One of the many things my mom always taught me was that a dull knife in the kitchen is less safe than a sharp one. So of course, as soon as I moved out and started my own kitchen, I immediately… disobeyed my mom and tossed my dull knives into a kitchen drawer.
Which was fine when the extent of my cooking was grilled cheese, but with all the choppy choppy that goes on (six cups worth of mushrooms choppy choppy!) I like a nice sharp knife (and a beautiful knife block- thanks for that my darling!)
Enter Jamie Oliver’s Really Sharp Knife Tool:
Trying my knife on a piece of paper, a banana, and cardstock before sharpening, it was clear that my knife needed a little TLC.
I was so scientific about it, I even had videos to make into .gifs, but alas they turned out all wonky. Me and technology.
Oliver’s directions recommend 3-4 swipes across the ceramic discs.
And I have to say, the performance on the banana, paper, and cardstock showed a definite improvement!
This is one of those tools that likely needs to be used often, but it is really simple to use and is much less scary than those sabre-like sharpeners I have seen.
The sharpener retails for $24.99, but I got mine on sale for 40% off, and usually see it for at least 5-10% off, so keep an eye out for sales!
And now with my nice sharp knives, I can cease bringing shame to my family’s name!
Until next time, may all your knives be the nicest!