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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tidy Tip Tuesday - Knife Sharpening Info

The tidy tip for today comes from my sister, Kathy. She responded to the video that was posted a few days ago, "How to Cut Up a Chicken" from the post entitled, "Let's Talk Chicken". Thanks, Kathy, for this important tip.

Hi Sharon,

I noticed that the lady in the "How to Cut Up a Chicken" video was sharpening her knife before beginning the cutting process and she did not clean the knife after sharpening it. I've read that after sharpening a knife, it should be rinsed before using it to cut anything. The sharpening process leaves the edge of the knife with miniscule metal fragments and those fragments, when not rinsed off, will end up in our food - whatever we immediately cut with knife (if it hasn't been cleaned). Professional knife sharpeners use mineral oil to wipe the blade just after sharpening becasue it helps to remove the metal fragments that are left after the sharpening process. This may be a tidy tip to pass along and also a health tip as well.


A closing note: My sister also tells me that there are some grocery stores that will sharpen your knives (one at a time) for no charge. Raley's is one of those stores. Does anyone know of any others that offer this service?


Anonymous said...

Oh that's neat to know that Raley's will sharpen knives for free! I suppose one would bring it to the butcher?

Sharon @ The Good Woman said...

Hi Anne,

Take your knives to the butcher at Raley's one at a time. Bring them wrapped in paper to be safe.


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