Knife Sharpening Service

Knife Sharpening
Mobile AL

Electric Knife Sharpener Reviews

I have a lot of callers asking questions about sharpening serrated knives and electric knife blades. Invariably, the discussion will lead to my recommendation for an electric knife sharpener. I have no such recommendation. Over the years I have picked up electric knife sharpeners at flea markets and second-hand stores just so I could take them apart to see what the actual sharpening mechanism is inside. With very few exceptions, the inside of these sharpeners looks like a torture chamber designed for knives.

In the future, and if I purchase anymore of these sharpeners, I will show you some pictures of what your knife is being subjected to if you use one of these devices. In the mean time, pictured below is the best electric knife sharpener I have had the pleasure of working with.

This high-quality electric knife sharpener (Terry Platt) is trusted by professional chefs in and around Mobile, Alabama as well as particular home chefs. Terry uses a 2 -step process using diamond files:

Step 1 – reshapes the angle, sharpens and rejuvenates the gullets

Step 2 – finishes the sharpening process honing and polishing the blade, while touching up the serrated blade teeth

 

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Published: September 19, 2018

Local Chicago Cutlery Knife Sharpening

Chicago Cutlery Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama

I absolutely love Chicago Cutlery knives. But, the very reason I like them might make them inappropriate for you. Why? Because they wear down and dull easily and they are pretty easy to bend too. What some may see as negatives – the wearing and bending – can be a definite plus for you as it is for me if you are willing to put just a little more care into your knives. Let me explain:

Chicago Cutlery knives are made of steel that might be just a wee bit softer than other knife steels and the blades are much thinner than what some cooks like – but these are the advantages I am talking about. Softer and thinner blades allow the knives to be quickly sharpened and they can be sharpened to a much finer cutting angle than knives normally found in the typical kitchen.

I have just finished sharpening three Chicago Cutlery knives for a customer; a 65S, a 62S and a 72S. When the customer dropped them off they were so worn that they really did not have a cutting edge. Since these blades are thin, I was able to profile the cutting edge to twelve degrees. Now that is sharp! A straight razor is sharpened at ten to twelve degrees. And, it was easy to do because the steel is, as I said, a bit softer than many kitchen knives.

I know you’ve seen people cutting a sheet of paper or a newspaper to show how sharp a knife is. If you really want to see sharp, try cutting a napkin. A napkin is so soft it is impossible to cut with anything less than a razor edge. Take the knife to be tested and use its point to punch a hole in the napkin. Then, very slowly, see if the knife will cut the napkin without leaving a jagged edge. If so, that is what you can call sharp.

Here are a couple of pictures showing these knives cutting a napkin. It is not so easy to see, but look for the cutting line running from each hole.

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

Sharpening Chicago Cutlery

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Published: March 21, 2017 | Comments: 0

How To Sharpen A Boning Knife

Wusthof Knife Sharpening in Mobile Alabama: Call Terry 2 251-583-5955

How To Sharpen A Boning Knife

 

Boning knives to be somewhat flexible and very sharp. The best angle for sharpening a boning knife is 22 degrees. Here is a video showing how to use a boning knife to debone a chicken.

 

Many chefs that I sharpen for in the Mobile AL area use Wusthof knives. They are expensive but their performance satisfies even the most demanding chefs. If you are interested in these knives, I am supplying links below. If you do purchase a knife using these links I will receive a small commission for the referral.

Wusthof Classic 6-Inch Flexible Boning Knife

Wusthof Classic 6 Inch Curved Boning Knife w/Hollow Edge 46101-7/16

Wusthof Pro Boning Knife, 6-Inch

Wusthof Classic Ikon 5-Inch Boning Knife, Black

Wusthof Gourmet 6-Inch Boning Knife

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Published: January 5, 2017 | Comments: 0