Steels from WMF: for sharp blades and clean cutting
With the WMF steel, you can resharpen your blades with very little effort. It makes your job easier and ensures clean cutting.
The steel: quick sharpening for blades that dull easily
In contrast to knife sharpeners, WMF's steels are mainly designed for knives that become dull easily. We recommend running the knife over the steel before each use. This guarantees that you are always cutting with a sharp knife and that as little cutting power as possible is lost. In our online shop, you can find different types of steel, from flat surfaces to combined diamond or ceramic coatings. The right steel for every purpose!
Rough or smooth steels: a question of use
When buying a steel, you need to decide if a rough or a smooth one is better. Smooth steels ensure that a blade is straightened out again. This is necessary as, during use, the cutting edge always becomes slightly curved, or starts to bend into a waved shape. With a smooth steel, you can re-straighten blades, but not sharpen them.
Rough steels from WMF, on the other hand, sharpen the knife by grinding the blade. Each time the blade is pulled across the steel, part of it is worn away to sharpen the knife. Furthermore, most rough steels also straighten the blade at the same time, which means it is no longer necessary to use a smooth steel as well. With a WMF rough-surfaced steel, you can also resharpen warped parers.
WMF steels – for permanently sharp blades in your kitchen
Every modern kitchen needs a WMF steel! The steels can be stored in a drawer to save space, or in a suitable knife block. When storing your steel, make sure that there is as little dust as possible, to keep the surface clean. WMF steels are not suitable for sharpening knives with very hard blades. These include Japanese knives, as these models undergo a special hardening process. To sharpen hard blades effectively, please use a whetstone, which we of course also offer in our usual WMF quality. WMF steels extend the useful life of your knives and ensure exceptional sharpness in your kitchen. Browse through our online shop and be impressed by our unique steel offers!