Wusthof Chef’s Choice PEtec Review

What we can say for sure about kitchen cutlery is the fact that no matter how much money you spend on the knives, they eventually get dull. This is all due to the fact that they’re used on an almost daily basis and subjected to hard tasks that inevitably produce damage to their blades. Your first instinct might be to throw the cutlery away when this happens if you’re not a fan of manual labor, not desiring to waste time honing the blade with a stone. But you shouldn’t trust this instinct as there is a viable and convenient solution…

Wusthof Chef’s Choice PEtec Ratings

Performance - 90%
Features - 89%
Ease of Use - 90%
Durability - 91%

90%

EXCELLENT

An electric knife sharpener is supposed to not only be easy to use but to deliver amazing results when it comes to repairing blades that are severely damaged and dull. The PEtec is a perfect example of excellence in performance, and it's a sharpener that we strongly recommend you invest in.

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)

What we can say for sure about kitchen cutlery is the fact that no matter how much money you spend on the knives, they eventually get dull. This is all due to the fact that they’re used on an almost daily basis and subjected to hard tasks that inevitably produce damage to their blades. Your first instinct might be to throw the cutlery away when this happens if you’re not a fan of manual labor, not desiring to waste time honing the blade with a stone. But you shouldn’t trust this instinct as there is a viable and convenient solution to restore blade sharpness, this solution coming in the form of the Wusthof Chef’s Choice PEtec electric knife sharpener.

While it’s true that the market is filled with numerous knife sharpeners that take all of the effort out of resharpening the blades as they are electric, there aren’t a lot of models that truly shine due to their performance. The PEtec makes an exception as it not only comes at a more reasonable price that makes it affordable to a lot of customers but because it comes with numerous features as well, these features and the high-end performance making it a very appealing option to go with.

Design

Undeniably, the Wusthof Chef’s Choice PEtec easily becomes the centerpiece of the kitchen as it boasts an impeccable design and fine, clean lines. The dimensions of this electric knife sharpener are 10 inches in length, 4.25 inches in width, and 4.25 inches in height, so there’s no need to concern yourself that it might take up too much space on the counter. This is a huge bonus considering the fact that most kitchens tend to be crowded as there are numerous useful appliances that people use when they’re cooking.

There are two options to choose between design-wise, more precisely you can choose for the finish of the sharpener to be black or platinum. Thus, you will be able to pick the model that best suits the décor and style of your kitchen. When it comes to storing the knife in a cabinet or anywhere else when you’re done using it to free up some space, this will be an easy task to do as the small appliance weighs only 4.6 pounds.

Performance

We start off the performance section of the review by mentioning the fact that the Wusthof Chef’s Choice PEtec features 3 sharpening stages that all play an important role in the resharpening process of dull blades. Being capable of sharpening the blade from the tip to the bolster, there’s no inch that won’t be repaired by the amazing electric knife sharpener.

When it comes to the tool’s functionality, know that it can be used on straight edge knives as well as on serrated knives. Thus, all of your knives are going to return to their old sharp selves due to using this tool on them. Also, know that it takes only 1 minute for it to sharpen a very dull blade, and it takes approximately 10 seconds for the small appliance to finish resharpening.

Features and Accessories

Unfortunately, there’s not much to say about the PEtec when it comes to the features that accompany it. While it’s true that the sharpener’s performance is indeed notable and substantially superior to what other models on the market have to offer, it does fail customers in the features department as other sharpeners do come with more interesting and innovative features.

The best feature that it comes with is the fact that the single-sided sharpening offered by it guarantees that while the process takes a little longer when compared to other electric sharpeners, it’s a lot more precise and the result will be equal on both sides of the blade. Therefore, it’s worth the extra seconds. Also, it features non-slip feet that guarantee the sharpener won’t budge from the position that you place it in, making the operation of this kitchen tool as safe as possible.

Ease of Use

What no one who has tested the Wusthof Chef’s Choice PEtec can deny is the fact that it’s one of the easiest and most intuitive to use electric knife sharpeners on the market. What this sharpener not only promises but delivers is a superior quality sharpening, restoring the blade to the shape that it was in when it got out of the factory. But let’s skip the generalities and move on to talking about the procedure to use the sharpener. The first stage features a 100% diamond abrasive wheel, the second one features a finer grit diamond wheel, and the third one features an advanced stropping material.

When sharpening blades, you must pass them through all of the three sharpening stages as each of them plays a separate role. The first stage creates a new edge on the knife’s blade, the second stage hones and refines the edge, and the third stage polishes the blade. The third stage can also be used for sharpening serrated knives, so regardless of the type of knife you want to sharpen, this tool will handle the task at hand.

Warranty and Support

The fact that this high-end knife sharpener is accompanied by a generous warranty doesn’t come as a surprise at all considering its overall quality in performance and build. During the first three years after you purchase it, you can confidently rely on the fact that the manufacturer will handle repairing it as it is covered by the warranty in this period of time.

The only thing that it’s recommended you do is to check the user manual to learn how to properly use the sharpener, this way avoiding damaging it due to improper use. If you do end up causing damage as you haven’t used it properly, you will void the warranty and lose the perk of having it repaired for free by the manufacturer. For any type of questions that you have regarding the sharpener’s operation, questions that you can’t find an answer to in the user manual, you can contact the customer support department on the telephone number that is listed on the manufacturer’s website.


Pros

  • Puts 3 sharpening stages at your disposal
  • Works on serrated knives
  • Sharpening process takes a maximum of 1 minute
  • Non-slip feet keep the sharpener in place throughout the process
  • Features diamond abrasive, diamond wheel, and stropping material
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty

Cons

  • There are no downsides to this product

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