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How to Sharpen a Knife

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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, Amanda learns how to sharpen her knives. 

How to Sharpen a Knife

Is there anything better than chopping, slicing, and dicing with a good sharp knife? Not really. 

We have to admit that we're guilty of letting knives go dull in our test kitchen. All of that changed when our talented developer, Amanda Li, showed up to a photo shoot with her sharpening stone. Not only does she keep the site up and running, she recently graduated from culinary school and she keeps every knife in the test kitchen nice and sharp. Today, she teaches Amanda Hesser how to do it herself. 

How do you sharpen your knives? We want to know all of your knife-maintenance tips! 


Today's video was shot by Alex Lisowski, and edited by Kyle Orosz. 

Tags: DIY Food, How-To & Diy, Kitchen Confidence