KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, Black
I ordered this Knife Sharpener because so many reviews said it worked when others of similar design did not deliver the sharpening abilities that they promised.
I have used at least a half dozen with similar “pull the blade through the groove design” and none of them worked well enough that I ever bothered to give them a second chance. But, I was growing tired of buying new chef’s knives for my elderly mother who refuses to steel the nice Victorinox knives I have been buying for her.
She dulls them quickly to the point where steeling them is no longer effective. For five and a half dollars, I thought it would be cheaper if I could save her old knives rather than buying new $25 knives for her. She was so impressed with the results that she pulled out of her junk drawer multiple retired paring knives, a filet knife and a huge 12 inch American made chefs knife that was about 30 years old and asked me to sharpen them.
I was able to bring back a cutting edge on all of them! Maybe not as sharp as new, but plenty sharp for use in the kitchen. The worst couple of blades needed about dozen passes through the “coarse” groove instead of the 3 or 4 the instructions recommended, but it did put a sharp edge on all of them.
I don’t know how many knives this will sharpen before losing its effectiveness, but it handled the first eight badly dulled knives I tried. Hopefully it will last for many more. Highly recommended.Promised Review By Rick T