Any process needs appropriate tools to make it easier & effective. Similarly, you need to choose the best tool for sharpening knives; that is easy to use and budget-friendly. Whetstones, manual & electric sharpeners are some of the options; used at homes to sharpen knives. We will explain how to use each thing to sharpen knives.
A whetstone is a particular sharpening stone. It needs to be soaked in water for five minutes before use. The stone has two surfaces with different grains, one with a lower grain (coarse grinding) and a higher one (fine grinding). Keeping the blade at a 10°-30° angle, pass the knife back and forth on the surface of the coarser stone using slight pressure for a few minutes; on both sides of the blade.
A manual knife sharpener is quite handy and; helps in the regular upkeep of knives. It has chambers consisting of non-motorized wheels or a V-shaped abrasive surface. To sharpen your knife, you have to pull it through these chambers using even pressure. Repeat the process till the dull blade is sharp enough.
An electric knife sharpener is more precise & requires less effort. It has motorized wheels that spin and sharpens the edge of the knives evenly. You have to hold the blade securely but do not apply any pressure as you pass it through the sharpener.