"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 69
Old Chef's Choice 110 Knife Sharpener

I've had the electric Chef's Choice 100 knife sharpener for over fifteen years.



I have the feeling it's not doing much to sharpen the knives these days (Chicago Cutlery).

Do they wear out?

How can I tell if it's doing anything?

Can I fix it in any way?

Thanks,

Al

__________________

PianoAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 02:48 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,425
Quote:
Originally Posted by PianoAl View Post
I've had the electric Chef's Choice 100 knife sharpener for over fifteen years...

Do they wear out?

How can I tell if it's doing anything?

Can I fix it in any way?

Thanks,

Al
Yes.
Are your knives sharper after using the sharpener?
No.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 05:20 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
RPCookin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Logan County, Colorado
Posts: 2,853
Quote:
Originally Posted by PianoAl View Post
I've had the electric Chef's Choice 100 knife sharpener for over fifteen years.



I have the feeling it's not doing much to sharpen the knives these days (Chicago Cutlery).

Do they wear out?

How can I tell if it's doing anything?

Can I fix it in any way?

Thanks,

Al
I have the 3 stage 120 model. I rarely use the 1st stage, but when it's necessary, the aggressive grit brings a very dull knife into the range where the 2nd and 3rd stages will finish the job. Because it takes off a noticeable amount of material, I don't use that 1st stage unless it's really necessary.

If a knife has been resharpened too many times, it gets worn into the thicker part of the blade and probably needs replacing.

I don't think that the grinding wheels are replaceable.
__________________
Rick
RPCookin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 10:40 AM   #4
Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 69
They don't seem much sharper. I'm going to buy a manual sharpener.
PianoAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Roll_Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 4,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by PianoAl View Post
They don't seem much sharper. I'm going to buy a manual sharpener.
I have had the 120 for as long as you have had yours.
I only use it once or twice a year. I use the steel rod after that.
This sharpener is not supposed to be used all the time. Only after the steel stops working as well as it should.
Does your sharpening steel work?
Roll_Bones is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 04:33 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Just Cooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 3,114
I have had my 2 stage Model 300 for many years..

I use it about 4 times a year (the steel keeps my knives serviceable)and it still does an outstanding job of sharpening..

Ross
__________________
Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
Just Cooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 05:58 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ring of fire. So. Calif.
Posts: 3,287
They seem to come out with a new model each year, which makes me wonder.
Caslon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 06:12 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 22,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caslon View Post
They seem to come out with a new model each year, which makes me wonder.
That's a marketing strategy, to make people think they need something new all the time.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2018, 02:50 AM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Caslon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ring of fire. So. Calif.
Posts: 3,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
That's a marketing strategy, to make people think they need something new all the time.
They're not making any radical innovative changes to their original model that I know of.

I bought two successive models as xmas gifts, each one better than the previous one, supposedly. Not really.
__________________

Caslon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chef, knife

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.