How to look after and sharpen knives Recipe

Learn how to sharpen and maintain your knife using a diamond steel.

  • Preparation
    10mins
  • Cooking time
    0mn
  • Rest time
    0mn
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Ingredients
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  • For the vegetables
  • Carrot(s) : 3 whole
  • Onion(s) : 3 whole
Method
  • ETAPE 1

    Holding your steel vertically, position your knife parallel to the ground with the edge at a 40 degree angle to the steel.

  • ETAPE 2

    Slowly drag your knife across and up the steel, beginning at the heel or thick end, until reaching the point.

  • ETAPE 3

    Repeat with the opposite edge of the knife blade, holding the steel in the same position.

  • ETAPE 4

    Alternate between the two edges until the knife has obtained a sharp edge.

  • ETAPE 5

    Test the blade on some vegetables.

Chef's tip

«Wipe the blade clean before using. Start this process slowly and speed up as the movement becomes more natural. »