Honing knife blades regularly keeps them trim, allowing you more time between proper sharpenings.
Use the sharpening steel weekly or even daily to keep a keen edge on your knives.
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Wüsthof knives, scissors and kitchen tools have been made in Solingen, Germany, by the family-owned operation since 1814. The company regularly wins international awards and are given top ratings by reviews and publications. Wüsthof knives are used by national culinary teams, and famous chefs worldwide, including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and James Martin.
You should always use a honing steel that is longer than your largest knife.
Hold the steel with your left and the knife with your right hand (lefties simply do the opposite) and guide the blade with light pressure across the steel. Do this in an arching motion, side-to-side, at a 20 degree angle between blade and steel. Repeat this process 6 - 8 times. Never stroke each side more than once in succession.
Always clean your sharpener after use. Clean with a damp cloth or mild brush, and wipe dry. Do not rinse with water.
Wüsthof products come with a lifetime warranty, and will be repaired or replaced if there are any defects in workmanship or materials.