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Why Smart Appliances Are The Wave Of Tthe Future: 3 Things To Know Before Decking Out Your Kitchen

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The future is here, and while we don't all drive flying cars yet, our homes are becoming smarter. Internet-enabled smart appliances are becoming more popular than ever before, and for good reasons.

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It might not seem like it, but smart appliances are a great way to save money and increase your home's energy efficiency. On top of the benefits related to saving and energy conservation, smart appliances make every single aspect of life easier, greatly enhancing the quality of life.

While all parts of your home can benefit from these innovative technologies, one room that is completely transformed through the use of internet-enabled devices is the kitchen. If you're ready to enjoy the benefits of a smart kitchen, read on.

Why Are Smart Appliances All The Rage?

We're sure you've noticed, but we're living in a digital world, and now our homes are becoming digital through the use of smart appliances.

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Other than sounding like a futuristic dream, what's so great about the automation of your home with smart appliances that connect everything?

Here are just some of the many reasons smart appliances are taking over our homes, and why you should get your hands on some:

Access While Away

Convenience and Customizability

Energy Efficiency

Maximum Appliance Performance

Security

Resale Value

How Will They Fit Into Your Kitchen?

One of the places in your home where internet-connected devices make the biggest difference in your quality of life is your kitchen.

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If the perks of smart appliances have you ready to prepare your home for the future, then you'll be happy to know that turning your kitchen into a smart one doesn't require knocking down walls and hiring construction crews.

While significant changes take some big updates, you can get started on your dream smart kitchen with some new devices and appliances.

Step 1: Understand Smart Appliances for the Kitchen

Step 2: Determine What You Need or Want

Step 3: Shop

Must-Have Smart Appliances For Your Kitchen

With so many smart device options to choose from, here are some options that will make life in the kitchen so much easier:

Smart Frying Pan

Smart Coffee Maker

Smart Refrigerator

Smart Scales

Smart Egg Tray

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Smart Dishwasher

Smart Slow Cooker/Crock-Pot

Smart Blenders

Smart Trash Can Scans

Smart Ovens

Conclusion

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Whether you're ready to transform your entire kitchen into a smart kitchen through renovations and buying all the best smart appliances, or you're just looking to take some small steps in the right direction, you now know how to get started.

From more free time to more savings, the benefits of smart devices will completely change your relationship with your kitchen for the better.

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West Bend Slow Cooker Review – A Must Have In Your Kitchen

West Bend Slow Cooker

West Bend Slow Cooker Reviews

Has your dinner ever cooked itself while you were on your way home from work? When was the last time you walked into a clean kitchen with dinner hot and ready? These things are not only possible, they’re at your fingertips. They’re just a slow cooker away!

You may think that there is nothing missing from your well-considered kitchen, but if you day dream about coming home to dinner waiting for you, you’ll benefit from adding a West Bend slow cooker to your kitchen options. Owning a slow cooker is like having an extra hour in the day. To yourself.

Appliance Overload

The market is flooded with cooking appliances for every purpose. Specialty appliances fill our countertops and cupboards. Which ones do we really need? Which ones are well made? In a time of serious market saturation, appliances that perform more than one task are more useful and better purchases.

You’ve decided to buy a slow cooker.

How are the various models different? Which makers can you trust? Do you need yet another specialty appliance? In this case, yes. Yes, you do. You are going to love the West Bend Slow Cooker line. They are more than just slow cookers.

The West Bend slow cooker will help you save time, save space, have a cleaner kitchen, and they make cooking dinner easier. Imagine cooking dinner when you’re not even at home! It is easier than you think.

West Bend 84905 Oblong Versatility Cooker, 5-Quart, Silver...
  • Adjustable temperature control (5 settings)
  • 5-Quart nonstick versatility cooker
  • Light duty nonstick griddle. 210 Watts, 120 volts, AC only

So You Think You Know Slow Cooking?

No offense, but guess what? You probably don’t know what a slow cooker is. It is not a crock pot. It is much more than a crock pot. While a crock pot is a type of slow cooker, the full range of slow cookers includes a variety of cooking tools.

The West Bend slow cooker is much more than an appliance that merely cooks food slowly. It is also a griddle, it is a food warmer, it is a new steel pot for your range. It is dinner party necessity, it is a weekend morning go-to. West Bend slow cookers have a few tricks up their metal sleeves.

Most West Bend slow cooker models are also easy-to-clean, dishwasher safe, food storage safe and freezer safe. Some are even programmable. They are one-pot-cooks-all kitchen miracles!

Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown!

There are (5) different West Bend slow cookers to choose from. One of those is technically an “electric heating oven” and one is technically a pressure cooker, and the remaining (3) are classic slow cookers. All of these fall into the “slow cooker” appliance genre.

I know what you’re thinking. “What on earth is an electric heating oven?” I’m glad you asked!

You already know. You probably call it a “crock pot.” Don’t worry, you’re not wrong! An electric heating oven is a cooking device where the pot (usually ceramic) is set into a heating element so that the dish is heated on all sides. Most of these just get called a “crock pot” after the well-known brand name — just like calling a paper tissue a “kleenex,” or all sodas “coke.” It’s just a thing we do here in America.

A slow cooker is a device where the pot (usually metal) is placed on top of a separate heating element.

Here’s where things get interesting. You can cook on that heating element separately, without the pot! You don’t even have to cook slow. You can make pancakes, heat tortillas, toast bread, braise meat, the list goes on. West Bend helps you out by including many recipes in the box when you buy one of their slow cookers.

West Bend 84905 Oblong Versatility Cooker, 5-Quart, Silver...

Top 3 feature of a West Bend Slow Cooker

  • Versatile — multiple devices in one.
  • Time and Space saver!
  • Easy to transport.

Details on Versatility

All West Bend slow cookers come with five parts. The hot plate. The metal pot. The glass lid. A travel lid. An insulated carry tote.

The keys to the versatility lie in the first 3 parts listed there. The hot plate can be used in the traditional set-up — in tandem with the pot, cooking any of the many different dishes that are possible with a slow cooker. You can make hot beverages like hot chocolate or mulled punch, slow cooker breads, even dried fruits! The traditional set up is also best for soups, curries, and sauces. You can even steam rice and make dumplings or oatmeal.

