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Knife sharpeners

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    All-purpose sharpener

    If you’re a fan of electric knife sharpeners, this new AngleSelect Sharpener from Chef’s Choice will be a must-have. It sharpens both European and Asian-style knives, which have different blade…

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    Professional Knife-Sharpening Service

    Consult the yellow pages or the Internet to find a professional sharpening service in your area. You might also inquire at cookware and cutlery shops or at good hardware stores.…

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    Electric Sharpeners

    Electric sharpeners are similar to some pull-throughs—you pull the knife through several stages of abrasives, ranging from coarse to fine—but they add a motor to the equation for more aggressive…

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    V-Stick Sharpeners

    You can find several models of these sharpeners on the market, with varying angles, number of sticks, abrasives, and prices (from about $10 to $50). To use, set the sticks…

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    Pull-Through Sharpeners

    Most sharpeners in this category have guides to set the sharpening angle. To use them, you hold the sharpener steady on a work surface while you draw the blade through…

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    Pull-Over Sharpeners

    These inexpensive, basic sharpeners have a tungsten-carbide abrasive set into a plastic handgrip. To use, hold the knife steady on a work surface with the blade facing up and, holding…

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    Keeping Knives Sharp

    If you want keen edges, you’ve got to get abrasive

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