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Doesn’t matter if you have good, decent or bad knives you need to keep them sharp. You know the saying, “A dull knife is a dangerous knife”. Haven’t heard that one? Think about it, with a dull knife you have to work harder and apply more force to cut your food. One slip and the added force can easily turn a gourmet dinner for two into a trip to the emergency room. No fun. A sharp knife doesn’t require as much work to cut your food. The slightest strokes slice through tomatoes and chop carrots with ease.
New South Review:
This did an amazing job on all my knives from my Asian Santoku to my European Wüsthofs. The edge was fine and very sharp with out “eating” away at the knife. If you have a large knife collection including hunting knives I would recommend this electric unit. This unit has a fixed serrated sharpener as well.
It’s not overly large but not a piece I would leave on the countertop. You will want to keep the box it came in for storage.
This Angle Adjust sharpener from KitchenIQ sharpens both sides of a knife simultaneously for the perfect angle from one end of the blade to the other.
- Perfect for sharpening anything from santoku knives to meat cleavers
- Fine ceramic stage for serrated knives and polishing/finishing
- Coarse diamond stage for heavy sharpening
- Fixed manual stage for sharpening serrated knives
- Adjustable sharpening angle from 10 degrees to 30 degrees per side
New South Review:
This handheld model is great for most kitchen needs. You can still adjust the angle if you have Asian or European knives with different bevels and it also has a sharpener for serrated knives. The sharpener has a nice weight to it and feels very sturdy. There’s a rubber non-slip base so it stays put as you’re pulling the knives through.
No issues here. If you have a large knife selection or work in a commercial kitchen then I would go with the electric unit.
This KitchenIQ Angle Adjust adjustable manual knife sharpener can accommodate nearly any knife style, including santoku knives, chef’s knives, cleavers, and even bread knives!
- Rubber nonstick base keeps the unit from slipping while you sharpen
- Adjustable sharpening angle for coarse and fine stages from 14 to 24 degrees
- Comfortable & soft plastic handle
- Long-lasting and heavy-duty construction
- Long-lasting diamond & ceramic sharpening stones
- 3 year limited warranty from Edgeware with normal use and proper care