A little overpriced as others can do a similar job. But does an excellent job.
Definitely a great tool for keeping your knives super sharp. This goes perfectly with the Scanpan carbon steel knives and can be used to produce a razor sharp edge. The three grades take about a minute to get through. The lighter you pull the sharper the edge.
Purchased in May 2018 at eBay.
My knives don't sharpen when I use this product. I have looked online for a manual which can't be found and have contacted Scanpan 3 times and they won't bother to respond. It was a waste of money buying this product and they are a terrible company to not deal with. Go to a good store and get a recommendation from the staff for a decent product so that you don't waste your money.
Makes the process of sharpening easier and more consistent
Having read the other reviews, I can only imagine others have not read the instructions or have utilized poor technique. This tool will sharpen and hone consistently well, as long as you use it properly. I use it on a Wusthof and a Victorinox, as well as other lesser knives. Good results every time. Make sure to only ever put a cleaned knife through it though, not the easiest thing to clean.
Only a dish washer can wreck a blade as well as this.
I have a bunch or reasonably good kitchen knives: Wusthof, Mundial, Sabatier and an old whetstone and metal steel to do my sharpening. Got lazy one day and thought this $40 Scanpan knife sharpener might save me time. Within minutes I managed to turn my favourite chefs knife into butter knife. It took me ages on the whetstone to get the edge back. Even if you only have a $20 kitchen knife don't ever use a device like this to sharpen it. A sheet of 600 grit emery cloth for one dollar will do an infinitely better job than this thing, and I mean t...hat. I have since bought a good quality diamond steel and a terrific ceramic steel and never looked back. In fact, with the right sharpening gear, I felt confident enough to buy a couple of Kasumi knives. In my opinion you are much better off paying $100 for a good sharpener and $40 for a knife than $100 for a knife and $40 for a sharpener. So many of us got it wrong. We start by buying the best knife we can afford when we should be buying the best sharpener before we ever buy a good knife.
knives were worse after sharpening attempt
I thought I had used the wrong slot for a fine edge hone , back to the instructions, nope right slot but my knives were becoming blunter and pitted with each attempt. Discarded, never to be used again. not just a waste of money but near destroyed the fine edge on my carving knife.
Damages Scanpan Knives
The knife sharpener should only be used for it's lower two stages. the top stage has tungsten blades and due to the brittle steel in the scanpan knives it has actually made a pitted edge!! very upset about this as I was trying to take good care of what was for me a very expensive knife purchase.
And for the record the knife was held at a steady even angle and drawn throught the sharpener (not roughly sawed at!)
can sharpen a slightly dull knife
damages your knife
Scanpan Knife Sharpener
Item is absolutely fantastic ... provides excellent edging on all knives; easy to use; easy to store and sharpeners are hygenically protected. Have had other sharpeners before (some of them much more expensive than Scanpan) and none of them have been as easy to use or store. As usual Scanpan has provided a top quality item at a great price.
quality & colour choices
"Nearly" as good as a new knife.
The Scanpan knife sharpener was able to sharpen my Mundial knives to a satisfactory sharp edge. Instructions were easy to follow which made it quick and easy. Some of my knives were very blunt so i was pleasantly suprised that they were able to be brought back life again. Thanks
Very easy to use. The 3 stage process creates a sharp edge. For the price, money well spent.
Not a razor sharp finish.
Compact unit keeps knives beautifully sharp without the cost of professional knife sharpening.
This just works very well and is very easy and safe to use. I bought it to avoid the cost and inconvenience of taking my knives to be professionally sharpened and have been really happy with the results. My knife sharpening tong never did the job properly - I lacked the correct technique, I suspect. But this is excellent. It has 3 double sided blade sharpening slots, one for daily use (can't comment on that one!) and 2 for less frequent use. I only sharpen my knives every 2-3 months (when I can no longer slice a tomato easily, it is time to sha...rpen), and run my 5 kitchen knives through the 3 blades in turn. It takes about 5 minutes to do them all, and they are all razor sharp at the end. The double sided honing slots make it easy to position your knife and I have no fear of damaging the blade or cutting myself. It is a nice compact little unit. Keep the box and it stores easily. It is really convenient because you can get a great blade edge within minutes of deciding you need it. Works really well, compact and easy to store
Questions & Answers
I thought it was me ,but after reading the reviews from all the other disgruntled Scanpan owners there is a serious design flaw in your ceramic sharpener,my Scanpan kitchen knife looked like a bread knife so had to get it professionaly sharpened ,when are you going to produce a quality product.
Tell you the truth I didn't even know they made one! I use another cheaper brand nd only ever sharpen when they are clean and dry. I don't "pull" the knifes through with a lot of down pressure this seems to get a great edge on them. I've sharpened mine a few times and I'm always scared to run my thumb down the edge as I can tell they are sharp.
Most definitely NEVER EVER put your Scanpan or any other carbon steel knife through a dishwasher. You will ruin them for life. They will go blunt and they might even rust. They are not stainless steel, but can be sharpened to a much higher level than stainless.
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