Sharp knives are amazing. My mom offered me a “tomato knife” recently but I declined. So she gave it to my daughter-in-law, Ashley. While I was at Ashley’s house a while back, I used the knife. Oh, my gosh! It was the best knife I’ve ever used. EVER!!! I was really sad I hadn’t accepted it when my mom offered it. So my mom, being the awesome mom that she is, gave me her tomato knife and got herself another one. I love this knife – mainly because it’s so sharp – and I use it for everything!
I’ve never had expensive knives, and therefore, they don’t tend to stay sharp. It can be very frustrating when you cook as much as I do. About 10 years ago, my husband and I were out shopping and he saw a knife sharpener at Target and bought it. I was skeptical that it would make any difference, but it did. It really did. You run the knife along the sharpening stone four or five times and your knife is sharp. You can also use it for scissors. I’ve tried it with a serrated knife but it doesn’t work extremely well for those.
Anyway, if you have dull knives like I did, a knife sharpener might be a worthwhile investment. They run anywhere from $8 and up. Mine was about $12.
Or you could just go out and buy some really nice knives. But the sharpener is cheaper.
What kind of kitchen knives do you have? Could a sharpener be helpful?
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