Originally Posted by GB
I do not have an experience with that particular model, but I have used another Chefs Choice model and disliked it for the same reasons you did. My personal opinion is that you are going to find those same problems with any electric sharpener. They are not very good for your knives. For a cheapo knife that you do not care about they are fine, but I would NEVER use on on my good knives.
I know you said you don't have the time/patients to manually sharpen your knives, but may I submit that you are wrong, at least about the time part. Manually sharpening takes a matter of seconds so time really should not be a factor.
If you do not feel comfortable with keeping the correct angle (which many people are not comfortable with) then there are a number of great systems which take care of that for you. Lansky is one of the most popular brands. I personally like the Lansky Crock Stick system, but they have other options too if that does not work for you.
If you have good knives then stay away from the electric sharpeners. JMO.
GB sorry for so many questions but i want to get this right the first time. I think your starting to turn me away from the electric sharpeners and towards a lanky system. I am looking at a couple lansky systems and have some questions. First i looked at this:
This seems foolproof system because it holds your blade at the right angle. My question is how well does this work with larger knives? It would seem by looking at it if you had a large chef knife that maybe it wouldn't work so well or would scratch the blade. What do you think?
I also looked at the following:
Also it looks like there is a similar sharpener here:
I have never seen this type of system in use so do you run the blade through pretty much like you do one of those cheap plastic knife sharpeners that you run over the blade that you find in sporting good stores? With this system is there any guess work with the angle? Will it take practice to get a sharp blade?
Your feedback would be highly apprecaited. Im trying to decide on which one now.