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Have you checked the condition of your kitchen knives? It's messy to carve a turkey or slice a ham with a dull knife blade. Take a few minutes today to refresh blade edges so you'll be ready to prepare vegetables and serve your holiday dinner. Not sure what a knife steel is?

You probably have a knife steel on hand - one may have come with your set of knives, but do you know what to do with it? It has a unique function and without it, your knives may not be their best. Using one is easy and you don't have to be a chef to use it.

Learn how to use a knife steel to restore the edge on your kitchen knives. You can also view this How to Use a Knife Steel video for more detail. If you don't have a knife steel, this is an essential kitchen tool you may want to pick up if you want to keep your knives in tip top shape. You'll use it often to return the edges and keep your knives sharp.

Another way to refresh or restore the edge on your knives is with a manual or electric knife sharpener. Read reviews of sharpeners and knives.

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