Presto is a no stranger when it comes to electric knife sharpeners. We have listed their knife sharpeners in our top list. You can read here. In this post, we will be reviewing one of my favorites electric knife sharpener – Presto 08800 EverSharp Sharpener.
One of the main reasons why I recommend Presto 08800 is that it is AFFORDABLE. You can buy it for $25 with a one-year warranty. I know a friend who is using this knife sharpener for over 10 years now and she is very happy with the performance.
So let us first discuss the specifications of the Presto 08800 Sharpener and then will move towards a review.
Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener Specifications:
- Production Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.2 x 4.8 inches
- Weight: 2.96 Pounds
- 2-Stage Sharpening
- High Precision
- Best for Professional and Home Kitchens
Let’s move towards a quick review.
Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener Review:
1) Two-Stage Sharpening System:
Presto 08800 comes with a two-stage sharpening system. In the first stage, the blade is sharpened at a very specific angle. Once the first stage removes all the damage from the blade, the second stage hones the blade – a new shiny blade rises on the surface.
I have seen professionals sharpening their knives with this sharpener although, for expensive knives, I would suggest a little expensive electric knife sharpener. For that, my choice would be WorkSharp Electric Knife Sharpener.
2) Good Quality for the Price:
Although the sharpener is cheap, it is built with premium quality material. You wouldn’t feel carrying a cheap plastic product. For under 30 bucks, I think the built material is pretty good. You can check the latest price here.
3) All Knives, No Scissor Sharpening:
The good thing about the Presto 08800 Electric Knife Sharpener is that you can sharpen almost all types of knives – serrated, non-serrated, EDC knives, Japanese and many more.
The bad thing is you cannot sharpen your scissor with it. If you are buying a knife sharpener just for sharpening knives then Presto 08800 is a great option for you. If you are looking for an all-in-one knife sharpener, look here.
4) Easy to Carry:
The next good thing about this electric knife sharpener is the weight and is easy to carry. If you have a small kitchen then this Presto 08800 EverSharp is best for you. It wouldn’t take much space and can easily be placed on a kitchen shelf.
5) Fixed Sharpening Angles:
If you are new in sharpening knives, then a fixed sharpening angle could be a reason for you to buy Presto 08800. You wouldn’t have to adjust sharpening angles for knives each time as it’s already fixed.
Although, I am not a big fan of sharpeners that come with fixed sharpening angles but they are really helpful for newcomers. If you want more control, you would need a sharpening system where you can adjust the angle according to your own needs.
Take a look at our list here where we have listed some of the electric knife sharpeners that come with variable angles.
5) Fine Sharpening Wheel:
I liked the sharpening wheel of the Presto 08800 Electric Knife Sharpening System. The sharpening wheel would last up to 5 years at least. You wouldn’t have to buy additional wheels if you are not going to sharpen your knives all-day everyday!
6) Good for sharpening Premium Knives?
If you have premium quality knives, I do not recommend sharpening them with this sharpening system. Presto considers it absolutely good-to-go with the premium knives but I disagree with them. The rest is up to you.
You can find the Presto 08800 manual here.
This was our review of the Presto 08800 EverSharp Knife Sharpener. Let us head towards the concluding remarks.
Our team members have used this model and we highly recommend it if you are looking for an affordable option for your home. It is great for sharpening inexpensive knives but for expensive knives, there is a big NO from our side. Nonetheless, we give it 8/10.