There is a fact that this so called sharpening stone is definitely important in order to keep the knives sharp. In keeping the sharpening stone in great shape, there is a need to adequately use it after every use.
Indeed, the short investment of effort and time it takes in order to clean a stone would pay off, in the long run, knowing that the stone would stay in top shape leading you to keep knives in top shape also.
This article will help you learn about ways on how to clean a sharpening stone, therefore, creating a sharp edge on the knife of chefs.
Sharpening stones would come in different sizes. Grit would be smaller if the number is bigger. The three different categories of sharpening stones are the following:
There are different types of sharpening stones and they are the following:
You will need the following:
If sharpening stone has glossy gray streaks then it’s an indication that debris has built up. The one you will use in order to clean the stone would depend on the type of stone that you are using and what you use once sharpening a knife.
There is a need to make sure of putting a towel under the sharpening stone once on the process of cleaning in order to catch the excess particles.
You have to decide what to use in order to clean the sharpening stone. You might use honing oil in order to sharpen the knife and also to clean the stone. Honing oil will offer lubrication as for sharpening the stone and it keeps the metallic particles from embedding to the stone and reduces friction as well.
In order to clean the stone apply a small amount of oil then rub it in a circular motion down to the length of the stone. You will see metal flecks that would rise up from the pores and once this happens you have to wipe the stone with the paper towel or rag. Rinse the stone under the running water and then dry it with the use of rag or paper towel.
Once you use water-based honing oil, there is a need to clean the sharpening stone using soapy and warm water. You could also use a green scrubbing sponge or an old toothbrush to scrub the stone clean. And use the same motion lengthwise and circular motion.
Be guided by this information in order to properly clean the sharpening stone. You could also watch this video for additional information about cleaning a sharpening stone.
Learning the proper process on how to clean a sharpening stone could be a great help in maintaining the stone in top shape at the same the knives would be at their top shape.
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