Learn how to use a sharpening steel to maintain your knives.To sharpen a knife with a sharpening steel, grip the knife, sharp edge down, in one hand, and the steel in the other. Cross them, placing the knife blade against the steel at a 20-degree angle. Pull the knife along the entire length of the steel. Repeat 3 to 5 times on both sides of the knife.

April 24, 2007