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I have some ceramic pairing knives some straight some serrated that need sharping looked at chef choice automatic at Walmart but not sure it’s good quality  or do I. need something else thanks 

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This answer will not be popular nor well received. But unless you've got expensive knives that demand top quality diamond stones ( I have those) it's hard to beat the AccuSharp for day-to-day use. Easy to use, gives good results, inexpensive at less than $15.00, and will make you knives more than sharp enough.

Accusharp Knife sharpener

I also would add a good honing steel at about 20 bucks. A Winco is a good brand. Learn how to use it on youtube. It will last you a lifetime.

Winco honing steel

For people who say it will eat up your knife's edge, I have 45 year old Chicago Cutlery knives that get sharpened about once a month or so and they still look the same and are sharp. Takes less than a minute to sharpen, hone, clean, and back in the pocket or in my knife block.

I give them to people who have dull knives, show them how to use it, and they now have sharp knives. After a certain point, a lot of the expensive knife sharpening gadgets and gizmos are money pits designed to stick it to you.

 

 

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20 hours ago, crc4 said:

This answer will not be popular nor well received. But unless you've got expensive knives that demand top quality diamond stones ( I have those) it's hard to beat the AccuSharp for day-to-day use. Easy to use, gives good results, inexpensive at less than $15.00, and will make you knives more than sharp enough.

Accusharp Knife sharpener

I also would add a good honing steel at about 20 bucks. A Winco is a good brand. Learn how to use it on youtube. It will last you a lifetime.

Winco honing steel

For people who say it will eat up your knife's edge, I have 45 year old Chicago Cutlery knives that get sharpened about once a month or so and they still look the same and are sharp. Takes less than a minute to sharpen, hone, clean, and back in the pocket or in my knife block.

I give them to people who have dull knives, show them how to use it, and they now have sharp knives. After a certain point, a lot of the expensive knife sharpening gadgets and gizmos are money pits designed to stick it to you.

 

 

Thanks I will take your suggestion 

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14 minutes ago, Sleep profit said:

Thanks I will take your suggestion 

That tool says it will not sharpen ceramic blades.

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10 minutes ago, Sleep profit said:

Thanks I will take your suggestion 

The ceramic knives can't be sharpened as far as I know, least wise not in any knife sharpeners I'm aware of.

When you do purchase knives, avoid those that say 'stainless steel'. Go for knives that say 'High-Carbon Steel." Stainless knives aren't easily sharpened and are cheaper to make than carbon steel knives. Victorinox knives are great, inexpensive, and will last a lifetime. Are also easily sharpened. Look for the ones with the Fibrox handles.

Victorinox with Fibrox handles

They easily outperform knives costing three times the price. Remember, no one ever said, "The dinner was terrific but it would have been so much better if you'd used a $300 fancy imported Damascus steel knife instead of your $30 Victorinox."

Let me know what you think of the Accusharp. There are good videos on youtube that will show you how easy it is to use it.

 

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3 hours ago, Sleep profit said:

it’s steel with a ceramic coating overlay 

That's what I expected since you said they were inexpensive. In that case, a normal knife sharpener should work fine. The only problem is the coating on the blade will load up a stone or diamond really quickly so you need to be careful not to get into the coating. Else you spend more time cleaning the stones than sharpening the blade. 

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