The Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener Is Our Choice For Best Electric Knife Sharpener.
The Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Electric Knife Sharpener is designed to sharpen Asian, European and American style knives, restoring or recreating either a 15 degree angle that is perfect for your Asian style knives or a 20 degree angle that is typical on your European and American style knives.
It will quickly sharpen fine edge Chinese chef knives or cleavers, Santuko and traditional Japanese style single bevel edges blades; as well as hunting and fishing knives, pocket knives and knives with serrated edges.
The 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener uses highly precise blade guides to automatically position your knife to get the perfect edge. Its multi-stage sharpening system features 100% diamond abrasive wheels and patented stropping or polishing discs that together create a “gothic arch” edge structure that is incredibly sharp and durable.
The two primary wheels, one for 20° and one for 15° feature a diamond abrasive surface, while the final honing wheel is, is ceramic rather than diamond dust as on some previous models. The sharpness the ceramic wheel on the 1520 is capable of producing is close to razor sharp.
The 1520 AngleSelect Electric Knife Sharpener has a strong, yet very quiet motor, and with just a few passes, will sharpen any knife in your kitchen. We even tried it on heavy duty meat and bone cleaver and in a few short passes the cleaver was sharp again the motor didn’t even slow down in the process. Our editors were also impressed by how durable the edge really is. Blades that our Editors sharpened are holding their edge, after three months of daily use.
Pros & Cons
- Extremely well designed and well made
- Sharpens Asian, European and American style knives
- Sharpens to either a 20° or 15° angle
- Combination of diamond sharpening wheels with ceramic polishing or honing wheels creates a razor sharp edge
- Creates a “gothic arch” edge that is incredibly sharp and durable
- Powerful yet quiet motor
- Cost, while this sharpener is often discounted on Amazon, it is one of the most expensive knife sharpeners available.
Granted there are cheaper options, but does that mean they are cheaper quality too? Feel free to check out the products listed below for other alternative brands and models.