Top 5 Best Knife Sharpening System


The 5 Best Knife Sharpening System

#1)  Chefs Choice Knife Sharpener 130

Chefs Choice Knife Sharpener 130

Wall Street Journal rated as the “best overall” knife sharpener in 2007.In my opinion it is one of the best rated knife sharpeners on the market. This breakthrough sharpener is the complete package. It can sharpen straight, serrated, pocketknife, European, Santuko and kitchen knives in seconds. It comes in three stages. Stage one provides a 100% abrasive diamond sharpener to quickly sharpen the edges. Stage 2 will create the microscopic teethes to give your knives the bite by sharpening with miniature steel. Unlike stropping with a leather belt, stage 3 provides a flexible stropping to polish the knife with a hair splitting finish.
#2)  Chefs Choice Diamond Hone EdgeSelect Model 120

Chefs Choice Diamond Hone EdgeSelect Model 120
This sharpener received the seal of approval from Handyman Club of American Magazine. Eventhough it is model before 130, it still provides a punch as an all-purpose sharpener. Like its predecessor, it comes with what Chefs Choice called “precision elastomeric guide” which essentially is self-guided sharpener that will adjust to the knives proper sharpening angle. It comes in three stages. Stage one and two incorporates diamond coating into the sharpening disks. Stage three will polish knife back to factory level sharpness.
#3)  Chef’s Choice ProntoPro Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener 4643

Chef’s Choice ProntoPro Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener 4643

this is a poor mans version of the model 120 at a more economical pricing point. The value here is too hard to be left out. Because this manual sharpener that requires pull-through, the pricing will be more economical in comparison to automatic sharpeners, but don’t let that full you. It comes in three different stages. Stage one and two will include a diamond wheel and crisscross to sharpen your knife free of bur. Stage three will hone and polish the knife with a professional finish.
#4)  Chef’s Choice AngleSelect Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener #1520

Chef’s Choice AngleSelect Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener #1520
Considered by many to be the world most versatile knife sharpener. With its precision guide, it has the ability to sharpen your knives at the perfect angle every time from a 15 degree for most Asian knives and 20 degree for European and American knives. It comes in three stages that will sharpen, hone and polish the knife back to its original form.
#5)  Priority Chef Knife Sharpener, 2 Stage Knife Sharpening System

Priority Chef Knife Sharpener, 2 Stage Knife Sharpening System

If you need a portable sharpener for the great outdoor or have something more economical this is the one. There are limitations on the little bad boy; it’s only for straight knives and not recommended ceramic or serrated knives. By running your straight knife 2 – 3 times on each guide will bring your dullest blades back to life.

From cutting boxes to small tree branches, I’m sure many of you readers can agree that one of the knife that gets the most beating is the pocket knife. Because of its flexibility and small size, their edge can dull up from wear and tear. Everyone has their own approach to sharpening a pocket knife, whether it is something your father have taught you or a clip you learned from YouTube, at the end of the day, if it is sharp, that is all we care about. Below are two different methods on how to sharpen a pocket knife with some tools you may have already at your disposable or may consider to get.

  1. Choose a rod sharpener of your choice, both ceramic and diamond steel works just fine
  2. Securely hold the rod steel out or rest the head against a stable surface at a 45 degree angle for more stability.
  3. Hold the pocket knife’s edge at approximately 15 degree angle against the rod steel and push the knife out from the heel to the tip.
  4. Sharp each side 5 – 10 times until satisfaction
  5. Clean knife with cloth Whetstone
  6. Make sure your whetstone is on a solid stable surface
  7. Choose the level grit of your preference
  8. Prep your whetstone by soaking it in water for at least five minutes or if you’re in a rush, splash some water to the sharpening surface
  9. With the knife bevel flat securely flat against the whetstone, lightly push the knife through the stone as if you’re shaving a piece of the surface. As you’re pushing the knife, draw the knife out to make sure it sharpens the tip too.
  10. Sharp each side 5 – 10 times until satisfaction
  11. Clean the knife and whetstone. (Some manufacturers may recommend oiling the whetstone after usage

Sharpening A Serrated Knife

Sharpening a serrated knife can seem daunting and time consuming but it doesn’t have to. On here we will cover two different methods on to how to sharpen serrated knife using both manual and automatic methods.Manually Sharpening Depending on your experience level, this process can take 5 – 10 minutes in our test.

