How to Sharpen a Serrated Knife Using Electric sharpener

A serrated knife is a multipurpose kitchen tool that can be used to cut through three types of ingredients. Unlike conventional knives, they are not meant to slice food items. Instead, they are used for cutting through food that has a harder exterior.

The sharp edge of the blade is made up of small teeth or notches that give it its saw-like appearance as well as exceptional cutting action. However, if you are using your serrated knife for a long time, it begins to lose its cutting edge, and you need to sharpen it.

In this article, we’ll cover a step-by-step guide on sharpening a serrated knife with an electric sharpener.

How to Sharpen a Serrated Knife Using Electric sharpener

Sharpening a serrated knife is arguably simpler than its conventional counterpart. This is because you don’t need to concern yourself with the angle at which you should use when using an electric sharpener. It’s much easier just to set the angle and let the sharpener do all the hard work for you. Let’s see the process in detail step by step-

Step 1: Plug the power Cord and Determine the proper Sharpening Slot

Plugin your electric sharpener and. Depending on the brand, you may have to select the type of slot (stage) that has a stropping disk that supports sharpening a serrated knife.

Step 2: Select the Angle

Set the desired angle of your cut. Most electric sharpeners will have a “15-degree angle” setting that is ideal for serrated knives. Make sure that your knife is firmly secured before placing it in front of the motor blades.

Step 3: Insert the Blade and hold Properly

Insert the blade of your serrated knife into the sharpener. Make sure that you are holding the handle or body of the knife so that it doesn’t slip out of your hand.

Step 4: Sharpen the Blade

Now, start running the knife from the top while holding it gently in the handle and keeping it level from the top edge. You will hear a high-pitched noise as well as feel a vibration running through your hand and arm while running. Pull your serrated knife through the slot for about 2-3 seconds to sharpen the edge. Repeat this process for about 8 to 10 pull to complete the sharpening process.

Most electric sharpeners have a spring-loaded slot that holds the knife in place. So, if your knife’s blade is longer, you have to carefully guide through the pulling process to keep it level. It will prevent the knife from wiggling around into the sharpening chamber.

Step 5: Turn off the Electric Sharpener

At this point, Unplug the sharpener. Let it cool down for a few minutes before storing. For safety reasons, you should also avoid touching the sharpener’s motor or blades while they are still hot.


Finally, now you know how to use an electric sharpener to sharpen a serrated knife. After completing the above steps, you’ll definitely feel that the knife’s edge is nicely polished. Actually, you can follow the process to sharpen all types of knives. Simply follow the instruction manual that comes with the specific model of your sharpener. That said, happy sharpening!

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