Honing Steels

Ceramic vs Steel Honing Rod

Keeping your kitchen knives well maintained is a very sensible idea, especially if you have invested a fairly large amount of money in a quality set. Unfortunately, maintaining your knife has been made more complicated by very messy and misleading marketing techniques. That’s probably one of the reasons why you’re here. To understand what the …

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Honing Steel vs Sharpener – Here’s the Difference

There is a lot of confusion surrounding honing steels and sharpeners and exactly what the difference is. I often see honing steels mistakenly labeled as sharpening rods even when they are being sold, especially online. The truth is that honing steels and sharpeners are different tools for very different jobs. If you’re not sure what …

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How To Sharpen A Serrated Knife – Bread Knife Sharpening

When it comes to sharpening our knives, there is one in particular that often gets forgotten, the serrated knife. It’s no immediately obvious that serrated knives can be sharpened, but they can. In fact, serrated knives can be sharpened to a razor-sharp edge, and you don’t even need any super-specialized tools. In this article we’ll …

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Do Honing Steels Wear Out – How Long They Should Last

Honing steels are a vital and all too often underused tool of the kitchen. Commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as sharpening steels, honing steels help to keep your knives well maintained, so they can last significantly longer. Honing steels feel so robust that it’s easy to think they will last forever, but will your steel …

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