The Gorilla Grip 3-stage and the Mueller 4-stage sharpeners have more similarities than differences.
Both devices feature three sharpening slots for kitchen knives—the Mueller having an extra one for scissors. Despite the difference in slot order, they are among the top performers in terms of speed—the Mueller being slightly faster—and sharpness. The two are also among the least forgiving when it comes to preserving edge smoothness and saving knife material.
Both sharpeners sport a substantial body with an ergonomic handle. The Gorilla Grip is a few points behind due to its bumpy base and subpar finish. The Mueller has a high center of gravity, which isn’t good for balance and stability, but some users may find its scissors slot a handy plus.
Pros & Cons
- Substantial sharpening rods
- Solid construction
- Intuitive order of sharpening slots
- Ergonomic grip
- Strong construction, pretty coloring
- Quick sharpening
- Scissor slot
- Ease of use
- Tapered and bumpy base
- Poorly fitted rubber feet
- High center of gravity
- Harsh on the knife edge
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Analysis and Test Results
Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon
Maximum Sharpness Achieved
In the Box
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Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface
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