KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener Features
- Unique design sharpens straight edge double-beveled Euro / American style knives.
- Two stages of sharpening, in one small compact unit at a great value!
- Coarse sharpening slot includes carbide blades that quickly sharpen dull or damaged knives with just a few pulls.
- Fine slot’s ceramic rods are ideal for finishing and polishing the edge, and are perfect for light touch-ups to an already sharp knife.
- Edge Grip Bottom allows stable sharpening on the counter top or edge of the counter top or table.
- Designed in the USA by Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc. the Edge Experts Since 1886.
- Stainless steel and soft touch accents.
KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip Knife Sharpener – Small Size, Big Results
Don’t let the small size of this cutie fool you. This pint size tool is a work horse in the kitchen. Use it to quickly and easily sharpen your favorite knife in the comfort of your own home. Use the KitchenIQ Edge Grip to quickly sharpen your damaged and dull knives and for everyday knife maintenance. This gem sharpens damaged and dull knives with just a few pulls through the coarse slot. This slot includes carbide blades at preset angles to quickly bring a dull knife back to life. Then quickly finish and polishes the knife edge with just a few pulls through the fine slot. The Edge Grip’s small size is ideal for storing in your knife drawer and for anyone with a small kitchen or little storage space.
KitchenIQ Edge Grip Knife Sharpener – Work Smarter in the Kitchen
Who doesn’t want to work smarter in the kitchen? A great tip to remember is to keep your knives sharp. Don’t let them go dull. The Fine slot on the Edge Grip is ideal for regular knife maintenance with its gentle ceramics. These ceramics will polish the knife edge and keep it sharp. So run the knife through this slot every time you use the knife. A sharp knife definitely speeds up prep work in the kitchen.
Edge Grip Feature Gives More Flexibility when Sharpening
The Edge Grip is designed with a unique feature called “edge grip. ” What does this mean? Well the bottom of the sharpener has been designed to allow the sharpener to rest on the edge the counter top or table. Why is this helpful? Sometimes when you sharpen a large chef’s knife with a smaller sharpener, you might drag the tip of the knife across the counter top. This can damage the knife or worse the countertop. So sharpening on the edge with the edge grip allows the knife to pull through the slots from heel to tip. Of course you can still use the Edge Grip on top of the surface but isn’t it nice to have flexibility when sharpening if you need it? The bottom is made of a non-slip material that allows for safe and sturdy sharpening.
Reviews by Real Users of KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener
I recently bought this to sharpen all of my kitchen knives which had gone dull over the years. At first, I didn’t think it worked too well. But then I went to the Edgeware website and watched their YouTube video on how to use it, and realized that you may have to pull the knife throught the sharpener up to 10 times to get it sharp. (I was initially only pulling it through a couple times.)
After pulling through the knives about 5 times, the knives did indeed get very sharp. For my knives, I pulled them through the “course” side 5-6 times, then through the “fine” side about 4 times. Seemed to work well for me.
Another tip I learned by watching Edgeware’s YouTube video, was to set the sharpener on the edge of the counter at a 45 degree angle. (That’s apparently what the v-shaped groove is for on the bottom of the sharpener.) When the sharpener is on the edge, you can pull the knives straight through and down without worrying about hitting the countertop and scratching it or breaking the tip off your knife.
Lastly, I’m not sure why some reviewers say that this only works on small knives. I used it on small knives, as well as all of my larger chef style knives. The process is exactly the same no matter the size of the knife. So it should work the same, and indeed it worked just fine on all of my small and large knives.
I have a small kitchen and just a few drawers. So, I need to save space, and this sharpener has the size that I was looking without losing quality. The first impression was that it wouldn’t last long, but after 4 months it still works perfectly and my knives are always in the perfect shape.
This is a magnificent little sharpener. As a former professional chef, I can honestly say if this product had been available twenty years ago I would have had one. When the blade dulls the work is slower and more likely to result in inferior cuts and accidental cuts. If you follow the instructions you’ll have a razor sharp knife in about one minute. For the money, this is the BEST product for the kitchen I’ve seen in years! Thank you for making my food prep easier & better.
Excellent for Its intended Purpose
I bought this specifically for some inexpensive “Farberware Pro” knives, for which it matched the factory bevel very well. I have not tried it with any other knives, but I imagine Farberware’s grind is fairly typical of most kitchen knives being sold today.
This sharpener is not comparable to a stone or similar systems when faced with varied or more complex grinds, and is not going anywhere near the cleaver, for example. However, the carbide bits are very aggressive, much better than typical “coarse” ceramic sharpeners, and could probably regrind a knife fairly quickly. The “fine” ceramic rods are standard fare.
The grip looked small in the picture but, combined with the traction from the rubber bottom, proved comfortable and completely secure. Of the fixed angle, countertop sharpeners I have encountered, this is the best designed and I expect to replace it with same model when it wears out.
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