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Much better than a hand sharpener.
on February 16, 2016
I bought this sharpener for home use. However, before I used it on my good Wusthof knives, I took it over to our organization's kitchen and used it to sharpen all of their dull cheap knives.
There wasn't much of a learning curve. Basically there are two sides, use the left side first, and the right side to finish. The directions are very clear. I turned it on and off when I wasn't using it so it wouldn't overheat. At one point the plastic cover came off on the right side. It was easy to replace, so no problem.
Most of the cheapo knives were able to sharpen up nicely. Some of the dullest, oddest knives didn't seem to sharpen no matter how many times I put them through the sharpener. None were nicked, so that wasn't an issue.
The next week the organization had a large food fair. Their knives were able to bone chicken, slice tomatoes and onions, and other foods very nicely. Nothing is more dangerous than a dull knife, and this sharpener made our knives useful.
After this, I sharpened all my own good knives. It did the job quickly, as my knives were in good shape.