The KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener is a bargain at six bucks, but depending on when you catch it at Amazon you might pay just $4.50 — or 25% off if you like the math. The KitchenIQ 50009 fits in the palm of your hand — and has great grippy rubber bottom for stability on countertops. If the idea in appliances is to always “build a better mousetrap” the knife sharpening team at Kitchen IQ may have called the game off with this product. The KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage has attracted more than 6,200 customer reviews, averaging a 4.4 out of 5 star rating.
And KitchenIQ lives up to its intelligent name here, because the first thing you think when you use it is “smart design.” It’s the #1 Bestseller in Cutlery & Knife Accessories. Longevity is also a strong point, as the reviews attest. Though there are a few complaints about the small size from people who believed it would be bigger, the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage gets high marks for efficiency, convenience and attractiveness. More than one reviewer points out that because it’s so handsome, they keep it out near the knife block which means they sharpen their knives more often. Here’s a typical review:
“Still working great after 2+ years of service. Thanks to this nifty tool, my knives are always ready for some great cooking action! I do see other color options besides black, which weren’t available when I bought this- love the red.”