How to Sharpen a Vegetable Peeler
Vegetable peelers are handy kitchen gadgets that save us time from the tedious task of manually peeling vegetables. Because you use your peeler so frequently, it’s important to know how to sharpen it in order to keep it in top condition. With some basic tools, you’ll be able to sharpen your peeler and maintain its sharpness in no time.
- Vegetable Peeler
- Sharpening Stone
- Soak the sharpening stone in cold water for a few minutes or until it’s wet. This will help lubricate the stone so it slides better over the blade.
- Take the vegetable peeler in one hand and the sharpening stone in the other. Angle the peeler so that the blade is against the stone at about a 20-degree angle. You don’t want to put too much pressure on the blade, so make sure the stone isn’t pushing too hard against it.
- With the blade angled against the stone, push the blade down the stone away from you. Start with light strokes and gradually increase the pressure with each stroke. Make sure to do this motion evenly on both sides of the blade.
- Continue this motion until you feel the blade become sharp. You can tell when the blade is sharp enough when you can easily peel a potato without much effort.
- Once the blade is sharpened, wipe off the blade with a wet towel and dry it off. This will help keep the blade clean and free of rust.
Tips for Sharpening your Vegetable Peeler
- Make sure to use a wet stone. This will help keep the blade lubricated and make it easier to sharpen.
- Only use light strokes. Pressing too hard on the blade might damage it or make it too sharp.
- Test the sharpness. Make sure to check the blade before starting the sharpening process.
- Clean the blade. Wipe away any loose particles on the blade with a damp cloth to prevent it from rusting.
By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to sharpen your vegetable peeler and keep it in great condition. Remember, practice makes perfect, so take your time and keep experimenting until you find the perfect sharpening technique!