Anolon Universal Ceramic Knife Sharpener £8.40 at Amazon
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Anolon Universal Ceramic Knife Sharpener £8.40 at Amazon

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Found 26th Sep 2009
A knife sharpener cheaper than the AnySharp! It has 4 top reviews on Amazon, so I'm guessing it works.

Seems that it is just as effective, and yet does not take off as much steel off the knives as the AnySharp (from what the reviews said!)

RRP for this is showing as £27.50.

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Good deal. I just bought one.
Good reviews at lakeland as well where it's £22
lakeland.co.uk/ano…546

Many thanks for posting this.

Hot, many thanks.

The design looks like it's modelled on a Minosharp (which is what I use with my Globals) so can't be a bad thing!

Thanks, ordered 2 for presents. Also have a 2-wheel Minosharp great for sharpening Global knives which are otherwise hard to get it real sharp with other sharpening tools.

"A knife sharpener cheaper than the AnySharp!"

Eh?

I could list mountains of knife sharpeners cheaper.... try Poundstretchers for example! They are all junk though.

I have got an Anysharp, and it is excellent, 140 reviews on Amazon, while this has FOUR, admittedly all good. Not seen it in action, so the only way to get an idea if it is going to work is to buy it! I am not intending to though, as I get on just find with my Anysharp.

This wheel type sharpener is a common type/design, and have used them before, usually of cheap make and found them to be poor, but I wouldn't comment on this one, as it could be a lot better made, and the water container is a different approach to the others.

Seeing as no-one seems to have even seen one let alone TRIED it... I am at a loss to wonder why or how anyone can justify voting this thread either hot, OR cold..... once again proving the value (or lack of) the voting system :-(

mocha;6400962

Good deal. I just bought one.Good reviews at lakeland as well where it's … Good deal. I just bought one.Good reviews at lakeland as well where it's £22http://www.lakeland.co.uk/anolon-universal-knife-sharpener/F/product/11546



I wouldn't believe a review on Lakeland if it said water was WET!

Amazon or some other sites, maybe... but Lakeland I would put in the same category as Ideal World's comments - where are the negatives!?!? :-(

I have one of these, bought at around £20, and it is a very good sharpener in my opinion, and has enabled me to bring one or two very dull knives back into active service.

Excellent deal.

Regards,

White

nihcaj;6402031

"A knife sharpener cheaper than the AnySharp!"Eh?This wheel type … "A knife sharpener cheaper than the AnySharp!"Eh?This wheel type sharpener is a common type/design, and have used them before, usually of cheap make and found them to be poor, but I wouldn't comment on this one, as it could be a lot better made, and the water container is a different approach to the others.Seeing as no-one seems to have even seen one let alone TRIED it... I am at a loss to wonder why or how anyone can justify voting this thread either hot, OR cold..... once again proving the value (or lack of) the voting system :-(



I use a Minosharp it keeps my Global knives very sharp. This is the same design though I've not used it but have seen it in real life, good quality and well made imo.

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nihcaj;6402031

"A knife sharpener cheaper than the AnySharp!"Eh?I could list mountains … "A knife sharpener cheaper than the AnySharp!"Eh?I could list mountains of knife sharpeners cheaper.... try Poundstretchers for example! They are all junk though.I have got an Anysharp, and it is excellent, 140 reviews on Amazon, while this has FOUR, admittedly all good. Not seen it in action, so the only way to get an idea if it is going to work is to buy it! I am not intending to though, as I get on just find with my Anysharp.This wheel type sharpener is a common type/design, and have used them before, usually of cheap make and found them to be poor, but I wouldn't comment on this one, as it could be a lot better made, and the water container is a different approach to the others.Seeing as no-one seems to have even seen one let alone TRIED it... I am at a loss to wonder why or how anyone can justify voting this thread either hot, OR cold..... once again proving the value (or lack of) the voting system :-(



I saw your posts when this thing was previously posted at ~£13. You seem to know a thing or two about knives. I agree that this sharpener has only 4 reviews as opposed to 140, but I think Amazon reviewers are honest, and for a sharpener, it either works or it makes a mess of your knife. So given the price, and based on the humble opinion of 4 Amazoners and 1 HotUkDealers, people can decide whether its hot or cold! :thumbsup:

nihcaj;6402031

Seeing as no-one seems to have even seen one let alone TRIED it... I am … Seeing as no-one seems to have even seen one let alone TRIED it... I am at a loss to wonder why or how anyone can justify voting this thread either hot, OR cold..... once again proving the value (or lack of) the voting system :-(



People are voting based on the DEAL, not on the product itself.
That's how it works.

