Blunt Knives Crush Food

If your knife is crushing food when you try to slice it, that's a clear sign it needs sharpening.

Good knives can take a long time to dull, so it can be difficult to know when they need sharpening. Crushing food, which can squeeze out juices, reducing the food's flavor, is a good sign you need to pause for some sharpening.

Check out our article 4 Signs Your Kitchen Knife is Dull for more tips on when to sharpen your knife.

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