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The Chef's Choice® 316 Asian Sharpener puts a factory sharp, precision edge on all contemporary Asian style knives, Chinese style cleavers and the thinner, traditional single-bevel style Japanese blades. Incorporating 100% diamond abrasives in both Stage 1 and 2, the Model 316 hones and polishes each side of the knife blade separately at 15 degrees. This feature allows the user flexibility, guaranteeing the sharpest possible edge on all contemporary double-bevel Asian-style blades as well as traditional Japanese single bevel knives. High precision elastomeric angle guides eliminate guesswork. UL and ETL certified. Assembled in the U.S.A.
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Sharpness plus Strength: The Chef's Choice Knife Sharpener Difference
Three key features make the Chef's Choice sharpener the World's Best diamond electric knife sharpener.
Chef's Choice knife sharpeners feature diamond-impregnated cutting surfaces. Diamond cuts fast and smooth, is incredibly durable, and because it runs cool, it doesn't draw the temper from knife edges.
All Chef's Choice knife sharpener models incorporate patented guide systems. Other machines may fail to sharpen properly and can even damage your knives. The Chef's Choice knife sharpener guides produce great results every time.
Most important of all is the multi-stage bevel. Conventional hollow grinding, seen in figure A, creates a weak edge that flexes (figure B) and is subject to cracking and breaking. Chef's Choice knife sharpeners create super-honed edges that are much stronger than the hollow grind because the edge has far greater support. With the Chef's Choice knife sharpener, your fine cutlery is sharpened for peak performance, and at the same time it's protected against needless damage.
Cook's Illustrated recommends the Chef's Choice Model 316 sharpener saying the result of using this sharpener is comparable to a blade with a factory-sharpened edge and it will remove nicks in a blade.
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I've sharpened 4 knives so far: one chef's, one garden knife & 2 paring knives. The paring knives were a little difficult due to their short blades. Longer blades are easier to guide through the sharpener. All blades were very sharp when I finished with them.
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