Presto 08810 Professional Electric Knife Sharpener Review
Professional EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener works fantastic on kitchen knives, fillet knives and hunting knives. It runs on 120 volts, 60 Hz only.
• Product Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 4 inches
• Weight: 4.2 pounds (shipping weight: 4.8 pounds)
• Department: Kitchen & Dining
• Domestic shipping only
Functionality at a glance:
• Three-stage sharpening process for professional precision at home.
• Sharpens kitchen, as well as sport knives, fast and conveniently
• Interchangeable blade guides allow optimum sharpening angles.
• Helpful user manual to manage troubleshoot
I am a kitchen lover and love to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but only to do the chopping and cooking. My loving spouse does the rest – dish washing, cleaning, storing raw and cooked food and organizing all the mess created by me. So it is obvious that other than chopping and cooking, I hate to spend time there. So I have always been on search trying to pick tools and appliances that I need to process my to-be-cooked items and to complete cooking are smart enough to help me get expected services swiftly. This propelled me to replace almost every single item within the 1st year of purchase whenever I got a smarter one. The only things that I never think of replacing were my stones and honing steel rods, cause I always believed I shall never get the great result that they brought to me. So, I kept on doing the laborious job of sharpening until I got the desired precisions on my knives. It has always been time-consuming and for obvious reasons, I hated using them. On a lazy summer after, I happened to read about Presto 08810 Professional Electric Knife Sharpener on an electric knife sharpener reviews site. I read all the good things about it – the superb features, customer ranking, durability, longevity and warranty. I simply wanted to give that a try. So, I bought one. After using it as per the instruction manual, I was amazed to get the edge with a few passes only. It felt superbly sharp.
As the first trial, I used an almost abandoned, crappy and a very dull kitchen knife. I started with the stage 1. Instead of “three” alternating passes on each side, as instructed. I stopped after just one pass. I was surprised to see that just one pass delivered a sharp edge. I was afraid to overdo since I had the feeling that this might rather damage my knife. This is important for potential users to know since once you have a good edge, do not repeat and just stop and move on.
Users can adjust the angle to 3 positions but the exact angle is tough to measure in absence of an optical comparator. The lowest angle is there for thin knives like a fillet. I have literally more than 25 knives from different origins – mostly western. But I never used the sharpener to sharpen my Japanese style knives because as I saw their edges are honed at a slightly different angle than knives from western countries.
I test my knives on vegetables and it was quite sharp. As I moved on to Stage 2, I gave it two more passes and two more at stage 3, After a couple of swipes, it became razor sharp. I realized for the first time that I was completely ignorant about easy sharpening options available in the market.