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Knife Sharpening Instructions

How to Sharpen KitchenAid® Knives

Sharpening Cutlery 

It is vital to sharpen knives periodically to maintain maximum performance and keep blades from becoming dull. To test if your blade is dull, try slicing a tomato or another soft-skinned fruit or vegetable. If the blade starts to smash the food instead of gliding through, it needs to be sharpened. KitchenAid Knife Sets include a convenient built-in knife sharpener. For easy, effective sharpening, follow the steps below:


  1. Place the heel of the blade in the built-in sharpener, then pull it through with slight downward pressure–do not go back and forth. Repeat until desired sharpness is achieved.
  2. After sharpening, hand wash knives with warm water and a mild detergent to remove shavings, then rinse and dry immediately.

NOTE: Knives with serrated edges, ceramic knives, and wood-handled knives must be professionally sharpened.

Cleaning the Sharpener

Use a soft-bristled brush with mild soap and water to gently clean the sharpener, then dry thoroughly.

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