“The value of a knife is in its sharpness,” Mozi said. You can also say that the value of a sharpening station is in the sharpness of the knives that leave it. Every chef will remind you that a kitchen without sharp knives is a very short time away from a food preparation nightmare. A combination of the sharpest knives, a well-planned prep station, and a good chopping board ensures that food cutting, chopping, and slicing is a joyride for the chef. A modern kitchen is past the “stone age” when sharpening involved a sweaty task of rubbing knives against a grit stone or file. An electric sharpening station simplifies sharpening to a simple swipe, and that is what these 10 will do for you.
Chef’sChoice 130 Professional Electric Knife Sharpening Station
It is always cheaper in the long term to go for the best mortar and abrasives when buying a knife sharpening station because that is the only way it will last. This is a premium quality sharpener built with a silicone body and diamond abrasives that are designed to deliver thousands of swipes without shutting down. The strong motor ensures that your desired edge is achieved within three to five swipes of the knife. You can use this to sharpen any knife in your kitchen, including serrated ones.
Fstcrt Cordless Professional Electric Knife Sharpeners
It is important that the sharpening station you have in your kitchen handle all of your sharpening needs, and that includes your scissors, pocket knives, and serrated knives. This little station is designed for efficiency and all-around service. It can sharpen scissors and serrated knives. Its cord can be safely tucked at the bottom, making it easy to move closer to your prep station for efficiency. It uses silicon carbide knives which eat away less material from your knives, allowing them to last longer while retaining their sharpness.
Mueller Professional Electric Knife Sharpener for Straight Knives
Light and simple looking, this electric sharpener doesn’t have much decoration, but it has everything it needs to keep the wheels running for years. This is a powerhouse designed to sharpen even your roughest knives. It employs diamond abrasives which help with durability. It is designed for daily use with the simple push of a button and swipe of the knives to get you razor-sharp edges. It is a two-stage sharpener, so you can use the first stage for the bluntest knives you have and then pot the slightly rough ones in the second stage.
Sync Living Knife and Scissor Sharpeners
This is one of the simplest sharpeners you can buy on a budget, but it does have everything you need to keep your cleavers, knives, and scissors sharp. It has three stages of sharpening and the fourth slot for scissors. It is not designed for a commercial kitchen, just standard home use. It also comes with a glove to keep your hands safe while sharpening. The best thing about it is the quick action which allows you to get your paper-cutting blade faster. The handle also allows you to grip it in place to prevent shaking, which affects blade correction in some sharpeners.
Secura Electric Knife Sharpener
This is one of the most popular sharpening stations, thanks to the growing popularity of this brand. It also uses diamond abrasives which are good at creating a finer edge with fewer swipes compared to what you get with other models. The two-stage sharpener also allows you to correct and restore old and rough edges on your blades. It has a standard motor, suitable for regular home use. It also deploys a suction-based base that keeps the sharpener firmly on the counter to prevent shaking while you sharpen.
Sagler Electric Knife Sharpener
This is a standard use sharpener with a powerful motor in spite of its size, which allows you to handle daily sharpening needs with ease. It is small, so you can load it with your heaviest knives, but when it comes to restoring old blades, this sharpener will work. It is also a two-stage, so you don’t have to worry about having to hone it manually. It is very light and economical on your counter space too.
Chef’sChoice Hybrid Knife Sharpening Station
This is a hybrid station that allows you to sharpen and hone your knives even when there is a blackout. The charging station is built to last with diamond abrasive wheels that can sustain years of daily sharpening. This is a two-stage sharpening station, so you are able to get a razor-sharp edge every time you sharpen. Both the manual and the electric sharpeners are built to help with correcting your edges as well, which helps with serrated knives. You can always hone on the manual sharpener to get your final edge look if you don’t trust the two-stage finish.
Mk.2 – Professional Electric Knife Sharpener 120v
Compared to the rest of the sharpening stations here, this station looks a little rugged, like it needs a DIYer to handle it, but that shouldn’t scare you. This is actually one of the most versatile sharpening stations you will ever get. It uses a belt technology instead of abrasives, which makes it easy to replace. There are three types of belts, coarse for stage one sharpening and correcting, medium for refining your edge, and a smooth one for honing. It also comes with two blade guides, one for your regular kitchen knives and another one for other tools like scissors that need a bigger angle for sharpening.
Pegelong sharpener electric knife/scissor sharpener
This sharpening station is all about speed. To reduce the number of passes you have to make, the station has a reduced sharpening angle to increase the area of contact between the knife and the sharpener. This style allows the wheels to grind and hone your edges faster than other models. The sharpener is also stable, allowing your knives to sharpen without the need to grip the sharpener in place. It is a two-stage sharpener, so you can correct and sharpen edges on the first and hone with the second. The station also comes with three replacement wheels and cleaning brushes.
Longzon 4-stage Knife Sharpener with a Pair of Cut-Resistant Glove
Having better control of the contact between your blade and the sharpener is key to getting a perfect finish. This sharpener is smaller and lighter, designed to be gripped and controlled comfortably when sharpening, which helps reduce vibration, especially during stage 1 sharpening. It is a four-stage sharpener that allows you to hone your blade to perfection and also sharpen scissors and other tool blades in the house.
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