The AnySharp-Pro is emblazoned with line The World’s best knife sharpener which in anyone’s book is a pretty bold statement. But here’s the thing. It does work very well. And, shockingly for me, sharpened my serrated bread knife too without any fuss or bother.
I have to admit, I’m a bit old school when it comes to kitchen knives. I bought an expensive set of Zwillings and one of their long diamond coated sharpening steels to keep the blades in good shape. Of course, I never ever put them in the dishwasher for cleaning, only running them under warm running water was good enough for my babies.
So you can imagine my suspicion when a product makes such an audacious promise.
The AnySharp-Pro is, in reality, quite a simple product. It’s a small round tub with a suction pad on the bottom. There’s a lever attached to the top that you pull down to engage the suction cup to provide safe, hands-free sharpening. The genius part is with the pair of mounted tungsten carbide sharpening edges set at 20 degrees, said to be the optimum angle for sharpening steel blades. Just gently drawing the blade through the three or four times is all the effort you need to make those edges razor sharp. The manufacturers are so sure the AnySharp-Pro will cut it, it comes with a 10-year guarantee.
The AnySharp-Pro comes in seven colours, brushed steel, brushed copper, brushed brass, sandblasted gunmetal, polished wolfram, painted red and painted cream.
The only problem I’m left with is to decide what I else I can do with my now-redundant Zwilling sharpening steel. Perhaps a makeshift light sabre?
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The AnySharp-Pro knife sharpener is available in a range of colours from Amazon prices from £15
AnySharp New Model Update
Hot on the heels of the AnySharpe-Pro comes the new Twist & Sharp model which does away with the suction lever system in favour of a simple twist to stick the sharpener to a surface. It claims this has the strongest suction cup mount of any sharpener in the world and while I can’t prove it, I can vouch for its effectiveness. One twist and you have a safe, hands-free knife sharpener, every bit as effective as its stablemate.
The new Twist & Sharp is available from AnySharp Anysharpde Knife Sharpener from £14.99