Chef’sChoice Highlights New Products at 2017 Housewares Show
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.