I've used the under side of an earthware cup for years (on the bit where there is no glase) and have always perfectly sharp knifes (and it's free). Thought I just share this with you.

nadnerb;6402939

People are voting based on the DEAL, not on the product itself.That's how … People are voting based on the DEAL, not on the product itself.That's how it works.



Precisely how and why it doesn't work... and that's the mentality that wrecks it's worth as a system for judging how good a deal it is, and is the reason the only way to find deals on this site is to carefully scan though and filter them before re-checking before you even think of buying :-(

That's why the purchase on 1x500g bag of grapes for (was it 49p or so?), in ONE Sainsbury's store which rated in the 1300 degrees, and was never ever available anywhere else makes a mockery of it :-(

A deal is only a deal if the product is good VALUE, compared to other places, and is available, and works as it is supposed to anyway, or is better than something else of the same cost, otherwise every cheap lump of junk from every pound shop would be a flaming hot deal!

This post has the potential to be a very good deal indeed... based on a tiny amount of review opinion, it appears it might be fine - but for the VAST majority reading it, there is no way they can pass worthwhile comment on it (including me) due to simply not knowing:, it might be useless overpriced junk, or the best thing since the invention of the wheel.

pet2000;6402957

I've used the under side of an earthware cup for years (on the bit where … I've used the under side of an earthware cup for years (on the bit where there is no glase) and have always perfectly sharp knifes (and it's free). Thought I just share this with you.



Well, if you cut the occasional slice of cake, I dare say it will suffice, but for those of us who have had/are able to use knives in a professional environment, and find domestic use a problem, especially when others in the family blunt them, they become a major hazard. Blunt knifes cause massive amounts of serious injuries every year, due to the pressure needed to use them, of course sharp knives do cause some minor injuries generally, nicks & cuts predominantly; but because they don't need high pressure in use, the slipping off the work resulting in major gashes doesn't happen anything like so often,

So far, I have found the Anysharp is a great compromise to sharpening stones or even steels, it means ANYONE can have a decent sharp knife, without developing high levels of skill - but I am always on the lookout for something that might be better or easier, as this has the potential to be.

nihcaj;6410565

Precisely how and why it doesn't work... and that's the mentality that … Precisely how and why it doesn't work... and that's the mentality that wrecks it's worth as a system for judging how good a deal it is, and is the reason the only way to find deals on this site is to carefully scan though and filter them before re-checking before you even think of buying :-( That's why the purchase on 1x500g bag of grapes for (was it 49p or so?), in ONE Sainsbury's store which rated in the 1300 degrees, and was never ever available anywhere else makes a mockery of it :-(A deal is only a deal if the product is good VALUE, compared to other places, and is available, and works as it is supposed to anyway, or is better than something else of the same cost, otherwise every cheap lump of junk from every pound shop would be a flaming hot deal!



The heat rating shows if this deal/price is good for THIS particular product, not how it compares to others or value for money etc.
If most retailers sell a bag of horse crap for £5 and then someone comes along selling 2 bags for £5 then it IS a good deal, for those who want to buy horse crap of course.
If everyone was voting on horse crap itself then I'm sure it would be pretty cold regardless of the price.

nadnerb;6411776

The heat rating shows if this deal/price is good for THIS particular … The heat rating shows if this deal/price is good for THIS particular product, not how it compares to others or value for money etc.



In which case the heat is a totally useless device.
Problem is, that is how you perceive it, not how everyone uses it the same way, and is the reason some items get voted cold as soon as they appear, or other ones roast for no real good reason.

A lottery method would be as much use... vote at random perhaps? I might try that, it's as good as any other unfortunately, and it ruins threads.:-(
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