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How to Hone Your Cutlery at Our Apartments in Lady Lake, Florida

Contrary to popular belief, dull kitchen knives can often be more dangerous than sharp ones. A dull knife requires more force to cut through food, and since it is often not sharp enough to make it through certain foods, it is more likely to slip and cut you by accident. The best way to avoid this problem is to keep your knives as sharp as possible. While sharpening a knife that has already gone dull can be a chore, honing your knives periodically can help to keep your blade sharp for years to come.

Just follow these steps to ensure that your knife stays well honed at your apartment at The Quarters:

  • First, purchase a honing steel, which can be found any market or grocery store that carries kitchen utensils. A honing steel is a steel rod with a rough texture on one side and a plastic or wood handle for an easy grip. Try to avoid buying a honing steel with an overly rough pattern, because this can wear away your blade too quickly and shorten its useful life.

  • Once you have the honing steel, hone your blade by placing the knife on the steel so that it forms a cross shape, and then adjust the angle so that the knife is laid flat against it.

  • Keeping the sharp end of the blade pointed away from you, angle the blade between 20 and 35 degrees, and pull the knife across the honing steel 3 to 5 times.

  • If your knife requires both sides to be sharp, simply flip the knife and repeat the process for a perfectly honed blade.

Now you have all you need to keep your kitchen knives sharp and ready to go for your next meal. At The Quarters Apartment Homes, we have modern, fully equipped kitchens where our residents can use their newly sharpened knives to prepare delicious meals. To learn more about our apartments in Lady Lake, Florida and their many luxury features, contact our leasing office at The Quarters today.