How often do you sharpen your knife? Do you tired of sharpening your knife? Do you want to do it faster?
With the best electric knife sharpening systems, you can sharpen your knife to razor-sharp in just a minute. The only thing you need to do is just turn the machine on and move your knife.
In some models, it can sharpen any kind of knife or anything with cutting edges. It covers the knives from the kitchen to the outdoor.
If you don’t know anything about that, I suggest you read How To Choose The Best Electric Knife Sharpening Systems for more information first.
Out of the options below, my #1 choice is Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener because it features freehand sharpening, a big handle, replaceable abrasive grit belts, and 2 interchangeable guides.
Table Of Content
- Chef’sChoice 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Electric Knife Sharpener – [THE MOST EXPENSIVE]
- Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener – [TOP PICK]
- Chef’sChoice 0315101 315 Versatile Professional Diamond Hone Electric Knife Sharpener – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener – [BUDGET PRODUCT]
- Presto 08810 Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
- LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener, Kitchen Knives Sharpening System
- Chef’sChoice 250 Diamond Hone Hybrid Sharpener Combines Electric and Manual Sharpening
- GA Knife Sharpener Electric – Sharpening Machine for Knives, Scissors, Screwdrivers
- Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener
- Kyocera Advanced Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener for Ceramic and Steel Knives
- Work Sharp Culinary E4 Kitchen Knife Sharpener
- MOSAIC Electric Knife Sharpener with Detachable Diamond Wheel
- Hamilton Beach 86600 Electric Kitchen Knife Sharpener
- Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
- How To Choose The Best Electric Knife Sharpening Systems
Best Electric Knife Sharpening Systems
Chef’sChoice 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Electric Knife Sharpener
It comes with a 3-stage angle select system so you can sharpen both 20-degree and 15-degree class knives for traditional European/American style and Asian style knives respectively.
On top of the unit, you will see “Eur/Amer” and “Asian” in stage 1 and stage 2 respectively. The number “1”, “2”, and “3” are also marked in front of the unit. You never need to worry about using the wrong stage to sharpen your knife. Both stages 1 and 2 use 100% diamond abrasives disks to sharpen and hone.
At this time, you may ask when you should use stage 3? In stage 3, it will use the stropping/polishing disk to polish the edge of your knife to make it super sharp and microscopically flawless polished edge. That means stage 3 is the last step.
If you want to sharpen the serrated knives, you just need to sharpen them at stage 3 without stages 1 and 2.
Normally, all kinds of knives can be sharpened by this unit such as sports, kitchen, pocket, serrated knives, American style, European style, Asian style, and Japanese style.
Therefore, don’t use it to sharpen scissors, ax blade, or any other blades that can not fit in the slots. Otherwise, the slots may be damaged.
In each sharpening, it just needs 1 more minute that’s much faster than a manual knife sharpener. With this unit, you won’t be tired anymore.
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener
[TOP PICK] This is Work Sharp Electric Knife Sharpener. It weighs 1.9 pounds and measures 5 x 9 x 5 inches.
It comes with a big handle. You can use it on your countertop or freehand sharpening if needs. That means you can use it around your home by carrying the handle.
This model uses replaceable abrasive grit belts. You can sharpen your tool with coarse (p80), medium (p220), and fine (6000) abrasive belts to fit all your needs.
It’s not limited to the knife but also can sharpen all your knives and tools such as lawnmower blades, garden pruners, shears, shovels, scrapers, edge tools, serrations, scissors, and more. No matter straight bladed knives, curved knives, or recurved knives, it will not have any problem.
How come it’s possible?
Because it comes with 2 interchangeable guides that feature 65° for a scissor, 50° for hunting knives, 25° for outdoor knives, 40° for thinner blades, and 20° for kitchen knives.
You can also remove the guide to freehand sharpening the ax or any blades that are not fit into the guides. But, freehand sharpening is difficult to create a consistent edge. Therefore, always sharpen your knives with the guides if possible.
If you need to sharpen the curved knives or recurved knives, make sure it’s sharpened along the edge to produce a consistent edge.
