User profile: Domestic Use – Recreational hunter, fisher, or amateur cook.
The Nirey KE-198 Electric Knife Sharpener is a durable kitchen appliance designed and built to provide many years of domestic knife-sharpening. Intended purely for non-commercial purposes, this electric sharpener is ideally suited to household knife sharpening or recreational sharpening purposes.
The Nirey KE198 Sharpener is a versatile home knife sharpening appliance designed to sharpen all types of knives. With solid construction, you will gain many years of domestic use from this machine. If you struggle to keep your knife blades sharp enough to be useful for your daily tasks, then this little beauty is designed for you.
If you are sick of throwing away knives as they become dull and useless, then perhaps changing your strategy is on the cards? When you own an electric knife sharpener that allows you to keep your knife blades ready for use, then you will undoubtedly stop wasting money on cheap knives.
Invested in expensive knives? Struggling to keep them sharp using the steel provided? This product is the perfect solution for those who have invested in good quality knives and are unsure of the correct sharpening techniques with whetstones and steels. Discover how easy it is to protect your investment and keep your blades sharp and safe to use with the Nirey KE198.
Household Electric Knife Sharpener
Watch our video to see how easy and quickly you can master the art of knife sharpening within a few minutes using this electric sharpener.
The price point of this machine makes it an economical kitchen gift, perfect for ages 18 and up to use safely and confidently. With an electric knife sharpener in your kitchen, any time your knife edges are blunt and cutting through fruit, vegetables or protein becomes a problem, you can have it solved in a minute.
How does the Nirey KE198 Knife Sharpener work?
This electric sharpener mimics the action of a whetstone. With 2 spring-loaded grinding wheels (coarse & fine) and grooves to help you position the knife correctly, knife sharpening is simple. The simple 2-stage system allows you to both re-profile and then hone and polish the knife edge with precision.
You simply apply controlled pressure to the knife’s blade as the machine’s grooves or tracks guide the knife at the perfect 15° angle. You pass the knife blade through the left channel on the coarse wheel first. This re-profiles the right-hand side of the knife. Then, you follow the same process, but this time on the right groove to re-profile the left-hand side of the blade.
Once the knife blades have been passed a few times through the coarse wheel side, you complete a similar action on the fine wheel. This process hones and polishes the knife to a razor-sharp finish.
The result is a sharp knife blade with a precise cutting edge in only a minute or two.
Why should I choose the Nirey KE198 Electric Knife Sharpener?
Nirey Electric Knife Sharpeners are equipped with four grooves so that your knife is always sharpened at the correct angle. So whether your knife edge is only a little blunt or has completely lost its edge, you can solve this problem in the comfort of your own kitchen.
The sealed unit houses two spring-loaded Aluminium Oxide grinding wheels (coarse and fine), which apply regulated pressure to the knife’s blade. The stone grinding wheels are 240 grit and 800 grit. We recommend you perform a complete sharpen once a quarter, following our step-by-step sharpening guide below, using stages one and two. Once your knives have been sharpened, we recommend using the machine once a month to keep knife edges sharp through stage 2. No need to worry about the grinding wheels either. As a domestic appliance, these sharpening wheels are guaranteed for life.
With a traditional sharpening stone or bar, precision and practice are required to correctly sharpen a knife. The KE198’s grooves hold the knife at a 15º angle giving you a perfect cutting edge, which is impossible when using a steel.
Being a small household appliance, this unit is easy to store in the cupboard. It makes sharpening your own knives at home very easy. Within an hour of getting the machine, your kitchen knives, sewing knives, fishing knives and any other blades you can find will be sharp and ready to use.
Sharpening Stage 1: Useful for blades with a very blunt edge.
Connect the sharpener to your mains power supply.
Turn the power switch to ‘I’.
Hold the knife’s handle firmly and place the blade in the left sharpening track of Stage 1.
Apply sufficient yet gentle pressure, allowing the knife-blade to make contact with the sharpening wheel.
Gently draw the blade back to the tip using a smooth motion. Do not twist or roll the edge.
Repeat this process for the right sharpening track of Stage 1.
Note: As a guide, each pull for a 6-inch blade should take 2-3 seconds. An 8-inch blade should take 4 seconds and longer blades 6+ seconds.
Sharpening Stage 2: Useful for honing a blade that has lost some of its sharpness or to achieve a razor-sharp edge after stage 1.
Repeat steps 3-6 as above, using Sharpening Stage 2.
Note: 1-2 pulls on each side of stage 2 is usually sufficient. Check the knife-edge carefully and perform the action again if necessary on both sides of the knife blade.
Nirey KE-198 Specifications
User Profile: Domestic home use, recreational use. This unit is NOT intended for commercial use. Construction: Aluminium Oxide Grinding wheels guaranteed for the life of the machine*. The unit is a sealed housing unit to maintain safety for domestic and recreational use. Dimensions: 220mm long x 90mm wide x 80mm high Power: 220 – 240 V Features: Spring-loaded, Aluminium Oxide grinding wheels (coarse and fine), precision angle control, 2 stage sharpening system, non-slip feet. Made in: Taiwan Safety: Always ensure your knife blades are clean and dry before sharpening. Please note that this machine is a sealed unit, and there are no replacement parts. However, under normal profile use, the sharpening wheels are guaranteed for life.
The Guarantee Period starts at the date of original retail purchase.
Total Knife Care warrants that during the Guarantee Period, we will remedy defects in materials or workmanship free of charge either by a) repairing, or b) replacing, or c) refunding.
User Profile: This durable appliance is designed and built to provide many years of satisfactory performance under normal household use. The intended purpose of the Nirey KE-198 is non-commercial purposes, ideally suited to household sharpening or recreational sharpening purposes. The KE-198 is NOT designed for continuous commercial use.
The Warranty Period is two (2) years for motor and lifetime on sharpening stones.
Total Knife Care will remedy defects according to the Manufacturers Guarantee if electrical components or motor fails within set warranty period.
Exclusions and Limitations
This Guarantee does not cover:
1. a) normal wear and tear, b) defects caused by rough handling, or c) defects or damage caused by misuse contrary to intended or recommended use;
2. User manuals or replaceable sharpening abrasive belts.
This Limited Warranty is not enforceable if item:
1. Has been repaired using unauthorised spare parts; modified or repaired by unauthorised Service Centre.