Do you sharpen your kitchen knives? Over the years I would sharpen our knives by running it through one of those kitchen knife sharpener tools, or even simpler by running it on the underside of a coffee mug (a trick my mom taught me). It never really seemed to last very long before the knife was dull again.
Recently while we were in the garage for a woodworking project, and clearing out the garage, we rediscovered that we had a blade sharpener. (Yes, it makes me cringe we have tools we have forgotten but I try to let the husband have his own “space” to do what he will.)
After running our kitchen knives through it, they work like new again. And some of these knives were pretty old! I did some more research around and if you don’t happen to have a blade sharpener in your garage, you can bring your knives to smaller hardware stores to have them sharpened for less than $10. It’s a much more frugal option than purchasing a new knife or hacking through your food with a dull knife.
I didn’t realize how much of a struggle it was cutting through stuff until we sharpened everything.
Have you had your knives sharpened and do you have any other tips to get them cutting well again?