If you have this kind....
The labels on the three slots in Shane's picture, read, from top to bottom:
ceramic stone final polish
tungsten steel sharpen
diamond surface prep
So, I am guessing those are the same as in the picture above, that blissful posted.
I would have guessed to start with the diamond, go to the tungsten, and then finish with the ceramic stone.
Aren't there any instructions on or in the package?
Stone first, then steel each time you use the knife. Once your knife is razor sharp, the steel is to keep it that way. You need to use the steel every time you pull out the knife to use it.
I agree, tomato is the best test.... and I'm sure that paper test is bogus (or at least a trick of some sort).
and your steel is made to draw the blade towards you, scary but that's the way the ridges work. I think the ceramic sharpener is supposed to replace that? not sure.
Have a friend who brought me a ceramic sharpener, with two sides. By the time he finished with all my blades, ouch, they were sharp. Unfortunately every time I used them my blades just got duller.