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Old 02-22-2008, 03:30 PM
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How about knife sharpeners? I have my eye Chiefs Choice 100 or 110, which is a 3-stage electric sharpener. I don't know a thing about knife sharpeners; anything has to be better than the job I do by hand.

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Old 02-22-2008, 05:28 PM
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My wife like the fancy sharpeners too. I prefer a good whetstone and a good steel. Getting an edge you could shave with just can't be done with any electric gizmo I know of.

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Old 02-25-2008, 07:05 AM
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personally, i won't be using any sort of "at home" sharpener - just dont trust them...either send them back to the manufacturer (which does take a while), or send it to a professional (but make SURE they know what angle to put on your knife)....the best way would be to use yourr own whetstones, but i don't have much experience there and don't want to ruin my knives
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:52 AM
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I just tried my new Chief's Choice model 100 electric knife shapener. It was on sale at Target for only $49. I'm really impressed! I took an old carving knife that I thought I threw out, and put it through my new sharpener. It's never been so sharp! First I cut strips of paper, it was like cutting with a razor blade. Then I sliced up a tomato ... WOW! I didn't hesitate to sharpen every knife we have. I love it!! I have to admit, I was skeptical; and ready to take it back if I couldn't get the razor sharp edge I wanted. Well, I'm keeping it.

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I just tried my new Chief's Choice model 100 electric knife shapener. It was on sale at Target for only $49.
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I got one too. They're absolutely unbeatable. The trick is getting a good burr. They also make a Scissor sharpener that works equally as well. You wanna drive yourself crazy? Try to remember where every pair of scissors are in the house because you can't stop sharpening! My mother found out about the sharpeners I bought and showed up with a 3 foot box filled with knives and scissors of every dimension.

Do your self a favor and keep it a secret. Just tell folks you ship them out like the guys above suggest.

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:25 PM
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I wonder how much I would have paid to have all my knives sharpened? I bet they wouldn't have come back any sharper than what they are now—some things are actually made better today than years ago.

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:34 PM
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Well, plus it's right there next to you now. It's not just the one sharpening. It's there for touchups and refreshenings. I mean, unless you're going to have the guy living in the house with you, I'd say we got the better deal.
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Sorry, but I hop not too offend anyone; when I read "Cooking Knives" I thought 450 degrees for 30 minutes (hee hee hee hee).
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:47 PM
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Yes—it's called tempering, or heat treating.

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