  1. First, purchase a steel or ceramic rod sharpener
  2. Placing the rod in the groove with light pressure, slowly grind AWAY from the blade at a 25 degree angle to avoid injuries.
  3. Continue to grind every groove on the knife
  4. On a whetstone or leather sheet, just how you would sharpen a straight edge knife, grind away the blunt with approximately 5 – 10 strokes.
  5. Clean the knife with a clean cloth to remove any micro metal residues.

This is not a process that you can quickly rush through. It takes time and a very methodical and precise concentration to get the razor sharp edge like a professional. For more, please see the video below for more visual demonstration.

Automatic Sharpener

This is by far the easiest process. It took us literally only 1 – 2 minutes to finish sharpening one.

  1. Choose an electric sharpener approved for serrated knife sharpening. See here for our list.
  2. With the power on, place the bottom of the knife in the first stage and slowly pull towards you.
  3. Continue to sharpen 2 -3 times on each side for stage 1.
  4. On stage 2, repeat the same process of sharpening each side 2 – 3 times to hone the knife.
  5. Rinse or wipe the knife clean

Instead of focusing on sharpening every single groove on the knife, with the correct electric knife sharpener, it will adjust itself to give the serrate knife the perfect angle every single time. To see more of our top electric sharpeners, please see click here.

Best Kitchen Knife Sharpeners Guide


As you can see I originally started this site to focus on knife sharpeners, so it made sense to also include an article on how to choose the best chef’s knife, since that is the most common blade that needs to be sharpened.  Ideally I hope you are able to use the information in this article along with the homepage in order to enhance your kitchen experience and save yourself money.  I’d ask you to remember that if you have a good sharpener, any knife can last for decades and lose minimal performance, so don’t be afraid to invest in a high quality knife that will be with you for the foreseeable future. Ultimately, this’ll help you choose the best kitchen knife sharpener.

Best Sharpeners

I made a very similar chart as the one I made for knife sharpeners on the homepage, but instead this time I created one for chef knives.  It works the exact same way, you can click on the headers to sort or use the search bar above it to filter out certain results you are looking for.

If you are new to knives or cooking in general please scroll down below the chart to learn about the different aspects of chef knives and what you should be looking for according to your own preferences.

Since we’re looking at a different product I had to determine the best characteristics to look at, which I decided were the following:

  • Image: This is a picture of the sharpener
  • Knife Name
  • Blade Size: How long the blade of the knife is in inches
  • Material: What the blade is made of
  • Price: Prices can fluctuate based on several factors but these should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect, I apologize if they’ve changed significantly and have not been updated.
  • Rating: This is based on as many external ratings and knife sharpener reviews as I could find (typically over 100)

Sharpener Reviews

A chef’s knife is the cornerstone of all cooking in a kitchen.  It is the most versatile tool in your arsenal and while it may not be as specialized as some knives it can do at the very minimum a decent job in just about any situation.

Typically a chef’s knife is somewhere between 6 and 14 inches long, most commonly 8 inches.  The length of blade depends mainly on personal preferences and if you know that you often work with food that requires a longer blade.

The general shape of the blade is rounded, but how much it is rounded will depend on the type and the brand.  The reason it’s rounded is to allow you to ‘rock’ it back and forth to make most cutting techniques simpler, and you can always use the front half when you just want a more or less straight cut.

Secondly I mentioned type of blade, which can be French or German.  French knives tend to have less of a curve along the blade of the knife and the curve up towards the tip whereas German blades are typically a smoother curve all the way along the blade.Types of Chef Knives

There are many different materials that a chef knife can be made of; however, an overwhelming majority are made of one of the following materials.Carbon Steel

A first year materials engineering class would teach you that carbon steel is created by combining iron and carbon to form an alloy (with ~1% carbon).  Carbon steel chef knives are by far the most common as they can be made relatively cheap.  This does not however mean you are sacrificing performance necessarily.

Some of the benefits of carbon steel are that they are the easiest to sharpen and typically stay sharp longer.  What you need to make sure you do if you buy a carbon steel knife is take care of it properly.  It can be prone to rusting over time and staining, but you can avoid this if you clean it after every use (and keep it out of the dishwasher!).Stainless Steel

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There are other alloy options available and stainless steel is extremely popular.  Like carbon steel it contains iron and carbon, but only trace amounts of carbon.  Instead it contains up to 15% of nickel and chromium.

