The Top 5 Best Knife Sharpeners over $100

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Electric knife sharpeners have the advantage of speed due to the automation of the grinding, usually 1 to 2 minutes from start to finish. If the knife just needs a touch up, then the process may only take under 30 seconds!  This is one of the reasons that electric knife sharpeners are ideal for kitchen cutlery applications, even gourmet cutlery made with very high quality metal.  Most of the models come with two stages, coarse and fine, while the best models have three or more stages.  The three to four stage models typically allow the user to sharpen very dull blades more quickly or enable the knife blades to be honed very finely.  Avoid models with only 1 stage since they typically are fairly coarse and remove more metal than necessary and shorten the life of your knives.

The manual models provide more flexibility but take longer to sharpen each knife.  The flexibility amounts to being able to sharpen the knife blade to any angle or profile that you want.

This table contains a list of the top 5 best knife sharpeners costing over $100 as reviewed by actual users,  with consideration to the features, durability, and cost.

Picture and Price

Brand & ModelChef'sChoice AngleSelect Knife Sharpener: Exclusive Platinum
Chef'sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener
Wusthof 3 Stage Electric Knife Sharpener
Chef's Choice 120 Diamond Hone 3-Stage Professional Knife Sharpener, White

Wicked Edge Field and Sport
$$$$ - Over $100
Average Customer Review
Out of 5
# of Stages3
Can sharpen 15º or 20º angle
Can sharpen 15º angle
Can sharpen 14º angle
More Stones can be added.
Can sharpen 15º - 30º, in 2º increments
Coarse Stage for Very Dull KnivesYesYesYesYesYes
Diamond Plates/StonesYesYesYesYesYes
Polishing/Very Fine StageYesYesYesYesYes
Sharpens Gourmet Kitchen CutleryYesYesYes, designed for the Wusthof PEtec Knife EdgeYesYes
Sharpens Hunting, Tactical, and Pocket KnivesYesYes, but the result is a very sharp knife with a 15º angleYes, but the result is a very sharp knife with a 14º angleYesYes
Sharpens Serrated KnivesYesYesYesYesNo, but will be adding in the future
WarrantyThree YearThree YearThree YearThree YearLifetime Warranty on Parts and Labor. 30 day return policy.
Colors AvailableWhite, Black, Brushed MetalBrushed MetallicCharcoalRed, Brushed Metallic, Metal, Platinum, Silver/ChromeN/A - Plastic and Metal with a solid black case
Size9.75 x 4.25 x 4 inches
12 x 6.2 x 6.4 inches10 X 4.25 X 4.25 inches12 x 6.2 x 6.2 inchesN/A
Weight5.9 lbs5 lbs4.8 lbs4.7 lbs5 lbs (shipping weight)
Assembled in the USAYesYesYes (by Chef's Choice)YesYes, Made in the USA
Made in the USANoNoNoNoYes

One thought on “The Top 5 Best Knife Sharpeners over $100

  1. Heather

    What is the one top feature I should look for in an electric knife sharpener?

    Thanks for providing all the information.


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