The features that stood out the most when reviewing the 50353 electric knife sharpener are the Angle Adjust knob that allows the user to set the desired sharpening angle with ease, and the interlocking wheels that ensure both sides of the cutlery are sharpened simultaneously. Of course, there are many other aspects to be praised when it comes to this sharpener, reason why we gave it such a high rating.
Preserving knife sharpness is impossible when talking about the cutlery that we all use in the kitchen as it is used intensely, on a daily basis. Unfortunately, some people take what they see as being the easiest route to fix this problem, more precisely they replace the knives altogether instead of doing something to restore blade sharpness. Those who do this mistake usually believe that knife sharpening is a lengthy procedure that is hard to do.
The truth is that this day it’s easier than ever to restore the sharpness of dull blades as there are numerous knife sharpeners on the market that can be used for the task, tools that get the job done fast and without requiring much effort or skill from your part. One of the best sharpeners at the moment is the KitchenIQ 50353 Angle Adjust electric knife sharpener, a product that we will thoroughly review in the following lines.
Measuring only 10.5 inches in length, 8 inches in width, and 4.6 inches in height, the KitchenIQ 50353 Angle Adjust is a perfect addition even to a small, cluttered kitchen as it doesn’t occupy much counter space. Additionally, the compact size that it boasts makes it very easy for you to store it in the cabinet or drawer when you’re done using it. Know that it weighs only 6.2 pounds, so there’s no need to worry that it might get tiring for you to carry it from the storage space to the counter and back to the storage space when using it.
It features 100% diamond abrasives and ceramic abrasives that do a wonderful job at restoring blade sharpness and that ensure a smooth operation. Another aspect worth mentioning about the construction of this electric sharpener is the fact that it boasts a clean gray finish that makes it intermingle perfectly with the existing décor of your kitchen.
It’s impossible to find an actual flaw when it comes to the performance of this sharpener as everything that makes it up, from the design to the features guarantee that it will work flawlessly. Due to the amazing Angle Adjust technology that it features which is basically a knob that allows you to easily set the desired sharpening angle, you are ensured that this small sharpening tool can be used on all of the knives found in your collection. This knob can be used to set the sharpening angle anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees.
The 50353 features two sharpening stages that ensure perfect blade sharpness at the end. Being capable of sharpening the cutlery from tip to bolster, there’s nothing more that you could ask of the tool. One performance aspect that makes it even more desirable is the fact that it can be used on straight edge cutlery, serrated cutlery, and even on household scissors. Just know that serrated edge cutlery must be placed only in the second sharpening slot that features the ceramic wheels.
When inserting a blade that is very damaged into the sharpening slots, it will take approximately 1 minute for the sharpener to restore the blade to its former shape. When resharpening the blade, it takes even less, more precisely 10 seconds. Don’t exceed this time so that you won’t end up doing more bad than good. As you can see, the performance of this electric knife sharpener is truly something to be impressed about as it’s more than you probably expected from it.
|Specs||50353 Angle Adjust|
|Dimensions||10.5” x 8” x 4.6”|
|Edge angle||10 – 30 degrees|
|Number of sharpening stages||2|
|Straight edge knives||Yes|
|Serrated knife sharpening||Yes|
|Sharpening time||1 minute|
The feature that separates this electric sharpener from its competitors and that places it above them when it comes to the overall quality is definitely the Angle Adjust knob. You can easily turn the knob to change the sharpening angle as desired, having the possibility to select an angle ranging from 10 degrees to 30 degrees. Thus, it can be used on a wide variety of knives, regardless of their style, so you will actually invest in a quite complete tool if you purchase the 50353 Angle Adjust sharpener.
Another feature worth talking about is the fact that it comes with interlocking diamond wheels and interlocking ceramic wheels. The interlocking diamond wheels are found in the coarse slot, while the ceramic wheels are found in the fine slot. As we have mentioned previously, when sharpening a serrated knife, you must use only the second sharpening slot, more precisely the ceramic one, as the first one isn’t appropriate for the serrated blade. What makes these interlocking wheels an amazing feature for the sharpener is the fact that they provide a simultaneous sharpening for both sides of the blade, thus ensuring that it will be sharpened evenly on both sides and that you will be done fast with the procedure as well.
For a smooth operation with the sharpener, it features clear markings for all the common angles found on European and Asian style cutlery so that you know exactly how to turn the oversized knob. To ensure an increased control over the sharpening procedure, the tool features a rubber hand grip that adds stability. Also, the grip makes it rather comfortable to use the sharpener, so regardless of how long you’ll be using it throughout the day, your arms won’t get tired at all.
Due to the fact that it features the amazing interlocking wheels that we have previously talked about, it ensures ease of use as you won’t have to separately sharpen each side of the blade. This won’t only save a lot of hassle, making it more pleasant to operate the tool, but it helps save time as well. To select the sharpening angle desired, just turn the knob to the correct degree setting. Overall, the operation of the KitchenIQ 50353 Angle Adjust is as easy as it gets, so you won’t be faced with any major difficulties when using it.
The 50353 sharpener produced by KitchenIQ is backed up by a 3-year warranty, but this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone considering just how excellently the tool is designed and manufactured. While the product is in warranty, any defect that appears and that is a result of poor workmanship or a defective part will be fixed without charging you a cent for the procedure.
All that you have to do to ensure that you won’t void the warranty is to follow the instructions and use the sharpening tool properly as inflicting direct damage as a result of improper use cancels out this agreement, meaning that you must pay for the sharpener’s repair. In case you have any question regarding the product, feel free to contact the customer support team over the telephone number that appears on the manufacturer’s website and in the user manual that accompanies it.