Categories for Sharpening Service

Can My Serrated Knives Be Sharpened?

September 14, 2019

Serrated knives seem to stay sharp forever—which is part of their appeal. In fact, they can go years without needing to be sharpened, thanks to their pointy teeth: the teeth do most of the work, which reduces the friction on the blade. Basically, the teeth rip into hard surfaces, which keeps the finer scooped portion of the blade protected. This enables serrated knives to stay sharp so long, unlike chef’s knives and other smooth blades. On the other hand, this makes them more difficult and/or time-consuming to sharpen. It can be done, though—it just requires special equipment. You’ll know it’s... View Article

Keep Knives Sharp: Five Recommendations from a Sharpening Service

August 15, 2019

Hiring a sharpening service can add up if you do not take proper care of your knives. Fortunately, it is easy to avoid dulling them too quickly. It just takes extra care and attention, in addition to learning some techniques. Here are five ways to keep your kitchen knives sharp in San Diego, CA: Learn to hone: The “sharpening” steel with your knife set is actually a honing steel. It works by realigning damaged blades and restoring their cutting power. While you only need to sharpen kitchen knives a few times a year (assuming you take care of them otherwise),... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Knife Sharpening and Honing?

August 1, 2019

Customers often visit our storefront stating they need knife sharpening when they actually require knife honing in San Diego, CA, and vice versa. It is apparent that there is some confusion on the differences here, and it does not help that many knife sets come with a “sharpening steel” when, in fact, that tool is used for honing. Here is an overview of these differences and how to tell when your kitchen knives could use some maintenance. Honing vs. Sharpening The tool that many amateur chefs call a sharpening steel is actually a honing steel. Knives become dull because the... View Article

The Best Clippers for Dog Grooming

July 2, 2019

There are a lot of factors that go into determining which type of dog clipper blades you should purchase for your grooming service or simply for at-home use. You need to consider their durability, how much maintenance (particularly sharpening) you need to perform on a regular basis, the types of dog fur they’re ideal for cutting, whether you’re in need of something cordless or corded, and the overall value and price of the clippers relative to your budget. Everyone will have varying needs, of course, but occasionally we get asked by our clients about the specific types of dog clippers... View Article

Zen and the Art of Sharpening Knives

May 31, 2019

Have you ever manually sharpened a knife? For many, using a knife sharpener in San Diego, CA is a lost art. Electronic knife sharpeners have added new methods and have changed the world of knife sharpening forever. Still, traditional methods are available and are quite effective. They simply require a bit of knowledge about knives and some practice to develop the skill of using them. The following guide provides an overview of knives and how to keep them sharp. The Knife Knives are made of several distinct parts. To properly maintain your knives, it’s important to know what each part... View Article

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