Are you a good sharpener?
A large portion of our business is repeat customers who bring their things back to us once a year. It’s always nice to see familiar faces, hear about their year, see their kids grow up, and know that we have gained their trust to handle their things with care. Over the years, we have sharpened for fabric and quilting shops on a regular basis. We love it when our customers stop by our stall and say, “Hey—those scissors you worked on are cutting really well now!” or “I’m cooking more at home and eating healthier foods now because my knives are easier to use!”
What is sharpening?
What is steeling?
Can you sharpen serrated knives?
What can I do to keep my knives sharp?
Wash knives by hand by folding a soapy sponge over the back of the knife and carefully remove food, then dry them with a clean cloth to prevent rust. Never put them in the dishwasher.
Store them so that they don’t clatter around.
Prevent rust (especially on carbon knives) by wiping with a very small amount of food-grade mineral oil.
Which type of knife is best, stainless steel or carbon steel?
Do you have any safety tips?
Don’t point the edge toward your hand or flesh. Don’t hold something to be cut (like a bagel) in one hand and slice toward your palm with your sharp knife. Always slice away from your hand or toward the cutting board surface. Ask us to demonstrate the safest way to slice a bagel.
If you’ve been used to a dull knife and have been sawing through your food, don’t get taken by surprise by how quickly the knife will slice through food now.
Why should I use a professional sharpener?
Can you fix broken knives?
What are beauty shears?
If you know a hair stylist, treat him or her to a sharpening of their shears. They will be glad you did!