I was recently sent this Knife Sharpener by Any Sharp to use and review at home. I like to cook and we’ve had our set of knives since my husband was given a ’20 years of service’ gift at work. I know, knives as a gift? But we chose them from the catalogue and it seemed like a good idea at the time. This was probably about 5 years ago, and we cook a lot at home, so the knives have seen good use in our kitchen.
Now I’ve been reviewing a few items on the blog in the last few months, most of them home interiors, even paint which involved redecorating the bathroom. My husband hasn’t been that interested to be honest, but his eyes lit up when the knife sharpener appeared in the kitchen. Why is it men are so exctited by this kind of thing, when for me, I’m happier with a cushion. Stereotypes or what!
So over to the sharpener. What did he think? Well he liked the fact that it’s very much a different take on the usual sharpener. It’s small and compact, very heavy in fact and uses a very strong suction to secure itself to the table or kitchen worktop. Simple to use, you draw the knife backwards, using light pressure and, hey presto, one sharpened knife. Once you’re done you can release the suction and pop it away ready for use another time.
Does it actually sharpen the knives though? Well yes, it really does. I’m very impressed actually as they’ve stayed sharp for a while now, and I’m just ‘topping them up’ every now and again. I’ve popped the sharpener in the drawer next to the knives so it’s always to hand.
Another thing that I like is the packaging. Ok the design is functional and practical but I like the fact that it came in a metal tin that we’ve now reused for craft bits and bobs! Top marks on recycling eh? And included with the sharpener is a food presentation ring – a cute little free extra that I wasn’t expecting.
The Any Sharp Knife Sharpener retails at £29.99 and is available from www.anysharp.com. I have to say it gets a big thumbs up from us.
I was sent the Any Sharp Knife Sharpener in exchange for a review on the blog. The comments and opinions are honest and genuine and reflect those of my family.