Top 10 Best Knife Sharpeners for 2021


The essence of a good kitchen is having a sharp knife. You can fudge any other utensil but if you need to cut a turkey and all you have is a butter knife, you’re out of luck.


That means first, buying a good knife and secondly, buying a good knife sharpener to go with it. Knives get dull over time and not attending to that can ruin your knives.

The good news is that sharpening a knife is easy and any of our top picks for knife sharpeners can get the job done.

You just want to choose a sharpener that suits the blade you want to sharpen and your own preferences in the kitchen.


Best Knife Sharpeners


Professional Kitchen Sharpener 4 in 1 Knife and Scissor Sharpening

This is a very simple product with slots for sharpening your knives and scissor blades too.

You grind scissors in the first slot, diamond sharpen the dullest of blades in slot two, for the third slot you can sharpen and restore V-shaped blades and the final slot is for polishing blades and smoothly sharpening them using a ceramic edge.

professional kitchen sharpener

It’s a solid product backed with a 100% money back guarantee.

You can find the Knife Sharpener, Professional Kitchen Sharpener 4 in 1 Knife and Scissor Sharpening online.


Grocery Art Electric 3-in-1 Tool -Sharpening Machine

This electric sharpener does an admirable job of keeping knives, screwdrivers and scissors sharp and useful.

We prefer to use a manual sharpener because it gives us a finer level of control but if you need a machine to handle the hard work –this is a great choice.

electric knife sharpener

It can coarse and fine sharpen with ease.

You can find the Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool – Sharpening Machine online.


Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

This system is a highly versatile stone-based sharpening system.

If you’ve not used one of these before, it might not be to your tastes but if you were raised with stone sharpening, this is one of the best products that we’ve ever tried.

There are 5 stones here which can tackle the blades on nearly every knife ever invented.

lansky deluxe sharpening stones

Your knives are going to be super sharp.

You can find the Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System online.


Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stones System

This mounted stone based sharpening tool is really easy to work with.

The downside is that it only has 2 stone surfaces but that’s probably enough for most kitchen user’s needs.

smith's tri-hone sharpening stone

The angle guide is really useful and ensures that you always have the blade in the right position for sharpening.

You can find the Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stones System online.


Chef’s Choice Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

The best of the best but with a price tag to match.

If you do a lot of cooking and really hammer your knives, this is a superb sharpening system which will bring them back to life with the minimum of fuss.

chef's choice electric knife sharpener

If you’ve invested serious money in your knives then investing in a high performance knife sharpener really makes sense.

You can find the Chef’s Choice Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener online.


KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener

At the other edge of the scale this is an ultra-budget knife sharpener with 2 sharpening options.

We found it quite adequate when sharpening our cheaper knives and we liked the non-slip base.

kitcheniq electric sharpener

We don’t think this will have the longevity of other sharpeners in our tests but at this price, we don’t expect it to either.

You can find the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener online.


Kota Japan 12 in. Diamond Carbon Steel Professional Knife Sharpener Rod

The oldest of old school sharpening implements is the sharpener rod and if you have a carving knife that you want to keep in pristine condition, this might be the way to go.

The surface has been diamond electroplated and is warrantied for a lifetime!

kota japan knife sharpener rod

They say that it will outlast your knives.

We can believe it.

You can find the Kota Japan 12 in. Diamond Carbon Steel Professional Knife Sharpener Rod online.


Presto Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

An excellent mid-budget knife sharpening option which use ceramic blades to achieve fine control over the sharpening edges.

presto professional electric knife sharpener

We really like the way this handles and it’s heavy enough that you can rely on it staying in place rather than slipping at an important part of the process.

You can find the Presto Professional Electric Knife Sharpener online.


PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives

This is a stylish and cheerful design which doesn’t have quite the same amount of flexibility as more expensive options, but which does handle basic knife sharpening with aplomb.

priority chef knife sharpener

You get a two-stage process that lets you deal with the bulk of the sharpening before you switch to polish off what’s left.

You can find the PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives online.


Sharp Pebble Premium Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone 2 Side Grit 1000/6000 Waterstone

A whetstone is another classic way to sharpen a knife and we like the tutorial video on the Amazon page –if you don’t know how to use one, they’ll show you how.

sharp pebble premium whetstone

This is a really substantial and premium whetstone and you should get a decade or more of use out of it before it wears away.

You can find the Sharp Pebble Premium Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone 2 Side Grit 1000/6000 Waterstone online.


Last Word on Knife Sharpeners

We hope that you’ve been able to find a knife sharpener to your tastes on our list of the ten best knife sharpeners.

Keeping your knives sharp makes cooking much easier and much more fun.

One way to make cutting even easier in the kitchen is to use a new knife and we’ve rounded up the best knife brands here.

You’ll probably want to keep all your surfaces spotless too, so check out our best stainless steel cleaners when you’re done.


Bon Appetit.


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