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Cubikook CS-T01 vs. PriorityChef Manual Sharpener Side-by-Side Comparison

Cubikook CS-T01 vs. PriorityChef 2-stage sharpener: The two are close rivals, outperforming each other in different parameters.

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Cubikook CS-T01

PriorityChef

Cubikook CS-T01 vs. PriorityChef Manual Sharpener Comparison: Arch Rivals

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Cubikook CS-T01PriorityChef8.68.08.59.48.48.77.88.2
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The Cubikook CS-T01 and the PriorityChef are among the best, if not the very best, manual sharpeners we’ve tested so far. The former garnered a slightly higher rating, but we’d say your choice between the two comes down to personal preference.

The Cubikook features a solid construction with a low center of gravity and a secure base. It’s stable, well-balanced, and easier to use than most. The 3-stage sharpener produces a smoother edge than the Priority Chef’s.

The latter, meanwhile, has a more modest build with some minor issues. However, its diamond-coated discs could sharpen faster than the Cubikook’s blades and rods while wasting less knife material, even though the highest level of sharpness these two sharpeners could achieve was the same (Level 8).

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent stability 
  • Affordable price
  • Consistent sharpness
  • Solid and sturdy construction
  • Modest height, low center of gravity
  • Full, flat base
  • Gimmick-free design
  • Great edge retention
  • Small ceramic rods
  • Flaky brand label
  • Cheap base pad
  • Small slot openings

Key Specs

Stages
3
2
Scissor sharpener
No
No
Abrasives
diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
Diamond
Grit size
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Coarse, Fin
Dimensions
L8.4 x W1.9 x H2.3 inches
L7.9 x W2.4 x H2.6 inches
Suitable for
Quick, casual sharpening on a low budget

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.50
$22.07

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
8.7

Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon

7.6
8.8
Sharpening Time
1 minutes 30 seconds
1 minute 15 seconds
Cutting Feel
Swift and smooth
Swift and smooth

Material Retention

8.0
10
Medal residue on the three abrasive slots on the Cubikook knife sharpener
Medal residue on the three abrasive slots on the Cubikook knife sharpener
A bowl containing metal sharpening residue next to the Cubikook sharpener
The coarse slot on the Priority Chef sharpener, with metal dust and part the diamond coated abrasive disc shown
The coarse slot on the Priority Chef sharpener, with metal dust and part the diamond coated abrasive disc shown
Sharpening residue in a bowl
Sharpening Time
1 minute
1 minute
Target Sharpness

Maximum Sharpness Achieved

8.0
8.0
Sharpening Time
6 minutes
6 minutes
Sharpness Level
8 (Chicken breast with skin, 1 swipe)
8 (chicken breast with skin, 1 swipe)

Edge Smoothness

8.7
7.5
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Cubikook Chef' Sharpener
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and knife edge after sharpening with the Priority Chef diamond knife sharpener

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.5
7.8

In the Box

The Cubikook 3-stage knife sharpener next to its package box
The Priority Chef diamond sharpener on its package box next to the instruction leaflet

Dimensions

The Cubikook CS-T01 3-stage handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
The Priority Chef 2-stage sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions.
Length
8.4" (21.3 cm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Width
1.9" (4.8 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Height
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
7.9 oz (225 g)
8.3 oz (234 g)

Build Quality

8.8
7.9
The abrasives and part of the handle of the Cubikook CS-T01
The Priority Chef sharpener with its logo in full view
The Priority Chef sharpener with its logo in full view
Priority Chef Build Quality 1

Working Section

The working section of the Cubikook with 3 abrasive slots on a frame and part of its base
The working section of the Priority Chef with 2 abrasive slots on a plastic frame and part of the handle and base
Levels of Sharpening
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Sharpen, Hone
Abrasive
Diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
Diamond-coated coarse disc, ceramic honing disc
Mechanism
Pull through
Pull through
Sharpening Angle
20 degrees
17 degrees

Base

The Cubikook lying on a tabletop, its base and base pads in full view
The Cubikook lying on a tabletop, its base and base pads in full view
Cubikook Sharpener Base
Priority Chef Base
Material
ABS plastic
Stainless steel
Feet Type
silicone base
Sponge pad

Grip

7.5
7.5
The grip of the Cubikook kitchen knife sharpener
The grip of the Priority Chef and part of its base
Material
ABS
Stainless steel

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.4
8.2

Slot Arrangement

10
10
The working section on the Cubikook, with 3 slots featuring diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
The working section on the Priority Chef, with 2 abrasive slots named Coarse and Fine supported by a black frame

Insertion

9.5
7.0
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Cubikook, the sharpener being held in one hand
Top view of a kitchen knife being sharpened using the Priority Chef, which is held by a hand

Pulling Through

9.0
8.5
Cubikook Pulling Through
Cubikook Knife Sharpener Pulling Through
A kitchen knife being sharpened with the Priority Chef, and the two hands that hold the knife and the sharpener

Stability on a Clean Surface

9.5
8.0
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Cubikook sharpener on a countertop
The Cubikook has a low height and a wide base which helps minimize the risks of flipping during sharpening.
A hand holding the Priority Chef on a kitchen countertop and sharpening a knife with it.

Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface

8.0
7.0
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Cubikook on a salt-sprinkled countertop
A kitchen knife being sharpened with the Priority Chef on a countertop sprinkled with salt particles

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