The hot plate is in fact a small-duty griddle. You can cook pancakes, braise meats before roasting, melt grilled cheese or quesadillas.

The beauty of all this versatility is that you’ve only used one pot and one heating element. That means just one pot to clean. Remember, it’s a non-stick pot. Clean up is a cinch.

I could go on, but here’s just one last point — the pot is a durable, multi-use kitchen pot. You can cook with it like any other pot. You can use it on the stove top, in the oven, or for food storage in the freezer or the fridge. It isn’t just a kitchen appliance, it’s cookware, and a to-go container perfect for taking and warming food at gatherings!

Saving Space One Appliance at a Time!

How many cabinets are devoted to appliances at your house? How many appliances just sit out on the counter, taking up precious space? When you get ready to cook, do you have to spend 15 minutes clearing space just to cut meat or vegetables?

Since the slow cooker is a pot and griddle in one, you can trade it out for your existing griddle, and any pot that’s not up to snuff any more.

That’s not the only way to save space. Since you cook the entire meal in one pot, you won’t be using multiple pots to make dinner. Just one pot to manage, one pot to clean. That translates to more time with your family.

So does using the slow cooker to make dinner ahead of time.

When you set the slow cooker to roast meat or slow cook a stew, it does the work while you occupy yourself with other activities. It cooks while you clean, it cooks while you go for a walk, it cooks while you help your kids with their homework or take care of bath time.

Never Worry About Spilling in the Back Seat!

Isn’t bringing food to a potluck or family gathering always a bit worrisome? It complicates the cooking process and the drive there.

You’ve got to time when you finish cooking with the start of the party, with getting your kids ready, and with getting ready yourself. Plus. you’ve got to carry the food somehow. How big of a tupperware container DO you have? Do you want to serve the dish in tupperware too?

The West Bend slow cooker is prepared to make this easy. It’s built to make it easy!

Two important innovations are included — the travel lid and the insulated tote. The travel lid locks into place, so you don’t have to worry that the whole dish spilled all over the back seat because someone cut you off in traffic. The plastic stays cool handles make the dish easy to place in the tote, and then there’s the tote itself. The slow cooker zips into the tote and will hold temperature well until serving time.

You can choose to bring the hot plate to keep it warm longer, use it to reheat the dish, or leave it at home and just use the tote for transport.

Whatever combination you choose, it will be easy and secure to move, easy to keep warm or reheat, and easy for you to clean and put up. Beyond that, five-quart and six-quart West Bend pots hold a lot of food.

West Bend 84905 Oblong Versatility Cooker, 5-Quart, Silver...

5 Reasons to buy a West Bend Slow Cooker

  • It’s more than just a crock pot. It’s a hot plate, a griddle, a to-go box, a hotel warmer, and food storage.
  • The slow cooker will save you time.
  • It is so easy to clean — both the griddle and the pot are non-stick and can be cleaned in the sink or dishwasher.
  • You can cook anything! West Bend includes 100+ recipes in the box, from soup to bread to meat.
  • It is made in America, by a company that’s been making products here for over 100 years.

​Made in the Heartland

The West Bend line of cooking appliances is well-known, well-respected, and time-tested. They take their name from the namesake city in which the company began: West Bend, Wisconsin, in 1911. Although the company has changed hands over the years, West Bend appliances are manufactured to this day in West Bend and Kewaskum, Wisconsin. For over 100 years, West Bend appliances have been designed and built in America.

​Drawbacks

What are the drawbacks to the West Bend slow cooker? Honestly, there are only a few. The devices look good, they’re durable, and customer service at West Bend is known to be helpful and responsive. What’s not to love?

The griddle is a bit small, depending on what you’re making. Five and six quarts is a good sized dish, enough to make a meal that serves 4-6 easily. The pot is plenty big. But the griddle itself can only cook 3-4 pancakes or tortillas at a time. You could fry 5-6 eggs at once. If you’re good at setting things aside to keep warm, this won’t be a deterrent, but if you prefer to cook 6 pancakes at once, you might continue to use your griddle for that particular dish.

Back to Basics – Specs and the Full Line of West Bend Cookware

​Not Just a Crock for Beans Anymore

Now that we are all on the same page about what we’re looking at, let’s discuss the details of what West Bend offers.

West Bend makes a classic crock-pot style electric slow cooker. This the classic slow cooker. The same device that was originally marketed and sold as a bean cooker. Today it does so much more. If you are looking for a classic, single-pot, ceramic slow cooker, this will do precisely the trick.

The West Bend version is oval, with a brushed stainless-steel exterior and jet-black ceramic crock insert. The pot is pretty and glazed on all sides and can be used as a serving dish on its own.

The crock is dishwasher-safe and has a large 6-quart capacity. The temperature is controlled with a dial that can be set to three temperature settings — warm, low and high.

​True Slow Cooking

The true slow cookers range in size and programmability. All come with a hot plate, metal pot and glass lid. They also come with a travel lid and a thermal carrying case for safe transportation. West Bend slow cookers come in 5-quart and 6-quart versions.

The slow cookers are oblong, oven-safe, stovetop-safe, and can be placed in both the freezer and the refrigerator. They double as safe food storage! Do you already have a 6-quart tupperware container? They are hard to come by!

You control the temperature with a dial that ranges again from a keep warm setting, which will keep your dish at a safe serving temperature, to a high setting for faster cooking times. The settings are warm, low, medium, high, griddle. The interior of the pot is a non-stick surface, guaranteeing easy cleanup, regardless of what you make.

West Bend makes a brushed metal, a red and a blue version of the slow cooker. All come with a dark grey thermal carrying case — it’s as easy to carry as a tote bag.

A Deluxe, Versatile Version

West Bend rounds out their slow cooker offerings with a Deluxe Versatility Cooker.

West Bend 84915R Versatility Cooker with Insulated Tote and Transport...
  • Adjustable temperature control (5 settings)
  • 5-Quart nonstick versatility cooker
  • Light duty nonstick griddle

This version features all the options of the slow cooker, all the versatility of uses, it can be programmed, and it comes with a removable roasting rack that inserts in the pot to make handling tender roasts much easier.