Because the alloy composition can vary widely there is a big difference between a high-end stainless steel blade and a low-end blade.  A high-quality stainless steel knife can obtain extreme sharpness and resist dulling better than carbon steel blades.  On top of that stainless steel blades are also in general more corrosion resistant than carbon steel blades.Laminated

A laminated knife is nowhere near as common as either type of steel knife but can still be found if you look for it.  The basic concept is to combine the benefits of 2 types of steel into one.  Different parts of the knife may use different steels, for example you would want the inside layer to be flexible, but the outer layer that is doing the cutting to be sharper, which means it will be more brittle.Ceramic

Finally there are ceramic blades.  Compared to the other types of blade materials ceramic knives are the best at retaining sharpness, but this also comes with a big drawback, which is brittleness.

Another positive is that they do not rust, period, so in certain environments they can be the best suited.  However, unless you are really careful ceramic blades will chip over time and can be destroyed if you drop it.

Yet another drawback is that they hard to sharpen, most kitchen knife sharpeners I have discussed on this site would not be suitable for ceramic blades.Summary of Knife Materials

Putting all of that together we see that:

  • Ceramic knives aren’t great for beginners, they are really made for specialized chef uses
  • As a starter knife most carbon steel blades will do a good job
  • If you want a top quality knife for the long run stainless steel is the best option.  However, low-end cheap stainless steel blades will perform worse than carbon steel blades.
  • Laminated blades can certainly be okay, but in general a carbon steel or stainless steel will be the best chef knife for most people.Cutting Technique for Beginners

At this point you should have a decent idea of what you’re looking for in a knife.  You can either go use the chart now, or watch this video I’ve included on basic cutting technique. I highly recommend this video for any beginning chef, or even watching it as a quick refresher.

Electric Knife Sharpener Reviews


If you were looking for electric knife sharpener reviews you came to the right place.  I’ve built this site specifically to look at knife sharpeners because I feel that they are a very valuable tool that will pay for themselves many times over throughout the course of their lifetimes.
While on the homepage I have compiled a database of different knife sharpening products to make it easy to compare them to each other, on this page specifically I want to focus on the most popular electric knife sharpeners.

1. Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener

Chefs-Choice-Trizor-15 Knife Sharpener
This knife sharpener comes up any time electric knife sharpeners are discussed.  It is considered, at least currently, to be as close to perfect value as you can get in the middle price range, about $150.
It is extremely consistent, mainly because it’s so easy to use.  This makes it very accessible to beginners who are trying to be more involved in the kitchen.  As with most electric sharpeners it can handle just about any type of knife, serrated included, and has a solid 3 year warranty.
The only ‘complaint’ about the Trizor XV is that it will take off a substantial amount of material if you use it on a knife too often.  As long as you don’t overdo it however it shouldn’t be a major issue.

2. Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener

Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener
The Presto Eversharp is the ultimate electric sharpener for cheap (~$30).  BUT you need to know that it does not work with serrated knives.  If you need an economical option for serrated knives move on to #3.
As far as quality of the sharpening goes it’s more than you could ask for from such an affordable option.  Obviously it won’t be as good as the leading mid-range models, but it is actually just about as good as some of the worse mid-range models, for a heck of a lot less out of your pocket.  All in all this is a good product if you have a lot of regular edge knives, but if you plan on sharpening expensive or exotic knives at all it would be a good idea to move a step up in price range.

3. Chef’s Choice 220 Hybrid Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener, White and Brushed Stainless Steel

Chef’s Choice 220 Hybrid Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener, White and Brushed Stainless Steel
When you’re looking at electric knife sharpeners two companies always come up at the head of the pack, Chef’s Choice and Presto.  That’s why it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the next highest rated sharpener is another Chef’s choice model, the 220 Hybrid Diamond sharpener.
The biggest difference between this and #1? This sharpener was made for people who wanted a more economical model.  It may not be 100% as good, but still does a very good job, especially when you consider it’s only around $40.
Just like the Trizor sharpener it can handle serrated knives along with most other kinds.  The reason it’s called a hybrid sharpener is that it has 2 slots that are electric powered, which contain diamond abrasive wheels, but it also has one slot with a manual hone to use as needed.
There’s our electric knife sharpener reviews, what do you think? Do you agree or disagree with any of our recommendations, if so let us know.  If you’re looking for more electric knife options, there are several contained in the comparison table on the homepage.

