For all modern Asian, Japanese or Chinese style knives. Both edges are seperately sharpened and polished, so the sharpener can also be used for single edged knives like the Japanese Deba.
The knives are treated in two steps. In the first step the blade is sharpened using 100% diamond covered sharpening disks. In the second step the blade is polished.
The Chef´s Choice sharpener CC316 gives the blade a typical Asian 15 degrees edge. This is smaller than the standard European edge of 20 to 25 degrees. We recommend using this sharpener only on asian style knives. Asian knives are made of harder steel than the European knives. Using European knives in this sharpener will produce sharper than normal knives. However as the steel is too soft for this angle, the knife edge will not be durable.
Precision holders in the sharpener ensure you get the perfect cutting angle over the complete length of the blade.
The Chef´s Choice knife sharpener CC316 is intended for home use.
Chef´s Choice sharpeners are safe to use for your precious knives
Chef´s Choice sharpeners are most likely the best sharpeners that can be bought today.
Step 1: diamonds sharpen the knife to the perfect 15 degrees cutting edge in this sharpening stage.
Step 2: Flexible polishing disks, polish the knife. Use this stage also instead of a steel, when the knife is still sharp, but has lost its bite. The polishing disk removes nearly no material, but it is essential to produce a razor sharp edge.
The Chef´s Choice polishing disks replace the need for a sharpening steel. In fact once sharpened and polished in the Chef Choice, a steel will reduce the sharpness.
The sharpening disks are covered with industrial diamonds, capable of sharpening the hardest steel alloys.
Please watch your fingers. A newly sharpened knife is much sharper than you expect!
Chef´s Choice sharpeners are easy to use. Precision guide technology ensures the perfect sharpening angle. You only have to slowly pull the knife through the sharpener.
The electromotor requires no service. You will have to clean the sharpening unit from time to time. Metal particles may cover the diamond and polishing disks, which might reduce their effectiveness.
The CC316 is not suited for scissors or serrated knives
Small (1 mm long) scratches may appear close to the edge. Therefore it is not recommended to use the Chef´s Choice knife sharpeners for decorative knives.
1 year guarantee
NOTE: this model is fitted with a standard EU flat 2 pin electrical plug, which fits in most European countries. For use in the UK, Ireland or outside Europe you may need an adapter, which can be bought in any electricity supplies shop.
This model is for 220-240V only. Do not use in case you have a 110V network.