As a professional chef in New York, my performance in the kitchen should always be the finest. Everyone knows that part of fine dining includes the artistry of how food is presented. I can only achieve perfection in that aspect if my assortment of knives is sharpened to perfection as well, in the way the Chef’s Choice M130 Professional Sharpener does.
From cutting the meat into exactly the right portions that I need up to carving the garnishing that will come with the meal, my knives always play an important role in my cooking. A sharp knife is also less likely to cause an accident since it is much more predictable than a dull blade.
With these things in mind and having the need to get my knives either replaced or sharpened, I consider the Chef’s Choice M130 Professional Sharpener as a very important device in my work area. Unlike the other products sold in the market that promises to sharpen your knives but what they actually do is to hone or straighten the edges of your knife. The Chef’s Choice M130 is guaranteed to sharpen your knives by giving your knives a new edge.
The Chef’s Choice M130 Professional Sharpener is really not that hard to use. Just make sure that you read the user’s manual and not make any presumptions on how the device works. It basically has six grooves; each of them serves a different purpose. Don’t make the mistake of getting your knives into every groove or it will ruin you knives.
I got three out of five knives into a razor sharp condition. The other two I can proudly say are sharper than whence they first came out from the factory. I can proudly say that a knife is razor sharp if it can cut completely across a section of a ripe tomato without any leftover skin on the bottom.
It should also be noted that I do not apply pressure on the knife. The knife’s weight is enough and all you need to do is simply slide it across anything you have to slice. I was really happy that it passed my meticulous standards.
Here are some tips. Make sure that you wash the knife and dry it very well as the moisture can damage the electric sharpener. You should also wash the knife after sharpening as the metallic dust leftover from sharpening is sure to be dangerous when ingested.
Overall, I am very glad with the Chef’s Choice M130 Professional Sharpening Station. Just make sure you read the manual carefully before using to achieve the best results.