Besides, can you sharpen serrated knives?
Serrated knives can and should be sharpened, but they don’t need it very often. A serrated knife’s pointed teeth do most of the work. Less friction means the blade stays sharper longer. The characteristics that keep them sharper also make serrated knives more difficult to resharpen.
Simply so, do you push or pull when sharpening a knife?
Do you use fine or coarse side of knife sharpener?
To start sharpening, pull your knife through the “coarse” slot (made of carbide steel) and then the “fine” slot (made of ceramic). Depending on how dull your knives are, it can work well in one swipe or require multiple passes.
How to Use a Manual Knife Sharpener
- Pull the knife through the course slot of the sharpener, from the heel to the tip, using even pressure, three to six times (pull through more times for more dull or damaged knives).
- Finish with one or two pulls through the fine grit side.
2. Use the “coarse” setting for very blunt knives that need to be reshaped. Most manual sharpeners have at least 2 settings: 1 labeled “coarse,” and 1 labeled “fine.” The coarse setting will actually remove steel from the blade to resharpen the edge, while the fine setting is used for everyday knife maintenance.
The coarse stone is used to repair damage and put a rough edge on the blade (this is for really dull or damaged knives). The fine stone is used to polish the edge and get a razor sharp knife. The fine stone is good for touching up the blade.