October 24. 2018.
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13 Must-Know Knife and Sharpener Sales for Every Chef in Your Life

The holiday rush might be right around the corner, but any serious chef knows that premium kitchen tools are essential any time of year. With that in mind, Master Grade has announced 13 limited-time sales designed to connect professional chefs with knives and knife sharpeners that elevate their every kitchen creation.   Check out these sales, and share photos of you with your new kitchen tool on Instagram @mgsharpener!   Get a jumpstart on Christmas shopping and order the  7″ Santoku Knife on Amazon for the chef in your life! Save 10% through the month of October with promo code […]

June 27. 2018.
Knife Sharpener

Sharpening Your Butcher Knife and Commercial Electric Knife with an Electric Knife Sharpener

As a professional chef, what do you value most in a knife? A blade that holds its edge? A knife designed for a specific purpose? Comfort after hours of use? You’re in good company with many of the top chefs who seek quality in their kitchen tools. But while knives, like your butcher knife and commercial electric knife, might be vital to your kitchen, having a quality knife sharpener is vital to the life of your knives.   Check out these quick tips to keep your knives sharp with an electric knife sharpener.   Professionals Need Proper Sharpening Tools An […]

April 13. 2018.
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Commercial Knife Sharpeners or Professional Knife Sharpeners? Finding the Right Electric Knife Sharpener for You

Commercial Knife Sharpeners or Professional Knife Sharpeners? Finding the Right Electric Knife Sharpener for You. Top chefs know that kitchen safety is vital. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), sharp knives are crucial to maintaining wellbeing and safety during food prep. The simplest and most cost-effective way to keep your knives sharp is to ditch the costly sharpening services and keep it in-house. But in an industry of options, how can you know which electric knife sharpener is right for you and the safety of your kitchen staff? A commercial knife sharpener or a professional knife sharpener? Watch celebrity […]

April 3. 2018.

Knife Sharpening 101

Sharp knives save lives—or at least they save fingers. Keeping tools in prime condition is integral to personal safety as well as excellent job performance. Check out this quick guide for tips on maintaining the peak performance and cutting edge of your knives Test your knife’s edge Hold a folded (but not creased) sheet of newspaper or copy paper by one end. Lay the blade against the top edge at an angle and slice outward. If the knife fails to slice the paper cleanly, try honing its edge with a steel. How to use a steel Maintaining your blades with […]

March 20. 2018.

An Interview with Knife Expert David Holly

When it comes to knives, David Holly is an undisputed expert. The executive chef puts his expertise on display as the owner of knifemerchant.com – home to an impressively curated collection of knives and a showroom that draws in culinary schools and pro chefs alike.   Like every master of his trade, Holly knows that the right tools are essential to doing the job right. Master Grade recently sat down with Holly to discuss his passion for food, his essential knives, and how to instantly judge the quality of this essential chef’s tool.   Master Grade: Why are you so passionate […]