The Deluxe Versatility Cooker has a 6-quart capacity and the timer can be set for up to 19 hours 55 minutes for ultra-slow roasted meals.

​Under Pressure and Capable of Anything!

The final offering in the West Bend slow cooker line is the West Bend 6-quart Electric Pressure Cooker. This device redefines versatility.

West Bend 82011 Stainless Pressure Cooker Multicooker Also Slow Cooks...
  • 6-quart round cooking pot with non-stick interior and exterior
  • Multifunctional with adjustable setting controls
  • 7 built in safety features with cool touch locking lid and pressure release dial

Also built in are a number of easy safety measures, which make using the pressure cooker safer, and more inviting. This device will cook, steam, make rice, boil pasta, cook meats. The pressure cooker is an ingenious device that locks in heat and steam and speeds up cooking time on traditionally slow-cooked recipes.

West Bend 84905 Oblong Versatility Cooker, 5-Quart, Silver...

Cooking Slow – Yet Saving Time

When you opt for a West Bend slow cooker,  you give yourself the freedom to get a lot more time back into your life. Unlike other cooking options, appliances, and even other slow cookers, you do not have to worry about fiddling with confusing dials and dealing with specific settings or ingredients. You simply gather everything that you need and put it together in a matter of minutes so that you can let the West Bend slow cooker do the rest for you. And with a quality product like the West Bend slow cooker, you do not have to worry about this appliance breaking down on you as they are tested and true to last you year after year and meal after meal.

Whichever West Bend slow cooker you choose, you will gain immediate time-saving benefits. You’ll gain not only a kitchen appliance, but ease of transport, and a wide array of new and easy dinner ideas.

Imagine the party trick when you pull a hot dish and warmer out of bag at the next social gathering. Equip yourself with a West Bend slow cooker and start to make plans with your free time and clean kitchen.

So, whether you are preparing a meal for yourself, a nice fancy dinner for the whole family, or a simple potluck dish for your next gathering with friends and coworkers, you are sure to fall in love with the magic, ease of use, and simplicity that the West Bend slow cooker can offer you. Just ask anyone who has already purchased one and they are sure to tell you that their West Bend slow cooker has been able to breathe new life into dinner time.

The 10 Best Cooking Pans for All of Your Culinary Creations

If you are passionate about your culinary creations and kitchen adventures, having the best cooking pans is essential. Quality cookware is the core of quality food, but this is often overlooked, with all the attention being placed on the quality of the ingredients. Get back to basics and get the best cooking pans for all of your creations.

Product FAQ

1. Aren’t All Pans the Same?

This is a pretty common myth among novice chefs, but there are lots of types of pans that vary in size, shape, material, and purpose.

2. So How Many Kinds of Pans Are There?

Every culture and cuisine favors the best cooking pans for their recipes. You are probably familiar with more pans than you think; even if you don’t know their names, you have certainly seen them.

Fry Pan / Skillet

The skillet is perhaps the most common pan in the kitchen. They are designed with a flat bottom and rounded sides, so they’re great at cooking fast with oils over very high heat. You can usually find skillets in various sizes, but if you want a pan that has a lid, this isn’t your best option.

Cast Iron Skillet

This type of skillet is different from a frying pan because it is made out of cast iron. Cast iron requires different care than other kitchen equipment, and it can be pretty heavy. You should avoid washing cast iron with water and soap. Usually, the best way to clean a cast iron skillet is to wipe it with a cloth.

Saute Pan

This pan is best for sauteing, which is frying food while moving it around quickly in a pan and letting it cook beneath a lid. These pans are similar to skillets because they have a flat bottom, but instead of having rounded sides, saute pans have straight sides.

Sauce Pan

Because this type of pan is made for preparing sauce, it has tall, straight sides. In fact, you may think this is a “pot” at first glance. These pans can be used with or without a lid to control evaporation and are great for preparing any type of sauce or soup.

Braiser Pan

These pans have a large, flat bottom and a moisture-locking lid. Because of this, the Brasier pan is very versatile and is great for slow-cooking in the oven. These pans have two handles on the side, rather than the one, long handle, and are often set right on the table after cooking, for everyone to indulge family style.

Griddle / Grill Pan

This type of pan looks a bit different. It has a large, flat surface that may or may not be ridged on the sides. Because it doesn’t have the large ridges, it can’t be used to cook dishes that include liquids. It’s perfect for cooking breakfast foods like pancakes, hash browns, and eggs.

Wok

This type of pan has high, sloping sides and is very popular in Asian cuisines. Usually, these pans measure 14 inches and are made of carbon steel. They have a hot cooking surface on the bottom and are cooler up on the sides. The shape of the pan also allows you to easily move ingredients around for maximum control of the temperature. Woks are great for stir frying, steaming, and deep frying.

3. What Materials Are Commonly Used in the Best Cooking Pans?

There are plenty of different materials when it comes to pans. Some types of pans only come in a certain material, and sometimes you have more flexibility. Either way, it’s important to know and understand the differences in the type of material you are using in your kitchen. Some of the most common materials are aluminum, cast iron, carbon steel, ceramic, and clad.

How We Reviewed

When it comes to the best cooking pans, there are plenty of great options on the market. What will make a certain choice the best pan for you will depend on your budget, the type of cooking you are doing, and personal preference. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve gathered some of the highest rated pans on the market and will compare them based on key characteristics.

Overall Price Range

You can expect to spend anywhere from around $20 to around $150 on the best cooking pans. This largely depends on the manufacturer of the pan, the type of pan, and the quality.

