Keeping your kitchen knives sharp is a good idea for more than the obvious reasons. It is obviously easier to cut up various foods when you use a sharp knife, but safety must always be a high priority.
Most accidents in the kitchen center around the knife. Keeping your sharp knives out of the reach of children leads to fewer injuries. An injury incurred by a knife can often be worse than you think. Untimely cuts can sever tendons and nerves in the hands, fingers or arms leading to lifelong problems.
Ease of Preparation
Nobody likes a dull knife! If your knives are sharp your food will slice with very little effort. Aesthetically-speaking if you need to chop up various foods for display, a properly sharpened knife will have your culinary trays looking like they were sliced by a professional.
A sharp knife can be a cooks’ best friend. Don’t shortchange the life of your kitchen knives by neglecting to use a knife sharpener to keep them sharp and ready for action.