What pierces the most is still more dangerous when blunt since it can hurt in unsuspecting ways.
And if you thought that was poetic, guess you need to check up on your kitchen knives for that very reason. Contrary to sharp knives that cut through objects easily, blunt knives can require greater force and can slip out of your grip in the process.
This can cause nasty accidents in the kitchen for all we know.
However, science, in its many glories, has been able to get around the problem, bringing us the marvelous electrical knife sharpener that hones and sharpens all blades to hairsplitting perfection.
But like everything else, it only gets tricky when you have to make that purchase, since it can be a real challenge to know exactly what you’re looking for while getting this very item.
And if you’re dwindling in doubt about the ideal electric knife sharpener right now, let me save this for you!
Today, I’ll be reviewing some of the best electric knife sharpeners for you to know all about.
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Chef’s Choice Knife Sharpener Review 2020: 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect
And talking about the very best electric knife sharpeners out there, it’s only legit that we placed the Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect at the very top of the list!
Apart from being one of the best-selling electric knife sharpeners owing to its features, it also brings you a warranty period of 3 years that justifies the kind of investment. The versatility of this sharpener is evidently its winning aspect and coupled with its ease of use, it stands to be an excellent culinary gadget for all homemakers.
My experience with the product
It didn’t take me much time to understand the gadget’s brilliant mechanism when I had first used it. This knife sharpener has a 3-stage system which provides optimum efficiency in the form of a perfect edge for every cutting task. The first two stages come plated with 100% diamond abrasives to hone and sharpen the edge of the knives.
The final stage or the “advance stropping stage” uses the brand’s patented and flexible abrasive system that polishes the edges of serrated knives. And it also keeps the knife functional for a long time.
I love how easy it is to just push a button on the device and transform all your traditional 20-degree factory-edged household knives into super-sharp and high-performing, Trizor XV 15-degree edges.
One of the best things about this electric knife sharpener is that it actually keeps the noise between 65 dB and 75 dB, preventing disturbance to others.
It hardly takes a full minute to sharpen all of your knives (be it straight-edged or serrated) with this gadget.
Not only does it enhances the sharpness of the knives, but it also makes them more durable and functional.
However, I do wish that it had been an affordable buy without costing a fortune for that matter.
- Easy to use
- Sharpens both straight-edged as well as serrated knives in three steps within a minute
- Prolongs the durability and life of the knives
- The device itself comes with 100% diamond plates that make it incredibly durable
- Controlled sharpening at precise angles
- Pretty expensive
1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Professional Electric Knife Sharpener Review
Coming in second is the 1520 AngleSelect from Chef’sChoice itself, owing to some of the most functional features that a knife-sharpener could have. Similar to the 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect, the 1520 AngleSelect offers 3 stages to sharpening knives. And it does sharpen several sorts of knives including https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/710-5VrEvWL._SX679_.jpgstraight-edged, serrated or single and double-bevel knives.
1520 AngleSelect sharpens the European/American 20-degree knives as well as 15 degrees Asian-style domestic knives within the blink of an eye. A highly functional device itself, this electric knife-sharpener is all that you need to increase the efficiency, durability, and life of all your domestic knives.
My experience with the product
What I liked the most about the product is that the polishing or stropping disks in the device provide you with an excellent polished edge every time you run it. I’ve seen many sharpeners that often falter at maintaining a consistent finish to know that what this one does is providing a “microscopically” polished edge every time and all kinds of knives that you use this for.
The first groove on the device is for Asian knives, the second one for European/American knives, and the third one for the overall polishing of the blades for both types.
The patented, flexible abrasive disks are constituted of 100% diamond plating, which makes the device a highly formidable unit offering an incredibly efficient sharpening edge.
Similar to the previously reviewed model, this one too, keeps the noise down to a comfortable level.
However, this electric knife sharpener will not sharpen any ceramic knives, so don’t expect it to do a good job at that. Also, another issue that I noticed with it is that the device might just heat up a bit on the process. Now, it might just be a problem with the unit that I have or a common thing overall. But I still thought of mentioning it over here.
Apart from that, the high price is obviously another issue.
- One-switch easy operation
- A highly durable unit that comes with stabilizing feet for added comfort for the user
- Brilliant sharpening performance and angling control
- Offers you a warranty of 3 years
- Might overheat
120 Diamond Hone EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener Review
And it is yet another Chef’sChoice electric knife sharpener that I have for you on my list today! Chef’sChoice is undeniably a winner at providing brilliant sharpening options for all kinds of household knives. And the 120 Diamond Hone EdgeSelect completely justifies the brand’s status owing to the superfine blade-polishing feature that it brings to the table.
Not only does it sharpen and polishes blades with marvelous consistency and efficiency, but it also offers precision control angle guides that dismisses the hassle of guess works on your part!
My experience with the product
The 120 Diamond Hone EdgeSelect has been one of the first electrical knife sharpeners that I put to the test and reviewed on my blog. Not that this Chef’sChoice model offers anything starkly different from the other models, but its distinguishable feature is evidently its precision angle control guide.
