TIPS ON MAINTAINING YOUR KNIVES
Beyond Sharp are your Mobile Sharpening Specialists and only use Revolutionary New ‘MIRROR CUT®’ Wet Linish Technology on your knives. They have been ground and honed to a scalpel finish to provide you with a knife that is a pleasure to use again. You might consider new knives straight from the store as sharp but in the trade, they are what are called ‘Shop Sharp’ and most professionals have them re sharpened to their requirements.
WHAT DAMAGES YOUR KNIVES
- Stainless Steel Sinks or Bench Tops
- Hard cutting boards such as Glass, Ceramic or Laminex.
- Bone and frozen food stuffs.
- Other Knives and Utensils in Dish Washers or Communal Drawers.
- Avoid all of these hazards where possible.
AND THE BIG CULPRIT IS
You need to be fully aware of what method your sharpening service provider is using on your knives. Ask him or better still, inspect his machines and if it is not a Water Cooled Wet Grind system of sorts, refrain from using his services. After all, they are your knives so it makes sense to give them the very best care possible. Bench Grinders and Belt Sanders are out.
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PUT YOUR ‘STEEL’ AWAY
You should consider the re sharpening of your knives much the same as the servicing of your car. Knives do become dull, especially if you use your knives constantly. Beyond Sharp provide a Scheduled Sharpening Service where professionals can have their knives serviced every 6 or 8 weeks and likewise, households could have a 6 monthly or yearly visit. Ask Beyond Sharp to pencil you into our diary for your next visit.
STORING YOUR KNIVES
Be very aware that newly sharpened knives can be like scalpels and the slightest touch will cut you. NEVER leave a knife in a sink full of dishes or dive your hands into a sudsy sink. Never use your knife to prise frozen meat apart or lever the lid off a stubborn milo can. Keep all knives away from children and away from the edge of benches and tables where young and inquisitive hands are bound to go. If you follow these basic rules, your knives will last a life time and you should have many hours of pleasurable cutting in the kitchen. If you have any queries relating to sharpening of knives, please do not hesitate to call Beyond Sharp. They will be happy to help.
VIDEO: HELP DETERMINE IF YOUR KNIVES ARE SHARP OR NOT
Most Professional Chefs that purchase a new knife know this and before using it will have it resharpened by Beyond Sharp which can improve the overall performance of a new knife by 50%.
To know how to tell if your existing knife is ‘truly sharp’, we have located a youtube video by Bob Kramer, an American Bladesmith of world renown who demonstrates on how to tell when your knife needs attention. This is an excellent presentation and well worth 3 minutes of your time. Check it our on our Home Page
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