What We Reviewed

  • Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan
  • Zwilling JA Henckels 66299-266 Madura Aluminum Fry Pan
  • Tramontina 80116/007DS Gourmet Stainless Steel Induction-Ready Tri-Ply Clad Fry Pan
  • All-Clad 41126 Stainless Steel Fry Pan with Lid
  • Cuisinart 733-30H Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan
  • GreenPan CC000028-001 Paris 10 Inch Ceramic Non-Stick Fry Pan
  • Cuisinart 719-14 Chef’s Classic Stainless 1-Quart Saucepan with Cover
  • Breville Thermal Pro Clad Stainless Steel 10-Inch Fry Pan
  • T-fal A8572494 Nonstick 3-Quart Handy Pot Sauce Pan
  • Lodge 12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet

Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan

Features

This pre-seasoned cast iron pan is one of the best cooking pans for getting those perfect grill marks. It measures 11 inches, is non-stick, and is perfect for electric or gas stovetops. It has horizontal lines that let you perfectly sear meat or fish and deliciously grilled vegetables. It’s pre-seasoned for flavor, and it gets better and more flavorful over time. It’s portable and oven safe, so you can easily transfer from oven to cooktop. It heats evenly over any flame and lets you skip the butter and oil for smokeless cooking results.

Price $

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Vremi-Pre-Seasoned-Cast-Square-Grill/dp/B01INE7T94?tag=eathealthyandthrive-20

Size

This cast iron skillet is 11 inches.

Zwilling JA Henckels 66299-266 Madura Aluminum Fry Pan

Features

This is one of the best cooking pans because you can choose between an 8-inch, a 9.5-inch, a 10-inch, or an 11-inch fry pan. It’s manufactured in Italy, so you know you can trust the quality. It uses forged aluminum construction that gives you excellent heat retention and distribution. It uses PFOA-free, multilayer granite nonstick coating that is 40 times more durable than the traditional coatings found on aluminum fry pans. It also uses an innovative plasma primer that gives you a scratch and abrasion resistance that is a cut above the rest. It has an ergonomic handle that stays cool, so you never have to worry about touching a hot handle. The dripless pouring rim allows you to pour without creating a mess. This pan is stovetop safe, oven safe, and dishwasher safe.

Price $$

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Zwilling-Henckels-66299-266-Madura-Aluminum/dp/B0153VZXFM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=epicuriousfig-20&linkId=ead46fc82610dfdf18fcc27698749e1b&language=en_US

Size

This fry pan is available in multiple sizes. You can choose from an 8-inch, 9.5-inch, 10-inch, and 11-inch pan.

Tramontina 80116/007DS Gourmet Stainless Steel Induction-Ready Tri-Ply Clad Fry Pan

Features

This is one of the best cooking pans because it uses Tri-Ply clad construction. This means that the pan uses an aluminum core, stainless steel, and magnetic stainless steel. This construction allows for quick and even heat distribution, without creating hot spots. The pan features an ergonomic, precision cast, mirror-polished, stainless-steel riveted handle, so you can move it around with ease and a secure grip. The premium 10/10 stainless steel is dishwasher, oven, and stove safe.

Price $$

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JAP44MQ?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=AgEAAAAAAAAAASdBAAAAAAtK2nAAAAAAW-o0Zg

Size

This fry pan can be purchased in an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch option.

All-Clad 41126 Stainless Steel Fry Pan with Lid

Features

This is one of the best cooking pans because it comes with a stainless steel lid and is Try-Ply bonded. It has a wide, flat base and a shape that easily lends itself to variable cooking. The 3-ply bonded construction uses durable stainless steel that encapsulates the aluminum core. This gives you even heating throughout. It’s a highly polished cooking surface that has a starburst finish; this offers stick resistance, easy maintenance, and the assuredness that it won’t react with food. It has contoured stainless steel handles that are permanently secured with stainless steel rivets. This steel fry pan is safe for ovens, broilers, and stovetops and is induction compatible.

Price $$$

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FUF5K8W?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=AgEAAAAAAAAAASdAAAAAAAtK2nAAAAAAW-o0Zg

Size

This steel fry pan is available in a 10-inch and a 12-inch version.

Cuisinart 733-30H Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan

Features

This is one of the best cooking pans because it comes from Cuisinart, one of the most highly regarded brand names in the industry. It uses Chef’s Choice stainless sleet with a mirror finish, giving you the classic look paired with professional performance. It has unsurpassed head distribution that uses an aluminum base that is encapsulated in stainless steel to give you a quick and even spread of heat and the elimination of hot spots. The stainless steel is professional-grade and does not discolor. react with food, or alter flavors. This is one of the best cooking pans for any classic cooking technique. It offers slow simmers, rolling boils, and liquid reduction. The cool grip handle will keep your hand comfortable and safe when lifting and pouring. The rim is drip-free, allowing you to pour without creating a mess. The lid is tight-fitting and works to lock in flavors and seals in moisture for healthier, more flavorful results. This pan is dishwasher safe.

Price $$

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-733-30H-Classic-Stainless-2-Quart/dp/B00008CM6B?tag=eathealthyandthrive-20

Size

This sauce pan holds 5.5 quarts.

GreenPan CC000028-001 Paris 10 Inch Ceramic Non-Stick Fry Pan

Features

This is one of the best cooking pans because it comes from GreenPan, the pioneer of healthy ceramic non-stick safe cookware that doesn’t contain any toxins or pollutants. The pan is thermolon ceramic and is manufactured without PFAS, PFOA, lead, or cadmium. The coating won’t blister, peel, or release any harmful fumes, even if it is overheated. Thermolon is reinforced with minerals and is metal utensil safe. The pan has an anodized exterior that is designed for maximum strength and scratch resistance. It gives you excellent heat conduction for even cooking results. The ergodynamic, riveted stainless steel handles are contoured for a comfortable hold.

Price $$

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/GreenPan-Paris-Inch-Ceramic-Non-Stick/dp/B00C3XVR0E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=epicuriousfig-20&linkId=d054d8c207e85f7ecbcf209fd0978deb&language=en_US

Size

This fry pan is available in 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch versions.

Cuisinart 719-14 Chef’s Classic Stainless 1-Quart Saucepan with Cover

Features

This is a great option because it comes from Cuisinart and is extremely affordable. It uses 18/10 stainless steel that surrounds the aluminum core. This lends itself to efficient heat distribution and creates a pan that does not discolor or react with food and alter flavors. It uses “Cool Grip” handles that are made of stainless steel riveted stick handles that always stay cool. It’s safe for use in the oven, on top of a stove, or in a broiler.

Price $

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-719-14-Classic-Stainless-Saucepan/dp/B00213JLY0?tag=eathealthyandthrive-20

Size

This sauce pan is 1 quart.