This helps you get the precise sharpened point on the tip and edge of your knife without jeopardizing the overall structure of the object. It so happens that ordinary sharpeners often miss out on the actual cutting and piercing points on a knife and put the pressure for sharpening and polishing on the wrong areas of the blade. This can ruin the actual body of the knife, causing it to break during usage after a certain point of time.
But with the 120 Diamond Hone EdgeSelect, it ensures that no such accident happens with your knife. The flexible stropping disks in the device consisting of 100% diamond abrasives sharpen and polishes your knives in 3 easy steps, taking hardly a minutely at all.
And the best part about this machine is that it works super-efficiently on butcher knives, serrated knives, pocket knives, sporting knives, and gourmet chef’s knives. This makes the 120 Diamond Hone EdgeSelect a brilliantly versatile knife-sharpener to have in your house!
The product is undoubtedly one of the finest from the brand and, since it’s an older version, you can expect it to be a tad bit less expensive than the other two, for that matter.
But for the same reason, some of the other features of the upgraded versions may be missing on this one.
- Easy to operate and maintain
- Provide the benefit of precision angle control
- Space-efficient unit
- Sturdy rubber feet secures unit in place during use
- Doesn’t requiring oiling
- May lack a few features
Work Sharp Knife Sharpener Review 2020: Ken Onion Edition
The final product that we have on our list is a knife and tool sharpener that is designed by the famous and prestigious knife-maker, Ken Onion. Apart from being spectacularly versatile, this monster of a tool sharpener brings you each one of those features that an awesome sharpening and polishing gadget can ever offer.
The device offers you all the advantages of entirely customizable settings and the benefit of sharpening at different speeds!
My experience with the product
I have to admit that this device is a factory blade-sharpener in every sense of the word. It packs a massive punch of some of the marvelous features including a completely adjustable sharpening guide. This produces accurate edge bevels ranging anywhere from 15 degrees to 30 degrees.
The variable-speed motor on this machine can efficiently undertake any sort of sharpening task, including grinding and honing.
But what I like the most about the device is that it provides an improved cooling option along with slow speed honing or even high speed grinding for fantastic sharp results on the blades!
The machine comes equipped with superior, flexible abrasive belts that provide a hair-splittingly sharp convex edge.
However, since it is a proper sharpening machine that sharpens other severe tools as well, it is not really a kitchen-friendly product that way. It does make a huge mess and can be really loud for that matter.
One other issue that I did notice was that it ruthlessly scratches up your knives, scraping the finish right off the blades during sharpening. Although you can tape the sides of the knives to prevent some damage, it can compromise with the efficiency of the machines.
- Heavy-duty powered performance on kinds of tools
- Entirely customizable
- Comes packed with incredibly functional features
- Ensures near-perfect results
- May make a mess
- Scratches up the finishing on the knife
Our buyers’ guide to the best electric knife sharpener
Well, it is true that an electrical knife-sharpener isn’t your average kitchen oven, that you can easily pick from a million designs and be certain about it. And this is why I’m attaching a brief buyers’ guide for you so that you know what exactly to look for while getting an electrical knife sharpener.
The slots enable efficient sharpening of the blade to a certain angle depending on the knife type. Typically, the honing angle for a European or an American knife is 15 degrees. Knives will vary in this context, but you would want slots that will give you the desired sharpness angles.
The abrasive agent in an electrical knife-sharpener is the actual thing which does all sorts of sharpening and honing work on your knives.
The kind of material used in the device determines the quality of the sharpening and affect its accuracy and performance.
Although these could be made with a variety of materials such as ceramic, titanium, or tungsten carbide, diamond abrasives are considered to be the best honing agent for the sharpest edges.
Also, since diamond doesn’t get too hot during sharpening, it prevents any damage to the blade, creating a more durable edge in the process.
All knife sharpeners require an angle guide: a device that helps them to achieve the appropriate angles based on their type. The guide also makes sharpening much easier, more precise, and faster. Therefore, always look for a knife-sharpening machine that has an angle-guide on it.
The first thing that you should consider while getting an electrical knife-sharpener is what kind of knife would you want to use it for: serrated or straight-edged? Also, consider the type and the materials of the knife blades that you’re gonna sharpen.
You want a machine that will be versatile enough to handle most types of knives, which isn’t always difficult to find. But prices might differ based on specifications and features.
Remember to prioritize safety regarding most things in life and an electric knife sharpener is no exception to it. Always go for safety feature on such a device, which should include non-slip rubber feet for security during work and/or a rubber-grip handle.
Ease of use
It goes without saying that you’d always want to get the kind of device that is easy to operate, clean, and maintain. Otherwise, there is no point to it if instead of simplifying your task, it makes the whole thing a tedious, drab job for you. It should at least facilitate the cleaning process as the metallic residues will hamper the product’s efficiency if left behind in the unit.
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And with that, we’ve come to the very end of this guide. I hope I was able to give you an insight into the mechanism of the product. I do hope that you liked what you read.
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