Best knife sharpener??
Any suggestions for a dependable knife sharpener? thanks hounds
LOL, I know you're looking for a tool.... But you can't beat Dave... I use water stones for my own knives, and when my good knives need a touch-up, I send them to Dave. There are some contraptions that do an excellent job holding your knife and helping you pass a stone over it, but I assume you're looking for the electric type???
The December issue of Cook's Illustrated has a piece on knife sharpeners. The only sharpener that they "highly recommend" (electric or manual) is the Chef's Choice Model 130 (electric). It sounded so amazing that I went out last week and bought one; haven't tried it out yet, though.
I have had the Chef's Choice since it came out. The large one with a grinding wheel (rarely used) and two honing wheels used most often
There is a large selection of water stones, diamond stones and steels, jigs, ceramic antennae, leather strops,and even a gentle belt grinder at Lee Valley Tools.
If you're not sure what is best for you, ask for a knife expert at the counter. There is sure to be someone there who knows what will work, so it is better to visit a store than to buy online. But online help is available from