Kitchen Knife Sets & Knife Sharpeners
From top chefs to amateur cooks at home, a sharp kitchen knife can make cooking quicker, easier and more enjoyable. Each piece in your home kitchen knife collection always starts off super sharp and efficient, right? But there's no point having the best kitchen knives around if you don't look after them and sharpen them regularly to keep them in the best condition.
Recognising that a safe knife is a sharp knife, Lakeland has a wide range of knife sharpeners to help you keep blades bright. A knife set is our constant kitchen companion, but it's amazing how quickly they lose their edge. Not surprising when you think of the jobs they're expected to do. All that cutting, chopping, slicing and dicing, peeling and paring is bound to take its toll. A blunt knife requires more pressure to cut and as a result, is harder to control. Thankfully, restoring your blades to their former glory doesn't need any skill, just a good knife sharpener, knife steel or whetstone. And you’ll find everything you need right here in this kitchen knife sharpener range.
How do kitchen knife sharpeners work?
Many knife sharpener models require you to simply pull the blade of your knife through the electric or manual sharpener where coarse and fine sections firstly sharpen, then hone the blade. Safe and fast, they can make blunt blades glint in seconds. A whetstone functions in a similar way with different levels of coarseness, enabling you to firstly sharpen the dull blade then restore the razor-sharp edge. These are ideal for straight edged knives as are the traditional sharpening steels.
Types of knife sharpeners
Browse the sharpener collection and you’ll find a range of brands that offer knife sharpening that works in slightly different ways. Chantry makes butcher’s steel style sharpeners with double spring-loaded steels while AnySharp offers an affordable option to suit all types of knives with a simple and safe saw-like sharpening action that secures to your worktop when in use. Simply choose a tool that works best with the knives you have in your kitchen.
Choose the perfect knife set
If you’re starting your collection from scratch, head to the Lakeland kitchen knife set selection to discover a wide range of brands offering traditional and modern knife sets and blocks. We’ve got single knives to allow you to build a collection slowly depending on the foods and meals you tend to prepare. Or you can head straight into a full knife set, complete with a vegetable knife, serrated bread knife, utility knife and more. From steak to cheese, discover a range that brings you everything you need for all types of food prep.
Don’t forget the extras
Alongside your kitchen knife set and sharpener, you’ll need the best chopping boards and racks to complete your kitchen supplies. The latest Lakeland range is packed with options for all styles of kitchen décor so you can find the perfect match for your space. You’ll find both traditional wooden chopping boards as well as non-slip plastic and flexi boards to suit all cooking styles.
If that all sounds like too much hard work, why not choose an Edgekeeper Knife which incorporates a built-in sharpener in the sheath so you’ll never have a blunt knife again. Learn more about Edgekeeper Knives in our article Edgekeeper Knives: The knives that sharpen themselves.