What Is The UK’s Best Knife Sharpener?
In this guide we’ll look at the best knife sharpeners.
We’ve compared safety, design, ease of use and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
Knife Sharpener Reviews
Knife Sharpener Buyer’s Guide
So, you want to buy the best knife sharpener for the UK market, then you’ve come to the right place! Choosing a knife sharpener shouldn’t be rushed, and here are some points you should consider:
Electric or Manual
There are pros and cons to each; electric offers quicker and easier knife sharpening, however, manual gives greater control and sensitivity without chewing up your blade.
One or two hands? Nonslip feet? Auto shutoff? There are several features to consider when looking for a knife sharpener, your safety comes first.
Look for designs that are compact, that offer ergonomics, and that aren’t overly complicated.
Ease of use
Knife sharpeners need to be straightforward for use, which sit securely or can be held easily as the knife is drawn through the grinding wheels. Avoid sharpeners that are awkward to use, or clumsily designed.
How to use a knife sharpener?
Either place your knife sharpener on a flat work surface, or hold securely for hand-held units, and draw your knife through; starting at the heel and ending at the tip. This will need to be done several times on stage 1 of your sharpener, and then finish on stage 2 to remove any burrs.
Burrs are developed as your knife is drawn through the grinding wheels, with old/blunt metal ground off. Burrs must be removed to avoid injury, and to enhance cutting ability.