If you’re still sharpening your knives with a stone, you need to get with the times. It’s the 21st century and we have robots for that stuff now, so there’s no reason you should continue to hone your cutlery like a caveman.
Electric blade sharpeners have been around for ages now, and while they do have certain advantages over their old-fashioned counterparts, most of them still have one big drawback: they aren’t adjustable. Knives tend to come with a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and cutting edges, so the key to keeping them razor sharp is knowing the proper angle to sharpen them with. If your blade has a cutting edge angle of, say, 11 degrees, and you use an electric sharpener with a fixed 18 degree sharpening angle, you’re going to take off more steel than you should, and also end up making the knife slightly duller than it was originally.
Sharpening with the appropriate angle will not only make your knife sharper, it’ll extend its lifespan by taking off a minimal amount of steel each time you hone it down.
Kitchen iQ’s latest sharpener makes finding that perfect angle a snap. The device features a large knob that, if turned, will automatically adjust both the coarse and fine interlocking wheels to the correct sharpening angle to match the angle produced originally from the knife manufacturer. The knob is marked with angles that range from 10 to 30 degrees, which enables you to sharpen a wide variety of blades with minimal effort.
The machine includes two electric sharpening slots: a coarse slot that’s outfitted with interlocking diamond wheels, and a fine slot that’s equipped with ceramic ones. These interlocking wheels sharpen both sides of the knife at the same time without scratching or damaging it, so there’s no need to worry about proper technique while you sharpen – the machine does everything for you.