|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."
THE ONLY ONE I NEED. I GAVE THE OTHER GRINDERS TO SVDP.
FRANK from San Francisco, CA – Verified Buyer
If you REALLY need a PROFESSIONAL knife sharpening grinder for WESTERN & ASIAN angled knife edges...THIS IS IT! PERIOD! Pros: DOES ALL THE GRINDING NEEDED, AT THE CORRECT ANGLES. Cons: YOU STILL NEED TO HONE & STEEL A FINE EDGE FOR "PROFESSIONAL" USE. STRAIGHT FROM THE GRINDER, FOR EVERYTHING ELSE.
Dennis from Jasper, IN – Verified Buyer
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!! Best advise. Looks like most of the lower reviews would have been higher if directions were followed. My knives were very dull! Dull knives take longer to sharpen, but well worth the wait. We hate peeling oranges so we slice them. Less than 5 minutes and I was making slices paper thin with ease. Cant wait ti try slicing a tomato.