Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect Review

  You can't expect a knife to remain razor sharp for an eternity, that's for sure. This statement is even truer when talking about the intensely used kitchen knives that tend to be the go-to tool in all kitchens every single day. When the blade's sharpness does fade away, take a few minutes out of your schedule to restore the sharpness with the help of a quality electric knife sharpener. In this review, we will take a closer look at the Chef's Choice 1520 AngleSelect model, a sharpener that sits at the front of the market due to its impressive…

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The 1520 AngleSelect electric knife sharpener offers 3 sharpening stages and high-quality abrasives that make it the go-to tool for those who want to restore blade sharpness in their dull knives, regardless whether the dull blade is of a straight edge knife or a serrated one.

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You can’t expect a knife to remain razor sharp for an eternity, that’s for sure. This statement is even truer when talking about the intensely used kitchen knives that tend to be the go-to tool in all kitchens every single day. When the blade’s sharpness does fade away, take a few minutes out of your schedule to restore the sharpness with the help of a quality electric knife sharpener. In this review, we will take a closer look at the Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect model, a sharpener that sits at the front of the market due to its impressive capabilities and impeccable performance. Due to the fact that it’s electric, there’s little to no effort required on your part when using it, and due to its magnificent design, it’s capable of performing any sharpening task thrown its way. If you want to learn more about it to decide whether it’s the right investment for you or not, continue to read our article.

 

Design

We begin our review of the Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect knife sharpener by discussing the irreproachable design that it boasts. This tool features flexible stropping and 100% diamond abrasives, thus ensuring an enviable durability when it comes to the amount of sharpening tasks that it can handle. It measures 10 inches in length, 4.25 inches in width, and 4.25 inches in height, so it is as good of a fit in a crowded kitchen as it is in a spacious one. Also, keeping in mind the fact that it weighs only 4.15 pounds, it will be a cinch for you to store it wherever you want when you’re done using it. Additionally, knowing that it’s produced by Chef’s Choice, the leading brand on this market, you can fully trust the build quality that the sharpener boasts.

Performance

Undoubtedly, what makes the 1520 AngleSelect such a massive success is the fact that it boasts an unreachable performance. No other sharpener comes close to it as this tool utilizes 3 stages to fully restore blade sharpness on straight edge knives as well as on serrated knives. The 3 stages that the sharpener offers are a sharpening stage, a stropping stage, and a honing stage. It can be used for 15-degree knives as well as for 20-degree knives.

Another notable highlight is the fact that it’s incredibly fast as it takes approximately 1 minute for this electric knife sharpener to restore blade sharpness when you first use it on a dull knife, and less than 10 seconds to resharpen the knife. In case you’re a knife collectioner, you will be glad to know that it can be used on pocket and sporting knives as well, so it’s not limited to sharpening only kitchen cutlery. Best of all, it offers a quality sharpening of the blade from the tip to the bolster, thus ensuring that the blade will in as great of a shape as it was when you first bought and used the knife.

Features and Accessories

The non-slip base that the Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect features makes this electric knife sharpener an easy and safe to use tool as it doesn’t move an inch from the spot where you place it on the counter. The 100% diamond abrasives and the flexible stropping make it the optimal tool to use no matter if you want to restore blade sharpness on a straight edge knife or a serrated one. Probably the biggest highlight of this model when it comes to the features that it boasts is the EdgeSelect technology that allows you to customize the sharpening edge in order to enjoy an optimal performance no matter the type of knife you’re sharpening with it.

It features the innovative and convenient spring guide system that allows you to have full control over the sharpening procedure, minimizing the effort that you put into this process while maximizing the results by allowing an increased accuracy when controlling the sharpening angle, thus eliminating the dreadful guesswork. In addition, know that this amazing tool offers an efficient single sided knife sharpening due to its marvelous design.


Ease of Use

In the video above, you can watch a short presentation about the amazing Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect electric knife sharpener. Also, by checking out the user manual that it comes with, you will receive all the information that you need to properly operate it. In this section of the article, we will offer you a concise presentation of just how easy it is to use the 1520 model. When you want to use it to sharpen modern Euro and American style knives or Asian style knives at a 15-degree angle, what you must do is to use stages 1 and 3. In case you want to use it for sharpening 20-degree knives, you must utilize stages 2 and 3, entirely skipping on stage 1.

Stages 1 and 2 have the role of sharpening and honing the edge of the blade with the help of 100% diamond abrasive the 3rd stage has the role of polishing the edge with a flexible disk that ensures a flawless finish. Best of all, it’s this 3rd stage that makes the electric sharpener perfect for use when handling serrated knives. Another strong point of the sharpener, one that makes it incredibly easy to use, is the advanced spring guide system that it comes with and that ensures an optimum control over the tool, control that also allows an accurate control of the sharpening angle so that guesswork is completely eliminated.

Warranty and Support

If you’re still not inclined to believe us when we say that this is the best electric knife sharpener on the market, once you understand how much the manufacturer trusts the product you will surely understand and believe our statement. The 1520 AngleSelect is backed up by its manufacturer, Chef’s Choice, for a generous 3-year period since you purchase it.

While the sharpener is in warranty and as long as you use it properly, as instructed by the user manual, it will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Additionally, by making this purchase you will get the chance to cooperate with real professionals as Chef’s Choice customer support department truly respects customers and always does its best to give them the help they need fast.


Pros

  • Excellent design and durability
  • Offers 3 sharpening stages that you can use
  • Takes under 10 seconds to finish the resharpening process
  • Can be used on various types of knives, including serrated
  • Easy to use
  • EdgeSelect technology allows the customization of the process
  • Made by one of the leading brands on the market
  • Covered by a 3-year warranty

Cons

  • There are no downsides to this product

Chef’s Choice 1520 AngleSelect – Final Verdict

One of the most recognizable names on the market, Chef’s Choice delivers yet another impressive sharpening tool with the release of the 1520 AngleSelect. Clean lines and a compact size make it a stylish addition to a modern kitchen. To ensure safety and convenience when using it, the sharpening system neatly sticks to the surface it’s layed on. Thus, you won’t have to worry about accidentally hurting yourself when using it.

Of course, it’s not the sharpener’s design that enchants and makes it so popular but rather its impressive performance – in less than 10 seconds, it restores dull blades to their former glorious shape. Another highlight of this tool is the EdgeSelect technology that allows you full power over the customization of the sharpening process. Also, it works on serrated knives too, so there’s no limitation to what you can do with it in terms of knife types that can be sharpened.

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