Designed especially for Asian Style knives, the Chef's Choice 316 sharpener creates an Asian type factory edge known for its thin profile and razor sharpness. Asian chef's recognize this as the ideal edge for all brands of santoku and other Asian cutlery whether you are preparing elaborate dishes of sushi or sashimi or filleting the catch of the day. The innovative and unique sharpening process involves two steps: 1. Sharpening/Honing: 100% diamond abrasives sharpen and hone the knife's edge, creating the first facet. Diamonds make it fast and easy and will never detemper your knife. Stage 2: Stropping and polishing: ultra fine diamonds strop and polish the blade creating highly polished micro facets along the super sharp edge. Precision guides, patented elastomeric springs hold knives securely against precision guides for accurate control of sharpening angles.
Diamonds happen to be the hardest known material on the planet. The majority of Chef's Choice sharpeners use 100% diamond abrasives which speed up the sharpening process and make it more efficient. They will sharpen more aggressively and quickly without overheating and damaging the sharp edge. No lubricants or oils are required to maintain the diamond coated conical disks. Pretty impressive for a machine that sharpens at the challenging speed of 3,600 RPM. EdgeCraft, the company behind Chef's Choice, have done nothing short of mastering the manual and electric knife sharpener. The goal of the company when they were founded in 1986, the very reason for their existence, was to create THE best knife sharpener in the entire world. They accomplished that feat and continue to top themselves through the Chef's Choice brand.
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There seems to be a learning curve ie my knives were not as sharp as when I get them done professionally but they were much sharper and sliced tomatos easily. I was pleased