Wel gizmo’s are wonderful, I have a Chef’s Choice 120 and it is a great knife sharpener which Cooks Illustrated recommended, but here are some other choices:

  • Chef’s choice 110. Is decent a step below the 120, but cheaper. City Kitchen’s carries the 115 which looks pretty close to the 120. As an aside, for the true aficionados (or people lucky enough to have shun knives), you have to learn to sharpen and hone yourself, but this is decent choice for decent steel.
  • Panini grills. Who has time to review stuff like this, but galtech does. The Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press is a top seller on Amazon and just $50. It has a floating hing so you can make really big sandwiches 🙂 and the  DeLonghi CGH800-U Retro Panini Grill is alos top rated. Both about $50. Bed, Bath and Beyond also seems to carry this one.

3 responses to “Gifts for the kitchen”

  1. brettm Avatar

    i get my kitchen blades sharpened professionally here: http://www.seattleknifesharpening.com/. amazing, surgically sharp when done.

    1. rich Avatar

      That makes lots of sense, will do that immediately, I’m no professional, so maybe honing at home and then sharpening there.

    2. rich Avatar

      Its so easy, you just drop them off at the UPS Store in Capitol Hill or Wallingford and then get them back at some point…

      Orders must be wrapped and boxed. Please deliver your knives to either of these three UPS stores in the smallest size box possible or use a box available at the UPS store.
      Tape the box shut and write “Seattle Knife Sharpening” on the box for easy identification.
      Be sure to include your phone number and email address, as well as information regarding any special needs (e.g. defects such as broken or bent tips)
      UPS will have you sign the logbook when you drop off your knives and again when you pick them up. I will notify you by phone when your knives are ready for pick up.
      Pay on pickup. For all dropped-off sharpening orders, please pay at time of pickup. Checks only please, for amount on receipt. No cash can be accepted.
      And remember, all knives must be wrapped and boxed.
      UPS Location #1: Wallingford
      2311 N 45th Street, Seattle WA 98103
      4 blocks West of I-5, between Corliss and Sunnyside on the south side of 45th.
      Hours: 8:30 AM-6:30 PM, Monday thru Friday and 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Saturday.
      Staff is very friendly and helpful.
      UPS Location #2: Capitol Hill
      1425 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
      Broadway Ave and E Pike Street, above the QFC. Free parking is available.
      Hours: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Saturday and 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Sunday.
      Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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