The AnySharp Pro knife sharpener

Kitchen gear
The AnySharp Pro – the world’s best knife sharpener

The most dangerous thing in your kitchen right now is probably that blunt knife at the back of the drawer with all the junk in it.

The problem is that many people find sharpening a knife tricky.  There’s a definite knack to sharpening a knife properly, and not everybody has it.

Most of us need a bit of help.

That’s where the AnySharp Pro knife sharpener comes in.

“The AnySharp Pro Knife Sharpener”?

Sounds a little Shopping Channel, doesn’t it, especially with the strap line of “The World’s Best Knife Sharpener” attached to it, but don’t let the terrible name influence you too much.  This is a first-rate knife sharpener that will rejuvenate the dullest of blades, safely and with next to no effort.

The knife sharpener has a suction base that clamps to a kitchen work surface like a limpet. Once it’s fixed in place, it isn’t going anywhere.

After fixing the thing to something flat and solid, sharpening a knife is as easy as sliding the blade between the jaws. A couple of strokes is enough.

You’ll be left with an alarmingly sharp knife, but also an equally alarming pile of metal filing as well. This is where the trade-off lies.  Depending on the knife, that pile of filings might be OK.

Or it might not.

Everybody has a couple of cheap paring knives or a slightly rubbish set of blades from Ikea, and for this sort of thing, the AnySharp Pro is absolutely ideal.  It’ll keep this sort of blade razor sharp with minimum effort.

I wouldn’t recommend using the AnySharp Pro on a very good knife, or at least not regularly.  You could easily ruin eighty quid’s worth of Wusthof with this little gadget if you’re not careful, but if you use the AnySharp Pro very occasionally, and keep your expensive blade honed with a steel as well, it could prove very useful indeed.

It can rescue a dead blade with ease, and that’s why it’s a good buy.

So, the AnySharp Pro has a place, just be careful how you use it – gently, not too often, and on the right blades.