October 2, 2014

Why You Should Not Throw Old Knives Away

At some point in your life, have you experienced having a lot of different kind of knives which you can't use anymore because they are not as sharp? I have! Honestly, I used to throw them away, but my parents suggested that I buy a sharpener somewhere. I haven't really thought about getting one because I remember the last time someone tried to sharpen a knife with the rectangular black thing, he hurt himself. Good thing it was just a minor cut and we were not required to bring him to the hospital. Whew! I really don't like sharp objects!

I was really surprised to find an updated and "safer" version of knife sharpeners. I guess I've been living in the nth century for awhile. This tool made by KitchenIQ Angle Adjust sharpener works really well for me. The instructions are super easy to follow and you can use just about any kind of knife with it - coarse, fine and serrated!
KitchenIQ Angle Adjust Knife Sharpener
The angle adjust feature makes it even easier to know the angle you should use for a specific knife. Here's the suggested sharpening angles as noted from the packaging:

Chef Knife
  • Global (17)
  • Henckel/Cronidur (12.5)
  • Shun (16)
  • Wusthof (14)
  • Zwilling Henckel/all others (15)

Santoku Knife 
  • Global (17)
  • Shun (16)
  • Wusthof (11)
  • Zwilling Henckel/Cronidur (12.5)
  • Zwilling Henckel/all others (15)
Paring Knife
  • Global (17)
  • Shun (16)
  • Wusthof (14)
  • Zwilling Henckel/Cronidur (12.5)
  • Zwilling Henckel/all others (15)

Utility Knife
  • Global (17)
  • Shun (16)
  • Wusthof (14)
  • Zwilling Henckel/Cronidur (12.5)
  • Zwilling Henckel/all others (15)
Boning Knife
  • Global (17)
  • Shun (16)
  • Wusthof (18)
  • Zwilling Henckel/Cronidur (12.5)
  • Zwilling Henckel/all others (15)
KitchenIQ Angle Adjust Knife SharpenerSharpening Angles
For Coarse, Fine, Serrated KnivesLight with Ergonomic Handle
You must have been surprised that's a lot of stuff, you need not memorize them anyway, you can just bookmark this page. Or if you don't have those really nice knives (I don't!) then it's safe to use Angle 17 (I call it the global angle) to sharpen them. See, now it's easy to remember. Haha! But wait, you know what I love most about this product, it's light and and it has an ergonomic handle which really makes it comfortable to hold.

This is the first product I placed in my "Gift Suggestions" list. If you want to know more about the product, you can visit their website, Facebook pageTwitter account or Pinterest page. I've seen this knife sharpener in stores like Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma and even Amazon.com!


Now, the answer to the question why you shouldn't throw old knives away? Simple and quite obvious - because you can still use them, literally like in forever... that is, if you take care of them properly. So, don't waste another knife, sharpen it the right way.



DISCLOSURE
I was not paid in any way to do a review of the product mentioned above. Everything was based on my honest opinion of the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

25 comments :

  1. That's a great sharpener. My knives are in sorry shape, so I could definitely use kne!

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  2. My husband loves knives. This will make a great Christmas gift for him.

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  3. This Looks Awesome I So Need To Get My Knives Have Had Their Day Thank You!

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  4. What a cool product! I know a few knife collects who would love something like this!

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  5. This looks like a great sharpener. Will make the perfect gift for any cook.

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  6. I have never even owned a knife sharpener.. how sad is that! I think this would be a great investment.

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  7. This is a great one - our sharpener is quite different from this.

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  8. My husband caters so he has a ton of knives. I will have to let him know about this sharpener if he doesn't know about it already.

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  9. I like this , looks safer than some others I've seen

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  10. Wow this is cool, and probably cheaper than shelling out a ton of money for really expensive knives.

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    1. You are so right about that. I should have bought one a long time ago, I would have had a collection of (well non-branded) knives.

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  11. As a food blogger, I'm always looking for new kitchen gadgets. Thanks for this!

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  12. Luckily our Cutco knives come with free sharpening for life. But if we ever lose them, I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. What a great tool! My dad would actually love this as he loves sharpening his own knives.

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  14. Okay I for one also didn't know they even made knife sharpeners like this. This is so neat and I will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Me too. Awhile ago I was checking on our old knives so I can sharpen them too. Then I realized we have that rectangular sharpener I was talking about in this post. I am so going to put it in the donation box (It looks like I never really used it. at all.)

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  15. that looks cool. i need one of these for my knives.

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  16. This one certainly looks safer than the old fashioned "chailas".

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  17. We never throw anything away, they just sit unused. Thanks for the introduction to the KitchenIQ Angle Adjust sharpener I think my husband would really love it. I know he will be happy to use his knifes again.

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  18. Our knife has a very long life span. I don't think we had ever changed since the last 2 decades. Still, the blade is sharp and working every day great.

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  19. I have a knife sharpener and it is a really handy gadget to have.

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  20. I could use that handy sharpener, I sure have some knifes that need to be shown some love!
    I do love all my shifs, they make cooking so easy and fun.

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  21. Oh I NEED this. My knifes will barely cut tomatoes... Super handy gadget!

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  22. Oh, I need this is my life, like yesterday!! Haha. Our knife are just bad... They are super old! Hahahaha

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  23. I think The knife sharpener products are not only effective and balancing but also helpful in our daily family life. It will really make our life colorful.Thank you for this very useful information.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!