Are you a restaurant owner? Do you cook for the family at home? A sharp knife is part of every chef’s essentials when preparing meals. When your knives start to go blunt, it slows your meal prep and opens you up to mistakes that can cause a severe injury.
Keeping your knives sharp is a must for any chef. A sharp knife cuts through vegetables and meats like butter, with an effortless motion. So, how do you keep your knives sharp? The traditional method of sharpening your knives won’t get you very far. You need a specialized service that knows how to restore the edge of any blade.
Benefits of Keeping Your Knives Sharp In the Kitchen
A sharp knife works better
Sharp knives need less brute force to cut than dull knives. Less brute force means less damage to the food, which you can easily see by looking closely at the cut. Delicate ingredients, like herbs, will look fresher for longer if you slice through them cleanly, whereas a dull knife will crush more of the cells surrounding the cut, which ultimately accelerates wilting and discoloration.
But more than this, a dull knife slows you down, while a sharp knife makes prep easier and more enjoyable.
A sharp knife is safer
A sharp blade is predictable. When it strikes or is drawn across the food’s surface, it won’t slip. This makes it easy to control how the blade moves through the food, giving you control over your chopping or slicing. A dull blade will slip, which makes control difficult and increases the risk that it will slip into your finger. With a dull knife, it’s only a matter of time until you badly cut yourself.
Also, consider what type of blade you are using. Whether the blade is serrated or not will impact the steadiness of the cut considerably, which also impacts the viability of the blade in the intended cut. Always remember: use the right tool for the job to avoid hurting yourself.
Learning to sharpen is an investment
A set of water stones for sharpening your knives will cost about as much as a good knife. We think this is a great investment since a whole set of expensive but dull knives is useless. A couple of rounds at a sharpening service will cost more than a set of stones, and the stones should last you a lifetime.
Our mobile knife sharpening services visit you at your place of business, and we sharpen your knives while you wait. There’s no need for you to take time away from your busy prep schedule to sharpen knives anymore.
With our mobile knife sharpening service, you get a professional finish that lasts for months or even years. We operate all across Orange County and Los Angeles, and all it takes is one call to keep your knives sharp. We also visit farmer’s markets in the OC and LA area, look out for us at your next visit, and let us give you the edge you need in the kitchen.