Why is Research Important?
It wouldn’t be such a bold statement to say that the culinary world relies on sharp knives. However, choosing the right knife sharpener isn't as easy as it seems. Knife sharpers can differ of course in size and price, however, the way they keep knives sharp is also different too. There are different types of non-electric and electric sharpers, some with up to 4 stages of the sharpening process! Even if you're considering investing in a sharpening stone there are different types of this product too. Luckily, we are here to help. We have compared for you the best knife sharpeners on the market to keep your knifes a cut above the rest.
Why is the Wusthof PEtec Electric Sharpener Our Editor's Choice?
Aside from being safe and easy to use, the diamond abrasive wheel is also something that really stood out for us against other knife sharpeners on the market. The first stage of the sharpening process is a one hundred percent diamond abrasive wheel which is used for sharpening and reshaping. The speed of the first stage of this sharpening process really stood out for us here which is why we consider it to be such a high-quality product. The second stage finishes the sharpening process, ensuring there are no scratches or dents. Finally, priced at just under $180 this could be expensive for some but in our eyes, it's totally worth it.
Why do we Recommend the Brod & Taylor Professional Knife Sharpener Solid Stainless Steel and Austrian Tungsten Carbide?
Not only did we love the quick and easy-to-achieve results with our knives, we loved how easy this knife sharpener was to use. What's more, unlike so many other knife sharpeners on the market that we tested, the Brod & Taylor Professional Knife Sharpener is great for both right-handed and left-handed users. In order to sharpen knives, left-handed users simply need to turn the machine around for comfortable use. We would consider this knife sharpener to be a high-end product which is why we think that at just under $120, the Brod & Taylor Professional Knife Sharpener is great value for money.
Why is the Chef's Choice 4643 ProntoPro Diamond Hone Manual Knife Sharpener a Good Product?
What stood out for us the most about the Chef's Choice 4643 ProntoPro Diamond Hone Manual Knife Sharpener, aside from the fantastic results, is the fact that it's so easy to use. When sharpening knives, the machine feels almost intuitive to use and our testers found themselves moving the blades back and forth almost automatically. What's more, this knife sharpener was able to sharpen the blade extremely close to the handle, 3/8 of an inch to be precise! The whole process takes just 60 seconds and the padded handle and base make it a pleasure to use. Finally, priced at just under $35, it is the best bang for your buck!
Although it didn't score as highly as other knife sharpeners that we tested, the PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives is still one of the best knife sharpeners on the market. Not only is it easy to use, it provides excellent results and feels safe and secure due to the fact that your hands feel constantly protected as well as the fact that it comes with a non-slip cushioned base too! The price is outstanding value for money at just under $15 and with the 100% satisfaction guarantee, you really do have nothing to lose!
Why do we Recommend the Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener?
The tapered diamond rod on the Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener is great for both flat and serrated edges. When using the tapered diamond rod for flat edges, the heel of the blade should be held closet to the unit. You should apply light pressure on the knife whilst pushing it towards and away from the end of the rod until you achieve your desired results. If you are using the tapered diamond rod for serrated edges when you should only sharpen the side of the knife edge with serrations. Finally, priced at under $10 this is the perfect knife sharpener for those on the go!
Why Did we Like the Smith's 50185 Jiffy-Pro Handheld Sharpener?
The Smith's 50185 Jiffy-Pro Handheld Sharpener keeps knives sharp using a 2-stage sharpening system. This makes this unit the perfect product for a variety of straight edge knives. In addition,
the fixed abrasive components ensure that you are never mistaken with the sharpening angle as it is already present for your convenience. This guarantees razor-sharp knives with every use whether you are on the go or using it in the comfort of your own home. We also enjoyed using the enlarged scissor sharpening slot which is particularly great at accommodating Game Shears. Finally, priced at under $10 we couldn't ask for better value.
As you may or may not know, there are a variety of knife sharpeners on the market including stones, manuals and electric. The most popular models on the market are undoubtedly manual and electric that both deliver sharp and durable blades in a matter of seconds. Of course, like with any product, there are different knife sharpers that suit different needs. Aside from size, weight, and price, knife sharpeners differ in how easy they are to use, the speed in which they sharpen, the range of knives that they sharpen, their build quality and more. Overall, however, we chose the Wusthof PEtec Electric Sharpener as our Editor's Choice. Aside from the fact that this electric sharpener really does provide outstanding results, we really liked how compact and lightweight it was especially for an electric sharpener as well as the rubber feet that increase stability.