Chef’sChoice 0315101 315 Versatile Professional Diamond Hone Electric Knife Sharpener
This model is a 2-stage knife sharpener that means it only comes with 2 slots for you to sharpen your knife.
When you look at the machine in the front, you will see the number “1” and “2” in the slot that can ensure you won’t use the wrong slot. You should sharpen your knife in slot 1 first. Then polish your knife in slot 2.
In slot 1, it uses 100% diamond abrasive disks that can sharpen your knife efficiently and consistently all the time. In slot 2, it uses stropping/polishing disks to create a super sharp edge for your knife.
It needs 2 steps to finish the sharpening that needs about 1 more minute. If you are tired of sharpening your knife slowly with the manual type, the electric type will work great for you. It will ensure your knife will be sharp at the end.
The whole machine is black except for the slot that is grey. Black is strong at stain-resistant that is easy to maintain that takes less effort than white.
There is only one on/off switch in the front. If you want to use it, just simply turn it on and place your knife in the right slot.
Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition
When you see the product image, I think you should be able to see the big handle which means you can use it as freehand sharpening.
It uses abrasive belts instead of abrasive disks. The abrasive belts allow you to sharpen your knife in a much flexible way. Plus the adjustable sharpening guide can adjust the edge bevels from 15° to 30°. It provides you great flexibility to sharpen any knife you want.
For ax or other larger blades, you can sharpen it with freehand without using the sharpening guide so you can move around your home. But the result will not as best as sharpen your knife on your countertop.
In the handle, it has a button that comes with a SPEED CONTROL KNOB. When you need to sharpen your knife, just simply use your finger to keep pressing the button. You can adjust the speed at any time for your sharpening task to achieve the best result.
With the benefit of the adjustable sharpening guide and the variable speed motor, you can sharpen all your knives, tools, and anything with a cutting edge.
The main advantage of using an abrasive belt to sharpen your knife because it can create a superior convex grind on a blade. The abrasive disk only creates a flat bevel on a blade that is thicker. The friction will also increase when cutting.
Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener
This is the 2-stage sharpening system. It can only work for non-serrated blades. But, if your serrated knives only have one side serrated, it can still be sharpened by this machine.
It can not be used to sharpen any tools with cutting edge such as an ax. It can sharpen the blades that are fit the slot only. Otherwise, it will damage the slot and the sharpening wheel.
It uses a sapphire sharpening wheel to sharpen your knife. The sapphire is also an ultra-hard material that is durable and long-lasting so you can sharpen for a long time without replacing a new one.
The machine only has one on/off switch on the front. Just turn it on and work.
You will see 4 slots on the machine. The number “1” and “2” are already marked on the exterior. The sequence every time you sharpen your knife is from left to right, slot by slot. You can use it without any learning.
Stage 1 is used to sharpen your knife by creating a precisely angled edge. After that, simply go to stage 2 to fine hones and polish the edge.
It features 3 suction cups on the bottom that can secure your machine on your countertop firmly so you can sharpen your knife in the most stable environment.
Presto 08810 Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
When you see the product image, I think you should know this is a 3-stage sharpening system that totally has 6 slots.
In the machine, other than the on/off switch, it also comes with adjustable blade guides. It’s used to adjust the space between each slot to provide the optimum sharpening angles for your knives. It works perfectly for thick, medium, and thin knives.
Every time you sharpen must be from stage 1 to stage 3, that is from left to right. Stage 1 is for coarse grinding, stage 2 for precision grinding, and stage 3 for fine honing/polishing.
The operation is very simple. Turn on the machine. Just simply place your knives into the slot and adjust the blade guides. It can not simple anymore.
The exterior of the machine is made of plastic so it will not very heavy. It’s easy to use and easy to store.
Whenever the machine is not in use, unplug it and store it that is unreachable for the children for safety.
After sharpening, don’t use the knife to slice the food. Wash the knife or wipe it with a damp cloth to remove the filings from the sharpening process.
