Don’t you just despise the blunt edge on a knife when trying to finely slice those onions and carrots before dinner? It doesn’t cut through with effortless ease as it once did and instead needs directed force for chopping and slicing, the edge has lost its sheen besides its sharpness and the onion rings don’t really resemble rings. A dull knife is to the kitchen what a dusty book is to the library – an unsolicited misfit!
Of course, having to grind our knives on the whetstone isn’t exactly a jog in the park as it is both cumbersome and time consuming. But before you throw out your blunt bladed knives, you might want to consider the PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives, a convenient and user-friendly knife sharpener to keep your knife from losing its cutting edge.
The Physical Build
Sporting a black and silver motif to complement most urbanized kitchen décor styles, one can discern the solid build of this sharpener to be of premium quality while not being too hefty, weighing only about 8.8 ounces, for its sturdy construction. The unique selling point of this sharpener is its meticulously built handheld framework that allows you to firmly grip the ergonomically designed handle with one hand for leverage while the slip-resistant cushioned bottom ensures a stable base for the system to rest on. The PriorityChef Knife Sharpener employs a 2-stage sharpening system, each with its own distinctive functionality, to revive the edge on your dull blade with clinical precision in very quick time and with utmost ease.
The Two-Phased Whetting Process
The PriorityChef Knife Sharpener whets the blunt edge in two successive stages, conspicuosly marked ‘Coarse’ and ‘Fine’ on the two slots, at an optimal sharpening angle of about 17° that effectively renders a cutting edge on the bluntest of knife blades.
The first of the two stages is the coarse sharpening stage that employs a diamond-coated sharpening wheel which is apt for the grinding of blunt edges to instill some bite back into the blade by sharpening “out of” and “into” the blade edge simultaneously. This stage essentially files the upper layers off the edge thus resulting in a nice, angled though somewhat rugged edge. During this stage, light and balanced pressure is to be maintained while drawing the blade through the slot back and forth a few times for uniform grinding.
The second stage is the fine honing stage that comprises a ceramic sharpening wheel which serves to even out the rugged edges from the preceding stage leaving behind a smooth and even razor-sharp edge.
Why Go For It
Unlike most conventional sharpeners, the PriorityChef Knife Sharpener is equally proficient at reviving almost every variety of blade there is – ceramic blades, straight edged and serrated blades and even the characteristic hard high graded Carbon Steel blades of survival knives – all in a matter of seconds.
Furthermore, PriorityChef emphasizes on their post-delivery quality assurance service towards their buyers, including a 100% refund assurance should the product fail to meet the buyer’s expectations, as their most prized attribute – a service which puts some day light between them and most other competitors.
DIMENSIONS: 2.5 X 7.5 X 2.5 inches
WEIGHT: 8.8 ounces
SHARPENING ANGLE: 17°
REVIEW STARS: 4.6/5