Sharpness is the very lifeline of every knife. The job of a good sharpener is to bestow any kind of knife, be it an ordinary kitchen knife or a Japanese chef’s knife, with extraordinary sharpness by clearing the chips off the edges. The product I am going to review in this round-up article is a game-changer in the world of electric knife sharpeners. I won’t claim it to be the best you can have for money but this is definitely a product worth seeking after if you wish to own an affordable is ultra-powerful electric sharpener. In order to understand the ups and downs of the product fully, you have to get an idea of the technical specs first.
Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
This 3 stage electric sharpening system utilizes the company’s patented Trizor 15O XV technology automatically to transform any angle blade to a razor sharp Japanese style 15 degree angle Trizor blade by imposing a 3 step bevel, consecutively 25, 22 and lastly 15 degree angles. The 3 stages ensure maximum sharpness and edge retention. The roughly 5 pound heavy product measures approximately 12 x 6 x 6.4 inches which is compact enough to be tucked away at a safe corner of your kitchen. There are flexible abrasives on the machine to ward off any kind of damage to the edges during honing. The flexible spring guides are organized in such a way that even a novice can maintain the correct angle all the while during the sharpening session. It works well on both serrated and straight blades. However, I have noticed the serrated blade’s edge turning fine-edged after a couple of honing.
What is it good at?
In my calibration test, this one easily stands out as the fastest knife sharpener available in the market. I was able to convert the 20 degree factory edge of my ordinary kitchen knife into a super sharp Trizor XV edges in no time, plus it is incredibly easy to operate. The method of honing is very simple to master, moreover the product comes with easy-to-follow user’s guide as well. You just have to slide the knife through to two slots while holding it at a level angle for 3-4 times in the primary stage. The unit caters to almost any kind of knife blade including Japanese kitchen knives, fish fillet knives and even the toughest hunting knives. The company promises to deliver “better than factory sharpness” in their ad and they actually are true to their words. The control on the action this device allows deserves a bonus point.