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How to Clean a Smoker

How to Clean a Smoker

You’ve got a big family gathering planned to enjoy a great outdoor barbecue. An expert griller knows that cooking delicious burgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken, and vegetables for the whole family is unparalleled. People who own a smoker understand all the benefits of having one at home: more flavor for less work. Learn more about some of our top recommendations [...]

Sharpen a Pocket Knife Using a Sharpening Stone

How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife Using a Sharpening Stone and 3 Alternative Methods

A knife is only good when it is sharp. It is difficult to make cuts with a dull knife. Besides, using a blunt or dull blade for tasks can cause injuries to your wrists and palms. There are several ways to sharpen a pocket knife, depending on the tools you have available. However, the best method is using a sharpening [...]

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When Must a Knife Be Cleaned and Sanitized? Here’s What You Need to Know

Many people aren't sure about how they should care for their knives. Among the frequently asked questions is: When should a knife be cleaned and sanitized? Knives play an integral part in food preparation. The frequent contact between food and a blade can provide an ideal environment for germs to thrive. It's essential to clean and sanitize knives to keep [...]

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How to Temper a Knife the Right Way – Step-by-Step Guide

Knife hardening is a critical process usually carried out by manufacturers during the forging process. It ensures that your knife is strong and solid. As a result, the knife has a good balance between toughness and sharpness retention. The heat treating processes involved in hardening steel are carried out at certain recommended temperatures ranging between 300- and 650-degrees Fahrenheit depending [...]