Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No instructions

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One of my relatives who fancies himself a gourmet cook heaped scorn on my collections of knives. They all seem to be dull and useless, although I have managed to cut my fingers on all of them, so how dull could they be? However, bowing to his superior knowledge I ordered two knives from Amazon.

While I was at it, I ordered a knife sharpener, which only cost $5.95. This came yesterday, and I have been trying to figure it out, so I could perhaps sharpen my dull knives while I await delivery of the two new and expensive ones.

This came without instructions, and I have looked at it from every angle trying to figure out how to use it. So far, no luck.


Anonymous said...

OK, I'll tell'ya!

Turn it upside down from the position @ the 1st picture, so the pair of dual disks is on top.
Hold the sharpener with your left hand rested on the arched support (if you're right- handed). With the knife in your right hand, move the blade between dual disks, better - in one direction.
Your sharpener appears to have calibrating device, so you can change the gap between the disks for different knife thicknesses.

That's a bargain you got there, Miriam!

miriam said...

Tat: Thanks!