If you’re in the market for a knife sharpener, you may be looking into electric options. After all, electric appliances make any task a lot easier, right?
Mixing the cookie dough? Easier with an electric mixer. Blending up that smoothie? You’ll save a lot of time by throwing it in the electric blender.
A knife sharpener on the other hand? In reality, it doesn’t make life much easier — and in fact, it can damage your knives. We’re breaking down everything you need to know in today’s post, so keep reading to learn more.
A Few Things You Might Not Realize
Electric Sharpeners Remove a Lot of Metal
One of the biggest drawbacks of electric knife sharpeners is that they remove quite a bit of metal. Not only can this leave you with an edge that’s less than sharp, but it can also drastically reduce the lifespan of your knives. Of course, this is particularly frustrating for people who spend money on quality knives to begin with. Simply put, electric sharpeners are one of the quickest ways to ruin a knife.
The Angle Is Wrong
The angle on knives isn’t always the same. In other words, different knives are designed for different tasks, and that means having unique bevels to give you different types of cuts. Unfortunately, many electric sharpeners only allow you to sharpen at one angle, essentially ruining what makes each knife unique. To top it off, even the electric sharpeners that do allow you to adjust the angle are not able to fine-tune the exact bevel, making sharpening your knives a total guessing game.
They Tend to Be Dangerous
Many electric sharpeners require you to pull your knife through the sharpening system. Although it’s not always the case, this type of sharpener can be incredibly dangerous. This is thanks in part to the fact that although the sharpener itself contains electrical equipment, it’s all housed within a thin plastic box. If you’re not careful, it could spell disaster.
Choose a Time-Tested Knife Sharpening Kit
At Ruixin Pro Sharp, we’re proud to offer a great selection of knife sharpeners that are designed to provide you with a reliable edge every time. We carry a number of products, so no matter your specific needs or your budget, you’re sure to find the option that’s best for you.
Many of our customers particularly love the Ruixin Pro Sharp Knife Sharpening Kit thanks to its affordable price, easy adjustability, and high-quality components. It includes 4 whetstones of varying grits, allowing you to hone your blade to your preferred sharpness, and the new flip feature allows you to easily sharpen your knife with the same angle and edge on both sides.
You don’t have to settle for an electric knife sharpener that will dull — or worse, ruin — your knives. Instead, take the time-tested approach by choosing a blade sharpening tool that you can rely on for consistent results for many years to come. Shop our online store today to find that knife sharpener that’s right for you.