This little gadget instantly improved my cooking skills. Don’t believe me? It’s true! Before I got the Chef’s Choice® Model 130 Professional Sharpening Station® I found cooking to be laborious & less than fun. Why? Because I thought that I stunk at cutting (one of the most important parts of cooking) because I couldn’t for the life of me cut food like those professional chef’s on TV. I bought professional knives & worked to improve my cutting techniques, but still couldn’t imitate the pros.
But the day I opened the box of my knife sharpener, everything changed. I’ll never forget it. I finished sharpening my Wüsthof chef’s knife, and tested the newly honed blade on a tomato, something that I previously hated cutting. To my surprise, the blade fell right through the tomato! The blade was so sharp that I didn’t even have to apply any pressure. I don’t use serrated knives to cut my tomatoes anymore because a professionally sharpened chef’s knife is 10 times better! Within a few minutes I was cutting vegetables like the professional chefs on TV!
I got this sharpener after watching a great review on America’s Test Kitchen. This knife sells for around $160. This may sound expensive, but knife sharpening companies charge around $3-$10 to sharpen each of your knives. If you sharpen a typical set of 5 knives once a month, this machine would pay for itself in 3-10 months. If you’re still not convinced, then go get one of your knives professionally sharpened & see how it totally changes the way you cook. It will speed up your cutting & make you feel like a professional…you know what I’m talking about…chop, chop, chop, chop. I was so excited that I grabbed a dozen of my pocket knives & other knives around the house & had them sharper than ever within a few short minutes! I think I cut through a whole ream of computer paper to test the sharpness of my knives!
Watch this brief America’s Test Kitchen video to see this sharpener, and tips on keeping your blades sharp:
The great thing about this little machine is that you can sharpen your knives quickly (station 1), and then just use the station 3 after each use to keep your knives from going dull. Check out all the features by clicking on the Amazon link below:
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