The Kitchellence 3-stage and the Mueller 4-stage sharpeners are well-built devices. The former has a solid construction with a nice finish while the latter has a sizable body with an extra slot for shears and scissors.
Both would benefit from a lower working section, though the Kitchellence does better in terms of balance, thanks to a metal plate near the base that adds weight and stabilizes it.
The Mueller can sharpen faster and to a higher level of sharpness. The Kitchellence, on the other hand, is much gentler to the edge.
Your choice between the two thus comes down to what your priority is: If you don't mind spending more time to get a smoother edge, get the Kitchellence. If speed is important, go with the Mueller.
Pros & Cons
- Easy to use, intuitive design
- Soft, comfortable finish
- Extra weight near the base for stability
- Affordable price
- Included glove for added safety
- Strong construction, pretty coloring
- Quick sharpening
- Scissor slot
- Ease of use
- Tapered base
- Awkward base pad
- 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
Stability on a Clean Surface
Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface
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