03 Sep 2015, 21:00

A comparison between manual and electric knife sharpeners


A home is just incomplete without its kitchen and the kitchen is incomplete without its utilities and gadgets. Thus it is important that you provide your kitchen with all the necessary utilities, so that it is both a delight to cook and enjoy the beauty of such a kitchen.

In this regard, while talking about utilities, a thing which is more of a technical innovation is the electric knife sharpeners. Till date we had experienced ourselves seeing a professional man visiting frequently to sharpen our knives. A shrill high pitched sound follows due to the rubbing of grinding stones and the knife blades and after some time we have sharpened knives. This was a good technique unless we realized its poor workmanship.

Traditional knife sharpeners typically use grinding stones that tend to diminish the quality of the knife metal. While sharpening they heat it, or rather overheat the metal blades and the result is a low life knife. They also wipe out more metal than needed and hence your knife becomes thinner and thinner and soon you will not be able to use the knife again. Unless the man involved is an extremely efficient one, this is bound to happen.

With the advent of modern technology the electric knife sharpeners came to the market. It has its own merits and is far better than those traditional sharpeners. They use diamonds to sharpen the blades and are least useful. There is no noise involved and one can easily do it in their homes. There is no need to call up a professional service and involve expenditure of hard earned money. Precision cutting is possible with the sharpeners and hence all you get is optimum results. There are no guess works or handwork involved. All is done by the machine and you avail the best benefits of the machine.

One should not think that electric knife sharpeners mean adding up to the monthly bills as there are motor parts. Well, although the motors have high speed, they have low power rating. Compared to the expenditure of professional sharpening services they are practically nothing. So why waste time in thinking? Just go to the market and have such a nice utility by you in no time at all.