User profile: Recreational hunter, fisher, individual professional chef or keen amateur cook.
The KE3000 Electric Knife Sharpener is designed for recreational or single-user, professional use. The KE3000 utilises a totally new concept in professional knife sharpening, producing edges sharper than when the knife was new. It also creates a polished, scratch-free finish, so it eliminates the need for honing so you do not require your sharpening steels when you own this machine. This machine arrives with a set of fine abrasives (finishing belts), a training DVD and a cleaning brush. To re-profile dull or blunt knives, you will need to purchase a pair of medium abrasive belts fitted on carrier wheels.
The Nirey KE3000 Sharpener is a versatile single-user professional knife sharpening appliance designed to sharpen knives quickly and easily. This knife sharpener has been introduced into the range to bridge the gap between the purely domestic KE-198 Sharpener and the KE-280 Commercial Knife Sharpener. The unit houses a patented cushion-contact system that produces a razor-sharp and polished edge, time after time. The exact same technique is used within the big brother commercial unit, the KE-280. This assembly, however, is designed for the single-user and includes a lighter frame, motor and transmission.
No other knife sharpening system can match Nirey Electric Sharpeners. Being an electric, belt-driven machine, your knife sharpening is mechanically perfect every time. With the KE3000, you are moving into the next level of electric knife sharpening, where practice will see you achieve the best results. Unlike the domestic-rated appliance, there is a degree of skill required to operate this machine.
Single-User Professional Knife Sharpening System
Every professional requires an ultra-sharp blade for reliable food preparation. To produce some of the finest and most elegant food presentations, a sharp knife blade is essential. With the KE3000, you can be assured of the sharpness of your own knives.
Why should I choose the Nirey KE3000 Electric Knife Sharpener?
With solid construction, this reliable unit will provide many years of knife-sharpening use. You will no longer struggle to maintain sharp knife blades when you own the KE3000.
Suppose you have invested in quality knives for your professional or personal use and want to maintain your knives’ value, sharpness, and vitality. In that case, the KE3000 is your machine.
Owning an electric knife sharpener allows you to keep your knife blades ready for use. So stop wasting money and time buying cheaper knives, struggling to maintain them and being frustrated by sharpening steels. Instead, give the Nirey KE3000 a try.
It really is the perfect solution for professionals, keen amateur cooks and hunters. Grappling with the correct method required for whetstones, rods and steels? Tired of wasting valuable time sharpening your knife blades? Literally, within a minute, you can turn a dull, blunt knife into a sharp, safe utensil.
Discover how easy it is to keep your blades sharp and safe to use with the Nirey KE3000 by watching our instructional video.
You can achieve a mechanically perfect, sharp knife every time with the Nirey KE3000. The belt-driven machine operates with Aluminium Oxide abrasive belts covering 2 closed-cell, rubber-covered wheels that run at 2,750 RPM. The benefit of Aluminium Oxide is that it is extremely hard. Therefore, during sharpening, no heat is produced, resulting in a safe procedure.
When you purchase the machine, it will arrive with a set of fine abrasives (finishing belts), a training DVD and a cleaning brush. To re-profile dull or blunt knives, you will need to purchase a pair of medium abrasive belts fitted on carrier wheels. We also recommend a spare set of fine belts, as we know that once you get started sharpening your knives, it can be addictive! We also sell a Professional KE3000 Kit –see the details here.
How does the Nirey KE3000 Knife Sharpener work?
There are 2 closed-cell rubber covered wheels, each carrying Aluminium Oxide fine abrasive belts. The unit features 2 central guides that allow you to hold and angle the knife against the belts once the Sharpener is operational. During sharpening, the knife is supported and remains at the correct angle by those central guides. The left wheel sharpens the knife’s left side of the blade, with the right wheel taking care of the right side. The cushion contact system produces a razor-sharp smooth cutting edge that does not require a honing steel.
This single-user professional knife sharpener differs from the domestic KE-198 appliance. You can open the machine for both cleaning and replacement of the abrasive belts. You can also purchase additional grinding wheels with three variations of abrasives to maintain your professional knife equipment and prolong their lifespan. Professional knives can take a pounding, so regularly maintaining their sharpness and suitability for your work is essential.
Cleaning and replacement of the abrasives is simple, taking less than 1 minute. Other than this, no other maintenance is required.
Professional Electric Knife Sharpener
Watch our video to see how quickly and easily you can master the art of knife sharpening.
This appliance is priced at the entry-level for the single user, someone who works within a catering, butcher, food preparation or restaurant industry. For domestic users, this product is a step up from the home KE-198. So if you like a little more grunt and love sharpening knives like a professional, then this appliance will still be simple enough for you to use. The replacement parts are inexpensive and – when you watch our video – you can see that you will get at least 100 sharpens out of each pair of belts.
Sharpening Stage 1: Useful for blades with a very blunt edge. You will need to use the medium abrasive belts fitted on carrier wheels. So follow the instructions and open the machine, swap out the belts and get going!
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 guide.
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 side.
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.
1-2 pulls on each side is usually sufficient. Check the knife-edge carefully and perform the action again if necessary on both sides of the knife blade.
Once you have sharpened your knives, take off the medium abrasive belts and wheels, replacing them with the fine belts for future sharpenings.
Nirey KE3000 Specifications
User Profile: Professional single-user use, home or recreational use. This unit is NOT intended for multi-user or commercial use. Construction: Aluminium Oxide abrasive belts cover rubber grinding wheels housed in a unit that can be accessed for maintenance. Features: Patented cushion-contact system, Aluminium Oxide grinding belts, rubber-covered wheels, precision angle control, single-stage sharpening system, non-slip feet. Power: 110V AC-240V AC. Wheel Speed: 2,750 RPM. Torque: 1,200 G.C.M. θ(Tan): 12°. Maximum Blade Angle: 20°. Minimum Blade Angle: 6°. Maximum Grinding Contacts: 13mm. Dimensions: L310 x H110 x W110 mm. Packing & Weight: 2.2kg. Safety: Always ensure your knife blades are clean and dry before sharpening. During sharpening, the knife is supported at the correct angle through the central guide. Maintenance: Cleaning and replacing the abrasives is simple, taking less than 1 minute.
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 recommended use. The Nirey KE-3000 is designed for recreational and semi-commercial use. The typical user profile would be a recreational hunter or fisher, an individual professional chef or keen amateur chef.
The Warranty Period is two (2) years.
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.