My knives are dull! St. Louis city.
Can anybody tell me where I can get my knives sharpened in or around St. Louis city? I try to give them a few swipes on that 'sharpening' thingy that came with the knife set. (Okay, the one that came with my mom's knife set....those things last forever). But I think the time has come when they could benefit from a real sharpening. Any recommendations? And what should I expect to pay to have a couple of knives sharpened? I just posted on a 'slow-roasted eye of round' thread and it reminded me that last time I tried for paper-thin slices, it was kind of a struggle.
Rather than seeking out someone to sharpen your knives, schlepping your knives over there, waiting, paying, etc., I'd suggest you invest in a good knife sharpener.
I have this one, and I love it: http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-11...
I bought it at Bed, Bath & Beyond with my 20% off coupon, and couldn't be happier.
But, I don't care how sharp your knife is, if you're trying to slice a round steak, or any other meat "paper-thin," you're going to have a miserable go of it unless your meat is frozen. Stick it in the freezer. Then, when it's frozen, take your sharp chef's knife and shave it into those paper-thin slices. Easy peasy.
Schnucks stores have been sharpening knives for free for about the last 4 years. You can pick up cardboard sheathes at any meat counter. They are ready in 24 hrs, and they do a good job. Otherwise you will pay around 4 or 5 dollars at Bertarelli Cutlery on the Hill.
Thanks, jaymes and rob5265, I see both short AND long term solutions here...the sharpener is a little expensive for me to run right out and buy it but I see it as a possible gift-list item come Christmas. And I'm in Schnucks all the time, anyway.