How to Use an Ekco Knife Sharpener

If you haven’t tried using an Ekco knife sharpener yet, then you may wonder what it is and how it works. The machine has steel rollers that will sharpen your blades by rubbing against each other. When you pull your knife between the rollers, you should feel a slight burr running down the length of the blade. It is essential that the knife’s edge is as smooth as possible.

The machine has a rotating wheel which is easy to use. All you need to do is place a damp washcloth over the knife to prevent it from sliding. Now, insert your knife into the sharpener. Hold the knife at a 90 degree angle and pull it towards yourself. Repeat the process four to six times. After each sharpening, you should wipe the blade with a clean dry washcloth to prevent it from sticking to the tool.

An electric sharpener has three slots which work in a step-by-step process. The first slot shaves off the edge of the knife, leaving a clean edge. The second slot shapes the knife, and the third slot polishes it. You must keep the machine in a closed container between uses. This will prevent the stone from becoming damaged. If you do not want to lose your sharpening stones, you can get a new one at the hardware store.