How to Sharpen Knife
Always curl fingertips in and
under your knuckles to hold the item you’re cutting.
Wield a knife at your own pace.
Don’t worry about going slow. Keeping your fingers safe is more
Learn how to rock a knife rather
than drawing it across the object like a saw. For example, when slicing
carrots place the knife tip on the cutting surface and lift only the
handle leaving the tip of the blade on the surface, then rock the knife.
It’s this technique that makes celebrity chefs look so cool and fast.
Keep a first-aid kit in the
kitchen in case you need it.
in all, my suggestions pay special attention to safety first.
use good knives, go slowly and keep fingers and hands out of harm’s way
| I did once, cut the tip of a finger off and went to the|
hospital. The ER doctor asked me if I smoked. I responded, “That’s a
weird question.” She
explained. “If you did smoke, the capillaries in your finger tips would
be bad and stitching them back together wouldn’t save your finger
I’m no chef but love to cook and something I
stress to family and friends who join me in the kitchen is to choose the right size knife for the job to avoid accidents and cut down on
the time needed to do what you are doing.