Presto 08810 Professional Review

In this day and age, what everyone seems to be running out of is time. This is why appliances and devices that help modern people gain a little free time are so popular, electric knife sharpeners being among these sought after products. In this review, we will take a closer look at one of the top performing electric knife sharpeners of the moment, the Presto 08810 Professional. Not only is it designed and manufactured by a market leading brand, but it's undisputedly one of the best selling products in its category. Also, it comes at a more than reasonable price…

Presto 08810 Professional Ratings

Performance - 94%
Features - 93%
Ease of Use - 93%
Durability - 90%

93%

EXCEPTIONAL

This 3-stage electric knife sharpener will do an amazing job at sharpening any straight edge or serrated knife. What we liked the most about it is the fact that it features pre-set sharpening angles, taking out the guesswork of this process.

User Rating: 5 ( 4 votes)

In this day and age, what everyone seems to be running out of is time. This is why appliances and devices that help modern people gain a little free time are so popular, electric knife sharpeners being among these sought after products. In this review, we will take a closer look at one of the top performing electric knife sharpeners of the moment, the Presto 08810 Professional. Not only is it designed and manufactured by a market leading brand, but it’s undisputedly one of the best selling products in its category. Also, it comes at a more than reasonable price that adds to its popularity. To learn more about it and to find out why we strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a top quality electric knife sharpening system, stick with us until the end of this review.

 

 

 

Design

The fact that the Presto 08810 Professional sharpener is easy on the eyes boosts its appeal, those who pass by it in a store certainly noticing its clean and modern design. In addition, the plastic construction that it features guarantees that it will remain in a great shape even if it’s subjected to intense use. Probably one of the best aspects design-wise is the fact that it measures 12 inches in length, 5 inches in width, 4 inches in height, and it weighs approximately 5.1 pounds. Although this doesn’t make it one of the most compact sharpeners on the market, considering the fact that it’s a 3-stage unit, it’s actually close to perfection when it comes to design.

Performance

This high-end electric sharpener is the perfect choice to go with for sharpening both straight edge and serrated knives. It works great on fillet knives, sports knives, kitchen knives, and hunting knives, so it’s very versatile, being useful in a wide variety of situations. What makes it such a great performing knife sharpening systemis the fact that it features 3 sharpening stages designed for delivering the ultimate professional results. The first stage features a Sapphirite coarse grinding wheel that sharpens even the dullest of blades. The second stage features a Sapphirite medium-grinding wheel that offers a precision edge for the blade. The third stage features an extra fine grit ceramic wheel that provides the finishing touch, polishing and honing the knife’s blade to guarantee a razor sharp edge. Another aspect that delighted us when reviewing this product is the fact that the sharpening angles are optimized, meaning that you won’t actually waste time guessing at what angle you should set the unit for perfect results. Just select the pre-set angle that is appropriate for the knife that you want to sharpen, either thin, medium, or think, and proceed with the process.

Features and Accessories

Obviously, the Presto 08810 Professional is generous even in the features department. First of all, it comes with interchangeable blade guides that guarantee perfect sharpening angles, making your job a lot easier when using the product. Also, it features suction cups that ensure it will sit perfectly still on the kitchen counter or the surface that it’s placed on when it operates, thus preventing any unpleasant incidents from transpiring. When it comes to accessories, just like all electric models out there, it lacks them, receiving in the package only the unit itself and a user manual that teaches you how to properly operate it. But this is expected from an electric knife sharpener as it doesn’t actually need any additional accessories to enhance its operation.


Ease of Use

As you have probably already noticed, there is a tutorial above that teaches you exactly what steps you must go through when using this product. Know that the first sharpening stage is only necessary when dealing with extra dull knives that have affected blades. If the cutlery that you want to sharpen isn’t all that damaged, you can skip the first stage and directly move on to the next two stages. Also, make sure that once in a while you pass all of your knives through the third stage in order to keep their sharpness at a peak level. What you will surely like when using it is the fact that it’s incredibly fast, taking only 2-3 minutes for this unit to sharpen a blunt knife to perfection. When it comes to caring and cleaning for this knife sharpener, all that you have to do is to wipe is clean with the help of a damp cloth after each use.

Warranty and Support

Unfortunately, the warranty that backs up the Presto 08810 electric knife sharpener isn’t one of the greatest when compared to the warranties that other models are accompanied by. The manufacturer covers this product during the first year after it has been purchased for defects in parts and labor. Know that it’s important to carefully use the product, following the guidelines in the user manual and the video that we have put at your disposal in this review. Otherwise, you might damage it due to incorrect use and void the warranty, thus not benefiting from free repairs or replacements during the first year after purchasing it.

Pros

  • Puts 3 highly effective knife sharpening stages at your disposal
  • Optimized sharpening angles make it easy to use
  • Can sharpen straight edge and serrated knives
  • Interchangeable blade guides provide perfect sharpening angles
  • Suction cups keep the sharpener still when it’s in use
  • Fast sharpening of blunt knives – the procedure takes only 2-3 minutes

Cons

  • Short warranty period offered by the manufacturer
  • It takes up more space on the counter when compared to other electric sharpening systems

Presto 08810 Professional – Final Verdict

The smooth feel of sharpening your knives with the amazing Presto 08810 Professional electric sharpener is unsurpassable. Not only is this sharpener one of the best options on the market, its versatility and functionality recommending it for any situation that you could think of, but it comes at a rather affordable price as well. This is one of the easiest to use sharpening system out there, providing a convenient method of restoring blade sharpness to your dull knives.

This 3-stage model features a Sapphirite coarse grinding wheel, a Sapphirite medium-grinding wheel, and an extra fine grit ceramic wheel. Due to the fact that the sharpening angles of the unit are optimized, you won’t have to guess at what angle you have to set the blade in order to enjoy the best results. Although it lacks accessories this isn’t a reason to worry as all electric sharpening systems lack them.

What you should pay attention to is the fact that it features a perfect build that ensures durability even through intense use, and that it’s capable of sharpening serrated knives, as well as straight edge knives, meaning that it’s a versatile choice to go with, handling any task that you throw its way.

1 Comment

  1. Jeff says:

    I’ve heard only positive opinions about this Presto sharpener, and after reading this review as well, I’m definitely buying one!