pinch tips: How to Keep Knives Sharp Like a Pro

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Thanks to these tips from the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen your knives will always be sharp!


9 Comments
ThePretentiousChef
Andy Anderson ! - Jun 24, 2017
J, you're right. Although most people refer to that device as a "sharpening" steel; in reality it's called a "straightening" steel.

FYI: They must have heard you, because the caption reads: "How to keep your knives sharp like a pro."

I put together a little illustration... pardon the crude graphics :-)

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JWhiteH
J. White Harris - Jun 3, 2017
This video does not tell you how to sharpen a knife. It tells you how to KEEP YOUR KNIVES SHARP.
When you use your knife the edge of the blade gets bent during use. Using the steel straightens the cutting edge of the knife so that it will cut like it is supposed to.
kishin
KISHIN MIRPURI - Mar 8, 2017
I hv been using it for over 4 years i hv no problems with it
Katwyn100
K Wynn - Jan 10, 2017
Pinch tip on how to sharpen knives like a pro would have been better if the video had used the point of view of the person demonstrating it. Hope some viewers don't find viewing that so confusing when they try to reverse that image to do it themselves, that they get mixed up and lose a thumb doing it backwards by mistake. I can't imagine a novice getting it right by viewing it from that angle. I use a wet stone to sharpen knives, and was open to trying another method, but after viewing that think I'd better stick to the stone.
AuntSue42
Susan Charthaigh - Sep 27, 2016
Just a note to Carolyn Lobb. I understand your frustration with not hearing English, but you must remember that JustAPinch is available world wide. Spanish speakers are as welcome as we are and they are constantly being force fed a foreign language since most sites are in English or one of the Asian languages. If you can't abide the occasional foreign site, there are web extensions you can get that will attempt to translate sites into English. The videos, however, are still going to be in the native language of the poster.
Carolynlobb
Carolyn Lobb - Sep 10, 2016
Just viewed an ad for pine sol which I'm not opposed to when attempting to view a recipie, what I am opposed to is that the ad was in Spanish. I am American I live in America and would appreciate not being force feed a foreign language. (Press 1 for English)
MrEdS
Edwin R. Seils - Aug 21, 2016
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geri stevens - Jul 13, 2016
I have to agree with Billie Reece about the barrage of voice ads and other intrusive commercials. This site was once a joy to become engaged in and that isn't a distant memory but I fear we'll never enjoy those days again. Once the advertising revenue starts flowing, it's impossible to stop that bolstering of revenue.
Gr8grma
Billie Reece - Dec 1, 2015
How I hate the fact that you never have the recipe where you can find it. There are so many other things going on that I give up on the recipe that is supposed to be featured!!
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