How to keep a knife sharp
- If you keep your knife in a drawer with other cutlery, make sure that your knife or at least the cutting edge does not come into contact with other cutlery. Otherwise, when opening and closing the drawer, knives and cutlery would rub against each other, which leads to scratches and the filigree cutting edge can be damaged quickly. So if you like to keep your favorite knife in the drawer, take a look at our accessories. There you can find knife protections made out of soft leather for your various kitchen knives. Alternatively, you can also find different types of handmade magnatic knife blocks.
- Never put your premium knives in the dishwasher. The flying particles of dishwashing detergent are like a sandblasting booth, damaging the fine edge and handle. Therefore, you should always clean your knife by hand.
- If possible, cut your food on a soft wooden board or alternatively on plastic. Glass and porcelain are usually harder than the knife steel itself and thus damage the cutting edge enormously. You can also find matching, handmade cutting boards in our accessories section .
- If your knife is made of rust-prone carbon steel, make sure that the cutting edge is never exposed to moisture and that the blade is permanently preserved with oil or grease.
- Use the right knife for the right application. You can see which knife is designed for what HERE.
- There are various tools and means to sharpen knives. But many of these will damage your good knife more than they are of any use. It takes experience to professionally sharpen your favorite piece. That‘s why we offer a free re-sharpening guarantee, so that your best knife can also enjoy the best service.
Advantages of sharp knives
The pleasure of using valuable tools
Working with good tools is simply fun. Of course, this also applies to working with knives. Dull cutting edges can cause frustration and resentment. Sharp knives, on the other hand, allow you to work quickly and can lead to a certain inner peace and contentment.
The amount of force required to separate the material to be cut also depends on the sharpness of the knife. The sharper a cutting edge is ground, the less force (cutting pressure) is required for the same cutting task. Anyone who cooks every day and therefore works with knives will appreciate sharp tools and experience a completely new cutting and cooking experience.
With the same amount of effort, more cuts can be made with sharp knives than with dull ones. With up to four meals a day, this can mean an enormous time saving.
Low risk of injury
Contrary to many opinions, sharp knives reduce the risk of injury. With dull knives, the increased effort required causes uncontrolled cuts, the risk of slipping on the material to be cut increases and with it the risk of injury. If sharp knives are used properly, evenly executed, jerk-free cuts are possible without the risk of slipping – the risk of injury decreases.
preservation of the aroma
When cutting food such as meat, fruit or vegetables with sharp knives, fewer tissues are cut through than with dull knives, as the tissue is cut cleanly and not crushed. The more cells of the material to be cut are severed, the more liquid and thus flavors are lost. Sharp knives are therefore indispensable in the gourmet kitchen – so why not work with sharp tools at home too?!
More aesthetics through clean cuts
Optically clean cuts are only possible with sharp knives. Soft food to be sliced in particular, such as fish or sushi, calls for a sharp knife in order to be served in a visually appealing way. Even a neatly prepared tomato bread looks more appetizing than its mashed counterpart.