Knife Sharpeners

There's no point in getting a good, expensive knife if you don't maintain its edge properly. It's important to invest not only in a good quality knife sharpener but also in the correct type of knife sharpener for yourself. A knife is sharpened by being grinded against a hard, rough surface, and different knives are sharpened differently according to their grind and application.

OZKitchenware stocks a range of pull through knife sharpeners and sharpening steels that you can use at home. Pull through knife sharpeners are the easiest to use – slide the knife through the coarsest wheel several times first, then move on to the next stage of sharpening, finishing with the finest groove. Most sharpeners have either two or three stages or wheels.

On the other hand, sharpening steels are used to hone the edge of the knife instead of to sharpen it. These straighten and re-align the microscopic fibres at the edge of the knife so that the sharp edge of the knife is maintained and can last longer. Doing this only maintains the sharpness but doesn't exactly sharpen the knife, so you would still need to use a proper knife sharpener once the knife becomes dull.

Kitchen knives need to be sharpened regularly to keep the knife sharp. However, we also recommend that you get your knife sharpened professionally by an expert at least once a year to keep it in the best condition. If you own a Global knife, it's best to get any of the Global knife sharpeners as they are made specifically to maintain Global knives' blades at the correct angle.

For more information or advice on which knife sharpener is suitable for you, feel free to contact us and our friendly team members will be happy to help.