I will be the first to admit that I'm a lazy cook. Sure, I went to culinary school and technically know what I need to do to make an extra-fancy meal, but I'm always looking for shortcuts and easy dinner ideas. If I can use one pot instead of all the appliances in my kitchen, chances are I'm going to gravitate towards the one-pot option.
The one shortcut I won't take in the kitchen, however, involves my knives. You need sharp knives to be an effective cook. There's no way around this. You can go out of your way to see a professional, or you can just learn how to do it yourself. If you're up for a challenge, now is the time to buy a sharpening stone. Amazon is currently having a lightning deal for this stone from PriorityChef. It normally costs $30, but right now it's $19. That means it's over 30 percent off.
This durable whetstone comes with two different grains to sharpen your knives, and a safety stand. The 400 grit is for when your knives are super dull, and the 1500 grit is best for polishing. If you're totally new to sharpening knives, we have a pretty complete guide here for you to check out.
The whetstone has about 50 reviews and close to a five-star rating. Many of the positive reviews note that their knives were perfectly sharp after using this whetstone. "I used this stone as instructed and it worked wonderfully. Knife is razor sharp!" says one reviewer.