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Knife Sharpeners

Dull blades can make meal preparation a dull task. Our knife sharpeners collection offers you a great choice of tools and accessories to keep your knives and choppers sharp. Knife sharpeners include a variety of cook's tools, including electric sharpeners, manual sharpeners, honing steels and whetstones. These can sharpen many different types of blades, from chef's knives to utility knives. Williams-Sonoma offers several different options from brands such as Wusthof, Shun and Chef's Choice.

There are three basic steps to sharpening a knife: sharpening, honing and stropping. Sharpening is the first step of sharpening a very dull blade. It involves grinding down the blade to restore the sharp edges. Honing basically refines the blade. It removes less of the blade than sharpening does, so this step works best on a blade that has either recently been sharpened or is not yet dull. Stropping is the final step that polishes off the blade. Some sharpening and honing tools can restore both straight and serrated drawer organizer can help you store and sort smaller blades. While preparing your meals, use different knives for different tasks. For example, using a chef's knife or a utility knife to cut bones can quickly dull your blade. Instead, use a cleaver for this job. Washing can also affect knife sharpness. Avoid cleaning your blades in the dishwasher, as the abrasive detergent can cause dullness. Instead, very carefully wash sharp cutlery with gentle dish soap and a brush. If food is stuck to the blade, leave it to soak in warm, soapy water until it loosens.