If you are sharpening the knives with high carbon content, the sharpening process may spark when the knives contact the wheel. Don’t be afraid because it’s a normal phenomenon.
LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener, Kitchen Knives Sharpening System
As you see, this is the 2-stage sharpening model. Stage 1 on the left use to reshape and sharpen the edge and stage 2 on the right use to hone and polish the blade. The sequence is from left to right just like most of the models on the market.
If you forget which side to start, just look at the numbers marked on the machine. It should have the number “1” and “2” on each side. Just simply follow the number.
It comes with a 3.5 feet cord for you to use conveniently in your kitchen without the need to use any cord extension.
The non-slip suction cup feet always secure your machine in place during the operation.
When you are sharpening the knife, remember don’t “saw” it back and forth on the slot. You just need to pull it back towards you.
At the same time, don’t apply any downward pressure to the knife. Just let the gravity and the weight of the knife do the work for you.
After sharpening, better wash it under the water to remove the filings on the blade. I think no one wants to eat metal. It must not tasty.
The receptacles that are used to collect the metal filings should be emptied regularly.
Chef’sChoice 250 Diamond Hone Hybrid Sharpener Combines Electric and Manual Sharpening
The most special feature in this model is a hybrid technology that combining electric and manual sharpening. Be careful, it’s not a fully electric operated product. If you afraid of tired during the manual sharpening, don’t choose this product.
It’s a 3-stage knife sharpener. Stage 1 and 2 is the ELECTRIC sharpening that uses a 100% diamond abrasive to sharpen your knife. But stage 3 is a MANUAL honing that uses ultra-fine diamond abrasive for the super sharp and polished edge.
Stage 3 of this model has a little bit different from other models. After the honing process, it will produce an arch-shaped edge of your knife that is much stronger and durable than traditional V-shaped and hollow ground edges.
The principle is 3-stage in this sharpener will create a triple-bevel edge. Each stage will sharpen at a slightly larger angle than the previous stage. In the end, it forms the arch-shaped edge.
It sounds good, right? But you have to do this manually.
It will work well with all 20-degree class knives such as the fine edge and serrated. Actually, you can use it to sharpen anything with a cutting edge that fits the slots. According to the manual, it can also sharpen 15-degree knives.
But, don’t use it to sharpen any single-sided knives because it will sharpen both sides of the cutting edge simultaneously in stage 3. Pay attention to this if you have a traditional sashimi styled blade or any knives with a single-sided blade.
GA Knife Sharpener Electric – Sharpening Machine for Knives, Scissors, Screwdrivers
It’s a multipurpose model that’s not only able to sharpen your knives but also can sharpen your scissors, and screwdrivers. Therefore, it’s a 3-in-1 model.
If you want to sharpen your knives, it just needs 2-stage. On the top, you will see the “COARSE” on the left and “FINE” on the right. “COARSE” is stage 1 and “FINE” is stage 2.
In stage 1, it will reshape the angle. In stage 2, it’s engineered to both hone and polish simultaneously.
Note. This model is only able to sharpen the STRAIGHT BLADE but no SERRATED KNIVES. Don’t mix it up. Otherwise, it will damage your knives and the machine.
On the side, you will see “SCREWDRIVERS” and “SCISSORS”. If you want to sharpen your screwdrivers, just insert them into the hole just next to “SCREWDRIVERS”. The slot uses to sharpen the scissors is right under the hole. I think this foolproof design ensures you will not have any problems to sharpen your tools.
On the bottom, it comes with suction feet that can secure your machine firmly on your table. Without that, I think your machine will move around your table if you are sharpening the screwdrivers or scissors on the side.
The on/off switch is on the front. No matter what you want to sharpen, you have to turn it on because it’s a fully electric model.
Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener
It’s not like the same brand’s model in the above. This model has to be used on the table. It doesn’t come with a handle so you can’t use it freehand to sharpen large blades.
In the front, you will see 2 fixed sharpening guides on both sides. You can sharpen anything with a cutting edge that can put into the guides. On the right-hand side, it comes with a honing guide.