Breville Thermal Pro Clad Stainless Steel 10-Inch Fry Pan

Features

This tri-ply thermal clad fry pan has superior heat conduction, control, and retention. IT has a brushed stainless steel interior that lends itself to superior cleanup. It’s dishwasher safe and broiler safe.

Price $$

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Breville-Thermal-Stainless-Steel-10-Inch/dp/B01M2174BU/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=breville+thermal+pro+clad&qid=1555185419&s=home-garden&sr=1-3

Size

This fry pan is available in an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12.5-inch version.

T-fal A8572494 Nonstick 3-Quart Handy Pot Sauce Pan

Features

This nonstick sauce pan is made from durable aluminum and offers long-lasting performance. It uses quality non-stick interior that lends itself to easy cooking and cleanup. The ergonomic handle lets you easily transport and lift it.

Price $

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/T-fal-Specialty-Nonstick-Dishwasher-Cookware/dp/B0027MF964?tag=eathealthyandthrive-20

Size

This sauce pan holds 3 quarts.

Lodge 12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet

Features

This cast iron skillet is one of the best cooking pans because it offers superior quality. It’s seasoned with oil for a natural, easy-release finish that only gets better with use. It’s perfect for sauteing, searing, baking, broiling, frying, grilling, or braising. It’s easy to take care of, too. Simply hand wash it, dry, and rub with cooking oil.

Price $

Where to Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Skillet-Silicone-Handle-12-inch/dp/B00G2XGC88?tag=eathealthyandthrive-20

Size

This skillet can be bought in 10.25 inches, 12 inches, and 8 inches.

The Verdict

When it comes to finding the best cooking pans for you and your kitchen, it’s important to first understand what kind of cookware you need. What cookware do you currently have? What kind of cooking do you engage in? Do you want something more versatile, or a pan more customized towards one use? And of course, what is your budget?

Once you’ve made these basic choices about what kind of pan you’re looking to invest in, the choice is easy.

For more product reviews, FAQs, and information on everything cooking, visit our website today!

The 10 Best Hand Mixer Options For Power At Your Fingertips

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​​Anyone who cooks or bakes will know that a really good hand mixer is an invaluable small appliance. It can be very difficult to know just which is the best hand mixer for your needs without having the opportunity to try it. Hand mixers come with a variety of features at a variety of prices. It may seem as if they are adding new features all the time. Today's mixers range from simple and easy to complex and powerful. Deciding which hand mixer is right for you can be confusing at times. That is why we compiled this list of the ten best hand mixers on the market today.

Comparison Table

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Hand Mixer FAQs

​Before we move on to our list of the ten best hand mixers, we will take a moment to answer some frequently asked questions on the subject.

​1. What Exactly Is a Hand Mixer?

​2. What Can I Use a Hand Mixer For?

​3. What Should I Look for in a Hand Mixer?

​4. What Should I Consider before Purchasing a Hand Mixer?

​5. What Attachments Should I Get?

How We Reviewed The Best Hand Mixers

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​​​​​​​​​​​We reviewed the following products based on power, features, price, design, and overall functionality. Other factors we considered when creating this best hand mixer list were user reviews, overall performance, and ease of use. We thoroughly researched each hand mixer on this list for these key points.

Overall Price Range

​The overall price range for hand mixers runs between $30 and $200. The more expensive models may have more features, but that does not make them better than the less expensive mixers. If you enjoy an abundance of features, a more expensive mixer may be the way to go. If you just want a simple mixer, the less expensive models are perfect for your needs. It all depends on what you use your hand mixer for most.

The price of each hand mixer was rated as $, $$, or $$$, where $ represents a price at the lower end of the price range, and $$$ represents a price at the highest end of the range. Price ratings of $$ indicate a mid-range price.

What We Reviewed

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  • ​Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer

  • KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer

  • Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer

  • KRUPS GN492851 Hand Mixer

  • KitchenAid 9-Speed Digital Display Hand Mixer

  • Hamilton Beach 040094626472 6 Speed Hand Mixer

  • OXO On Digital Hand Mixer with Illuminating Headlight

  • Braun HM5130 MultiMix Hand Mixer

  • Dualit 4-Speed Professional Hand Mixer

  • KitchenAid KHM7210ER 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer

Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer

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Features

Right in line with today's smarter appliances, the Breville Handy Mix Scraper hand mixer is just about as smart as they come. It can detect the attachment needed and adjust the mixer speed and other variables accordingly. It has nine speeds with powerful torque even at the lower ones. The specialized coated attachments help to reduce noise even when using a metal mixing bowl. It even has a mixing light, so you can see exactly what you are doing. There is also a power boost button that allows you to get that bit of extra power just when you need it to get past a stubborn lump.

Included in the box are two dough hooks for dense materials, two scraper beaters, two balloon whisks for mixing lighter materials, a case for everything that snaps to the bottom of the mixer, and the mixer motor itself.

Pros

  • ​Smart attachment sensing

  • ​9 speeds

  • ​Coated beaters for noise reduction

  • ​Mixing light

  • ​Three sets of mixing attachments plus case

Cons

  • ​Heavier than other mixers at 4.4 pounds

  • ​May overheat if not used, stored, and cleaned properly

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This mixer comes with a one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

KitchenAid KHM926CU 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer

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Features

​KitchenAid is one of the big names in home kitchen small appliances. The KHM926CU is a 9-speed mixer. The first speed is for slowly blending more solid ingredients, and the speeds graduate from there. Speed six is perfect for bread and batters, and nine is perfect for whipping. It comes with two stainless steel Turbo Beater II Accessories, two dough hooks, a blending rod, a stainless steel pro whisk set, and a bag to organize it all. This mixer is the perfect high-speed kitchen tool for all of your mixing and baking needs.

Pros

  • ​9 adjustable speeds

  • ​Soft contoured handle for comfortable mixing

  • ​Swivel lockable cord so you can mix any way you want

  • ​Weighs only 2 pounds

Cons

  • ​Blending rod is not heavy duty

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This mixer comes with a limited one-year warranty from date of purchase.

Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed 

Handheld Mixer

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Features

​The Cuisinart HM-90S Power Advantage Plus 9-speed handheld Mixer makes this best hand mixer list because of its power and price. Although this mixer is less expensive than many other mixers, it really can pack a punch when needed. It has three lower speeds to start off on, so you do not splatter your ingredients and make a mess. It comes with beaters, dough hooks, a spatula, chef's whisk, and a combination recipe-instruction booklet. The nine speeds allow you to beat, mix, or whip almost anything. The carrying case snaps firmly onto the bottom of the mixer, so you do not have to hunt for the different beaters when you need to use your mixer.

Pros

  • ​9 different speeds

  • ​Affordable compared to many other mixers

  • ​Handy carrying case

  • ​Multiple beater options

  • ​Recipe book included

  • ​3-year warranty

Cons

  • ​It is heavy at 4 pounds

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

KRUPS GN492851 Hand Mixer

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Features

​The KRUPS GN492851 hand mixer makes the best hand mixer list because of its 10 speeds, turbo boost, and timer functions. Each of the speeds can be gradually increased as you mix so you get the smooth and silky results you want. The turbo boost lets you get through even the toughest lumps, and the timer and pause functions allow you to track your mixing time for exact-to-recipe mixing. The silicon-coated beaters won't damage your bowls. It also comes with 2 dough hooks and a whisk. It is exceptionally quiet and includes a compact case for storage.

Pros

  • ​10 speeds

  • ​Count-up timer

  • ​Case for all of your accessories

  • ​Pause function

  • ​Slide adjust for changing speeds

  • ​Lightweight at just over 2 pounds

Cons

  • ​Silicon may break down when exposed to intense heat

  • ​Off button may be awkward to some users

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

KitchenAid 9-Speed Digital Display Hand Mixer

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Features

​The KitchenAid 9 speed Digital Display Hand Mixer makes this best hand mixer list because of its versatility, comfortable design, and an assortment of accessories. This mixer has a 9-speed adjustment similar to many other mixers on this list. What sets it apart is its digital display and the fact it only takes one finger to change speeds. Despite being feature-rich, it is easy to use. It comes with beaters, dough hooks, a whisk, a milk shake or liquid blender rod, and an accessory bag to keep in all in.

Pros

  • ​9 speeds

  • ​One finger adjustment

  • ​Sleek, easy-to-handle design

  • ​No tip heel rest

  • ​Anti-clog venting

  • ​Locking swivel cord

Cons

  • ​There is no ground

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

Hamilton Beach 040094626472 6 Speed Hand Mixer

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Features

​Unlike many others on this best hand mixer list, the Hamilton Beach hand mixer, model number 040094626472, is only a six-speed mixer. This does not detract from the quality or function. It comes with a stainless body for easy cleanup, a quick-burst feature for any speed, two dough hooks, 1 whisk, 2 beaters, and a storage case.

Pros

  • ​Powerful 300 watts

  • ​With the bowl rest feature, the mixer rest easily on the side of a bowl when not in use

  • ​Multifunction

  • ​Rubber grip for comfort

  • ​Sleek design

Cons

  • ​Only 6 speeds

  • ​Does not allow for fine adjustments

  • ​4.1 pounds—may be heavy for some users

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

OXO On Digital Hand Mixer With Illuminating Headlight

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Features

​The OXO On Digital hand mixer was selected for this best hand mixer list because of its superior mixing quality, soft start, and multi-use functions. The digital display is an excellent way to see your dough's consistency. The motor can hold speed no matter how thick your dough gets, so you will get smooth, clean results every time. The unique design stores the beaters and other attachments on the mixer for easy location, and the cord wraps around the base of the mixer so no more dealing with tangled cords in your cabinets. It comes with balloon-shaped beaters and standard dough hooks.

Pros

  • ​Ultra-quiet motor

  • ​Speed and thickness sensing technology

  • ​Easy release for beaters

  • ​No-slip handle

  • ​Back lit display

  • ​Lightweight

Cons

  • ​Only 6 speeds

  • ​More for those who bake infrequently

  • ​Frequently unavailable in some markets

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

​Braun HM5130 MultiMix Hand Mixer

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Features

​The Braun HM5130 MultiMix hand mixer is on this best hand mixer list for its versatility and unique accessories. It comes with the standard two beaters and two dough hooks, but what makes it unique is the chopper attachment. This attachment holds two cups and acts similar to a blender. The blades chop the ingredients with minimal mess. The Braun Smartmix technology shifts the weight of the mixer into the bowl rather than your hand, making mixing easier and more comfortable.

Pros

  • ​50% more power than the average mixer

  • ​Sealed system for quick cleanup

  • ​Lightweight design

  • ​9 speeds plus a turbo

  • ​Storage bag

  • ​Soft grip handle

Cons

  • ​May be noisier than other mixers

  • ​Storage bag rather than a case

  • ​Plastic construction

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

Dualit 4-Speed Professional Hand Mixer

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Features

​If you are looking for a hand mixer that is commercial grade at a home-use price, the Dualit 4-speed Professional mixer is the one for you. Its commercial grade construction, high-power motor, and retractable cord make it perfect for the best hand mixer list. It comes with two oversized flat beaters, balloon whisk, and dough hooks.

Pros

  • ​Powerful motor

  • ​Professional grade

  • ​Easy to operate

Cons

  • ​Only 4 speeds

  • ​Not as precise as some of its competitors

  • ​Light duty

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

KitchenAid KHM7210ER 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer

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Features

​The KitchenAid KHM7210ER 7-speed digital hand mixer is a lightweight option for those who like to accessorize their small appliances with the rest of their kitchen. It comes in several colors and weighs just 2 pounds. The soft start feature allows the mixer to build up to speed slowly, which prevents nasty splashes and spills. The digital display, easy push button eject, and soft comfort grip make this mixer a pleasure to use. It comes with beaters and a pro whisk.

Pros

  • ​7 powerful speeds

  • ​Locking swivel cord

  • ​Soft start feature

  • ​Comfortable handle and grip

Cons

  • ​Not as many attachments as its competitors

  • ​No storage

  • ​Where to Buy
  • ​Warranty

This can be found in Amazon.

