Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener
Not long ago we reviewed the Chef’s Choice 220 Hydrid Sharpener, which was designed to sharpen your most common kitchen knives and to keep them razer sharp as you cook in the kitchen.
Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV
This model on the other hand, is designed to work with 15 degrees edge knives of the asian type. But it can also work for 15 degrees angle knives of European and American type. The Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener claims that it can give a knife blade even more sharpness than a brand new one, so I was interested in testing it out.
So, here are my impressions. I’m going to start by mentioning just how well it performs outside of the price aspect, and will then take a look at how it compares with other knife sharpening systems.
Chef’s Choice is a very appreciated company from customers who want to get the best sharpenings right in their kitchen. The brand also makes other small appliances for the kitchen, but their main focus and reputation has to do with the knife sharpening system that they put together in collaboration with various chefs from around the world, and the brand creator themselves who are very knowledgeable in this area.
What I liked
What I liked is that this might just be the fastest and easiest knife sharpener I’ve ever used. I’m able to obtain some of the best results around in under a minute and without making any efforts.
The technique is simple – you simply hold your knife at a level angle and alternate between the two slots of level one for a while, and then repeat the process for level two and level three. The third level will refine the edge of your knife so that it’s nothing less than perfect.
The brand states “Better than factory sharpness” for this sharpener and I must say that I was very impressed with how my not-so-old knives were cutting after under a minute in these slots. I didn’t think my knives were really out of shape, but one sharpening in the Trizor XV almost gave them superpowers. I could go through even the toughest food and be as precise as I wanted. And yes the process does take under a minute, which is indeed very fast.
The fact of the matter is, most other sharpeners either just don’t sharp as good as this one, or they take a lot more time to do so, often requiring you to organize a little “sharpening session” for yourself, but that’s not good for our crowd here since we want to stay in the kitchen and keep cooking.
What I disliked
The only thing I disliked about it is perhaps how I’m uncertain about how versatile a machine like this can really be out the kitchen. It’s really look to do one task and accomplishes it really well. And while in the subject, I think another important fact to say is how important it’s to read the sharpening guide that comes with the kit. That way you can know the limits of the device.
The world most versatile sharpener as the ad says on their website? I probably wouldn’t go that far, but it’s certainly the one you should get if you wish to sharpen quickly and move on with your task. A lot of sharpeners require you to sit down and actually focus on the task, but the Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener will make you breeze right through the task.
Unlike the 220 model from Chef’s Choice, it doesn’t offer a manual for quick sharpenings in the kitchen, but this can be forgiven since this sharpener focuses on knives with specific angles. Owners of those knives will certainly appreciate having a knife sharpener that lives up to the quality of their other purchases.
Worth its $210 entry price? That will up to you for evaluation, but I was satisfied, or should say I impressed, with the quality of the blades that can come out of these things. Each stage on the machine has been conceived to perform each step of the sharpening to perfection, which is something not all sharpeners are proposing.