I think I'm In Love....
Question: Did I need an electric knife sharpener?
Answer: Absolutely not!
Question: Did I buy an electric knife sharpener?
Answer: Yes I did.
Well, there was this unexpected royalty check, you see. And I'd been browsing around the ads and reviews and really wondering. So I went and ordered the Chef's Choice 130. Which arrived yesterday.
Spent a pleasant hour playing with it as soon as the UPS man left. People, this is a keeper!
My knives required, at most, two passes through the first station, then the same through the third. And poof! Done!
In hindsite, I should have ordered the 120, and saved ten bucks, because it will probably be a rare instance that I use station 2--which is the steel. With the 130, you see, you use station one to sharpen, then either station 2 (the steel) or the recommended station 3 (the strop). And, the fact is, I like playing with my hand-held steel. Gives me the feeling that I'm in charge, or something.
How would the 130 work on a truely dull blade? Haven't a clue, cuz no such animal exists in my house. But my best guess is that the machine would just laugh at it, and change it to paper-cutting sharp in just a few passes.
So, on net, I'm in love with the 130. Given the price tag, though, it's not the sort of purchase I'd recommend to everybody.
Anyone else got experience with a power-sharpener?