In this model, sharpening is fully electric operated that uses an abrasive belt. The main advantage of using the abrasive belt is it can create a convex edge that cuts better than a V-shaped blade.
How about honing? It’s a MANUAL operated with tapered fine grit honing rod. You have to polish your knives by your hand slowly.
One thing needs to pay more attention to. This model says it can sharpen the serrated knife. IN FACT, it uses the honing rod to sharpen but not the abrasive belt to sharpen. That means it has to be sharpened by your hand.
It’s a combo knife sharpener that combines electric and manual sharpening. Therefore, this model is also cheaper.
If you want a fully electric operated model, you have to choose Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener and Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition that I have introduced in the beginning.
Kyocera Advanced Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener for Ceramic and Steel Knives
It’s one of the cheapest models on the market. But it’s the first model I see that can sharpen the ceramic and steel knives.
The most important feature is this model is BATTERY-OPERATED. It will not as powerful as the electric-operated model. I think this’s the main reason why it becomes one of the cheapest models.
It requires 4 AA batteries at one time that is not included. You have to prepare your own batteries.
It doesn’t have separate slots for ceramic and steel knives. Both share the same slots, knife guides, and assist roller that can help you to sharpen your knives precisely.
Both kinds of knives are sharpened by a diamond grinding wheel. It’s capable to sharpen to a medium or fine edge.
On top of the machine, it has an LED indicator light that will light up during the operation.
It doesn’t come with the on/off switch. It only has one push button on the side. When you need to sharpen your knives, just keep pressing the button. If you want to stop, just release your finger.
The structure of the machine is designed for right-handed use only. That means you have to hold your knife with your right hand and use your left hand to hold the machine. It needs both hands to operate.
Work Sharp Culinary E4 Kitchen Knife Sharpener
It comes with a special feature that catches my eye and never sees in other models. It has a built-in vacuum that can clean the sharpening debris during the operation that helps you to keep your table clean.
Therefore you can sharpen your knife next to your food without worrying about the debris stain the food.
If the model you are using now has no built-in vacuum, better keep it away from your food when you are sharpening your knife.
This model uses a flexible abrasive belt to sharpen your blade that’s the same as the manufacturers sharpen the knives at the factory. Therefore, you can create a sharp new edge in this machine every time.
It has removable sharpening guides on both sides to sharpen your knives. If you need to sharpen the scissors or serrated knife, you have to remove the guides.
It also comes with assist rollers on both sides so you can move your knife smoothly to ensure the consistent blade to be sharpened.
Normally, it can sharpen any kind of popular knife style. The most important thing is the blade that can fit into the slots.
MOSAIC Electric Knife Sharpener with Detachable Diamond Wheel
It only has one sharpening slot but features a high-quality diamond-coated and double edge sharpening system so you can sharpen and polish your knives at the same time. But the system is not suitable to sharpen any knife with a one-sided blade and scissors.
Normally, it can sharpen all the knives with a double-sided blade such as a fruit knife, boning knife, kitchen knife, chop knife(Straight knife), chef knife, and more. Note. One more requirement, the blade has to be fit to the slot.
In the front, it has an on/off switch. Just turn it on and place your knife on the positioning guides. Then move the knife as same as other models.
With the benefit of the non-slip feet on the bottom, the machine will stay firmly on your table when you are moving your knife.
On the bottom, it comes with a cord storage box and vent opening. After each use, you can store your cord there to keep your table or cabinet neatly. The vent opening helps the machine dissipate the heat so you can sharpen longer.
It comes with a detachable grinding wheel box so you can wash it under the water directly at any time. Just press down the lock in the front and slide it out. Just as simple as that. When you place it back, remember to wipe it dry thoroughly.
Hamilton Beach 86600 Electric Kitchen Knife Sharpener
It’s a 2-stage knife sharpener. Stage 1 use to sharpen and reshape the blade and stage 2 use to hone the edge. Each of the stages come with 2 automatic blade positioning guides that can hold your knife at the precise sharpening angle so you can achieve the best result every time.
