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How To Handle And Maintain Your Electric Knife Sharpener

Updated on April 3, 2010
electric knife sharpener
electric knife sharpener

The most basic thing to do is to read the given instruction manual

  • Just because your car has broken down does not mean you have to sell it as scrap. Just because the grass in your lawn has overgrown does not mean that you that you have move to a different home. Similarly, when your kitchen tools begin to dull, you should not scrap them when in reality you can just use a knife sharpener to restore them to their former glory.
  • It is a very simple task to sharpen a blade. All you need is an electric knife sharpener. The work of sharpening the knives is done in seconds. However, to handle and maintain your Electric Knife Sharpener, it is vital to follow certain safeguards. The most basic thing to do is to read the given instruction manual. Learn how to use the electric knife sharpener properly. To avoid getting an electric shock, do not put the electric knife sharpener in water. The sharpener should be immediately unplugged on completion of the sharpening work or while cleaning the electric knife sharpener.
  • Avoid moving parts when the knife sharpener is being used. If the electric cord or plug is damaged, do not use the sharpener. Keep in mind that before anything else, your safety is of primary concern.
  • In order to handle and maintain your Electric Knife Sharpener, it is advised not to use parts which are not from the manufacturer or recommended by the original manufacturer of the electric knife sharpener. Instead of saving you money by using cheaper parts, it ends up costing you more since they could damage your electric knife sharpener.
  • Do not use the knife sharpener for purposes other than as advertised. Hence the electric sharpener should not be used to open cans or some other articles.
  • Try not to sharpen articles which are not permissible such as scissors, some types of knives or any other similar articles or blades that do not fit in the instructions on the manual. For optimum results, moisten the suction feet of the electric knife sharpener.
  • To handle and maintain your Electric Knife Sharpener, follow the instructions as to the positions for sharpening of different types of knives. In stage one, the knife undergoes precision grinding which entails the cutting edge of the knife to be sharpened. In stage two, the blade of the knife is honed and polished till it is razor sharp. Try not to run you fingers across the edge of the blade to ensure its sharpness, because such an act may lead to an injury to your fingers.
  • To maintain a paper cutting razor sharp blade, it is imperative that you hone the blade before use each time. To handle and maintain your Electric Knife Sharpener, follow the instructions mentioned in the manual and hold the knife blade parallel with the table when you are sharpening the blade. A well maintained electric knife sharpener will enable you to have a fast and efficient sharpening and honing of your knives done under your supervision.
  • Do not worry if some sparks appear. The carbon content within the knife emits these sparks when they come in contact with the wheels of the sharpener.


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    • nancyanderson profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Hi Manesh,

      thanks for your comment. Glad you like it!


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      8 years ago

      interesting topic.. i learn a lot here.


    • nancyanderson profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Hi Georzetta,

      Thanks for the comment!

      Yap its really not that difficult!Just because something is more costly doesn't necessarily make it more difficult!



    • Georzetta profile image

      Georzetta Ratcliffe 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Interesting hub. You make it sound so simple. Knife sharpeners are pretty intimidating as are the instruction manuals. Sometimes, there seems to be so many warnings in the instruction book that I get frightened before I even plug the machine in. Thanks for the information. I may reconsider.


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