Knife sharpeners, your knife sharp again in a flash
Knife sharpeners are useful devices with ceramic wheels that sharpen your knife. The knife sharpeners are quick and easy in use to make your knife sharp again. A knife becomes truly razor-sharp on a whetstone. Knife sharpeners and sharpening systems achieve results between a sharpening rod and a whetstone. Browse Chef’s Choice in the menu for electric sharpeners. A knife sharpener is also suitable to sharpen table knives, as well as kitchen knives.
Sharpening knives easily with a knife sharpener
The knife sharpeners on rolls, for example by Wüsthof or Zwilling, are very easy to use. It is not necessary to pay attention to the angle; the rolls are already correctly set so you will make a beautiful sharp cutting edge. The Vulkanus systems do not work with rolls, these knife sharpeners also include a standard shape the knives are sharpened in. The latter is extremely fast. For knife sharpeners with several phases or stages the knife must be sharpened in different steps Always start on the left and work your way to the right (if you hold the knife in your right hand). Usually 15 passages are enough, but the results strongly vary from system to system. See also our test with knife sharpeners.
A water sharpener (Minosharp for example) must be filled with a small layer of water before sharpening. You thus imitate the effect of a whetstone. But with a water sharpener you are done after a few minutes. The water sharpener operates exactly identically to the other draw through sharpeners.
Use any knife sharpener with care and draw your knives carefully through. That keeps your knife sharpeners operational and ensures the rolls are not damaged.