In front of the machine, you will see the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4. Just simply follow the sequence of the number to sharpen your knives. The foolproof design ensures you to sharpen your knives without learning and making any mistakes.
The red on/off switch and the handle are on the left side. Therefore, this model is designed for right-hand users. You have to hold your knives with your right hand.
You can not hold the machine and sharpen your knives with the left hand because of the rotating direction of the grinding wheels.
It uses stainless steel wheels that feature a diamond abrasive coating. It can ensure consistent sharpen quality every time.
You can sharpen smaller pocket knives to large chef’s knives. Actually, you can sharpen anything with a cutting edge that can fit the slots. But, I think the slots are not big enough to sharpen your scissors.
Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
It’s a 3-stage electric knife sharpener. The most special feature is this model will convert any 20-degree factory edges to 15-degree ARCH-SHAPED edges no matter your knives are double-bevel or single-bevel.
The main advantage is the 15-degree angled edge will cut much easier than a traditional 20-degree angled edge. The principle is the thinner the edge, the less effort you need to take. The knife will also be much easier to control.
If your 20-degree angled edge knives are valuable for you, you have to pay more attention to this feature because it’s an irreversible process.
Stage 1 and 2 use 100% diamond abrasives to sharpen and hone the edge while stage 3 uses the patented flexible abrasive stropping disk system to polish the edge. The processes just like the other 3-stage models’ electric knife sharpener.
But, it has one MAIN difference. The normal model will create V-shaped or ground edges. In this model, it will create an arch-sharped edge in the end.
The principle is to just create a small bevel of the arch-sharped edge at about a 15-degree angle in each stage. This kind of edge helps prolong the life of your knives because it can resist dulling longer.
It features patented flexible spring guides so you can accurately control a different kind of knives to the correct sharpening angle to achieve the best result.
In front of the machine, you will see the numbers 1, 2, and 3. With this foolproof design, you will never sharpen your knives in the wrong sequence.
How To Choose The Best Electric Knife Sharpening Systems
15-Degree And 20-Degree
Asian-style knives come with 15-degree angled edge. European and American style knives come with 20-degree angled edge.
Some models will state the angle that can sharpen clearly in the instruction but not all models can sharpen both 15-degree and 20-degree angled edge.
Some models will convert the 20-degree angled edge to a 15-degree angled edge. Therefore, before you make any decision, you have to know the style of your knives and the knife sharpener to suit your needs.
2-Stage Or 3-Stage
Actually, it has no model answers because the definition of each stage in different models is not the same. It totally depends on the functions and designs.
If you want to know more, you have to read the product descriptions carefully.
It’s the way the manufacturers use to sharpen your knives at the factory. If you want high sharpen quality, you have to choose the knife sharpener that uses an abrasive belt instead of the abrasive disk.
Most of the models use the abrasive disk no matter it’s a lower price or high-end models.
Adjustable Sharpening Guide
It can be adjusted so your knife can well fit the slot so you can control the sharpening angle precisely. Only a few models come with this feature.
Variable Speed Motor
Only Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition features a variable speed motor so you can adjust it to sharpen your knife at any time to fit your needs.
You can adjust the speed easily in the handle when you are holding the machine.
It helps you to move your knife smoothly on the machine that ensures the blade can be sharpened consistently all the time.
Only Work Sharp Culinary E4 Kitchen Knife Sharpener has this feature. It can clean the sharpening debris during the process so your table will not full of debris.
If you are sharpening your knife just next to the food, you never need to worry about the debris will contaminate your food.
In the end, I think you have discovered electric knife sharpeners come in different styles with different functions.
If you are tired of the manual operated type, the electric one can do the best job for you. It saves time. It just needs a little effort to sharpen your knives to razor-sharp.
NOTE. Wipe your knife or wash it in the water after sharpening because of the left debris.
For the busy Mummy, I think it’s will help you a lot.
I hope my post is helpful to everyone. If you have any questions, comments, and opinions, please leave them below. I’d love to hear that.