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!!!!
Cool! I got a steel with my knife kit, but I’m too afraid I’m going to ruin my knives to use it. I had a friend sharpen them on a stone once, but I don’t have one myself. This seems like a good option. If I’ve learned one thing it’s that knives need to be sharp!
Thanks for sharing! I’ve been looking into buying a knife sharpener for a few months now. I’m looking to either that or a nice watch for my grad gift lol
Jamie Ridler says
Wow, congrats on your first video! It was so exciting to hear you go through the whole process and share how the knife sharpener works!
Kara aka Mother Henna says
Woo-hoo woo-hoo, I love getting to hear your voice and be with you in your kitchen!! More more more videos please 🙂
Wow, you are multi talented, filming and sharpening at the same time! Well, I’m so happy to hear it all worked out and that the new toy has made your life so much easier. The tutorial vid is very cool and quite helpful, and I’m glad your knife is no longer giving you grief.
I have been thinking the very same thing,I live in Nova Scotia too! In Montreal I got my knife sharpened when the truck drove by (no kidding, he had bell on the truck and you could hear him coming a block away, get all excited and it would be 5 dollars a knife!) Recently I got a lee valley tool catalog and they have a few knife sharpeners in it, but this one sounds good, looks heavy duty. Thanks 🙂
Suzie Ridler says
Thank you all so much for your support! Glad to know you liked the video so now I am encouraged to make more and maybe even let you see me in it, LOL. Kristen, isn’t it frustrating? Oh and we had a guy in Toronto who would do the same thing, oh I wish we had that here. This system is truly saving me so much grief, it’s hard when you don’t live in a big city anymore. At least now I can be more independent.
Holy cow that’s BRILLIANT! I so need one of these!! And you got it at costco online? Wow.
Great video – it’s so WONDERFUL to hear your voice!
I’m so ordering this the second I get back from Mexico.
Suzie Ridler says
Isn’t it amazing Michelle?! I should have known you would love it. Takes good care of that knife you gave me that I cherish with all my heart. Yup, got it online no problem. Oh thank you! Glad my voice isn’t annoying. I will try and get “me” in the video next time. Just couldn’t do it by myself, maybe I will get hubby to help next time. Yup, you are going to LOVE it! It’s a lifesaver for me.
My son worked in an old fashioned ironmonger’s store for a while, he got us a knife sharpener which works in much the same way but without the motorisation. Works for us, but I can see that it would be hard if you don’t have strength in your hands. Glad you found something that works.
Everyone feels that way about their voice when they hear themselves..in time it will pass.
My friend would love that machine, he always complains how dull my knives are.
Great infor.. thks for that.
really great article.