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Shop Professional Knife Sharpeners For Your Kitchen - Scanpan Knife Sharpeners, Klevasharp Knife Sharpeners & More

Maintain your expensive knives with our curated selection of professional-grade knife sharpeners at Harris Scarfe. Unleash the full potential of your kitchen knives with precision and ease!

Knife-Sharpening Techniques: Tailoring to Your Blades

Different knives demand distinct sharpening techniques to unleash their full potential. Let's delve into the specifics of how to sharpen various knife types:

  • How To Sharpen Paring Knives: These delicate blades require a precise touch. Use a fine-grit sharpener, maintaining a consistent angle to achieve razor-sharp precision.
  • How To Sharpen Chef's Knives: The workhorse of the kitchen benefits from a multi-stage sharpener, allowing for coarse and fine honing. A consistent 20-degree angle ensures an optimal edge for all your culinary endeavours.
  • How To Sharpen Utility Knives: Opt for a versatile sharpener with adjustable angles to cater to the varying needs of utility knives. Strike a balance between sharpness and durability.
  • How To Sharpen Carving Knives: Precision is key for carving knives. Utilise a honing rod or a guided sharpener to maintain a consistent angle, ensuring clean and even slices.
  • How To Sharpen Specialty Knives: Depending on the specialty, such as boning or filleting knives, choose a sharpener that accommodates the unique shape and requirements of the blade.
  • How To Sharpen Santoku Knives: This Japanese all-purpose knife benefits from a sharpener that can handle both straight and hollow ground edges. Maintain the integrity of the hollow grind for optimal performance.
  • How To Sharpen Bread Knives: Serrated blades require specialised sharpeners designed to hone each tooth, ensuring a smooth and effortless slicing experience.

Explore our guide to types of kitchen knives for a deeper understanding of the functionality behind each blade.

Best Knife Sharpener Brands in Australia - Klevasharp & Scanpan

At Harris Scarfe, we understand the significance of investing in a quality knife sharpener. Scanpan and Klevasharp stand out as industry leaders, offering a range of professional-grade sharpeners. These brands prioritise durability, precision, and ease of use, making them ideal companions for both home kitchens and professional settings.

How To Use A Knife Sharpener in 5 Easy Steps

Using a knife sharpener might seem daunting at first, but with our simple instructions, you'll master the art of sharpening in no time:

  1. Prepare Your Knife: Ensure your knife is clean and dry before sharpening.
  2. Choose the Right Sharpener: Select a sharpener that suits your knife type and your preferred sharpening method - manual or electric.
  3. Establish the Angle: Maintain a consistent angle while sharpening, usually around 20 degrees for most kitchen knives.
  4. Apply Even Pressure: Whether pushing, pulling, or using an electric sharpener, ensure even pressure for a uniform edge.
  5. Hone and Polish: Finish with a few strokes on a fine-grit setting to hone and polish the blade to perfection.

Knife Sharpeners: Frequently Asked Questions

How often should you sharpen a knife?

Ideally, knives should be sharpened every 2 to 3 months with regular use. However, the frequency may vary based on usage and the type of knife. Keep a keen eye on the blade's performance to determine when it needs a touch-up.

Do you push or pull when sharpening a knife?

The technique depends on the type of sharpener. For manual sharpeners like the Kleva knife sharpener, a combination of both push and pull strokes ensures an even sharpening. Electric sharpeners often have specific instructions, so be sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines.

What knives should not be sharpened?

Serrated knives, with their unique toothed edges, should avoid traditional sharpeners. These knives are best maintained using specialised sharpeners designed for serrated blades, ensuring longevity and precision.

Explore, Shop, and Sharpen: Your Journey Starts Here at Harris Scarfe

Explore our full range of cutting tools - including loose kitchen knives, knife sets, knife blocks, knife sharpeners, and kitchen scissors - online and in-store. Scanpan and Klevasharp offer not just knife sharpeners, but full kitchenware solutions tailored to enhance your cooking experience. Read our step-by-step hub guide on how to sharpen a knife for a more in-depth understanding of the sharpening process.