Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This Actually Works!

My beloved MIL forwarded this to me today and I tho' I am always skeptical of email forwards, this actually works.

It is a video showing how to sharpen your knives.  I hate dull knives, don't you?  But I am too cheap and lazy to have them professionally sharpened. I was thrilled that I can do this anytime in the comfort of my own home.

I even own the knife they show in the video.  It isn't an expensive knife - just one I received in a give away at my local grocery store. It is my favorite knife.

Enjoy! [The video is incredibly short and you don't need the volume if you are at work.]

http://www.dump.com/2010/12/08/how-to-sharpen-your-knife-with-a-cup-video/

11 comments:

Tracy said...

One of our local kitcheny kind of stores usually hosts knife sharpening twice a year. $5 to sharpen is pretty cheap.

Since I'm not allowed to touch the knives, Dan is in charge. He likes expensive knives but not expensive sharpening.

CWMartin said...

We'll be trying that, Skip! Thanks for sharing!

Julianna said...

Thanks for sharing! I have two really great knives, I use them all the time, should think about sharpening them soon.

There really is nothing better than a good knife when you're cooking. :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very cool. i will definitely have to remember that. i'm dangerous with knives. tend to cut myself. i'd never use one that big. i'd seriously do some damage. lol.

Jenn June said...

I will try this! My knives are sucky. Thanks for the useful info.

life in the mom lane said...

that was awesome! thanks!

Rudee said...

I have to give that a try. Thanks!

Jeannie said...

Well - there you are. I actually have numerous knife sharpeners and my knives are still always dull. Why? not because I don't use them but because I had the angle all wrong!!! I held the knife too flat to the sharpener - no wonder it seemed to take forever to get an edge. But I tried the cup anyway - works great!

Eva Ason said...

How cool is that! And simple. Thank you for sharing :-)
Enjoy your day! Eva

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I will give it a shot ..... if I can find a mug. Seems like I break one very day....

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I remember as a child a guy would go through the alley with a knife sharpening cart - he would ring his bell and my Mom would have us kids gather all the knives to be sharpened.

Okay, just typing that makes me feel old!

Happy Friday Skip!