Friday, May 27, 2016

Sharpen Those Knives

I have some great knives but they are pretty old we got them for our Bridal Shower way back in 1997. They have seen some wear and tear over the years but who goes around buying new steak knives? Or...maybe that is just me!

Since knives are for cutting, paring, and slicing if they are not sharp it just makes your sous-chef type work more like work. I don't know about you guys but I get satisfaction out of taking out my cutting board grabbing a knife and cutting whatever it is I am cutting either into chunks, slices or even julienneing something however over the past two years we have all noticed a difference. Hello, i couldn't cut through a cherry tomato for my tuna salad yesterday! What is up with that.

This statement brings me to the heading of this post....Sharpen Those Knives!

Here are two of our favorite knife sharpeners:

Gelindo -To Purchase

This inexpensive little guy has a place for your hand to safely hold it while you sharpen your knife. It also has three sharpening slots for different knives such as course, ceramic and fine.

I started with my favorite a ceramic blue knife. I love this little fellow.

To Use:
Insert the knife
Pull it through 3-5 times.

It worked like a charm and it wasn't as nerve wracking as I thought it would be. I remember my grandfather using some sort of stone to sharpen all the knives in the house. I used to be so nervous watching him with nothing to protect his fingers or hand from the blade. He always ended up with cuts and not only from the knives, sometimes from the stone.

You can even use it on your hunting and fishing knives as well.

Coolreall - To Purchase

What I like about the Coolreall sharpener besides the ability to sharpen knives is the nice streamlined look. It is very industrial looking and would like great on a counter top too.

You can use this to sharp all your knives and has an option for fine or course.

Like the first sharpener it is used exactly the same way.

If I had to choose between the two I like the look of the Coolreall but the handle on the Gelindo so it would basically individual preference. Neither is better than the other. I think they both did a fabulous job of sharpening our knives.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My star ratings are exact based on Amazon's star descriptions.  My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. No monetary compensation was received nor will ever be received for reviewed products.

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