Pizza cutters tend to get easily dull as they aren’t made to be that sharp, to begin with, so after a couple dozen uses, it tends to lose its edge. Sharpening a pizza cutter is much more difficult than a regular knife because of its circular shape and the wheel that makes it harder to grip.
However, if you ever applied a wet stone to sharpen your knives, you can apply similar methods for this tool as well. This article will provide you with a step-by-step process on how to sharpen a pizza cutter and get back the edge of a freshly brought cutter.
Method 1: Using a Wet Stone
Using a wet stone is the most common and often simplest way to sharpen any knife, which means similar methods can also be applied to a pizza cutter.
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Step 1: Grip and Wet the Blade
Grip the blade and the center of the wheel tightly, so it doesn’t rotate while you’re working on it. Make sure to wear gloves for this step. Wet the blade with cold water before starting. Remember to wet the blade often as this will help shave the edges better.
Step 2: Apply the Wet Stone
Hold the blade wheel at a 45-degree angle and sharpen from the inside out. There is an angle to the blade of a pizza cutter that makes it much easier to find the exact angle to apply pressure on.
Grind the cutter against the stone and make sure to wet the blade as often as possible. It’s best to keep balanced pressure on the wheel each time you rotate as it can become uneven.
Step 3: Make It Shiny
Apply the polishing compound with a cotton cloth once you’re done sharpening. This will remove any unnecessary scratches that may have been inflicted when applying the wet stone.
You can also dismantle the pizza cutter to do this step or even before you begin to sharpen, but this is only applicable if your cutter is able to be taken apart.
Step 4: Test It out
If you dismantled your pizza cutter to help sharpen it better, then it’s best to apply a bit of lubricant to the wheel after attaching. This will help the cutter glide easily along the pizza.
Wash it thoroughly before testing it out. If you missed any spot, just wet the wheel again and grind against the wet stone for a more even a finished result.
Method 2: Using Diamond Sharpening Stone
Despite the cost of a diamond sharpener, the product itself is the fastest method of sharpening your knives.
The flatness works as its greatest advantage when applied to the angled blade of a wheeled pizza cutter.
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Step 1: Dismantle the Pizza Cutter
If your pizza cutter has a handle, chances are that you can easily take apart the wheel and remove the blade.
It’s best to do this step if you’re working with a diamond sharpener, as it’ll be easier to hold it at an angle while you’re working on it.
Step 2: Grind the Blade
Using a diamond sharpener is much simpler than using a wet stone because you can easily grip the blade to get an even result.
Make sure to grind the sharpener by applying it inside out while going counter-clockwise and eventually clockwise.
Remember to retain the angled shape of the blade when you’re applying pressure.
Step 3: Polish It Down
Once you’re done sharpening, wash the blade thoroughly before reinstalling the parts. After drying, use a cotton cloth and polishing compound to remove any scratches on the surface of the blade.
You should also lubricate the wheel afterward, for a much smoother and even feel during use, or to even prevent future rusting.
Sharpen Your Pizza Cutter and Regain Its Original Shape!
Applying wet stone to a pizza cutter is a lot more tedious and daunting than any standard knives you may have in your kitchen.
But if you use the cutter often and without sharpening for a long time, it might not only become dull but also develop rust, which you definitely do not want anywhere near your pizza.
Now that you know how to sharpen pizza cutter, we hope you have fun while you sharpening your cutter.
So, follow our step-by-step guide to help your pizza cutter return to its original shape and edge!