Blunt knives are dangerous in the kitchen. If you don’t have a knife sharpener or you’re not confident in using one, there is a way you can sharpen your knives using just an ordinary mug.

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Simply turn the mug upside down and you will see the raw porcelain at the bottom. The graininess of this is what will sharpen your knife. Hold the knife at a 30° angle and run the blade a few times on each side.

We think this idea is great for camping or caravanning trips when you won’t have access to a knife sharpener.

Will you try it? What other tips and tricks do you use in the kitchen?