After a while your knives will go blunt and cutting and slicing gets harder and harder.
To get your knives back to tip top condition you need to sharpen them and this is were a knife sharpener comes into its own.
They are simple to use and range from a simply manual knife sharpener were you run the knife up and down or back and forth using human power to get a sharp edge or you can buy one that uses the power of electricity that has grinding wheels to take all the effort to get a sharp edge.
Below is a selection of the best knife sharpeners that you can buy.
Master Class 25cm Sharpening Steel
This is a more traditional knife sharpener and the type you see professional chefs running their knives up and down just before they start cutting or carving.
Once you get the hang of using one of these they are one of the best ways to sharpen your knives.
With just a few strokes you can get a nice sharp edge. The steel shaft is tapered for vertical sharpening and the handle has a protective hood for safety reasons.
There is a loop on the handle that allows you to hang it up if you want to. Comes with a 25 year guarantee.
Premium Knife Sharpener by Harcas
This is another manually operated knife sharpener but with this one you simply pull your knives through the sharpener to bring them back to life.
It uses a clever 2 stage sharpening system.
The first Stage uses Tungsten Carbide plates to sharpen even the most bluntest of knives.
The second Stage uses ceramic rods to hone the knife to a razor sharp finish! It has a non slip base with large grip handle which allows you to sharpen knives easily and safely.
AnySharp Global World’s Best Knife Sharpener
Yet another manual knife sharpener but this one is the best seller in the category on Amazon.co.uk.
This unique, patented sharpener uses tungsten carbide technology to sharpen and extend the life of almost any knife.
It works on virtually all knives, including expensive hardened steel knives and serrated blades.
It’s also claims to be unlike any other knife sharpener, steel or sharpening stone you’ve ever used.
There is a suction cup base so you can secure it to any smooth surface or worktop so you don’t have to hold it with one hand while sharpening your knives with the other, this makes it a lot safer in use.
Andrew James Electric Knife Sharpener
This is an electric knife sharpener which use grinding wheels to get a sharp edge.
The first wheel grinds the blade while the second wheel hones and defines the edge of your knife.
Honing the knife ensure it is not only sharp, but it has a smooth edge for smooth slicing and cutting.
Each grinding wheel has 2 slots so you can grind both sides of your knife and it can used by left and right handed people.
The base has non-slip feet for safety and its neat enough to be stored away. Comes with a 2 year warranty.