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|Product Type: Electric knife sharpener||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."
Michael from Ogallala, NE– Verified Buyer
I bought this as a gift for my dad. He loves it. I hope it lasts many years.
Hollie from Palm Coast, FL– Verified Buyer
This really works. I love how it has renewed my kitchen knives. This product is a little heavy and noisy.
Norman Tackett from Garfield, AR– Verified Buyer
Works as advertised,Great Sharpens all knives very fast and very sharp,Should have had one years ago.
michel lavoie from sainte-flavie, QC– Verified Buyer
il me semble etre un assez bon appareil cela a amiliore de beaucoup la coupe de mes couteaux .semble tres solide.
Joan from Moorestown, NJ– Verified Buyer
Sharpened all our knives which were pretty dull with just a couple of strokes thru the sharpener. Worked great on our expensive Japanese knives as well.
Roberta from Turkey, TX– Verified Buyer
Whole family stops by to sharpen knives.
Faye from Radford, Virginia– Verified Buyer
Works great, just as advertised. Now all my knives are sharp. Remember to be careful, you may have gotten used to dull knives but now they are sharp as when new and you will forget and cut youself.