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|Product Type: Sharpening steel||Additional Materials: Diamond abrasives, metal, plastic|
|Number of Items Included: 4||Pieces Included: 1 file, 3 pads|
|Sharpening Required: Yes||Dishwasher Safe: No|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Eco-Friendly: No|
|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."
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Dave from Wythe County, VA
This is THE BEST sharpener one can buy for the $$ !!! Chef's Choice does make replacement pads for the magnetic holder. They are available in course, medium, and ultra fine grits in packs of three single or assorted grits. I've only been able to locate one seller of the pads and they were a bit too pricey :-(
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tool guy from south carolina– Verified Buyer
I used this product to try and sharpen several VERY dull kitchen knives. I found the coarse grade attachment made quick work out of them. 3 or 4 strokes on both sides and it was ready to switch to the medium grade. Same thing with the medium. 3 or 4 good strokes on each side was all it took. I liked the fine file attachment, but I was left wanting something even finer. The finished edge was good. It was sharp enough to easily cut overripe tomatos and anything else I tried to cut. My only complaint is although it did pretty well in my tests, I still woulld have liked to see a "super fine" file included as part of the set.