The Verdict

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​​​Only you can decide which is the best hand mixer for your cooking and baking needs. Think about what you will use your hand mixer for and how often you will use it before making a purchase. If you only use it for one or two items such as mashed potatoes, a less expensive but still powerful mixer may be right for you. If you use your mixer constantly for whipping, mixing, baking, and cooking, you might want to get one of the more durable and expensive hand mixers. 

 
This best hand mixer list narrows down the field of hand mixers so you can make an accurate, informed choice without having to look at hundreds of brands, types, and styles. We hope you have found it helpful in your decision-making process.

The 10 Best Electric Knife Sharpener Choices for Clean and Quick Cuts

Man sharpening the knife using the best electric knife sharpener

There’s no experience more rewarding than preparing a lovely meal for friends and family, but it can be a challenge — or even dangerous — if our tools aren’t in good repair. More kitchen accidents are caused by dull knives than anything else, but what’s the best solution? Professional sharpening can cost $100 or more, and you have to live without your knives for days while they’re being sharpened. Sharpening at home with a whetstone can be time consuming, messy, and tedious. This is why many home chefs invest in an electric knife sharpener. But what is the best electric knife sharpener for you?

With so many options on the market, the decision can be mind-boggling. Never fear; we’ve taken the guesswork out of selecting the best electric knife sharpener by reviewing the top products on the market today. Read on to determine the best electric knife sharpener for your needs.

Product

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Price

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener

Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

Chef'sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener

Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener

Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener

Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener

Smith’s 50281 Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener

Smith's 50281 Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives

LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener

LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener

SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener

SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener

Grocery Art Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool

Grocery Art Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool

Secura Electric Knife Sharpener

Secura Electric Knife Sharpener

Product FAQ

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1. What Is the Best Electric Knife Sharpener?

An electric knife sharpener is a device that sharpens, hones, and polishes knife blades. The best electric knife sharpeners will also sharpen scissors as well as hunting and utility knives.

2. How Does an Electric Knife Sharpener Work?

Electric knife sharpeners work in a variety of ways. Most have wheels (or a series of wheels) with diamond bit abrasives of varying coarseness that the knife blades are drawn across to sharpen their dull edges. The best electric knife sharpeners will also have ceramic wheels to hone the blades and eliminate any pits or burrs.

3. Where Can I Purchase the Best Electric Knife Sharpener?

We have provided links to the best electric knife sharpeners reviewed in this article. Click on the link to purchase the product.

How We Reviewed

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The following products were reviewed based on the following parameters: Features, Pros & Cons, Price, Where to Buy, and Warranty.

Overall Price Range

Pricing for the best electric knife sharpener varies widely. The best electric knife sharpeners we reviewed in this article range in price from $13 to $196.

What We Reviewed

  • Work Sharp Culinary E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener
  • Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
  • Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener
  • Wusthof 3-stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener
  • Smith’s 50281 Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener
  • PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives
  • LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener
  • SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener
  • Grocery Art Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool
  • Secura Electric Knife Sharpener

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener

Work Sharp Culinary E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener

Features

The Work Sharp Culinary Knife Sharpener is the only brand of sharpener to use flexible sharpening belts just like manufacturers use to sharpen their knives in the factory. The E5 model sharpens knives at the touch of a button in less than 90 seconds. Use the three settings to shape, sharpen, or hone knives depending on how dull they are. The sharpener turns off automatically at the end of a cycle. The sharpener is designed to accommodate all popular knife styles and brands. It even sharpens serrated knives, poultry shears, and kitchen scissors.

Pros

  • Three operation settings
  • Works on serrated knives, shears, and scissors
  • Includes ceramic honing rod

Cons

  • Difficult to sharpen small blades
  • Blades move in guide
  • Additional guides cost extra
  • WARRANTY

This product carries a three-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

Chef'sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

Features

The Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener is ideal for converting traditional 20-degree factory edges of household knives into high performing 15-degree edges. It features an advanced stopping stage and 100% diamond abrasives for sharpening straight and serrated blades. The advanced patented flexible spring guides automatically adjust and provide accurate control of the sharpening angle.

The sharpener uses a three-stage EdgeSelect sharpening system. The first two stages are plated with 100% diamond abrasives for sharpening and honing, and stage three uses a patented flexible abrasive system to polish and prolong the life of serrated edges.

Pros

  • Converts traditional 20-degree factory edges to high-performance 15-degree edges
  • 100% diamond abrasives
  • Three stage EdgeSelect sharpening system

Cons

  • Siderails leave scratches on knives
  • Removes a lot of metal from blades
  • Must commit to 15-degree edges
  • WARRANTY

This product carries a three-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener

Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener

Features

The Presto EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener provides an easy, automatic way to sharpen most non-serrated kitchen and sport knives to a factory sharp edge. The sharpener features a special two-stage system to precision grind a perfect sharpening angle, then fine hone and polish the edge for professional results at home. The sharpener uses the same rapidly rotating Sapphirite grinding wheels used in professional shops. Blade guides hold the knife at the ideal sharpening angle for each side of the blade.

The sharpener works on blades made of alloy, carbon, or stainless steel. The unit is attached securely to the countertop with three suction cups. Two receptacles under the unit catch the metal filings for disposal.

Pros

  • Two-stage system grinds and hones knives to factory sharpness
  • Sapphirite grinding rings
  • Attaches to countertop with suction cups for stability

Cons

  • Very aggressive grinding—removes lots of metal
  • Does not sharpen all the way to the hilt
  • Does not accommodate thick blades
  • WARRANTY

This product carries a one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. 

Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener

Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener

Features

The Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener is designed to sharpen, hone, and polish straight and serrated edge blades. It features 3 stages. Stage 1 uses a diamond abrasive wheel to create a new edge on dull knife blades. Stage 2 uses a finer diamond grit wheel to hone and refine the knife edge. Stage 3 uses an advanced stropping material to polish the blade to a razor-sharp edge. This sharpener works with all western style knives to provide Wusthof’s high-performance 14-degree edge. This product is made in the USA.