Best Knife Sharpeners Review

Having a sharp knife is absolutely essential in the kitchen. Using knifes that aren’t sharp are dangerous as they are more prone to slipping on food, resulting in more accidents. Having blunt knifes also reduce efficiency as they take more time and effort to cut through foods.

With so many different brands and type of knifes available on the market, choosing the best knife sharpener for your needs is difficult and challenging. Thus, we have decided to create a compilation of our favourite knife sharpeners to help guide those that are interested in buying a knife sharpener in the future.

On average, professional chefs around the world sharpen their knives every day at the end of the day. This is done to prevent the knife from blunting, by sharpening every day they keep the knife sharp whilst it is still sharp. By not sharpening every day, it gets more and more difficult to sharpen the knife as time goes by. Thus, it is essential for chefs and cooks to purchase an efficient and good quality knife sharpener. This article will discuss about some of the best knife sharpeners for sale.

Sharpening knives is a really easy job if you have a decent knife sharpener, but first you should familiarize yourself with the 3 primary ways to sharpen your knife. These 3 primary ways to manually sharpen your knife, and they are using a stone, hone or a strop. Today’s technology has also seen the increase of electrical knife sharpeners. Seasoned professional chefs generally use the manual sharpeners as they have a lot more patience and experience. However, many professional chefs nowadays use electrical sharpeners as they are generally a lot more convenient and hassle-free.

Electric knife sharpeners have risen in popularity in the past decade for obvious reasons. They save time and effort. Electric sharpeners are accurate, fast and just much more easy to use than manually sharpening knifes. The process is so simple, that even a baby could do it. All you have to do is hold the knife across the tool, and the knife will automatically be sharpened by the machine through a constant grinding of motorized wheels. They are also very compact and can be easily placed away safely in the kitchen, they do however come at a higher price. But the amount of time and energy you’ll save in the future is well worth the investment. Below you will find the top 3 best electric knife sharpener review.

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Wusthof 2933 Chefs Choice New Electric Sharpener

The Wusthof 2933 Chefs Choice New Electric Sharpener is an easy to use yet powerful 3 stage electronic sharpener from the Wusthof family. The latest edition of sharpener from the Wusthof family comes with

100% diamond abrasive wheel to bring your dullest of knives back to life.

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Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener

One of the top selling knife sharpeners available on the market due to it’s ultra sharp blades and stability. This 3 stage electronic sharpener can sharpened both straight and serrated knives as well as reprofile 20 degree edges into a 15 degree edge.

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Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener

Considered one of the best knife sharpeners , it is quite clear why it is amongst one of the top selling electric knife sharpeners available on Amazon, this easy, clean and simple to use sharpener comes at a very affordable price. It features a 2 stage system, perfect for sharpening angles and polishing knives. Also comes with suction cups on the bottom of the knife sharpener to prevent any accidental errors.

Best Manual Knife Sharpeners Reviews

Manual sharpeners whilst take longer and more experience to handle are not extinct. Manual sharpeners are still very effective in creating extremely sharp and beveled edges. These sharpeners are very compact and portable and much more cheaper than electronic sharpeners, ideal for campers , hunters and traditional cooks. Chances are , these manual sharpeners will last you longer than electronic sharpeners. Here are what I consider the best manual knife sharpeners.

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Woodstock SteeleX D1130 1000 Grit and 6000 Grit Japanese Waterstone

A very easy , portable Japanese Waterstones. This D1130 will leave a clean sharp edge on your tools with minimal effort. You are also given the option to choose between the 1000 grit and 6000 grit, ideal for anyone looking to save money.

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Smith’s 50008 8-Inch Diamond Tri-Hone Bench Stone

Am excellent knife sharpener that will restore the life in knives of all sizes , ranging from medium kitchen knives to larger knives to woodworking tools. The sharpener is also made from premium quality abrasive 8-inch diamond tri-hone bench. This sharpener features a wide range of natural stones such as coarse diamond, fine diamond, and Natural Arkansas stones, along with a non-slip rubber feet.

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DMT W250EFNB 10-Inch DuoSharp Bench Stone Extra-Fine/Fine:

Having been in the market for many years, this manual diamond knife sharpener is absolutely legendary quality. It is compact, easy to use and does the job better than any other manual sharpener on the market.

Hopefully , this article has helped you decide which is the best knife sharpener for you. Choosing the correct one is difficult, but reading the Amazon user comments will give you a general idea regarding the quality, uses and whether it is suited for you.