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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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