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|Product Type: Electric knife sharpener||Collection: Electric Sharpeners|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
Always enthralled by knife sharpening, Friel included in his list the invention of a truly effective electric knife sharpener that would work on a wide variety of knives, particularly, fine quality gourmet knives. He rescued a 20-year-old set of Gerber knives from a closet. They were a present from his wife June, and to his great frustration, he had never been able to put a satisfactory edge on them.
With fierce determination and a personal deadline of three years to show himself adequate progress on the project, Friel set to work in a basement laboratory and then sought the assistance of other professionals. "They were the nucleus of the EdgeCraft team," recalls Friel. He created thirteen prototypes before he came up with one that satisfied him. Soon after its introduction, the Chef's Choice Diamond Hone Sharpener earned the acclaim of food experts and chefs worldwide, including Pierre Franey, Jacques Pépin and the late Craig Claiborne.
Friel compares the day he left DuPont to follow his second career to the day he walked away from Johns Hopkins University after earning a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering."Unlike the day I left Johns Hopkins, when I left DuPont I could proceed with the knowledge and confidence gained from some 40 years of hands-on experience," Friel recalls. "I saw a need and I had the confidence that I could deliver."
Frank from Springfield, LA – Verified Buyer
This is by far the best sharpener I have ever owned. It is even fun to use and puts a great edge on any knife. The only problem was when I first used it I sharpened about a dozen knives and my wife complained about the noise while she was watching TV. While there are clearly cheaper sharpeners, this one delivers with both Japanese and American blades. If you do not own Japanese knives you can purchase the similar basic model specifically for American/European blades.
Frank from Edmonds, WA – Verified Buyer
Saw this being used by a pro on TV, so I had to get one for my Japanese knife set. I was suprised how sharp they are, much more so than when I bought them. Not cheap knives, over $1000 for the set, now my wife said they are worth the money. Easy to use and quiet.
Chefs Choice Knife Sharpener
David from Green Bay, WI – Verified Buyer
I have sharpened several knives with this sharpener and it works very well.
Chefs Choice AngleSelect DiamondHone Sharpener
Shirley from Barrie, ON – Verified Buyer
I love it! It takes less time to sharpen my knives. The edge is perfect every time on both my european knives as well as my asian knives. I give this sharpener a big thumbs up!