If you are like me and you have paid hundreds of dollars for the best knives, then you really need a Professional sharpener. If you are using your knives dull then you are NOT getting your money worth. This is not a cheap pull through sharpener. If you want that, get the "edge of glory" or some other as seen on TV item. This takes time to learn how to use it and it does an AWESOME job getting the best edge with taking minimal material off each time. PLEASE, practice on a Cheap knife=) They made this for Williams-Sonoma and they are no longer available. Get it while you can! Life is too short for dull knives! Shun Professional Electric Whetstone Knife Sharpener Keep your Shun knives, and all your fine kitchen cutlery, in razor-sharp condition with this electric whetstone sharpener. Featuring the same technology used by artisans in the Shun factory in Japan, this machine automatically saturates the whetstone with water to prevent excessive heat, creating a brilliantly sharp, smooth and long-lasting edge. The first home sharpener to feature professional wet-sharpening technology. Precision-sharpens double- and single-bevel Eastern knives as well as Western knives. Medium grit for the home chef lasts for 500+ sharpenings and is replaceable. Wet sharpening helps prevent excessive friction heat, which can negatively affect the temper of the blade steel. Two interchangeable angle wedges for perfect positioning - 16-degree for Eastern knives, 22-degree for Western knives. Transparent window lets you see edge as you sharpen. Burr brush for easy burr removal from sharpened blade. Silicon water-measuring cup helps you gauge the correct amount of water to reservoir. Auto shutdown after 15 minutes to prevent overheating. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Most importantly, the unit sucks in the blade even with minimal pressure applied, no way can you keep the angle on the edge consistent. DO NOT use it for expensive knives. It will ruin your edge. Second, the water basin does not fit properly in the hooks and sits loosely on the surface, without being attached to the unit, a design issue. The "wet stone" is anything, but wet, even when following the instructions. Water is not automatically on the stone. Third: The drive unit is squeeling, right out of the box. This unit is way overpriced at $ 275, there was a price sticker on the original box showing $45.00. That's more likely, what this unit is worth. THIS IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL KNIFE SHARPENING UNIT, AS THE PRICE SUGGESTS! NEVER PUT A 100+ DOLLAR KNIFE ON IT! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT! I COULD HAVE BOUHT 3 MORE PROFESSIONAL KNIVES FOR THE PRICE OF THIS UNIT, INCLUDING FREE LIFETIME SHARPENING...
It's a great knife sharpener It really works very well I recommend it
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