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Old 11-14-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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Pull thru knife sharpener recommendations again please?

I just bought 4 Wusthof Gourmet steak knives. I had been using the Edgemaker knife sharping set. The cheaper 4 Kitchenmaid steak knives that just got tossed ($20) I couldn't get the Edgemaker to remove large burrs. I couldn't put a new edge on them no matter how much time I spent. It's probably due to the cheap metal. It's almost like tiny chunks of steel were breaking off the knife edge. It was very obvious without even needing a magnifying glass.

I would have just gone ahead and bought a new set of 4 Kitchenmaid steak knives as mine were at least 6 years old, but they don't make them in 4 1/2" blades anymore and I don't like the longer cheapo Kitchenmaid steak knives.

My new Wusthof Gourmet set of 4 steak knives were $40 (everyone else wanted $59), they make a higher quality set, but $100 is too much.

I'm now looking for another hand held pull thru sharpener. Wusthof has one for $19.99. I'd like opinions on pull thru ones you liked, and especially ones you didn't like. Some say their pull thru knife sharpener took off too much steel and put too wide an edge on the side of the blade.

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Old 11-14-2015, 11:24 PM   #2
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Sorry I have no opinion as my husband uses whet rocks.
Aren't steak knives serrated?
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Sorry I have no opinion as my husband uses whet rocks.
Aren't steak knives serrated?
I go out of my way to buy non-serrated steak knives.

One thing I keep my Edgemakers for is that they sharpen my long serrated kitchen knives well. Those are a bit tricky to sharpen.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:55 PM   #4
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I go out of my way to buy non-serrated steak knives.

One thing I keep my Edgemakers for is that they sharpen my long serrated kitchen knives well. Those are a bit tricky to sharpen.
Do you have a link for your knives?
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:53 AM   #5
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My husband likes his Chef's Choice sharpener. He purchased it at William Sonoma some time age.
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:00 PM   #6
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DH loves his 3 stage electric Chef's Choice as well. He's always asking me for knives to sharpen.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
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I gave mine to Spike along with my Shun 12" knife. He uses it all the time and on occasion when he tries to use one of my knives, he will take it home and sharpen it to his liking. I have a hand held sharpener like the one shown on ATK. Works for me.!
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:03 PM   #8
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Do you have a link for your knives?
Amazon.com: Wusthof Gourmet 4-Piece Steak Knife Set: Steak Knives: Kitchen & Dining

If you look towards the bottom, you can see others selling them new for $39.99 rather than $68. The next better Wusthof 4 steak knife set costs around $100. Too much for me.

Here's Wusthof's knife sharpener I'm considering buying.

http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-Precis...RGKX5N3A4MV93T

Or...maybe this one:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R9P59OG?psc=1
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Thanks. I may have found my husband's Christmas present.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #10
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I honestly don't see a reason for spending much on steak knives, and I prefer a serrated steak knife. Since it's being used almost 100% of the time on glass or stoneware plates, the edge is going to take a beating that no good knife should be put through. A halfway decent serrated knife will give years of service with little or no sharpening.

The ones I use most often came with the set of Cutco knives that my wife got suckered into buying about 15 years ago. The 8 steak knives are the only items from the set that we still use, along with the block that came with them. I have never done a thing with them except put them in the dishwasher, then back in the block. They still perform like they did when new, and if they ever do show signs of deteriorating, I can toss them with a clear conscience.
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