The Knife Rack
Store your favorite kitchen knives and shears safely with Kuhn Rikon’s new Vision Knife Stand.
The cylindrical clear block keeps blades visible – no more guessing which knife you’re getting from the knife block or what other crumbs, dust or grime might be lurking in the slots.
Its open and clear design makes the stand easy to maintain and keep clean. Secure rubber non-slip feet on the base provide stability – even on slippery surfaces.
Swiss designed, the new cylindrical Vision Knife Stand has a suggested retail price of $30. It is available for immediate shipment. Kuhn Rikon also offers a rectangular Vision Knife Block, with a suggested retail price of $40.
“No more dull blades” is the promise of Knife Robot, a 100 percent automatic knife sharpener that’s great for pro and amateur chefs, backyard BBQ fans and hunting knife enthusiasts. The creators of Knife Robot launched an Indiegogo campaign to support its production and blew past their funding goal in a matter of days.
“Knife Robot is the world’s first portable, automatic knife sharpener,” says Founder and CEO Jim Kolchin. “Finally, consumers won’t have to guess about how long to sharpen their knives, because Knife Robot is not only automatic, but also smart enough to achieve a perfect edge every time.”
Here’s how Knife Robot works: Insert a dull knife, walk away, return five minutes later and retrieve the sharpened knife. Belt angle, speed and pressure are all customizable. Knife Robot features a built-in microscopic camera that it uses to detect the burr — a telltale sign that a knife has reached optimal sharpness. Plus, there’s enough room inside the machine to store an entire knife collection.
Knife Robot accommodates blades between 2 inches and 10 inches long, not including the handle. Maximum width is 4 inches and maximum thickness is 3/8 inches. Knife Robot works just as well with serrated blades, like those on steak or utility knives. Sharpening belts last though 100 uses, and replacements can be purchased on Amazon for about $1.
Typically, people have relied on honing steel for sharpening blades, but ordinary honing steel only straightens a worn edge; it doesn’t make the blade sharper. And depending on the design, using honing steel risks injury and takes a bit of elbow grease. Meanwhile, traditional electric sharpeners are notoriously noisy. Knife Robot solves all these issues.
Precision sharpening is an art form practiced by professionals, which makes Knife Robot a truly professional machine. Even famed knife maker Ed Schempp has weighed in on Knife Robot’s quality craftsmanship: “I used the machine. It is real,” he notes.
With 21 days left, the Knife Robot Indiegogo campaign has reached $64,058 and 320 percent of its funding goal. The first orders of Knife Robot are scheduled to ship out in October. Meanwhile, the Knife Robot team will soon be announcing a partnership with a respected and well-known knife sharpener manufacturer.
Abraham Lincoln once remarked, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” With Knife Robot, however, achieving razor sharpness is hands-free and takes only minutes.
The Model 702 is the ultimate, affordable, in-home solution for sharpening ceramic knives with a precision that equals the highest quality factory edges. Using advanced diamond abrasive technology and precision guides, it will remove most chipped edges and restore a professional, factory-grade edge that is razor sharp with an arch-shaped geometry for added durability.
This innovative sharpener is ideal for consumers who own both ceramic and steel knives. The Chef’sChoice Model 702 is engineered to apply a superior and durable arch-shaped edge to both ceramic and steel knives, in one easy to use sharpening system. Using two stages, highly precise angle controls and advanced Diamond Hone[R] technology, the Model 702 sharpener creates an arch-shaped edge that is widely recognized for astonishing sharpness and durability. This arch-shaped edge structure is known to be stronger and longer lasting than hollow ground or conventional “V” type edges.
Add some style and texture to your salads, crudités and garnishes with the new Kuhn Rikon Colori®+ Krinkle Knife, which makes professional-looking crinkle cuts.
Perfect for making fries or artistic veggies, its super-sharp blade preps carrots, potatoes, beets and cucumbers with crinkle designs fast and easy. The knife features a five-inch Japanese stainless steel blade, with silicone-based nonstick coating to ensure food releases easily from the blade.
The secure-grip handle with finger guard keeps hands safe when cutting. It also comes with protective sheath for safe storage, and is dishwasher safe.
Swiss designed, the Kuhn Rikon Colori+ Krinkle Knife comes in black, red, green or blue. Available for immediate shipment with a suggested retail price of $14.
Chef’sChoice brought a banner line-up of new product introductions for International Home + Housewares 2017, with two new revolutionary electric knife sharpeners, a budget-friendly and compact manual sharpener, two electric food slicers, an indoor electric grill and a glass kettle. All of the new releases aim to make food prep easy and painless, especially slicing and dicing, and are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.
Chef’sChoice® Ceramic+Steel™ Diamond Hone® Knife Sharpener Model 702 is the brand’s revolutionary new knife sharpening technology for ceramic and metal knives, which will be available in a two-stage sharpening system. The Ceramic+Steel knife sharpener Model 702 uses the same advanced diamond abrasive technology as its groundbreaking predecessor, the 3-stage Model 700, which quickly applies an incredibly sharp and durable edge to both ceramic and steel knives. Featuring an elegant, user-friendly design and precision knife guides, it will easily sharpen virtually all kitchen, household, fish fillet and pocket knives — ceramic or metal blades, and is available for $119.99.
A breakthrough in 15-degree edge knife sharpening technology, the Chef’sChoice Professional Sharpening Station 135XV is a destination for professional sharpening, steeling or stropping all brands and types of knives. In seconds, it creates superior edges in performance to original factory edges and will sharpen both fine edge and serrated blades. Designed for the serious cook or professional chef who needs the optimum edge customized for the cutting task, this three-stage sharpener features 100 percent diamond abrasives in stage one, super-hardened miniature steel in stage two and a revolutionary flexible stropping in stage three. Precision angle guides optimize the sharpening, steeling and stropping steps. The suggested retail price for the 135XV is $159.99.
The Two-Stage Compact Knife Sharpener Model 476 is small and mighty, and this budget-friendly two-stage manual knife sharpener applies a superiorly sharp and durable edge. It will quickly and easily sharpen straight edge knives using high-quality tungsten carbide and ceramic sharpening elements. It’s lightweight, compact and stores easily in a drawer, tackle box, glove compartment or backpack. Users can sharpen and hone their kitchen knives, light sports and pocket knives, using the No. 476′s two-stage sharpening system with user-friendly guides. Stage two can also be used for honing and edge touch-ups. Featuring a Soft Touch handle for a comfortable and secure grip, this model can be used by right- and left-handed users, and carries a suggested retail price of $7.99.
The new products also include two new Professional Electric Food Slicers, including the International Professional Electric Food Slicer Model No. 672 with a 10-inch diameter, hardened stainless steel blade, and the No. 663, with a 8.6- inch hardened stainless steel blade and slightly smaller footprint. Die-cast metal construction and tilted design allows for fast and efficient slicing. Both models feature heavy-duty induction motors for extremely quiet operation, commercially hardened stainless steel blades, an anodized aluminum blade-cover reduces friction for smooth cutting of difficult to slice foods and more. Available now, the No. 672 will be $479.00 and the No. 663 will be $429.99.