Monday, February 18, 2008
Do you feel comfortable with your knife? Does it have that edge that will slice through a tomato without ripping it apart? Have you ever tried to sharpen a knife yourself and it came out duller than before. I have. I have always admired those people that would take a knife and run it across a stone to a razor finish. I have tried and tried. I have had people show me again and again. Well I had resigned to having my knives sharpened professionally. One day I read about the ‘Edge Pro’.
It sounded like something I could manage.
Edge Pro is located in Mt. Hood, Oregon. Ms. Goofy and I were on the ‘Ultimate Meat Adventure’ and we would be in that area. I made an appointment to meet the Owner and Inventor Ben Dale. Ben gave us a demonstration and had me try it out on a knife that I had brought along. It took a little practice but Ben was very patient. Ben started to demonstrate a couple of advanced techniques of actually putting a polish on an edge. You could see the passion in his demonstration. I was sold right there.
I have my Edge Pro now. My knives are sharp. Boy are they sharp. It takes a little practice, but is something that is not difficult. You select the angle for your knife. You select the stone. You start out with a rougher stone and work to a smoother stone. Your knife lies on a table and the stone is set at the perfect angle. You draw the stone over your blade. You finish the process with a ceramic steel.
I am not going to recommend this to everyone. I think most people can get by using a Steel and having there knives sharpened professionally. If you are a Freak like Me, then you will have to get an Edge Pro. My knives are an important part of my cooking. Being sharp is a necessity. This is a great tool.
P.O. Box 95 HR, OR 97031