting will save your knife. The second setting is for maintenance. Always, always sharpen the blade before using it.
- Ease of use
It's super easy to use. Pop it on the table, secure with your left hand and sharpen with little or no effort.
And so, you got yourself one of the best things you can do to save money— by keeping your knifes in shape. With this baby, all your knives can even be passed down to your offspring!