Pros

  • Three-stage sharpening process
  • Sharpens to a high-performance 14-degree edge
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • Does not sharpen as well as hand sharpening
  • Scratches knife blades
  • Poor customer service
  • WARRANTY

This product carries a three-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. 

Smith’s 50281 Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener

Smith's 50281 Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener

Features

The Adjustable Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener takes precision sharpening to the next level. This sharpener allows the user to adjust the angle on both sides of the knife blade to any desired thickness with the turn of a knob. It features two sets of interlocking sharpening wheels (10 diamond and 10 ceramic) that work together to produce a factory quality cutting edge. The sharpening wheels deliver fast, precise sharpening on both sides of the knife blade and remove very little metal from the blade. The wheels eliminate the possibility of marring or damaging the blade, reduce the amount of time needed to sharpen the blade, and leave no burrs on the cutting edge.

The sharpener works on alloy, carbon, or stainless steel blades with a flat grind on both sides. The unit also includes a manual sharpener designed to sharpen most styles of serrated blades. The sharpener comes with soft grip and non-slip rubber feet for added stability. The unit is not designed for use on ceramic blades or knives with a grind on a single side of the blade.

Pros

  • Two sets of interlocking sharpening wheels
  • Very little metal is removed from the blade
  • Non-slip rubber feet add stability

Cons

  • Unit shuts off after 15 minutes of continuous usage
  • Coarse and fine slots aren’t calibrated to the same angle
  • Wheels may vibrate and cause waves on the blade
  • WARRANTY

 This product carries a three-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. 

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives

Features

The Priority Chef Knife Sharpener uses a 2-stage sharpening system to polish knife blades to razor sharpness. It features a non-slip cushion on the bottom for stability. The ergonomic handle provides a comfortable, secure grip. The first slot houses a diamond-coated wheel to shape the angle of the blade. The second ceramic honing wheel polishes the blade from spine to edge. The innovative design of this quality-engineered sharpening system is a cut above the traditional V sharpener. It is designed for all types of knives, from your standard kitchen blades to utility and pocket knives.

Pros

  • Two-stage sharpening system
  • Handle for a secure grip
  • Designed for kitchen, utility, and pocket knives

Cons

  • Doesn’t work well on extremely dull blades
  • Doesn’t work well on stainless steel blades
  • Ceramic honing is inferior
  • WARRANTY

This product carries 100% money back guarantee from the manufacturer.

LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener

LINKYO Electric Knife Sharpener

Features

The Linkyo Electric Knife Sharpener allows you to sharpen knives like a pro in the comfort of your own kitchen. The unit features automatic blade positioning guides to hold the knife in the ideal position. Heavy duty non-slip suction cup feet keep the sharpener firmly in place. The two-stage system uses stage 1 to reshape the angle, sharpen the blade, and rejuvenate the edge. Stage 2 finishes the process by honing and polishing the blade. Metal shards and filings are contained in mess-free receptacles with easy to remove plugs.

Pros

  • Two-stage sharpening and honing process
  • Suction cup feet for stability during use
  • Mess-free receptacles contain shards and filings

Cons

  • Cannot sharpen blades all the way to the hilt
  • Removes a lot of metal; blades become thin over time
  • Problematic cord location; risks being cut by blades
  • WARRANTY

This product carries a one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer upon registration of the product.

SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener

SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener

Features

The SunrisePro Supreme Knife Sharpener will turn dull knives sharp in three swipes! The multi-functional, multi-blade sharpening tool makes knife sharpening easy. Simply calibrate the point and the tip, and add a precision edge. Tungsten carbide technology meets the demanding task of sharpening knife blades made of all materials. It will work on serrated knives, but not fine toothed serrated blades. The unit has a non-slip suction base and an ergonomic safety handle to provide superior stability and sharpening power with no risk of slipping or jabbing. The unit is compact and easily tucks away in a kitchen drawer when not in use.

Pros

  • Sharpens dull knives in three swipes
  • Non-slip suction base
  • Compact design stores easily

Cons

  • Removes a lot of metal from the blade
  • Does not sharpen the entire length of the blade
  • Not suitable for more expensive knives
  • WARRANTY

This product comes with a money-back guarantee from the manufacturer. 

Grocery Art Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool

Grocery Art Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool

Features

The Grocery Art Knife Sharpener Electric 3-in-1 Tool will keep your knives, scissors, and screwdrivers razor sharp. The unit features coarse and fine sharpening wheels. It also has separate areas to sharpen scissor blades and screwdrivers. This multi-functional sharpener will keep all your tools like new. It is ideal for chefs, craftspeople, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts to keep all their tools functioning like new. It has anti-slip feet for stability and a retractable cord for convenience.

Pros

  • Sharpens knives, scissors, and flathead screwdrivers
  • Anti-slip feet for stability
  • Retractable cord

Cons

  • Grooves too wide to hold blade in place
  • Noisy
  • Can easily damage knife blades due to improper positioning
  • WARRANTY

 This product carries a one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. 

Secura Electric Knife Sharpener

Secura Electric Knife Sharpener

Features

The Secura Electric Knife Sharpener is a two-stage sharpening system that quickly and easily sharpens most non-serrated blades for professional results. Stage 1 sharpens and rejuvenates edges and reshapes the angle. Stage 2 hones and polishes the blade to complete the sharpening process. Three non-slip suction feet hold the sharpener firmly in place while in use. Convenient receptacles capture metal filings and shards.

Pros

  • Two-stage sharpening system
  • Non-Slip feet hold the sharpener firmly in place
  • Convenient receptacles capture metal filings and shards

Cons

  • Weak motor
  • Cannot sharpen entire blade to hilt
  • Noisy operation
  • WARRANTY

 This product carries a two-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. 

The Verdict

Based on our research, we believe the best electric knife sharpener is the Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener. It is a quality sharpener designed to sharpen and maintain your high-quality kitchen knives. Two different diamond wheels will sharpen and hone your knives and the stropping feature will polish the blades to razor sharpness. The unit is quiet, and it is made in the USA of the highest quality components. Whether you’re a professional chef who demands the most of their implements or your a home chef looking to preserve your investment, you won’t go wrong with the Wusthof 3-Stage PEtec Electric Knife Sharpener.

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