How to Use a Handheld Knife Sharpener

A dull knife is dangerous to use and can lead to frustration while chopping, mincing, slicing, or dicing. In this video, we demonstrate how to sharpen a knife at home using a simple kitchen tool: a handheld knife sharpener.

There are many ways to keep your knife sharp – using a honing steel, handheld sharpener, electric sharpener, or whetstone.

We recommend professionally sharpening your knives about once a year or as needed (we’ve definitely gone longer than a year!). In between sharpening sessions, a handheld sharpener is an easy tool to use; it doesn’t require any complex skills, unlike using a whetstone.

Once your knife is sharp, put it to the test by chopping an onion, mincing some garlic, or dicing a potato!

Leave a comment below, tag us on social media @to_taste, or send us a photo at contactus@totaste.com so that we can share your culinary creations!

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Grommet's

    This information is very useful. I love the techniques of sharpening knives.

  2. Alex

    I really impressed by this article… Thanks for sharing it. No doubt its very useful info for those who wants to get info about knife Sharpener.

  3. KnifeSharpLA

    Great video. Thank you for this guide on how to use a handheld knife sharpener. How often would you recommend sharpening knives at home?

    1. Thanks for watching! It really depends on how often you use your knives! We recommend doing the “tomato test” to determine if it needs sharpening. If your knife can’t cut through a fresh tomato fairly easily, it’s time to sharpen! We recommend getting your knives professionally sharpened once a year.

  4. Thank you for sharing this video! You mentioned that there are a lot of ways that you could sharpen a knife. I find using an electric knife sharpener the easiest way to do so. How about you? What’s the easiest way for you?

    1. Our pleasure! We like using the handheld knife sharpener for home sharpening. We also like to get our knives professionally sharpened at last once a year. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Check Out Our Other How-To Videos:

Subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter so that you never miss a beet!

Healthy eating shouldn't be complicated.

Learn how to cook and eat well for your whole life in our new book, To Your Taste.