Sorry, this product does not seem to be available online at Costco anymore! What a bummer, I totally love it and use it all the time and no longer fight with my knife.
CGB on The Food Network forum asked how do people sharpen their knives? He needed someone to professional sharpen his knife but what do you do when that service is not available? For me, there is only one place here and it is a two hour bus ride all the way downtown. The entire month my husband had off they were closed! If there is one thing I have learned since moving to Nova Scotia, it is figuring out how to do everything by yourself.
On the forum Cory mentioned buying a professional one and then finding it later at Sears for a fraction of the price. I checked, Sears did not carry it but then Ava wrote me and told me she found it at Costco. I am not a Costco member but it ended up only costing me an additional $3 because I was not a member and shipping was included in the price. Some of my friends on my Facebook page told me they had the unit and they loved it. I was sold! Altogether it was about $75 and came to my door in just a day!
This is my first video and was kind of tough to make with one hand since I had to hold the camera. As well, the machine is noisy! So turn down your volume OK? And I am trying to get over hating my voice thanks to my podcast Hexed but man it is so high!!!
The machine is easy to use. Even me with tiny little weak hands can drag my knife through the three settings. You begin with the coarse setting, dragging it through two slots which sharpens a very dull blade on both sides. Then you go through the fine setting which I did a few times to really bring my knife back to life. Then there is a polishing setting which I pulled it through a couple of times and voila! A dead knife comes back to life and I am no longer fighting with my food.
Henckel knives are so tough they are notoriously difficult to sharpen. I love my Henckel Santoku Knife, I use it for everything. I try keeping it sharp with a steel but this knife requires extra tough love. In British Columbia I used to go to The House of Knives to get it professionally sharpened for $11 on a regular basis but they do not have any outlets here. Now I do not have to go anywhere or depend on anyone or spend any more money.
Thank you to everyone who helped me find and buy this unit. It seriously was a group effort and you have made my life in the kitchen much, much happier. Much, much safer. Thank you!!!!