It’s true—the right knife makes all the difference. Sure, you’ve already invested in an all-purpose chef’s knife for versatile veggie-chopping, a jagged bread knife for boule-sawing, and perhaps even a multi-piece knife set for practically every mincing and dicing need, but when it comes to super precise slicing, even the best knife in your block won’t cut it if it’s dull.
Can’t remember the last time you sharpened your knives? It’s probably time to give them the VIP treatment, and luckily, one of Amazon’s most popular sharpening stones is now 35% off. The Sharp Pebble Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone is well-loved among professional chefs and home cooks alike, earning nearly 11,000 five-star ratings from reviewers who call it “a must-have for a great set of knives.”
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To buy: Sharp Pebble Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone, $39 (originally $60) at amazon.com
As a whetstone-style texture block, this knife sharpener gives you more control than fixed-blade electric or manual options, so you can freely shape blades to any angle. The process does take a bit more care and finesse, but more importantly, it takes patience. For best results, the block should be soaked in water for about 10 minutes and periodically re-wet as you sharpen. Each side takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to perfect—and that’s only after a couple of rounds of practice. In fact, it comes with a simple instruction manual and a more detailed e-book, but you might want to watch an instructional YouTube video before you get started.
“Excellent sharpening stone!” wrote one five-star reviewer. “Forget the electric sharpeners or taking your knives to a sharpening service, this is the way. This does take a little bit of time, but hey, that's why you spent so much money on your excellent knives! Don't just let them dull with time; this stone will make them as sharp as the day you bought them.”
This dual-grit stone is made of durable aluminum oxide, featuring a rough 1,000 grit finish on one side for regular sharpening and a smooth 6,000 grit finish on the other for superfine precision—it’s essentially like getting two stones in one. Its non-slip, handcrafted bamboo base and silicone holder prevent it from sliding around on your countertop with each swipe, and it also comes with a handy angle guide that helps you maintain a perfect 20-degree angle and safely apply pressure no matter what type of knife you’re using.
The results from this sharpening stone are so precise, professional chefs approve of it, too. “I've been a chef for eight years and used many whetstones in the process of sharpening my knives for work,” wrote another reviewer. “If you were just going to get one ‘do it all’ type stone I would recommend this one. The action on the stone is really nice, and the base that comes with it feels secure and solid.”
Ready to give your favorite knives a razor-sharp finishing touch? Purchase the Sharp Pebble Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone for just $39 while it’s still on sale for 35% off.