Everyone has at least a knife in their kitchen that they use regularly to cook and everyone knows that they are subject to wear and tear just like any other product. In general, a knife is usable for about 6 to 12 months since it was purchased. After that time it becomes blunt and just does not cut as it used to. The easy solution is to buy a new one but the cheaper alternative is to get a knife sharpener. A lot of people throw away perfectly good knives that can be saved. It is like throwing away money. Here are the top 10 best knife sharpener in 2017 reviews based in rating, features, functionality and price.
10. Lansky 8″ Ceramic Sharp Stick
The Lansky is what some might call a classic knife sharpener. Everyone remembers these sharpeners from their childhood and for that time they were the only available model. They still exist today and the Lansky is a great example. They work just as great as they used to and cost less than $20. The Lansky comes with a ceramic sharpening stick and a wooden handle. It is simple, straight forward and efficient. This type of sharpener should last for many years to come and the best part is that it is cheaper than a new knife.
9. Chef’s Choice 300 Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener
The Chef’s Choice 300 knife sharpener is probably the most affordable electric model on the market. It has two sharpening areas that can be used to completely restore a blade. The first stage just sharpens the blade while the second one hones the razor edge. From an user’s perspective the machine is quite easy to use and straight forward. The sharpener comes with magnetic guides and does not need the user to press down on the blade. It takes very little effort to sharpen a knife and it is safe at the same time.
8. Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic
The Lansky PS-MED01 is a great tool to get the knives cut as if they are new. It is one of the most compact sharpeners that can fit into a pocket. For this reason, this small tool can be taken on trips like camping or for nature outbreaks. It can also serve as a regular kitchen knife sharpener as it is more than capable to handle any type of blade. It has 4 sharpening areas that use different materials to restore the blade with very little effort.
7. Wusthof Precision Edge 4 Stage Knife Sharpener
Wusthof designed the Precision Edege 4 Stage knife sharpener to work with standard knives and Asian style blades. The sharpener can handle any kind of knife due to its 4 stage sharpening system. It uses four different ceramic rods and comes with a rubberized handle for superior grip. The grip itself is placed on the right of the ceramic rods so that the hand is protected from the blade. It is compact and quite inexpensive which recommends it for anyone who does not want to pay too much for a sharpener.
6. Wusthof 3 Stage Electric Knife Sharpener
The Wusthof is a more expensive knife sharpener with a 3 stage system and a sturdy and durable build. Knife sharpening is quite easy and requires no effort of pressure to be applied on the blade. The 3 step system use 3 different wheels made for various materials that ensure the knife is restored completely. From the outside the sharpener looks fairly solid with a gray and silver plastic housing and a on and off button on one of the sides. It is a bit more expensive than others but the sharpener was designed to withstand intense usage.
5. KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener
Even if the KitchenIQ is a bestseller it is not the best knife sharpener out there but it is close. Its popularity comes from the really low price it is being sold for. It is made mostly out of plastic and comes with a v shaped bottom to make it usable on the edge of a counter or table. It has a 2 stage sharpening system that should provide decent results. The handle is covered with a soft plastic material to improve grip. To be noted that the sharpener works only with straight edge blades only.
4. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Sharp Duo Knife Sharpener
Zwilling came up with a knife sharpener that has an interesting design that also makes it safe to use. It looks a bit like the handle of a sword and a plastic separator keeps the hand safe from the blades. It has a two step sharpening system that can handle all knives with a fine edge and can be used by right handed or left handed people. The sharpener has a decent build quality as it is made almost entirely out of aluminum and has a rather compact form factor.
3. Kyocera Electric Diamond Knife Sharpener
The Kyocera knife sharpener is one of the more compact electric models that are available on the market. It has a diamond grinding stone that works best with ceramic knifes and can be replaced if required as the manufacturer sells them separately. The sharpener itself comes with an indicator light, a safety roller and a safety cover. It is safe to use and easy to operate.
2. Chef’s Choice 120 Diamond Hone 3-Stage Professional Knife Sharpener
The 120 Diamond Hone is one of the best knife sharpeners made by Chef’s Choice. It is a well built machine that comes with all the perks of an electric sharpener such as a blade guide, angle control and a multiple step sharpening system. It can restore chef’s knives, sporting knives or even butcher knives.
1. Presto 08810 Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
Presto has several electric knife sharpener models but the 08810 is their best selling one mainly because it is inexpensive and gets the job done well. It has a 3 stage sharpening system and a convenient blade guiding system. Due to its design it is also quite easy to operate and safe to use. The machine can handle all types of knives as long as they have a fine blade regardless of the metal they are made from.