After going through several knife sharpener reviews, the Chef’sChoice ProntoPro 4643 is recommended as the best knife sharpener. This tool is rather simple to use in an almost intuitive way. The user runs the knife back and forth between the sharpener’s diamond-impregnated sharpening wheels in a way that cuts and then hones a new edge. The ProntoPro 4643 can be used to sharpen both traditional Japanese and European knives. Affordable, effective and easy to store, this is a clear favorite for most people.
For those who are serious chefs at home, the Chef’sChoice Trizor XV Sharpener is recommended. This model produces a polished, professional quality and honed edge. It brings the knife’s blade to an infinitesimally fine point as opposed to course edge of the ProntoPro. This means the knife user can chop straight down things such as carrots and onions as opposed to stroking through them like with a saw. Such qualities make for more efficient and faster knife work, provided the user has the knife skills to capitalize on. Perhaps the only shortcoming of the Trizor XV is that it is a bit bulky and heavy,
The Brød & Taylor Professional Knife Sharpener is quite different from the models mentioned above. The difference is not just in its unique form but also in the manner in which it sharpens blades. While the other sharpeners grind a new edge with rotating wheels, this model carves an edge using stationary tungsten-carbide stones. While the cheapest and most ineffective sharpeners apply a similar method, the brilliant design and clever construction of Brød & Taylor allows it to depart from the norm. After rapidly carving a keen, even edge with a blunt knife, the user can then hone and polish the edge using tungsten-carbide stones to get a durably sharp blade. Given the sharpener is handsome and compact; it can live in a countertop for a long time.