Best sharpener ever! I have a rule I try to live by: never do business with friends or family. Well, I broke my own rule. A family friend started a "knife sharpening" business, and asked if I'd have any knives to help him get started. I have a set of Wolfgang Puck chef's knives (yeah, I know they're not great [read:expensive] knives, but they do the job for me...or at least they DID). I let him take them and "sharpen" them, because they were very dull. They came back worse. I was so bummed. I cook once a week, for the whole week, and for that whole day, I use these knives alot. On a fluke, I saw this sharpener. It had 5 stars, but only 10 reviews. How hard can it be to please 10 people, right? Anyway, I thought I'd try it, and if the reviewers had snowed me, I hadn't lost much..could return the machine & still have dull knives.
Man, was I blown away. 2 half-hour sessions with the 4 knife set has restored them to brand-new cutting ability!!! I bought tomatoes at the farmer's market this weekend...home grown tomatoes...you know the kind I mean: super ripe, very juicy, TOUGH skin. These babies diced those tomatoes like a Food Network chef! Let me say one thing right here: YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE THIS FOR SANTOKU KNIVES. Yeah, I read that in the paperwork on the thing. I did it anyway. My knives were so bad, I figured, who gives a flip? They're already ruined, and if they screw up the machine, I'm only out the purchase price. So even though I broke the rules they give, I'm so friggin' pleased I'd hug the guys that built this thing if I knew where they were. THANKS so much for giving me back tools that I use every week, and making them work like they were meant to!! Best sharpener ever!!