Smith’s 50386

Chef’s Choice 130
April 16, 2016
Mcgowan Firestone
June 29, 2016
Given how advanced the knife sharpeners have become, you will never have to worry about having dull knives in the kitchen. When you need to put a sharp edge on your knives, you can count on the Smith's 50386 electrical knife sharpener to make your knives as good as new. Though not the cutting edge version, this unit can handle any type of knife and the $59 price tag makes it widely accessible, so it's worth checking it out. Design Although looks are not essential in a knife sharpener, you can't help to notice that the Smith’s 50386 has a…

Smith's 50386

Performance - 82%
Ease of Use - 81%
Durability - 82%

82%

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The Smith's 50386 knife sharpener is a handy tool when it comes to giving your knives a sharp blade. We liked its versatility in sharpening many knives, as well as the generous warranty.

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Given how advanced the knife sharpeners have become, you will never have to worry about having dull knives in the kitchen. When you need to put a sharp edge on your knives, you can count on the Smith’s 50386 electrical knife sharpener to make your knives as good as new. Though not the cutting edge version, this unit can handle any type of knife and the $59 price tag makes it widely accessible, so it’s worth checking it out.

Design

Although looks are not essential in a knife sharpener, you can’t help to notice that the Smith’s 50386 has a very attractive design. It is a compact unit that measures 9.5 x 4.5 x 4.2 inches and it doesn’t weigh more than 3.7 pounds, so you can easily move it and take it with you on a trip, at work, or at a friend’s house. It comes in a nice combination of white and gray and has a more curved shape than the other models, being more attractive at first glance.

Performance

The innovation of the Smith’s 50386 comes with the combination of electrical and manual operating that makes it extremely versatile and efficient. It is equipped with the latest ceramic and diamond wheels that offer your knives a perfect edge without ruining the blade. It includes 3 slots that can handle both straight edge and serrated blades and each slot is suitable for a specific operation. The first slot will coarse your straight edge knives, the second is for manually pulling through your serrated knives, and the last one is for polishing the freshly sharpened, honed or serrated blades. The manufacturer has labeled each slot so you will know which one is suitable for a specific type of knife.

Ease of use

Being an electrical knife sharpener, you will need to plug it in order to have it working and you will only need to press one button before starting sharpening your knives. It’s best that you use it on a dry surface although it has non-slippery rubber feet that keep it in place. A great feature of the Smith’s 50386 is the blade guides that keep the knives in the right position so the blade will be evenly sharpened. All you have to do is pull the knife through the slots several times so the sharpening wheels will touch the blade on each side.

Warranty and support

It’s good to know that your purchase is warranted to be free of defects and to work perfectly for a very long time. The Smith’s 50386 comes with a generous 3-year warranty so you can sharpen your knives without worrying about the possible repairs or improper functioning. The popularity of this knife sharpener makes it one of the most reliable and efficient models that people like to use.

8 Comments

  1. Amanda says:

    The description of the Smith’s 50386 sounds very great, and I really like the fact that it can also sharpen serrated blades. Many of my knives have such blades, so I think this model is what I need. I hope it won’t disappoint me.

  2. Alfred says:

    Does the model sharpen scissors?

  3. Curt says:

    The model doesn’t seem too promising, but I’ll still offer it a chance and order it. I like the fact that it has a simple design, but I’m not sure about the quality.

  4. Martin says:

    Can you please tell me if the model is 120 volts? Thanks.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Is this model quiet? Currently, I have a really noisy knife sharpener and I want an affordable model that doesn’t make too much noise.

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