Crucial to every knife is the retention of its sharpness and the ability to perform an indispensable task for a man’s daily activities. Whether they are used in the kitchen, in the household, outdoors, or for doing stringent chopping jobs, their blades must always be in top shape to achieve quality and precise result. And for this, there is nothing better than these ten best ceramic knife sharpeners.
Knives are crafted from various materials. Hence, using appropriate sharpening abrasives is important to preserve its form and the facet of its blades. For regular maintenance of the edges, using hardcore sharpening but gentle abrasives like ceramics helps keep the blades sharp all the time. It also prevents further damages that result from severely dull edges.
1. Utopia Kitchen Ceramic Kitchen Tungsten Diamond Manual Knife Sharpener ($)
Utopia Kitchen’s ceramic plating rod can deliver the preciseness and quality for refining edges even that of ceramic knives and other steels. The Stage 2 of its three stage sharpening is specifically designed for this type of knives making it versatile enough for any double beveled knives. It has 100% diamond fixed angle abrasives that enable it to polish edges for excellent and durable sharpness to last longer.
Since ceramic knives dull out longer than most steels, it guarantees the same factory grade sharpness after re-sharpening without frequent touch-ups. It is safe, quick and easy to use without utilization of any power supply. It can also be used by left-handed or right-handed user. It has a slip resistant bottom, and a sturdy grip handle to prevent unnecessary accidents during sharpening.
2. Kitchen IQ 50142 Pro Ceramic Edge Gourmet Electric Knife and Scissors Sharpener ($$$)
Kitchen IQ is the first brand to introduce the Extra Fine Interlocking alumina ceramic wheels that allow the knife to be sharpened on both sides together and provide industrial quality sharpness without removing much metal from the knife. This interlocking feature reduces the numerous process used in sharpening.
Sharpening on different slots tends to cause inaccuracy if the alternating swipes are omitted and which could mar the side of the knife. This product works for all double-beveled knives. It is a great sharpener for quick daily touch-ups. To add to its versatility, it also features a manual slot for serrated knives and a lock-and-pull sharpener in the base of the housing to sharpen serrated knives.
3. Smith’s Ceramic Edge Pro Electric Knife Sharpener ($$$$+)
Smith’s interlocking ceramic wheels are designed to create a better finish on the edges of the blades. Ceramics are hard metal almost leveling up to diamonds that cut off faster into the edges but removing only a negligible amount of metal in its coarse and fine slots. These ensure the speedy and precise result.
It’s overlapping wheels sharpen both edges at the same time to reduce the time spent in pulling through several slots and gives an equal treatment to both sides of the blade. This sharpener also provides the Precision Machine Edge Configuration with its 40° angle (20° for each side) that lets the knife retain its sharpness for up to a period without re-sharpening.
4. Spyderco Tri-angle Sharpmaker
Specially designed for maintaining the consistent angle of the knives and preserve its factory edges, the perfect Quadsharp sharpener of Spyderco is an upgrade from sharpening rods and stones. With angles at 15° and 20°, it is perfect for quick touch-ups of dull pocket knives. Most of all, its V-type high alumina ceramic-coated stones gently sharpens and refines, while retaining the exact angle of the blades on either side.
It has two set of triangular ceramic stone sticks, the brown-colored medium grit and the fine white grit for aggressive sharpening and polishing. It also has brass safety rods to protect the hand in case the blade would slip off the stones, and can be easily packed in a plastic case for portability.
5. Kitchen IQ 50141 Ceramic Edge Electric Knife Sharpener ($$$)
The fine ceramic abrasives used in this device are great for maintaining knife’s edges without removing a lot of metal from the knife thereby preserving its facets. It is made to work with contemporary American and European’s double beveled 20° angle blades, and the Asian’s 15° angles by sharpening edges together at the same time using its interlocking ceramic wheels.
These wheels also set the knives into a Precision Machine Edge, a patented edge of Kitchen IQ. These ceramic abrasives are gentle and more subtle in their work without compromising the quality of sharpness that is required for various cutleries. Aside from the electric slot, it also has two manual slots: one is used for the serrated knife, and one for pre-sharpening.
6. Work Sharp P220 Ceramic Oxide Abrasive Belt ($)
The replaceable belts of Work Sharp enable versatility of the machine to be able to do various sharpening tasks for various knife’s needs. The P220 Ceramic Oxide Belt can be used as additional belt kit that is used for fine tool sharpening.
Another P80 Ceramic Belt is also available that is widely used for shaping and profiling tools, but for this case, a P220 could be enough. This medium kit grid belt works by smoothing out the edges of well-polished razor sharp blades.
7. Miyabi 2 Stage Diamond/Ceramic Handheld Knife Sharpener ($$$)
Designed for the 15° angle setting of Asian knives, this manual sharpener has two slots. One with diamond abrasives for coarse sharpening, and the excellent quality ceramic fine slot to bring out the polish edges of the blades.
Since not all V-slot sharpeners are designed for Asian knives, and manual hand sharpening may not be able to maintain its edges, the tendency of most is to send their knives into sharpening services which can be quite inconvenient. This handheld sharpener is an answer to the demand and works quite extensively in polishing the knife’s blade into its utmost sharpness.
8. Wusthof 4455 10 inch Ceramic Sharpening Steel
For quick touch-ups of any knife and regular maintenance of the blades, this sharpening steel from Wusthof is a great tool to have around. Being able to work with any hard steel, and does not require any hassle of sharpening at all. It can guarantee on the spot realignment and polishing of the blades to keep its mirror sharpness with its medium ceramic abrasion.
The quality of this abrasion subtly keeps the very fine and perfect edges and makes it at par with factory sharpness.
9. Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener ($)
This portable and diminutive outdoor sharpener is extensive in sharpening almost all types of knives. It is certainly one of the best ceramic knife sharpeners. It has a pre-set carbide blade for coarse sharpening that is used to repair the edges of severely damaged blades.
The pre-set ceramic sharpening slot is used for polishing after the coarse sharpening or simply for maintaining the sharpness of the edges. It has coarse carbide and ceramic sharpening slots that are used for sharpening many outdoor knives and tools.
10. Rapala Ceramic Single-Stage Sharpener ($)
Designed for refining and maintenance of the edges of fillet knives, this portable outdoor ceramic knife sharpener can be used to thin knives of its kind. It is usually a handy tool for fishers for filleting.
More of a sea knife sharpener, it can also be used in a variety of other kitchen knives for honing edges into perfection. This one-stage knife sharpener is built with a V-shaped fixed ceramic sticks intended for setting up a nice edge for the knife while keeping it burr-free, and clean to enable the knife to thoroughly slice clean into a fish’s meat for a more precise cut.
The overall built of this ceramic knife sharpener is sturdy to withstand the tough outdoor needs, with ridged edges meant for a secure grip even when sharpening the knife wet, and a lanyard hole for convenience to avoid misplacing this mini-sharpener.
Almost all the sharpeners have a ceramic honing stage that works for the preservation of the longevity of the sharpness and lengthening the serviceability of the knives. A sharp knife is necessary in every kitchen, occupational or sports activities. Keeping a handy and convenient ceramic knife sharpener is always helpful.