Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife
Hello and welcome to a new review for knife sharpeners. Our model here has quite the original look. The Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener is a very popular model on Amazon, perhaps the most popular in fact, so I was very interested in trying it out for myself.
The risk was minimal, so I ordered it right away to see what it was all about. If I didn’t like it, I could always give it to a friend.
For what type of knives is this for?
According to Presto, the Eversharp is made for kitchen and sports knives.
The Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharperner is a 2-stage sharpening system that can sharp almost any blade of common size.
The first stage is named “coarse” and will do the majority of the work on whatever dull blade you give it, and then you can switch over to the “fine” stage which will give your blade a precision finish.
The angled slots make sure that your knives are all inserted at the right angle for the sharpening. The technology used in the device is said to be sapphirite sharpening wheels, and while I’m unfamiliar with this kind of technology, I find it to be doing the job just fine. The device has two ports at the bottom for cleaning purposes.
What I liked
What I liked the most about the Presto EverSharp is obviously the price. For $39.99, you get something electric, which is great and you obtain something that works pretty quickly as well. I don’t think there is any machine on the market that can automatically sharpen knives for such a little price.
There are no stones to flip or a ton of strokes to do. You just need to go a few times through each slot and the job will be done. The method is to place the knife level and move it back steadily without stopping. You will hear the sound of contact with the wheels. Do this a few times, an equal number of times in each slot, and you should get satisfying results on your knives.
The most important part in all this is that my knives came out great. I’m simply impressed with what I could get out of my dollars. I don’t think there’s a better deal out there when you add up price/quality/speed.
What I disliked
On the downside, I was somewhat disappointed by the build of the device. I would expect any knife sharpening to be made of some tough material, but some parts on this feels somewhat lose. So, I wonder if the durability of the sharpener as a whole is affected by this.
Another thing is that I found a little bit difficult to put sporting knives in it, which I find unfortunate because the machine advertised that it was also made to do so.
How does it work?
The method on the Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener really isn’t complicated to learn. You just have to follow a few instructions from the manual if you’re a beginner and you will be able to sharpen your knives.
The Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener is a system in which the technology has been greatly appreciated on Amazon. On the US version of Amazon, over 900 customers out of 1370 have expressed a five-star appreciation of the product, with the Presto Eversharp getting a 4.4 average score out of 5.
As far as any products are concerned, this kind of acclaim on Amazon is really seen and this product is pretty much a classic when it comes to buying knife sharpeners online.
Amazon also offers it discounted from time to time , so this makes the deal even more tempting. It’s just above the $25 range so you can benefit from the free shipping as well.
Is the king of electric sharpening?
From what I’ve experienced, it looks like so, and of course I’m talking about the lower range of sharpeners here. With the Presto 088000 Eversharp Electric Knife Sharpener, pretty much no one should have an excuse to not have a knife sharpener at home.
It’s probably the most accessible device out there. I’m personally definitely going to keep the Presto 08800 EverSharp for my quick sharpening needs, and who knows, maybe as my backup device in case one of my more expensive sharpeners gives up on me.