The Cubikook isn’t as fast as the Mueller; however, it’s the better choice if you’re about more than just speed.
We like the Mueller’s sizable and ergonomic grip and appreciate the handy scissor slot. The Cubikook sports a more pragmatic design, with a wide base and low center of gravity that ensure stability and safety.
The two sharpeners maxed at the same level of keenness—Level 8, which is the highest achieved by a pull-through sharpener to date. The Cubikook was outspeeded to the tune of 15 seconds by the Mueller in the lemon-cutting test. On the other hand, the former was friendlier to the knife, peeling off much less material and doing a better job of polishing the edge.
If you care about the longevity of your knives, the Cubikook’s gentle sharpening approach works much better.
Pros & Cons
- Strong construction, pretty coloring
- Quick sharpening
- Scissor slot
- Ease of use
- Excellent stability
- Affordable price
- Consistent sharpness
- Solid and sturdy construction
- High center of gravity
- Harsh on the knife edge
- Small ceramic rods
- Flaky brand label
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Analysis and Test Results
Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon
Maximum Sharpness Achieved
In the Box
Stability on a Clean Surface
Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface
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