This is How You Sharpen a Dull Knife without a Sharpener

If you don’t have a knife sharpener, worry no more as this trick will enable a dull knife to be sharp again in no time. Although it is a slow process, there comes a point in time when you think ‘was this knife always difficult to cut with?’ Some people might own a knife sharpener, but what if you can’t locate it or if you simply don’t own one? We have come up with a solution to the problem because this simple household object will help you sharpen any dull knife you have.

There are few certain things that are as frustrating as having cut with a dull knife.

Dull knife

It can happen to any knife to get dull when you use them a lot. At first, you don’t really notice it, until you realize you have been cutting away at the same piece of chicken breast without actually making any progress for quite a while now. That is when you know it is the right time to sharpen the knife in question. There are a ton of different sharpeners that you can get, from simple, cheap things to the big, professional stuff. A true chef uses honing steel, of course, but a lot of beginners don’t want to start out with that.

Knife sharpener

A lot of knife sharpeners are very easy to use and are made in such a way that they are safe to use without hurting yourself. It is super handy, of course, but if you can’t find the thing you still won’t get very far. Meanwhile, we can totally get it when you don’t feel like purchasing a sharpener for the few times you might need it. We’d rather spend our money elsewhere as well. In addition, you don’t really need a sharpener because all you need to sharpen your dull knife is a coffee cup. And is there anyone that doesn’t own one of those?

Coffee cup

You need to get a coffee cup or mug and hold it upside down. You are going to use the unglazed edge on the bottom of the mug for this trick. Take the knife you want to sharpen and move it over the bottom of the cup in a rapid motion. Now repeat the motion 10 to 15 times for both sides of the knife. Wash the knife before you use it again. It should be a lot sharper now! Not sharp enough yet? You should just repeat the whole process. Kindly ensure you use a sturdy cup or mug and not your dainty English coffee cups.

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